Purchase the Correct SD Card for Your Samsung Galaxy S4

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Note: This is part of the series on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S4. More great how-to articles to help you get the most out of your smartphone are available here: USE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and are in need of more storage for your pictures, music, and videos, you're in luck: The S4 is capable of using memory cards to store more of your stuff. There are a lot of different kinds of memory cards, though; this handy guide will help you choose the correct SD card for your Galaxy S4.

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Steps

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    Go to your favorite electronic retailer's website.
    Reputable stores include Newegg, Best Buy, and Fry's Electronics.
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    Once there, search for a micro SDXC card.
    This is the format and size of SD card that will fit in your Samsung Galaxy S4. A compatible micro SDXC card will look like the card below.
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    Your Galaxy S4 supports up to 64GB of external storage.
    Any micro SDXC cards that are bigger than 64GB will present problems and may not work.
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Warnings

  • If your Galaxy S4 has been updated to Android 4.4 Kit Kat, your micro SDXC card may not work. This is a result of a software update, so don't worry -- your phone is not defective.

Questions and Answers

If my GS4 has been updated how can I add storage?

If my GS4 has been updated how can I add storage?

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    First of all, check if you have a microSD card installed.
    To check that, press the home button. Tap on "Apps", "Settings", "More" (at the top), and "Storage". If you see the "SD card" section, then you already have a microSD card installed (skip the next step).
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    Your phone supports microSD cards up to 64 GB.
    You can buy one and install it. To install it, you can follow the steps in our tutorial on inserting and removing the memory card.
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    Then, follow the next tutorials to free the internal space on your Galaxy S4 up:
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