SD card: Samsung Galaxy S 4G

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. Back up data on the storage or SD card, if desired.
  2. Plug the device into a computer with a USB cable.
  3. From the Notification bar, verify that Disk Drive or Mass Storage mode are selected.

    Samsung Galaxy S 4G disk drive Samsung Galaxy S 4G mass storage

  4. On the computer Start menu, navigate to Computer or My Computer.
  5. Find the Removable disk located under devices with removable storage.

    Samsung Galaxy S 4G removable disk

  6. Right-click the removable disk.
  7. Click Format.

    Samsung Galaxy S 4G format

  8. Verify the file system is set at FAT32 and Quick Format is selected.

    Samsung Galaxy S 4G wuick format

  9. Click Start.
  10. Wait a few minutes for the computer to format the SD card.
    Note: If errors appear during this process, the SD card is likely defective.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

 

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

 

Insert

To insert the memory card, follow these steps:

  1. Lift the back cover using the notch located on the  bottom-edge of the device.
  2. Samsung Galaxy S 4G insert remove SD cardSlide the memory card into the memory card slot.

Remove

  1. Lift the back cover using the notch located on the bottom-edge of the device.
  2. Push the memory card in, it will click and eject slightly.
  3. Slide the memory card out of the memory card slot.
  4. Press the back cover onto the phone until it snaps into place.

 

 

Remove

  1. Lift the back cover using the notch located on the bottom-edge of the device.
  2. Push the memory card in, it will click and eject slightly.
  3. Slide the memory card out of the memory card slot.
  4. Press the back cover onto the phone until it snaps into place.

 

 

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. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Applications.
  4. Tap USB settings.
  5. Tap Mass storage.
  6. Connect the USB cord to the phone, then to a computer.                                              Samsung Galaxy S 4G open files
  7. Tap Connect storage to PC.
  8. Tap OK.
  9. On the computer, select the desired option and folder.
  10. When finished, tap Disconnect storage from PC on the phone and safely disconnect the USB cord 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 Applications key.
  2. Tap Files.
  3. Select the file you would like to access.

 

 

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:

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

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. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Applications.
  4. Tap USB settings.
  5. Tap Mass storage.
  6. Connect the USB cord to the phone, then to a computer.
  7. Tap Connect storage to PC.
  8. Tap OK.
  9. On the computer, select the desired folder location on the device.
  10. Drag and drop the desired file from the computer into the desired folder on the device.
  11. When finished, tap Disconnect storage from PC on the phone and safely disconnect the  USB cord from the computer.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

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. Scroll to and tap SD card and phone storage.
  4. Under SD card, view the Available space.