SD card: LG Optimus L9

Learn how to format the SD card and manage files using the SD card, internal storage, and a computer.

 

 

 

 

Format SD card

 

Formatting the SD card deletes all data on it. You may wish to format the SD card if you want to delete the files, if files or apps on the SD card are not working, or if the SD card is not working.

 

To format the SD card while inserted in the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the home screen, press Menu.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Tap Storage
  4. If Erase SD card is grayed out, tap Unmount SD card.
  5. Tap Erase SD Card.
  6. Accept any warning messages.
  7. Tap Erase SD card again.
    Note: If you use a pattern lock or password, you may need to enter it.
  8. Tap Erase everything.
  9. Press the Home key to return to the main screen.
  10. If necessary, take a picture in order to test the device. Many devices only take photos if a properly formatted SD card is inserted.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

 

To insert or remove the SD card, follow these steps:

 

Insert

To insert the memory card, follow these steps:

  1. Power the phone off.
  2. Remove the back cover using the notch located at the bottom of the phone.
  3. Insert the memory card into the slot with the gold contacts facing down.
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  4. Replace the back cover

 

 

Remove

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Tap Unmount SD card and then tap OK.
  5. Power the phone off.
  6. Remove the back cover using the notch located at the bottom middle of the phone.
  7. Gently push down on the top of the memory card until it clicks out of place.
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  8. Gently pull the memory card with gold from the slot.

 

 

Open / delete files

 

Open or delete files using the computer

To open or delete files on the SD card using a computer, follow these steps:

 

You must use the USB cable that comes with your phone.

 

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. On your phone, tap Media sync (MTP) when the pop-up window appears.
    Note: Your computer may start to automatically download a LG USB driver. Do do not unplug the USB cable until the drivers finish installing.
  3. On the computer, click the Open device to view files using Windows Explorer folder or else navigate to and open your device's storage drive.
  4. Double-click SD card.
  5. Navigate to and open the desired folder.
  6. Open or delete the desired files. To delete, click one time one the file, press Ctrl + D, and then click Yes.
  7. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

Open or delete files using the device

To open or delete files on the SD card using the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. Tap External_SD to enter your SD card.
  4. Navigate to the desired files or folders.
  5. At the bottom of the screen, tap the Trash can icon.
  6. Tap each folder or file to be deleted to select the file(s) or folder(s).
  7. Tap Delete and then tap Yes.

 

 

Set default memory storage

 

By default, the device stores data on the internal storage. To set the default memory storage to another location, follow these steps:

 

Camera

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Camera.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Swipe up on the menu and then tap Storage.
  5. Tap one of the following options:

    • SD card
    • Internal memory

Browser

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Browser.
  3. Tap the Menu key and then tap Settings.
  4. Tap Advanced.
  5. Tap Storage.
  6. Tap one of the following options:

    • SD card
    • Internal memory

 

 

Transfer files

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

To transfer files and pictures between the computer and SD card, follow these steps:

 

Important: You must use the USB cable that comes with your phone.

 

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. On your phone, tap Media sync (MTP) when the pop-up window appears.
    Note: Your computer may start to automatically download a LG USB driver. Do do not unplug the USB cable until the drivers finish installing.
  3. On the computer, click the Open device to view files using Windows Explorer folder or else navigate to and open your device's storage drive.
  4. Double-click SD card.
  5. Navigate to and open the desired folder.
  6. Drag and drop the files from your computer into your phone's SD card.
  7. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

To transfer files between internal storage & SD card, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. Tap sdcard0 to enter your device's internal storage.
  4. Navigate to the desired files or folders.
  5. Tap the Menu key and then tap Copy.
  6. Tap each desired file or folder to select the Check box.
  7. Tap Copy. You are automatically redirected back to the File Manager home screen and 'Copy to' appears at top-left.
  8. Tap external_SD to enter your device's external memory card.
  9. Navigate to where you want to copy the files and then tap Paste.

 

 

View free SD card space

To view the amount of free SD card storage, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under the SD CARD section, view the Available value.
    Note: Inside the bar graph, the available storage is represented by the black region.