SD card: Samsung Galaxy Note II (T889)

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 any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the More tab.
  4. Tap Storage.
  5. Under 'SD card,' tap Format SD card.
  6. Tap Format SD card again to confirm. Follow any additional prompts.

 

 

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, as shown above, using the notch (1) located on the side of the phone (2) and gently remove (3).
    BackCoverSamsungNote2.jpg
  3. Insert the memory card with gold contacts facing down and slide in until it clicks.
    SDcardinsert.jpg

 

 

Remove

  1. Power the phone off.
  2. Remove the back cover using the notch  located on the side of the phone and gently remove.
  3. Gently push the memory card slightly into the compartment until it clicks out.

 

 

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.

 

PC

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
    Note: If necessary, touch the Status bar and drag it down, tap Connected as a media device and then tap Media device to select the check box.
  2. On the computer, click the Open device to view files using Windows Explorer folder or else navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive and navigate to the desired folder.
  3. Navigate to and open the desired folder inside your SD card.
    Note: The Card icon is your SD card and the Phone icon is your device's internal storage.
  4. Locate the folder that contains files you want to delete.
  5. Once you have located the files, right click and select Delete.
  6. When finish, safely disconnect your phone from the computer.

Mac

  1. If necessary, navigate to samsung.com/kies, click DOWNLOAD FOR MAC OS and follow the prompts to download the Kies software.
  2. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
    Note: If necessary, touch the Status bar and drag it down, tap Connected as a media device and then tap Media device to select the check box.
  3. On your computer, open Kies. Wait until your device name appears under 'Connected devices.'
  4. Inside Kies, navigate to the desired files. If desired, you can navigate the files by viewing the folders by choosing one of the following options:
    • To the right of 'Internal memory,' click the Folder folder icon.jpg icon. Navigate to the desired file.
    • To the right of 'External memory,' click the Folder folder icon.jpg icon. Navigate to the desired file.
  5. To open the file, double-click the file.
  6. To delete files if you accessed the main content section, to the left each desired file, click the check box to select the check box. Click the Trash can icon and then click OK.
  7. To delete the files if you opened the folder icons, press and hold the control key, click one time on the file and then click Delete. Click OK.
  8. 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 Apps.
  2. Tap My Files.
  3. Tap All files.
  4. Tap extSdCard.
  5. Navigate to the desired file or folder.
  6. To open a file or folder, tap the item.
  7. To delete, to the left of each file or folder you want to delete, tap the check box to select the check box.
  8. Tap the Trash can icon at the top of the screen and then tap OK

 

 

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 the Settings settings icon.jpg icon.
  4. Swipe up on the menu, tap Storage, and then tap one of the following options:

    • Phone
    • Memory card

Voice recorder

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

    • Phone
    • Memory card

Internet

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Internet.
  3. Tap the Menu key.
  4. Swipe up on the menu and then tap Settings.
  5. Tap Advanced.
  6. Tap Default storage and then tap one of the following options:

    • Device
    • Memory card

Nearby Devices (DLNA)

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap Nearby devices.
  5. Tap Download to and then tap one of the following options:

    • Device
    • Memory card

 

 

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.

 

PC

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
    Note: If necessary, touch the Status bar and drag it down, tap Connected as a media device and then tap Media device to select the check box.
  2. On the computer, click the Open device to view files using Windows Explorer folder or else navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive and navigate to the desired folder.
  3. Navigate to and open the desired folder inside your SD card.
    Note: The Card icon is your SD card and the Phone icon is your device's internal storage.
  4. Locate the folder that contains files saved on your SD card.
  5. Locate the file(s) you want to move on your computer.
  6. Cut or copy and paste the desired file(s) from your computer to your SD card.
  7. When finished, safely disconnect your phone from the computer.

 

Mac

  1. If necessary, navigate to samsung.com/kies, click DOWNLOAD FOR MAC OS and follow the prompts to download the Kies software.
  2. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
    Note: If necessary, touch the Status bar and drag it down, tap Connected as a media device and then tap Media device to select the check box.
  3. On your computer, open Kies.
  4. Inside Kies, choose one of the following options:
    • To the right of 'Internal memory,' click the Folder folder icon.jpg icon. Navigate to where you want to add the file inside your internal device memory.
    • To the right of 'External memory,' click the Folder folder icon.jpg icon. Navigate to where you want to add the file inside your external SD card.
    • Under your device name, click either Music, Photos, Videos, or Podcasts.
  5. On your computer, open the desired files. Drag and drop the music files into Kies.
  6. 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:

 

Transfer internal storage files to SD card

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap My Files.
  3. Tap All files.
  4. Tap sdcard0 to enter your device's internal storage.
  5. Navigate tot to the desired files or folders.To to the left of each desired file or folder, tap the check box to select the check box.
  6. Tap the Menu icon at top-right and then tap Move.
    Note: Tap Copy to duplicate the file or folder.
  7. Tap extSdCard to enter your device's external SD card.
  8. Navigate to where you want to move the content.
  9. Tap Move here.
    Note: To copy the file, tap Paste here.

Transfer SD card files to internal storage 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap My Files.
  3. Tap All files.
  4. Tap extSdCard to enter your device's external SD card.
  5. Navigate to the desired files or folders.To to the left of each desired file or folder, tap the check box to select the check box.
  6. Tap the Menu icon at top-right and then tap Move.
    Note: Tap Copy to duplicate the file or folder.
  7. Tap sdcard0 to enter your device's internal memory.
  8. Navigate to where you want to move the content.
  9. Tap Move here.
    Note: To copy the file, tap Paste here.

 

 

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 Settings.
  3. Tap the More tab.
  4. Tap Storage.
  5. Under 'SD card,' view the Available space value.