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Inserting and Removing a MicroSD Card from Your Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A MicroSD Card

Your device lets you use a microSD or microSDHC card to expand memory space. This secure digital card lets you exchange pictures, music, and data with SD compatible devices. Your device has been tested to support up to a 64GB memory card.

Inserting a MicroSD Card

If your SD Card is not reading or is being detected by your device, it may be in a different file form. Try re-formatting the SD Card from a computer to FAT. Also consider damaged SD Card or Hardware for no detection.

Insert a microSD Card

  1. Locate the  microSD card slot and open the microSD card slot cover on the side of your device (slot location may vary by device model type).   

  2. Insert the microSD card into the slot until it locks into place.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A MicroSD Card

    Insert SD card label side up.

  3. Close the microSD card slot cover.

Mounting a microSD Card

When you insert a memory card, it is automatically mounted (connected to the device) and prepared for use. However, should you unmount the card without removing it from the device, you will need to mount it before it can be accessed.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Storage.   

  2. Scroll to and touch Mount SD card.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A MicroSD Card
  3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A MicroSD Card Format

    Touch OK to mount the SD card.    

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A MicroSD Card

Removing a MicroSD Card

To prevent damage to information stored on the memory card, always unmount the card before removing it from the device.

Unmounting an SD card may stop some apps from functioning until you mount the SD card again.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Storage.   

  2. Scroll to and touch Unmount SD card.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A MicroSD Card
  3. Touch OK to unmount SD card.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A MicroSD Card
  4. Open the microSD card slot cover on the side of your device and gently press on the microSD card to release it, and then carefully remove it from your device.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A MicroSD Card

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