SD card: LG Optimus F3

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 System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Storage.
  4. Tap Erase SD card.
  5. Tap Erase SD card again.
    Note: If you set a pattern lock or password, you may need to enter it.
  6. Tap Erase everything to confirm.
  7. 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.

 

 

Remove

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' and then 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 of the phone.
  7. Gently slide the memory card upward, out of 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 the device to a computer using the USB cable.
  2. When prompted, tap Media sync (MTP).
  3. On your PC computer, an 'AutoPlay' window will appear. Click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer.
  4. Double-click SD card.
  5. Navigate to and open the folder containing files you want to access.
  6. Open or delete the desired files.
    Note: To delete, select 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 Apps.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. If necessary, tap the Local tab.
  4. Tap external_SD.
  5. Navigate to and open the file you want to access.
  6. To delete the file, 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 Apps.
  2. Tap Camera.
  3. Tap Setting.
  4. Touch the Settings menu and slide up.
  5. Tap Storage.
  6. Select one of the following:
    • SD card
    • Internal storage

 

Browser

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

 

  1. Connect the device to a computer using the USB cable.
  2. When prompted, tap Media sync (MTP).
  3. On your PC computer, an 'AutoPlay' window will appear. Click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer.
  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 Apps.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. If necessary, tap the Local tab.
  4. Tap sdcard0.
  5. Navigate to the desired files or folders.
  6. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Copy.
  7. Select the check boxes for files you want to copy.
  8. Tap Copy. You are redirected to the File Manager index and 'Copy to' appears at top-left.
  9. Tap external_SD to enter your device's external memory card.
  10. 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. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Storage.
  4. Scroll down to 'SD CARD,' and view the Available information.