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.

Steps

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    Go to your favorite electronic retailer's website
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    Reputable stores include Newegg, Best Buy, and Fry's Electronics.
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    Once there, search for a micro SDXC card
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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