How to insert or remove SD card on Galaxy Tab A

Knowing how to insert or remove an SD card on Galaxy Tab A can come handy when troubleshooting or if you need to add more storage capability. Check out the proper steps in inserting and removing an SD card below.

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How to insert or remove SD card on Galaxy Tab A

This short tutorial will show you how to insert or remove an SD card from a Galaxy Tab A. Check out the steps below to get started.

How to insert SD card on Galaxy Tab A

When inserting an SD card, be sure that your tablet is off first. Then, follow the rest of the steps below.

  1. Prepare the SD card.
  2. Turn off your Galaxy Tab A. This is important. Inserting an SD card while the device is on may result to corrupted data.
  3. With your phone’s screen facing you, remove the card tray. You can use a insertion/removal tool (or a paperclip) to unlock the tray by inserting it into the provided slot. This small hole should be visible on the left part of your device.  
  4. Put the SD card into the tray (gold contacts facing down). The card should fit snugly in the slot. If the metallic contacts are visible to you, or if the card seems to move, you’re not doing it right. Ensure the card fits into place.
  5. Insert the card tray (gold contacts facing down).
  6. Press in on the tray to lock it into place.
  7. That’s it! Turn on your Galaxy Tab A and see if it now detects your SD card.

How to remove an SD card on Galaxy Tab A

Just like when inserting an SD card, removal must be performed while the tablet is OFF. 

  1. Turn off your Galaxy Tab A. This is important. Inserting an SD card  while the device is on may result to corrupted data.
  2. With your phone’s screen facing you, remove the card tray. You can use the insertion/removal tool (or a paperclip) to unlock the tray by inserting it into the provided slot. This small hole should be visible on the left part of your device.  
  3. Remove the SD card from the tray. You can lift the card up from the bottom. To assist, use the opening on the opposite side of the tray to dislodge.
  4. Reinsert the card tray.
  5. Press in on the tray to lock it into place.
  6. That’s it!  

 


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