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Unmount Mount Format Move Apps to an SD card Encrypt or decypt SD Card

Unmount

Before removing a memory card, it must be logged off or deactivated from the Samsung device. If the memory card is not ejected by the system, data may be lost. Software problems on the Samsung device cannot be ruled out.

Disabling the memory card will disconnect all connections and accesses between the device and the card, after which the memory card can be removed from the Samsung device.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Device care
Step 3:  Tap on  Storage
Step 4:  Tap on  Advanced
Step 5:  Tap on  Unmount
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Device care
  3. Tap on Storage
  4. Tap on Advanced
  5. Tap on Unmount

Mount

In most cases, when a memory card is inserted, the Samsung device will automatically detect it and, depending on the configuration, the memory card may still need to be installed or made available.

This guide shows how to install the memory card in the settings, in most cases a notification will prompt you to install it.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Device care
Step 3:  Tap on  Storage
Step 4:  Tap on  Advanced
Step 5:  Tap on  SD card
Step 6:  Tap on  Mount
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Device care
  3. Tap on Storage
  4. Tap on Advanced
  5. Tap on SD card
  6. Tap on Mount

Format

Depending on the state of the SD card (memory card), it may need to be formatted in advance to use it on the Samsung device. No PC/laptop is required, the memory card can be formatted directly on the Samsung device.

Note: If the memory card is formatted, all data on it will be deleted!

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Device care
Step 3:  Tap on  Storage
Step 4:  Tap on  Advanced
Step 5:  Tap on  SD card
Step 6:  Tap on  Format
Step 7:  Confirm with  Format SD card
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Device care
  3. Tap on Storage
  4. Tap on Advanced
  5. Tap on SD card
  6. Tap on Format
  7. Confirm with Format SD card

Move Apps to an SD card

By default, apps are installed on the internal memory, and all the data and files created by the app are also stored on it.

If the Samsung device supports memory expansion, we can move the app to the memory card.

Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to install directly to the memory card.

Note: Moving to the memory card must be supported by the app.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on desired  App
Step 4:  Tap on  Storage
Step 5:  Tap on  Change
Step 6:  Tap on  SD card
Step 7:  Confirm with  Move
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on desired App
  4. Tap on Storage
  5. Tap on Change
  6. Tap on SD card
  7. Confirm with Move

Encrypt or decypt SD Card

inserted memory cards are most often used to store data such as photos or app content. if the samsung device is stolen, anyone can access and view the data on the sd card. android/samsung offers the option to encrypt the sd card so that it can only be read by the device from which the card was encrypted.

As a result, the SD card can only be decrypted on the Samsung device, otherwise the only option is to format the memory card, which will result in the loss of the data.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Biometrics and security
Step 3:  Tap on  Encrypt or decypt SD card
Step 4:  Tap on  Encrypt SD card / Decypt SD card
Step 5:  Enter  PIN / Pattern / Password
Step 6:  Confirm with  Done
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Biometrics and security
  3. Tap on Encrypt or decypt SD card
  4. Tap on Encrypt SD card/Decypt SD card
  5. Enter PIN/Pattern/Password
  6. Confirm with Done

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