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Update requires Google Play Services


I have just installed the lasted Todoist update on my Samsung Y phone. It states that it cannot run without Google Play Services. In fact, if I dismiss the warning about Google Play Services, it seems to run OK, but I haven't tested it thoroughly - and it's a nuisance to have to dismiss the warning everytime.
Is this a new requirement as I haven't had this problem previously?

I can't install Google Play Services because I have insufficient room on my 'phone/SIM card. (In fact I recently uninstalled it for that reason.)
One solution might be to move Todoist to my SD card, but it won't allow me to do that. Is that a restriction imposed by Todoist, or by my 'phone? i.e. should I be able to install Todoist on the SD card?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 13:17 UTC


In both cases we don't recommend to do that. Todoist will not run from an SD card and it (as many other apps) requires Google Play Services to run correctly, otherwise you may experience various issues with syncing, reminders etc. We strongly recommend to squeeze Play Services in there and move something else to the SD card ;-)


Ffree Man
Replied on Aug 15, 2014 - 14:06 UTC

Thanks for the reponse - altho' it is not very helpful!

Why is Todoist designed such that it cannot run from an SD card?

In fact Todoist is the second largest app in the 'phone memory and the ONLY ONE that can actually be uninstalled! So, in practice, you are suggesting that I should uninstall Todoist, so that I can re-install Google Play Services, which I need to run Todoist!

The other Apps in the 'phone memory (in decreasing order of size) are Samsung Apps, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Samsung Hub, Maps, Voice Search, Contacts, Samsung Push Services, Internet, YouTube, Google Services Framework, Gmail (empty), Music Shop, News & Weather, Swype, Google Search, Shop, and a few others all below 500KB each. The ONLY ONE of these that can be uninstalled is Todoist (except that some can have their updates uninstalled).

So, in practice, I have a choice of Todoist OR Google Play Services, BUT NOT BOTH!

Surely I can't be the first person to have come across this limitation? :-( (-1)