Use the Memory Card As the Default Storage of Photos and Videos on Galaxy Note 3

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The Galaxy Note3 comes with a generous heap of internal storage. At a minimum, the device has a memory of 16 GB, to a maximum of 64 GB. This amount of storage space may look like enough for a mobile device, but you'll soon learn that as time goes by, you will need more space to store your ever-growing number of files. Note3's great 13 MP camera (4128 x 3096 pixels) also produces larger pictures and high quality videos that eat a lot of space. If you are one of those who are fond of photos and videos, you can set your phone to automatically store captured photos and recorded videos directly to a memory card inserted on your Note3. This article will discuss how you change the default location of your captured photos and videos from your Note3's internal memory to an external memory card.

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Set memory card as the default storage location for captures photos and videos

By default, all of the captured photos and videos on your Note3 are stored on the device's internal memory. You can change this by following the procedures below:

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    Go to your home screen
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    You can either tap on the "Back" button a few times or tap on the "Home" key once to get to the home screen.
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    Open your Camera app
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    There are many ways to do this. You can open your Camera app by tapping on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of the Home screen, then from the Apps list, tap on the Camera icon to open it. An alternative is to open the Camera app shortcut on your home screen.
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    Tap on Settings
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    Your camera application will now open. Tap on the third icon resembling a gear and a "greater than" sign on the upper part of the camera screen. This will take you to the camera settings of your Galaxy Note3.
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    Tap on Settings
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    From the Camera settings, tap on the Settings again to view additional settings for your Note3.
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    Swipe the menu up
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    From the list of available settings, swipe your finger on an upright direction to scroll and view the other settings not visible on the screen.
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    Tap on Storage
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    On the lower part of Advanced settings, you will see the Storage options. Tap on the Storage option to change your default storage to your desired storage device.
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    Select Memory card
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    From the prompt message, you can either choose where to save your captured photos and videos. Since we want to set the memory card as the default storage, we will tap on the tick mark on the right of the Memory Card option.
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    You have learned how to use the memory card as the default storage location for captures photos and videos on your Note3.
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Questions and Answers

Actually yes I was wondering how to set the memory card as the default for all downloads like movies and music etc. on Galaxy devices?

Want to make memory card the default for all downloads

You can use your memory card as the default storage for your downloads by setting it in the application that you used for downloading. You may check on these usual browsers used for downloading:

  • For native Internet mobile we browser - Go to your Home Menu > Tap on Apps icon > Open Internet > Tap on Menu key > Settings > Content Settings > Default Storage > Tick on the "Memory card" option.
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You can also check this article on how to use your memory card as the default download location.

After 4.4.4 update camera storage?

My phone will not keep my memory card as storage. Randomly goes back to device storage. Any ideas?

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Hi how do I change the default location for photo storage?

My storage was full, so I got a new 32 SD card, but the pictures are not being saved there yet.

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