Insert and Remove the Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Method 1

Hi, you are watching VisiHow. Today we are going to show you how to mount and unmount a SD memory card in your Samsung Galaxy S5. That mount and unmount also means install and uninstall. What we have here is a Kingston, 16 GB SD memory card. It is actually a microSD card. You should be able to find any microSD card for around one dollar per gigabyte, and considerably less than that if you are buying larger cards or shopping at places like Amazon or other discount areas. Let's get this opened up and then we will get started. There's probably going to be some paperwork with this which we are not going to need. If you are going to put your card into a computer or anything else like that you are going to use this little piece here, your SD card is going to slide into the slot, and you will put it into your computer. When you are done, you will remove the SD card.

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Steps

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    Now what we need to do is take our phone, slip our finger into this slot in the back, and open the back of the phone.
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    Remove the battery.
    Once you have opened up the back of the phone, you want to take the battery out because the SD card goes here.
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    Insert the SD card.
    Now, as you can see, there are little silver shiny pins in here. That is where our little gold pins, on our SD card, are going to touch. So just, slide the SD card in there. There is no need to apply force as it slides in smoothly. It sits right in there is just a little space left.
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    Reinsert the battery.
    Now we are going to take our battery and match up the metal parts. Push the battery into the back. For those of you who have a single SIM card phone, I am using duos, so there are two SIM cards. For now, I only have one but I might fill that other SIM.
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    Close the back of the phone.
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    Turn the phone on.
    Now we are going to turn the phone on which is going to be accomplished by pressing and holding the power button, which is on the side of the phone.
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    Here we are, lets unlock by swiping our finger across the screen.
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    We are going to click on 'apps', which is in the bottom right-hand side.
    Then we are going to tap on 'settings'. Alternatively, you can swipe it down and click on 'settings' from the notification's menu. It is the same function and gives you the same list of items.
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    What we are going to do now is to scroll down until we can find our memory card.
    The memory card will be all the way down near the bottom under system. For those of you counting it is the eighth section down. Let's tap on 'storage'.
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    Now we will see our total device capacity is 16 GB.
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    If we scroll down, we will be able to see the available space, total space, unmount SD card, and format SD card options.
    In this case, we are going to tap on 'unmount SD card'. That will enable us to remove the SD card safely.
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    Acknowledge the action.
    There will be a pop-up, which says "Unmount SD card? On mounting SD card will stop some applications from functioning. Applications may not be available until you mount the SD card again." Tap on 'OK' to unmount the SD card.
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    There we go.
    The SD card will be unmounted, and now my SD card is unmounted. Now, when I reinsert my card later, I will simply click on 'mount SD card' and it will very quickly mount my card. It is very important that you mount and unmount your SD card properly. Otherwise, you could damage the card much like plugging and unplugging a hard drive from your system.
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    We can now push the side button to power off.
    I will show you how to take out the SD card. It is easier for me to open the back when the phone is turned upside down. I am not sure why because I have small fingers. Anyway, we open the back of our phone again just like before.
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    We are going to pop the battery out.
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    Take our SD card, which there is a little lip on the quality SD cards, so I am just using my fingernail to pull out the card.
    Then out comes the card and you have to be careful because sometimes they can pop out and fall.
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    I am going to go ahead and put my battery back in close the phone back up.
    If you are moving lots of cards in and out, you do not have to close the back every time. I am doing it because I am making a video and I want to make sure I show you everything.
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    So, press and hold the power button on the right side to restart the phone.
    Once the phone starts back up, I will show you the memory card area again. Once there, it will show us that the memory card has in fact been removed.
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    Swipe to unlock the phone.
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    Go into 'apps'.
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    Then tap on 'settings'.
    Some of you will notice that Samsung phones can be a little sluggish. That has nothing to do with the hardware. Specifically, it is the operating system. Samsung has what is known as 'TouchWiz', which is their little wrapper which goes around Android, and that slows things down.
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    OK, so we scroll down to the systems menu.
    Then tap on 'storage'.
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    Then if we scroll down, you can see there is no SD card and mount SD card is grayed out because there is no SD card inserted in the phone.
    That is how you mount and unmount, or install and uninstall, a SD card in Samsung Galaxy S5 or in Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. This also works for any Samsung phone, which has the same similar function of taking the back cover off in order to put in your SD card. Make sure you checkout our other video on how to format your SD card on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Thank you for watching VisiHow, have a great day. We look forward to seeing you in some more of our videos.
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Video: Insert and Remove the Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy S5

Method 2

Samsung's most powerful smart phone has arrived! Samsung Galaxy S5 includes a more powerful processor, camera and expanded health features. We have all the tutorials, instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your phone on this Category:All About Samsung Galaxy S5

Similar to its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in two variants: 16 GB and 32 GB. To house high-definition videos and high-pixel rate pictures, Samsung includes a memory card in addition to the 32 GB internal memory. The Samsung Galaxy S5 supports memory cards of up to 128 GB capacity. To use an extended memory card, it should be properly formatted and inserted into the right position.

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Insert a memory card in Samsung Galaxy S5

Follow these procedures to properly insert your Samsung Galaxy S5 memory card into the memory card slot:

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    Carefully remove Samsung Galaxy S5's cover by gently and slightly pulling the gap on the upper-left part of the phone's side.
    Once lifted, run your fingers through the phone's clip to completely remove the back cover.
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    • Take care during this step to not cause any damage to the clips, back cover, or your finger.
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    Insert it into your phone's memory card slot.
    Make sure the copper contacts on the memory card are facing down to touch the phone's contacts.
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    • If the memory card does not fit, do not force it into the card slot. Ensure you have correctly positioned your memory card into the slot.
    • Make sure no impurities or debris are in the slot. These foreign materials will cause your memory card to be unrecognized, scratch and damage the copper contacts, or block you from inserting the card slot.
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    Carefully put back the phone cover.
    Clip each lock, one by one, until all locks are secure. Align the cover as to not damage the camera or the heart rate monitor.
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    You have successfully learned how to insert a memory card into your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Remove the memory card on Samsung Galaxy S5

The instructions to remove the memory card from your device are below. Before removing the memory card, make sure to unmount the external card from your phone. To do that:

Unmount the SD card from your phone

Before physically taking out the memory card from your device, make sure you unmount the memory card for safe removal. Unmounting the memory card prevents data loss and file corruption, while extending your memory card's life. To unmount the SD card, follow these procedures:

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    Go to your Galaxy S5's Home screen and tap the Back key multiple times or press the Home button once.
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    From your phone's Home screen, tap on the Apps icon, located at the lower-right part of your phone screen.
    The Apps icon is to the extreme right of the Favorites bar.
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    From the list of applications on your S5, locate Settings and tap on it to open.
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    From Settings, go to Storage and tap on Unmount SD card.
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    Your SD card is now unmounted and is safe to remove.
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Remove the memory card

To remove the memory card from your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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    Carefully remove the Samsung Galaxy S5's cover by carefully and slightly pulling the gap on the upper-left part of the phone's side.
    Once lifted, run your fingers through the phone's clip to completely remove the back cover.
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    • Take care during this step to avoid any damage to the clips, back cover, or your finger.
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    Carefully remove the memory card from the memory card slot.
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    Put back the cover of your phone.
    As with removing it, take care in this step. Clip each lock, one-by- one, until all locks secure. Ensure to align the cover correctly to avoid damage to the camera or the heart rate monitor.
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    You have successfully learned how to remove a memory card from your Samsung Galaxy S5.
    • Make sure you unmount the memory card before removing it. Removing a mounted card will data loss or damage to both the memory card and the phone.
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Questions and Answers

Do you know what size of SD card an iPhone 5S takes? Or does a microSD card fit in an iPhone 5S at all?

I am trying to fit a microSD card to an iPhone 5S and it is a microSD card. I didn't think there were any smaller sizes but it seems that it's not fitting.

Unfortunately, the Apple iPhone 5S is not compatible with any form of SD cards. The only card that is compatible with any iPhone is a SIM card, which does not hold pictures or other information (aside from a few contacts and text messages). Trying to insert an SD card of some kind into the SIM card slot on your Apple iPhone 5S may and probably will damage the slot and prevent your phone from connecting to your carrier's network. Inserting an SD card may also physically damage the slot itself, so you have a protruding SIM card try on your phone which could also prevent your phone from connecting to your carrier's network. In the future, do not attempt to insert the SD card you own into your Apple iPhone 5S: it won't work and it could permanently damage your phone.

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SD cards compatible with all androids?

I opened my Galaxy S5 looking to install an SD card from a previous Android to retrieve pictures and I am not sure if I see one. Do they all come with one loaded?

microSD cards are purchased separately from the phone. The microSD card slot is right above the battery in Samsung Galaxy S5, and the slot should be empty when you remove the battery for the first time. Other phones, all of the iOS and some Android phones, may or may not have the microSD card slot.

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I have a Galaxy S5 that I bought but when I try to mount an SD card it doesn't let me?

I bought a Galaxy S5 from my friend last year it was in perfect conditions but I tried to put my SD card in and it won't click and the SD card will slip back off and won't appear in my setting's ID be glad if you can help me with this problem.

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Firstly, ensure that you are inserting the microSD card into the slot above the SIM-card slot. The microSD slot in the picture below is marked with letters "M431...", and the SIM card is inserted in the picture.

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Secondly, if you have located the slot correctly, then see if the slot is intact and not bent or broken. If you notice that it is bent, then bring the phone to a Samsung service center.

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I suppose you need to back up whatever data is on the "old" memory card?

Will I lose any music, images and contacts which are on the card which is being replaced?

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I updated Kies 3 on my laptop and was able to back up a lot of files. Need to back some stuff off the laptop for a more complete backup from the Galaxy. Kies 3 is the way to go for this. I'll be on the market for a 32 GB card this weekend.

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I inserted the microSD card according to the instructions. Went well, but the Mount SD card is still grayed out?

microSD card went fine. In Settings>Storage, Mount SD card is still grayed out.

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How can I switch carriers from the phone I purchased?

I received a phone from a wrong carrier. Would like to add my SIM and remove the old one. the old one is AT&T mine is T-Mobile

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Is the High Speed Micro SDHC the right card?

Just wanted to be sure before I open the phone

Yes, these cards will work; but make sure that the one you install is no more than 128 GB in capacity. Source: http://www.samsung.com/ie/support/skp/faq/1043472

I have lost data from Samsung Galaxy j5?

I have lost some images and photos in camera and also photo editor through edited images and also screen shots during Samsung Galaxy j5 was attached with Bluetooth to the computer, how to get my lost data back? It is imp. data for me, please help me!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 - have a 16 GB card with data on it, just purchased a 64 GB card. Want to make sure I do not lose anything. I've backed up to my PC. Can I safely just remove the card? I went to Settings / Storage, and "unmount" is greyed out.

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My Samsung 5 phone, my pictures are not good?

Yesterday I bought a larger memory, the Samsung store did change it and put back all what the other card had, my pictures came damaged. I wonder why?

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"Not enough space in device storage"

I cannot seem to mount my SD card and I am also getting the subject message when I try to load more email. There are something like 128 Picasa photos that I also can't delete, something like "incompatible file" message. Any help?

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In what order do I remove/insert the SIM and memory cards? Thanks!

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How do you remove the memory card when your screen is damaged and not able to do the "unmount" option on the phone, without corrupting cars?

I know I can physically remove the memory card, but will the files be compromised or lost if I cannot do the "unmount" through the phone?

Remove the battery, then physically remove the SD card, by that the card or data would not be damaged.

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I want to dump ALL my files from current SD to PC, then to a new, bigger SD card. Is it as easy as it sounds, do I just select every file and copy to PC, then put in the new SD card and copy it from PC to new card?

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