Samsung Galaxy S5

If the Samsung Galaxy S5 is your first smartphone, it may be a little intimidating trying to get everything started and set up. We've got a handful of things you should do early on with your shiny new device, but there are some basic things you need to do before you get started. Don't be embarrassed if you're having problems this early in the game; Android Central is here to help with how to install the microSD memory card, SIM card, and battery into the Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to install the battery, SIM card, and microSD memory card on the Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Peel away any wrapping on Samsung Galaxy S4 (around the camera too! It's tricky)

Opening the battery door on the Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Open the rear battery door. The easiest way to do this is to pop open the USB cover at the bottom, and slide a fingernail between the main body and battery door.

SD card and SIM card slot on the Samsung Galaxy S5

  • The microSD memory card is used to store music, photos, and other files. It slides into the the top slot at the top-right of the device by the camera. Orient the so that the shiny copper contacts are face down and pointing towards the top of the device, then slide it up. Unlike many devices, you won't get a click or spring mechanism here. Also, be careful not to put it into the SIM card slot which is tucked just underneath the SD card slot. (Note: SD cards work a little differently in Android 4.4.2. More on that here.)

  • The SIM card contains information relating to your service provider, and is required to make phone calls. You may need to press it out of a larger card, depending on what your carrier gives you. This slides into the slot beneath the microSD card, contacts down again, and the clipped corner facing towards the camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 with battery installed

  • Finally, to install the battery. The shiny contacts on the top of the battery should be facing the top-left of the battery slot before you push the top in, and letting the bottom drop into place
  • Snap the battery door back into place. Be sure to press tightly all around the edge of the door to ensure everything inside stays nice and waterproof.

From there, the device should boot up, and you can go on to the initial set up process.