Insert and Remove the Memory Card of Samsung Galaxy S4

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of built-in storage depending on which model you buy. With today's HD video recordings and big games, however, even 64GB of storage might not be enough. Fortunately, you can use memory cards to expand your storage capacity should you need more room for all your photos, videos, and applications. A memory card may boost your phone's storage capacity by up to four times. Below are instructions on how to properly insert and remove your phone's SD card.

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Inserting a memory card into a Samsung Galaxy S4

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    Remove your phone's battery cover
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    To take it off, gently lift on the tab in the upper-left hand corner of the cover.
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    Insert your memory card with the gold contacts facing downward and toward the phone
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    Inserting the card incorrectly won't allow the phone to connect to the card, and could damage both the card and the slot.
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    Make sure that it is a snug fit, but don't force the card
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    Doing so could damage both the card and the slot.
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    When you are done inserting the SD card, put the cover back on your phone
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    Firmly but gently push on the cover until all six tabs have clicked in.
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Removing a memory card

Removing a memory card involves an extra step that is incredibly important. You must unmount the SD card from your system before trying to remove it; failure to do this step could result in lost or corrupted data.

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    Unmount the SD card from your phone
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    To do this go to Settings app, tap the More tap, find Storage, and then tap Unmount SD card.
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    Remove the back cover using the tap on the upper-left hand corner of the cover.
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    Use your fingernail to gently slide the SD card out
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    Try not to push on the card, as this could bend and damage your phone's metal contacts.
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    Put the cover back on and lock it as detailed above.
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Tips, Tricks & Warnings

  • Not all memory cards are fully compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Using an incompatible memory card may damage the phone or the memory card.
  • Be careful when inserting the memory card, as it can be damaged easily.
  • Do not remove the memory card without unmounting it through the phone's menu system. Failure to do so may result in data corruption.

Questions and Answers

My memory card is stuck scanning for errors?

Memory card is inserted and checks for errors, and after that I can't access it.

Your phone will get stuck scanning for errors when you have a faulty SD card. You will need to purchase a new SD card and put your files on it.

When I go into storage how do I unmount my SD card? Under SD card all it says is mount SD card?

You'll want to check the card again on your PC. Turn your phone off and take the card out; then, use a card reader and make sure the PC recognizes it. If it does, you can reformat the card and try to mount in the phone and it should take care of your issue. If it doesn't, your SD card may need to be replaced.

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My pictures keep having a grey box appear over them?

Many Galaxy S4 users have experienced this problem. One thing that has worked for several people is purchasing a new SD card and saving any images to that. If that does not correct the issue, consider going to your carrier for a replacement device, as it has happened to a lot of owners and will be covered under your warranty.

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How do I transfer my Samsung Galaxy S4's pictures to my computer? I have about 360 pictures stored somewhere but on the computer only about 129 show up. I don't know how to get the others to show up or if they are in another file?

Instead of plugging your phone into your computer through USB, try removing the SD card from inside the back of the phone and plugging that into your computer through its SD card slot (or an SD card reader). This will give you access to all the files that are on your SD cards; sometimes, plugging your phone into your computer through USB won't give you access to all the phone's files.

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I can only see the "more networks" tab under Settings. How do I find the "more" tab mentioned in your directions listed on this page?

First, I have never done this before & am not very versed in this tech stuff, but willing to try a step by step directive. Thanks in advance for helping me with this. I have removed back cover, went to settings. The only MORE I see here is the more networks tab. Under storage & SD card, it says MOUNT SD card, insert SD card. The SD card is already inserted, but I can't seem to get to point of unmount card. Where did I go wrong? I have read & watched video on how to unmount SD card from Galaxy S4 note. I think it was caused by: I'm not sure, but there is no "more" tab from the beginning, thinking this is where it started.???

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I just would like to view the pictures on my phone that are currently on my card. Any trick to doing that>?

Need to view pictures on my card on my phone. How can I do that? I do to view the pictures, but the only ones I see now are the few current ones I have taken. The other problems seem to ask for recovery. I only want to be able to view the pictures that are currently on my card.

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