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Storage

The Storage settings menu lets you manage internal and optional installed SD card (not included) storage on your phone.

Access Storage Settings

  1. From home, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap settings app icon Settings > device maintenance settings icon Device maintenance > Storage.
  3. View memory usage for the different types of information stored in your phone’s memory.
  4. Tap an item for more information.

Note: Tap Clean now to free up storage space by removing unneeded files.

Memory Card (SD Card)

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

For more information, see Install the SIM Card and a Memory Card.

Mount a Memory 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, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap settings app icon Settings > device maintenance settings icon Device maintenance > Storage.
  3. Tap more options icon More options > Storage settings.
  4. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then tap Mount.

Remove a Memory Card

Warning: To prevent damage to information stored on the memory card, unmount the card before removing it from the device.

  1. From home, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap settings app icon Settings > device maintenance settings icon Device maintenance > Storage.
  3. Tap more options icon More options > Storage settings.
  4. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then tap Unmount.
  5. Remove your memory card from the device.

Format a Memory Card

Warning: When formatting an SD card, you should back up your music and photo files that are stored on the card because formatting the SD card deletes all the stored data.

  1. From home, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap settings app icon Settings > device maintenance settings icon Device maintenance > Storage.
  3. Tap more options icon More options > Storage settings.
  4. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, tap Format, and then follow the prompts.