Insert and Remove the Memory Card of Samsung Galaxy S3

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It's a good thing that today, smartphone companies offer smartphones with the storage options of 16, 32, or 64GB. In most cases, it is more than enough to save every type of data you need on them. But sometimes you have something so important that you need to save it from everyone else, and the best option you have is to save it on an SD card of yours so that there will not be any more problems with privacy. An SD card can be useful when you need to give that data to anyone else, or when you plan to sell the phone so that you can use your SD card to save important data from it. Improper use of an SD card can corrupt it and you could lose all of your important data. The most common cause for this to happen to people is that they don't know how to properly remove and insert the SD card. In this article, you can learn how it is done on a Samsung Galaxy S3.

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In the Samsung Galaxy S3 like any other Galaxy device, the memory card slot located next to the top of the battery, so you shouldn't have much trouble inserting or removing it.

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Inserting the Memory Card

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    First of all, open the back case and remove the battery.
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    Insert the memory card and press it in.
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    If you are inserting the brand new card, you have to format it so that it will work.
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Removing the Memory Card

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    To remove the memory card, just press the card again and it will be pushed out.
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    If you want to unmount it but don't want to take it out, just go settings > Storage > Unmount SD card.
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Tips when your memory card does not fit into your Galaxy S3

If your memory card does not fit into your Samsung Galaxy S3's memory card slot, then you may follow these tips on what to check for possible fixes:

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    Check for dirt and other foreign objects that could be blocking the way for the memory card.
    Dirt and small debris will block the way for your memory card. See to it that you clear the way for the memory card so it will fit perfectly into the memory card slot.
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    Check for any dent or damage on the memory card.
    Dent and any damage on the memory card will disallow it to be properly inserted into the memory card slot. See to it that you straighten up any dent or damage on the memory card.
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    Check for any dent or damage on the memory card slot.
    Dent and any damage on the card slot will cause the memory card not to fit on the card slot. See to it that you straighten up any dent or damage on your memory card slot.
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    Check for the physical size of the memory card that you are using.
    If your memory card is too big or too small for the memory card slot, then it will not fit into its slot. See to it that you are using a micro-SD memory card which is the type of card that is supported by your phone.
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    Check how you try to insert the memory card into the memory card slot.
    Galaxy S2's memory card slot is designed so it will not accept a memory card that is inserted in the wrong way. See to it that you follow the instructions on this article on how to properly insert the memory card.
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Tips when your memory card is not recognized by your Galaxy S3

If the memory card on your Galaxy S3 fits well but your Galaxy S3 is not able to read it, then you may follow these tips on what to check for possible fixes:

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    Check for dirt and impurities on the copper terminals of both the memory card and the memory card slot.
    Dirt and other impurities on the copper terminals of your memory card or the card slot will cause problems with the connection of the memory card and the phone's card reader. See to it that the memory card terminals and your card slot terminals are free from any impurity.
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    Check for levels of corrosion on the copper terminals of both the memory card and the memory card slot.
    Corrosion on the copper material will disallow any transfer of data to happen. See to it that you clean out this corrosion carefully so as not to damage the copper terminals on your memory card and memory card slot.
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    Check if you are using a micro-SD memory card with a memory of 64GB, at most.
    An unsupported memory card will not be recognized by your device no matter what you do. See to it that you are using a supported micro-SD card on the allowable maximum size of 64GB.
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    Check for a format of your micro-SD card.
    A micro-SD card in the wrong format will not be recognized by the Samsung Galaxy S3. See to it that your memory card is in the right format. You can use your Galaxy S3 to reformat your memory card so it will be a format supported by your device but first, make sure that you perform backup procedures on the important data on your memory card. To reformat your memory card using your S3 go to Home > Apps > Settings > More > Storage > Format SD card. This will reformat the memory card and delete any file on it.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • The card slot is an easy swap option, so do not force it. Press the card in gently until you hear a simple clicking sound.
  • When taking it out, press the card until you hear a "nickel" sound.

Questions and Answers

How do I get my Galaxy S3 to turn on?

I restarted my phone and now it won't turn back on.

If your Samsung Galaxy S3 will not power on after you have removed your SD Memory Card, you may need to reinsert the SD memory card, and then try to restart your phone. It is possible that you have moved third party data onto the SD card that your phone needs to run properly, and therefore it won't start.

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You can also confirm that the battery is inserted properly, or that you haven't forgotten to replace the battery. Sometimes the complexities involved in removing memory cards, SIM cards, and batteries on the Samsung Galaxy S phone models can be confusing, resulting in little mistakes that can at first seem like big problems.

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Galaxy S3 SD card. How do I properly remove it?

Tried pressing down but it doesn't respond/pop up. Does this require a specific tool?

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Sir, my phone is not working and I realized that I don't have any microSD card on my cell phone what can I do?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and have Tmobile plan

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Removing the SD card from the Samsung S3 mini and formatting an SD card?

I'm still trying to remove my SD card from the Samsung S3 mini but its still not coming out, I also need help on how to format my SD card on my Huawei y360 it is an 8 GB and I need to put it in

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See more questions like this: To remove SD card from Samsung S3 mini?

I can't get the SD card out. When I press the card, it doesn't move. When I go into settings to try and unmount the card, that option isn't given to me. I can only select "insert" card?

When I try to remove the SD card, nothing gives when I press the card into the slot. When I go into settings, the option to unmount isn't given, just insert.

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My phone switched itself off and now I can't switch it back on again?

I charged it last night when it was working fine. I woke up this morning and it just doesn't work. I have tried: Holding the power button down. Attempting to charge it with a different charger. I think it was caused by: Possible virus from an app The phone's battery overheating

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I'm in the UK. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, about 3.5 years old and am a very light user with my monthly bill only coming to only £12. It has recently stopped functioning because it has "run out of memory", i.e. I cannot access my Contacts, e-mail, texts, diary, WhatsApp, memo, etc. Can't make phone calls via my contacts; message on the screen says, "Contact list is being updated". It never stops. I have literally hundreds of duplicates of a few addresses on my phone. I don't know how they got there; told by Vodafone that it must be a software problem. I'm told the only way to delete them is to do it one at a time. Isn't there an application/program, as there is on Macs and PCs, to delete duplicate addresses? I have deleted the "Media" file/application on my phone (as I don't have music, photos, videos stored on the phone) to free up about 2.5Gb of memory, but all the above problems persist. By deleting this file, will it cause problems for other functions?

Will inserting an SD2 card solve these problems and will I have to backup all the data on my mobile before as I don't know how to do this. (I'm 71 years old and not very tech literate.). . Thank you for your assistance and patience.. . Tony

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