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microSD Card Settings

A microSD memory card is an optional accessory (not included) that allows you to store images, videos, music, documents, and other data on your phone.

For information about inserting or removing optional SD cards, see SD Card.

Important: You can damage a microSD card by improper installation. Please be careful when inserting, removing, or handling it.

Note: To improve performance and reliability with High-definition video recording and playback, it is recommended you use a memory card (SD Card) that is both rated as at least a Class 10 and provides a high read speed.

View microSD Card Memory

Once an optional memory card (not included) has been installed in your device, the card memory is displayed as SD card.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance icon.

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  2. Tap Storage.

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  • The total and available memory space will be displayed.

Format a microSD Card

Formatting a microSD card permanently removes all files stored on the card.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance icon.

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  2. Tap Storage.

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  3. Tap More options options icon > Storage settings.
  4. Tap SD card > Format > Format.

Note: Formatting erases all the data on an installed microSD card, after which the files CANNOT be retrieved. To prevent the loss of important data, please check the contents before you format the card.

Unmount a microSD Card

When you need to remove an optional installed microSD card, you must unmount the card first to prevent corrupting the data stored on it or damaging the card.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance icon.

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  2. Tap Storage.

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  3. Tap More options options icon > Storage settings.
  4. Tap SD card > Unmount.

Mount a microSD Card

When you install an optional memory card, it is automatically mounted (connected to the device) and prepared for use. However, should you unmount the card without removing it from the device, you need to mount it before it can be accessed.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance icon.

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  2. Tap Storage.

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  3. Tap More options options icon > Storage settings.
  4. Tap SD card > Mount.