Remove a microSD Card from a Samsung Galaxy S7

Edited by David Mason, Eng, VisiHow

One of the greatest things about the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the ability to add or remove a microSD card. This feature was noticeably absent in the Galaxy S6. Obviously if you installed a memory card yourself, you probably know how to take it out. However, if you upgraded from a Galaxy S6 or purchased your new S7 from a Samsung store, it may already have had a microSD card installed. In this case, maybe you don't know how to remove the microSD card from your Galaxy S7. While the removal process itself is very simple, there are a few precautions.

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Most notable is the fact that if you insert the SIM-card removal tool into the wrong hole, it is possible not only to damage your device but also to damage the waterproofing. Damaging the waterproofing though means you could lose your whole device from just a few drops of water or an accidental spill. Not to fear though! We have a tutorial below which will teach you how to remove your memory card from the S7 without damaging it and without damaging the waterproofing.

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Remove a Memory Card from the Galaxy S7

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    In order to remove your microSD card you will need a SIM-card removal tool.
    You can use a paperclip, a twist tie, or one of the SIM card removal tools that should have come with your new Samsung Galaxy S7.
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    Once you have chosen a tool, you are going to need to insert it into the proper hole.
    To identify the proper hole, pick up your Samsung Galaxy S7 and look at the top. You will see holes on the top left and top right.
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    Now look on the front of the phone, where you will see the letter 'S' at the beginning of the Samsung logo.
    This letter 'S' will guide you to the proper hole to remove the SIM card tray. Look for the hole on the left side of the top, which will be directly over that first letter 'S' we described above.
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    Place the SIM-card removal tool into the hole.
    Then press firmly but gently. The SIM-card tray will slide out.
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    Once the SIM-card tray has slid out a little bit, very carefully pull the tray out of the phone.
    You must exercise caution when doing this, because the SIM card tray is plastic. It is possible to break it, in which case you will need to get another one. Worse: you could damage your phone trying to insert or remove a broken SIM-card tray.
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    Once the SIM-card removal tray is out, flip it over.
    Then, give a gentle press with your finger on the back of your microSD card. This will cause the microSD card to fall out.
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    Now, get your microSD card adapter and slide the microSD card into it securely.
    This will help protect your microSD card from loss or damage.
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    When you have finished, turn your SIM-card tray over.
    Make sure that you can clearly read the writing on the SIM-card tray. This writing will let you know that the trays facing up in the right direction.
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    Then, place the tray into your phone, confirming that the hole with the SIM-card tray lines up with the hole in your phone.
    This will ensure that you are replacing the SIM-card tray properly and will not damage it or your phone.
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    When you have finished, you will note that your phone will not show any signs of the SIM-card tray sticking out.
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    When you're ready to replace your microSD card, make sure to view our tutorial on how to put a memory card into your Samsung Galaxy S7.
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