Insert and Remove the Memory Card of Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Removing and inserting the memory card of the Samsung Galaxy Note3 is very easy, just like removing and inserting the microSD card of the Samsung Galaxy Note2. Just follow these simple steps.

Insert the Memory Card[Edit]

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    Power off the device.
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    Remove the back cover of the device by pressing the slot at the top of the device with your fingernail, then lifting up the cover of the device.
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    Lift the cover away from the device.
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    You can remove the battery, however, this is not compulsory, as it may not affect inserting of the memory card.
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    Insert the memory card in its place, at the back of the device, with the gold contact pin facing down.
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    If you've removed the battery, replace it now.
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    Now put back the case of the device in its right place from the bottom and press down.
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Remove the Memory Card[Edit]

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    First, unmount the memory card from the device by following these steps:
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    1. Open the notifications panel by swiping the screen of the device with your finger from up to down.
    2. Tap "Settings".
    3. Tap "Storage".
    4. Tap "Unmount SD card".
    5. Tap "OK". You have successfully unmounted the memory card and you can now go ahead and remove it.
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    Now take off the back cover of the device.
    To remove it with ease, insert one of your fingers in the slot at the top of the device, press it a bit with your nail and it will come out.
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    Press the memory card from where it was inserted.
    It will disengage the mechanism that locks it up and you will hear a clicking sound.
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    Get a hold of it and now remove it carefully from the device
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    Return the back cover of the device in its right place.
    Do this by pressing the cover from down and along the edge of the device until it is in its right position.
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What to do When the Memory Card Cannot be Inserted into your Galaxy Note3[Edit]

If you are having a problem fitting your memory card to the card slot of your Galaxy Note3, you need to check on these:

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    Some dirt or tiny debris may be lodged in the memory card slot.
    Any small object that is blocking the entrance for the memory card will not allow the card to properly fit into the slot. If there are foreign objects, gently remove them using a small stick or pin or a puff of canned air.
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    The memory card may be dented or damaged.
    Dents on the memory card will make it difficult or impossible to fit properly into the memory card slot of your phone. If there are dents, carefully straighten them, making sure you don't damage the memory card in the process.
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    The memory card slot may be dented or damaged.
    Dents on your memory card reader will not allow a memory card to be fitted into it because the slot s designed for perfect fit with the memory card. If there are dents on your card slot, cautiously straighten them using a small metal pin or a hard stick small enough to fit into it.
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    The memory card may be "too big" for the memory card slot.
    Samsung Galaxy Note3 supports a micro-SD memory card. Other memory cards of different type and size will not fit into the card slot.
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    The memory card may be inserted in the wrong way.
    The memory card slot is designed to only allow a supported SIM into it only if it is inserted in the correct way. Read the section that discusses on how the memory card should be placed to be sure that you are doing it right.
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What to do when the Memory Card is not Recognized by your Galaxy Note3[Edit]

If you have no problem in fitting your memory card to your Note3's card slot, but your device does not recognize the card, then you may check on these:

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    Dirt, oil, dust and other foreign and small substances may be contaminating the copper terminals of the memory card and the memory card slot.
    Any presence of water, oil, dust, dirt and other foreign objects on the copper terminals will cause disconnection and short out in the memory-card reading process. Make sure both of the copper terminals are free from these unnecessary things.
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    The copper terminals of both the memory card and memory card slot may have been corroded.
    Corrosion on the copper terminals will interrupt the transmission of data between your phone's card reader and your memory card.
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    The memory card you are using might not be supported when it comes to type and capacity.
    Supported memory card for Galaxy Note3 is the micro-SD card with a memory of 64GB, maximum. Other memory card types are not recognized by your device.
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    The memory card is a format not recognized by your device.
    A memory card on an unsupported format may not be recognized by your Galaxy Note3. You can use your phone to format your memory card to a supported one but first make sure that you back up the data on your memory card. To format your memory card go to Home > Apps > Settings > More > Storage > Format SD card.
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    The memory card or the card slot/reader of your Note3 may be damaged.
    It could be possible that either of your memory card and your phone's memory card reader is damaged. Insert your memory card to a working phone to see if the phone recognizes it. Also try to insert another working memory card to your memory card reader to see if the problem is with your Note3's card reader.
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Tips[Edit]

  • You can insert or remove the memory card without having to remove the battery

Questions and Answers[Edit]

Inserting SD card into Note3 - how do I slide it in from the side?[Edit]

Hello, this is a nice offer, thank-you. My partner just removed his SD card from his Blackberry so that I could put it into my Note3 so that I could get a photo off it. I guess he's supposed to have 'unmounted' it on the Blackberry first. Dunno what consequences there are to me now putting it into the Note3... Anyway, I am struggling a bit, based on this picture, to see how to slide it in from the side

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You're right about the consequences regarding mounting/unmounting of the microSD card. If it's the first time, you should be able to access the card's storage on your Note3. I would not advise him to do this often, as it will damage the card.

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The Note3's microSD card slot has a spring loading mechanism built in. All you have to do is push the microSD card into the slot until you hear it click in place.

Getting a Galaxy Note3 to Recognize a new SD card?[Edit]

I've installed a "SanDisk Ultra Plus microSDHC UHS-I card" (16GB) in the (previously blank) SD card slot of my phone. I've never used an external card before. It physically fits easily into the slot. But I can't seem to get it to recognize and format the card.

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In Settings>Storage>SD card, the only option is to ""Mount SD card". I hit that, and it thinks for a minute, and then gives me an alert at the top. When I swipe down to see the alert, it says this: "Blank SD card - SD card is blank or has unsupported files." I tap the alert, and it warns me, "Format SD card? All data on your card will be lost". I hit "Format", and it thinks for another second, and then seems to go back to where it was, with no other obvious results.

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SD card memory 16GB, but available space in application manager shows less than 1GB?[Edit]

How can I use the remaining memory? Please tell me how many memory cards are there in Note3.

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Blank SD card message appeared. Blank SD card or has unsupported file.[Edit]

I switched off my phone, power off, After I switched on Blank SD card message

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Hi there, how do I remove the back cover, I do not see any slot at the top of my G3 Note.[Edit]

Hi there, how do I remove the back cover, I do not see any slot at the top of my G3 Note.

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Samsung Note one has suddenly stopped loading the apps on the card. The phone does say that storage space is low & some system functions may not work.[Edit]

Samsung Note one has suddenly stopped loading the apps on the card. The phone does say that storage space is low & some system functions may not work.. I have tried: Unmounted & remounted - taken out, cleaned, etc. I think it was caused by: System storage is full of Android & Google apps that I never use but cannot delete.

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My telephone is Samsung Note 1, suddenly the SD card isn't working?[Edit]

SD card has been inserted and worked but suddenly it was not working like I don't have any SD card in the phone. I have tried: I have moved out the SD card and inserted again but it is not working again. I tried but it is like I don't have any card inside. Moreover SD card was with important data for me. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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