I don’t know about you, but I was delighted when Samsung decided to bring back expandable storage with the Galaxy S7.
After all, Samsung gives us what we want, at least in theory because I am sure that an amazing 200GB microSD card that doesn’t allow the user to delete videos or movies, a notification that keeps popping up every few hours or not being able to move apps to the microSD car or discovering that some files that I have copied from my computer to the SD card can’t be found when mounted on the phone were not included in anyone’s wish list.
The new Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a microSD card slot that it supposed to let us use external storage devices to expand the storage capacity of the device. However, a lot of owners are worried about some issues with their device (issues as the ones mentioned above) and besides that, things are not that great.
There is no adoptable expandable storage, the microSD card also seems to make the device take a touch longer to wake and it’s not acceptable to stay this way. Here’s what you have to do:
How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 MicroSD Card Issues:
- It has been admitted that certain brands of microSD cards are causing such an issue more than others and this includes Samsung cards too. That is why the company has decided to release a software update that addresses this problem, so make sure that your device is updated to the latest software version;
- Make sure that the SD card is detected and recognized by your Galaxy S7. Don’t hesitate to reformat the card in order to make sure the device can properly read from and write on it and then, you can finally to move apps to the SD card:
- Go to Settings;
- Then, find your way to Applications;
- Tap Application Manager;
- Choose Downloaded Apps;
- Select Storage;
- Tap on Change and select SD card;
- To confirm your action of moving the app to a new storage location, you have to tap Move;
- Then, simply wait until the export is finished;
- Feel free to repeat the very same procedure for other apps, but this doesn’t change that not all apps can be moved to the SD card (such as the pre-installed ones that need another type of guide such as: how to Remove Bloatware from your Android Device with Debloater).
- What to do about those random popups that drive you mad all day long? The key might be formatting the microSD card to the exFAT standard, but it will not work if you have a hardware issue. Since you are most probably within the replacement period, it’s time to visit the store as soon as possible so you can have the unit replaced with a new one.
For those of you who have other issues, don’t hesitate to use one of these guides (browse to see if your problem is among the ones that we already addressed) and keep visiting AndroidFlagship. More guides are about to be added in the next days!