SD card: T-Mobile Sparq

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. Plug the device into a computer with a USB cable.
  2. On the computer Start menu, navigate to Computer or My Computer.
  3. Find the Removable disk located under devices with removable storage.

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  4. Right-click the removable disk.
  5. Click Format.

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

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  7. Click Start.
  8. 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. Remove the back cover using the notch located on the top edge of the phone.
  2. Push the memory card into the memory card slot, as shown, until it clicks into place.

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Remove

  1. Remove the back cover using the notch located on the top edge of the phone.
  2. Push the memory card into the memory card slot until it clicks.
  3. Pull the memory card out of the memory card 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 a USB cord to your phone, then to a computer.
  2. Select Mass storage.
  3. On the computer, navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive.
  4. Click to open the desired folder(s).
  5. 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 the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select File mgr.
  3. Scroll to and select Memory card.

 

 

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:

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select Camera.
  3. Select Camera.
  4. Select the Menu icon.
  5. Holding the phone in landscape view, scroll right to Storage.
  6. Select Phone or 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.

 

  1. Connect a USB cord to your phone, then to a computer.
  2. Select Mass storage.
  3. On the computer, navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive.
  4. Locate and copy the desired file(s) on the computer.
  5. Paste the files in the desired location on the phone’s disk drive.
  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:

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select File mgr.
  3. Scroll to and select Phone.
  4. Locate the file you want to move.
  5. Select Options.
  6. Scroll to and select Copy to memory card or Move to memory card.

 

 

View free SD card space

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select File mgr.
  3. Scroll to and select Memory status.
  4. Scroll left and right to view Phone memory or Card memory.