How to install or remove memory card in Samsung Mobile Device?

Last Update Date : Aug 23. 2018

Memory card is a handy way of increasing storage on your mobile device. Also, it help to protect your content should anything happen to your mobile device.

Please note: This article is focusing on newer models such as Galaxy Note9, S9/S9+, Note8 and S8/S8+

Understanding Memory Cards

• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an incompatible card may damage the device / memory card, or corrupt the data stored in it


• Devices such as Galaxy Note9, S9/S9+, Note8; A8/A8+; S8/S8+ accepts memory cards with maximum capacity of 256 GB.

• The device supports FAT32 and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device will be asked to reformat the memory card

• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards

• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory appears in the My Files > SD card folder

To install/remove memory card, follow the instructions below:

How to install a Memory Card

How to install a Memory CardClick to Expand
 How to install the memory card in Samsung Mobile Device?
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole to loosen the tray

Please note: Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged

2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot. When you remove the tray from the device, the mobile data connection will be disabled
3 Place a memory card on the tray 2 with the gold-colored contacts facing downwards
 How to install the memory card in Samsung Mobile Device?
4 Gently press the memory card into the tray to secure it. If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the memory card may leave or fall out of the tray
5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot

Please note:
• If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry
• Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device

How to remove a Memory cardClick to Expand
1 Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. From the Apps screen, tap Settings
Tap Settings
2 Tap Device maintenance
Tap Device Maintenance
3 Tap Storage
Tap Storage
4 Tap More option
Tap More Options
5 Tap Storage settings
Tap Storage Settings
6 Tap SD card
Tap SD card
7 Tap Unmount
Tap Unmount

Please note: Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information. Doing so can cause data to be lost / 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

8 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray
Insert ejection pin into the tray hole

Please note: Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged

9 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot
Gently pull out the tray from the tray slot
10 Remove the memory card
11 Insert the tray back into the tray slot
Remove the memory card and insert the tray back

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