Galaxy Tab E LTE - How do I insert or remove a microSD card with my Samsung Galaxy Tab E LTE?

Last Update date : 2016.07.14

MicroSD card


Your device lets you use a microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC card with maximum capacity of 128 GB to expand memory space. This secure digital card lets you exchange pictures, music, and data with microSD compatible devices. Depending on the memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your device.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Insert a microSD Card


1. Open the cover of the memory card slot (located on the top left side of your tablet when you look at its screen).

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2. Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.

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3. Push the memory card into the slot until it locks in place.

4. Close the cover of the memory card slot.

Remove a microSD Card


Important: Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .

2. Touch Settings .

3. Scroll to and touch Storage .

4. Touch the icon next to SD card to safely unmount the microSD card.

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5. Open the cover of the memory card slot.

6. Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.

7. Close the cover of the memory card slot.

Note: Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.

Format a microSD Card


Important: The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the memory card.

To format a SD card means to prepare the drive to be used by the operating system (running your tablet) by deleting all of the data and setting up a file system. A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. So it might be useful to format the memory card just after inserting it into the device.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .

2. Touch Settings .

3. Scroll to and touch Storage .

4. Touch SD card.

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5. Touch Format.

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6. Touch FORMAT to confirm your decision.

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Important: All data previously stored on your SD card will be deleted at this step.

7. When formatting is complete, touch DONE. Your SD card is now ready to be used.

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