Galaxy Tab S3 - Insert a microSD card or remove it (SM-T820)

Last Update Date : Sep 06. 2019

MicroSD card

Your device lets you use a microSD up to 256 GB, to expand storage 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.

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

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 Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?

The tray slot for the memory card is located on the right side of your tablet.

2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
3 Place a memory card on the tray right 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 Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?

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

Formatting the memory card

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 Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
4 Touch Storage.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
5 Touch the More options icon (at the top right corner).
How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
6 Touch Storage settings.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
7 Touch SD card.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
8 Touch Format.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
9 Touch FORMAT to start the process.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?

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 Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?

Unmount the microSD card

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 Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
4 Touch Storage.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
5 Touch the More options icon (at the top right corner).
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
6 Touch Storage settings.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
7 Touch SD card.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
8 Touch UNMOUNT to be able to remove the microSD safely.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?

Removing the memory card

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.

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 Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?

The tray slot for the memory card is located on the right side of your tablet.

2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
3 Remove the memory card.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
 How do I insert a microSD card into my Galaxy Tab S3 or remove it?

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