How to install/remove or format Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy Tab S4?

Last Update Date : Sep 13. 2018

To install/remove or format your memory card, follow these steps:

Installing a memory card

Please note:
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data stored in it
• Be mindful to insert the memory card right-side up
• 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 recognise the 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

Installing a memory card
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray

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

2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot

Please note:
• When you remove the tray from the device, the mobile data connection will be disabled

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

Please note:
• 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:
• Your device may be damaged if wet tray is inserted. Always make sure the tray is dry
• Fully insert the tray into the slot to prevent liquid from entering your device

Removing the memory card

Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. Launch the Settings App and tap Device maintenance > Storage > Storage settings > SD card > UNMOUNT.

1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot
3 Remove the memory card
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot

Please note:
• Do not remove external storage, such as a memory card or USB storage, while the device is transferring or accessing information, or right after transferring data. Doing so can cause data to be corrupted/lost or cause damage to the external storage or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses, including loss of data, resulting from the misuse of external storage devices

Formatting the memory card

A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. To format the memory card on the device, launch the Settings App and tap Device maintenance > Storage > Storage settings > SD card > Format.

Please note:
• Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss of data resulting from user actions

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