How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy S8 or remove it?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

MicroSD card


Your device lets you use a microSD, microSDHC, or a microSDXC card, up to 256 GB, to expand memory space. This secure digital card lets you exchange pictures, music, and data with microSD compatible devices.

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Insert a microSD card


Warning: Be careful not to insert the ejector tool into the microphone hole also located on top of your device.

1. Insert the ejector tool (which comes with your device) into the hole in the SIM and microSD card tray on the top of your device as shown below. When the tray pops out, pull it out of the device.

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2. Carefully place the microSD card into the larger opening in the tray and insert the tray.

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Note: The SIM card slot is the lower, smaller opening.

Remove the microSD card


Important: You must unmount the microSD card before removing it.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch the Search icon, then search for and select Storage.

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4. Touch More Options.

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5. Touch Storage settings.

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6. Touch the Unmount icon to unmount the microSD card. This allows you to safely remove your microSD card.

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7. Insert the ejector tool into the hole in the SIM and microSD card tray on the top of your device, as shown below. When the tray pops out, pull it out of the device.

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Note: Be careful not to insert the ejector tool into the microphone hole also on top of your device.

8. Remove the microSD card from the tray and then insert the tray back into the device.

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SD card recommendations


MicroSD card classes:

   • MicroSD cards have capacity up to 2GB.

   • MicroSDHC (High Capacity) cards offer capacity up to 32GB.

   • MicroSDXC (extended Capacity) cards have capacity from over 32GB and up to 2TB.

   • Each type of card has a speed rating of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10, from slowest to fastest.

While you can use any class of microSD cards in your device, the microSDXC card is recommended for high-resolution video recording, due to its large storage capacity and high-speed read/write capability.

For less demanding use, such as still photography, regular microSD or microSDHC cards will be sufficient.

What can I do if I lost the ejector tool?


Ejector tool


If you lost the ejector tool, don’t panic! It is easy to replace it with a very common object: a paper clip. Unfold one of the end of the paperclip (as shown above) and use it as an ejector tool. As you can see, it is a very simple DIY!

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