Transfer files from an SD card to a Samsung Phone

Last Update date : Oct 15. 2021

If you've added a microSD card to your Samsung phone or tablet, you'll want to get to know the My Files app. The My Files application will allow you to see and move files to and from a microSD card. You can even use these steps to transfer information from an attached USB Flash Drive or portable Hard Drive. Using the My Files app to organise your stuff is easy peasy once you learn how. 

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy S20+ operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q), settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and software version.

Transfer files from an SD card:

1 Launch the My Files app icon My Files app
Launch the My Files app
2 Select SD Card
Select SD Card
3 Locate and select the folder the file is stored under on your SD Card
Select Folder the file is stored under

If you are unsure which folder the file is stored in you can easily search for the file name when selecting search icon

4 Long press the file to select
Long press File to select
5 Once the file has been selected tap on Move or Copy
Tap on Move or Copy

If you select Copy you will save a copy of the file to your SD Card as well as the internal storage of your Galaxy device.

6 Tap on arrow icon to head back to your My Files main page
Press back icon to head back to My Files main page
7 Select Internal Storage
Tap on Internal Storage
8 Tap on a Folder you would like to store the File under
Select a Folder you would like to store the file under
9 Select Move here or Copy here to transfer the file to your internal storage
Tap on Copy here
10 Once the File has been transferred you will have successfully saved a copy onto your internal storage
File saved on Internal Storage

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community

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