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Format the Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy S5

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How to get Galaxy S5 to store photos on new 64 gig SD card?

Just purchased a SanDisk 64 gig SD card for my Galaxy S5. When I go to Camera settings, there is no option for Storage displayed.

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You need to make sure your SD card is properly formatted for use in the Samsung Galaxy S5. Once you've done that, it should work. If it does not, restart the device, and try again.

Also, note that there are two Settings menus on the camera option, and you need to be in the second one to be able to modify your default storage. Please use the following steps to save photos to your SD card by default:

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    Press the Home button to get to your home screen.
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    Tap the Camera shortcut icon.
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    Tap the on screen Settings gear icon with the greater than sign >.
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    Tap the new Settings gear icon (this one has no greater than sign).
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    Scroll through the settings until you see Storage, and tap on it.
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    Choose Memory Card, and your photos will now be saved to your memory card.
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    Take a photo to make sure it's saved, and now your photos are stored on the SD card.
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    Note that most apps have a Default Storage or Storage setting
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    As the Samsung Galaxy S5 allows you to choose different sized memory cards, in most cases, the default will be your device (web browsers, music, and such). You can change any of these settings by accessing the Settings function for an item, and then setting the default storage to your SD card.
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No storage option when selecting camera settings?

Hello - I am trying to make my SD card my default storage and have looked through many articles, all of which say to go to camera, gear icon (settings) then choose storage, but I do not have the option for storage.. Thanks. I have tried: I have downloaded the user manual, googled the problem, but all say to choose the storage option on the screen when I am in camera settings, but I do not have all the options websites have listed, in particular the option to change the default storage

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I don't have a question, but I have a comment?

I had a lot of issues with grey photos. After researching this problem, I found that saving photos straight to the SD card creates the problem. I am now trying to change that setting back to 'save to device'.

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I went to the storage in camera settings and clicked store on SD card, but my device keeps saying the device storage is full and wants me to delete photos. It seems that the device is storing photos on the device and the memory card. Is that even possible?

I want to free up space on the device storage, because it keeps saying that it is full even though I deleted a ton of apps, music, and photos, meanwhile it tells me that there is plenty of room on the SD card, so why aren't all my photos being stored on the SD card. I did go into the camera settings and select SD card for storage.. I have tried: I deleted tons of stuff from my phone.. I think it was caused by: I wonder if the photos that I edit using different editing apps are being stored on the device and filling it up?

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This setting will only redirect further photographs from the camera to a folder on the microSD card (usually, "DCIM"). Your previous photographs need to be moved. You can follow our tutorial on how to transfer media files from the internal memory to the microSD card.

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Learn more how you can further free up some space on your phone with our tutorial (click here).

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Format the Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy S5
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I don't have the gear icon with the greater than sign?

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I have the settings icon but not the one with the greater than symbol?

Any ideas. I'm trying to store all my photos on my Galaxy S5 on the SD card. Have the settings icon on the camera screen but not the one with the greater than symbol

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Have an S5 active. Trying to save pictures to SD card. Can't do step three because I have no > sign on my screen?

No > sign on my screen. Trying to store pictures to SD card. Can't complete steps listed because of above problem.

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