How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?

Last Update Date : Apr 12. 2018

MicroSD card

Your device lets you use a microSD up to 256 GB, to expand memory space. This secure digital card lets you exchange pictures, music, and data with microSD compatible devices. Some memory cards may not be compatible with your device depending on the memory card manufacturer and type.

 

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 will ask to reformat the card or will not recognize the card. If the device does not recognize your memory card, format it on your computer. No matter what, we highly recommend to format a microSD if it is the first time you insert it into your mobile device.

 

Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. Failure to follow this instruction may result in the loss of data stored on your microSD card.

Note: The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Insert a microSD card

Note: The tray slot for the memory card is located on the upper side of your smartphone.

1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray. Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
3 Place a memory card on the tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
4 Gently press the memory card into the tray to secure it.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?

Note: Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device.

Formatting the memory card

Note: We highly recommend to format a microSD if it is the first time you insert it into your mobile device. Copy any data stored on your memory card before formatting it. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss of data resulting from user actions.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps
2 Touch Settings
3 Touch Device maintenance.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
4 Touch Storage.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
5 Touch the More options icon.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
6 Touch Storage settings.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
7 Touch SD card.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
8 Touch Format.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
9 Touch FORMAT to start the process.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?

Warning: Once you hit FORMAT, the process is irreversible. All data previously stored on the memory card will be lost.

10 Touch DONE to start using your memory card.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?

Unmount the microSD card

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

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps
2 Touch Settings
3 Touch Device maintenance.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
4 Touch Storage.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
5 Touch the More options icon.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
6 Touch Storage settings.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
7 Touch SD card.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
8 Touch Unmount to be able to remove the microSD safely.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?

Removing the memory card

Important: 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.

Note: The tray slot for the memory card is located on the upper side of your smartphone.

1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray. Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
3 Remove the memory card.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W) or remove it?

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