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8 things to know about the Galaxy Note 7's SD card slot

Note buyers have spoken: they wanted an SD card slot back in their phone. Samsung listened, and the Galaxy Note 7 brought back the SD card slot just like the Galaxy S7 did — hiding right in there next to the SIM card.

Things mostly pick up right where they left off with the SD card slot on the Note 4, though the software and capabilities have changed a bit. If you have a Note 7 or are getting ready to pick one up, these are the things you should know about expanding the storage in your phone.

No 'adoptable storage' option to be found here

Galaxy Note 7 SD card

Perhaps the biggest thing to note right off the top is that the Galaxy Note 7 doesn't support Marshmallow's "Adoptable storage" system as we've seen implemented on other phones. Adoptable storage is an optional system that phone makers can use that lets the SD card be completely consumed by the phone, in effect becoming just another part of the internal storage — this lets the phone freely move apps and files between the SD card and internal storage, but it has some downsides as well.

The Note 7 skips the feature altogether for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being issues with performance, stability and user confusion. That means the SD card in the Note 7 simply acts as a separate, mountable piece of storage that has no special tricks associated with it. You can just load data on it, put it in the phone and the phone will be able to read the files. The phone can also write to the card, but not span data across from the card to the internal storage.

Not every app can be moved to the SD card

Galaxy Note 7 SD card

One of the downsides of not using Adoptable storage is that you're still dealing with the "old" way of putting apps on your SD card, if you feel the need to. To move apps over to the SD card on your Note 7, you simply go into the settings, find the application settings and go to each app that you want to move. Not every app can be moved to the SD card, though, as some have certain permissions or performance requirements that make them only run from internal storage.

Going a step further, many apps that you think have moved over to the SD card may have only moved part of their assets to the external storage. For example if you install a large game and want to put it on your SD card, you may find that the game has offloaded some of its media assets to the SD card, but kept the core of the game and any additional downloads on the internal storage. Because of this shortcoming you may want to just keep all of your apps locally on the Note 7's internal storage, and just use the SD card for other types of media instead.

Removing your SD card also removes the SIM

Galaxy Note 7 SD card

This is probably the simplest of tips, but it's important to remember where the SD card lives and what that means for it. The SD card shares a slot with the SIM card tray, meaning that if you want to remove one, you're going to remove the other.

If you remove the SD card to move media back and forth between your phone and computer, that means your SIM just came out of your phone — and chances are you're going to want to reboot when you put the SIM card back inside. On the opposite end of things, if you ever have to remove your SIM card (which won't happen nearly as often), you'll lose access to your media and apps on the SD card until it's replaced and re-mounted in the phone.

Pictures and video save to the card by default

Galaxy Note 7 SD card

When you put an SD card in your Galaxy Note 7, the phone will start to utilize it right away. And since you can't move all of your apps over to the card, it makes sense to start putting pictures and videos you take there, so that's what the camera does by default. When you first launch the camera app after inserting an SD card you'll see a warning letting you know of the change, and if you don't want photos or videos saved to the SD card it's a simple switch in the camera settings.

If you choose to keep that default setting, you'll notice that the Gallery app creates a separate folder for those images in the "Albums" area of the app, which is separate from any other photos or videos you took before you put the SD card in. The difference is noted by a little SD card logo in the corner of the album, which is a little confusing at first. If you just stick to the "Pictures" tab of the Gallery you won't notice any difference, as all of the photos — SD card or not — will show up in the regular photo timeline.

SD card photos may be odd to handle in third-party apps

Galaxy Note 7 SD card

There is one notable downside of storing images and videos from the camera on your SD card: the only guaranteed way to delete those files is from the app that created them, which in this case is the default Camera and Gallery apps. If you prefer to use another gallery app, you may not be able to properly move around and delete photos that are stored on the SD card. For example in Google Photos, and many other popular gallery apps, you'll be able to view and apply extra edits to the photos but you can't delete the original files from within the third-party app.

This becomes particularly bothersome in a cloud-based gallery app like Google Photos where you can delete photos remotely and have those changes sync back to your Galaxy Note 7 — in this case Google Photos will never be able to delete those local files on your phone, you have to do it manually from within Samsung's Gallery app. If you use another simple gallery app without any cloud functions (and using an older permission model or a workaround) it may be able to manage those SD card photos just fine — but it's something to be aware of if you run into odd behavior when deleting.

You probably don't have to worry about performance

SanDisk extreme SD card

External SD card storage will definitely be slower than the internal storage on your phone, but thanks to the overall increase in SD card speeds in the past couple of years this isn't really something to get worried about. Chances are that the only real slowdown in this configuration is the actual connection from the card to the phone, rather than the card itself, and even that isn't that big of a bottleneck.

Most of what you're doing with an SD card is pretty small, relatively slow and consistent movement of data. Taking a few pictures, reading HD video or MP3 audio, or maybe saving some documents. None of these things require a super-fast SD card, and you won't notice any difference in performance when comparing to doing the same functions with internal storage.

Find good deals on SD cards

The biggest reason to not buy an absolutely bottom-of-the-barrel SD card is that you can get really good cards for a great deal all around the internet. Sure a super-fast 200GB card is going to set you back a few extra dollars, but if you just need to add another 64GB of storage you can get a great, name-brand SD card for less than $30 and know you're getting a good product that's going to do everything you need.

Use caution when buying the cheapest of the cheap cards out there, and be sure to read the specs and reviews before you buy.

You can encrypt the card for your own safety

Galaxy Note 7 SD card

So your Galaxy Note 7 is pretty secure, locked up tight behind a fingerprint or maybe even your irises. Even if someone has your phone in their hands, they can't access your data, which is an awesome thing. But if they have a SIM tray removal tool, they can pop out your SD card in just a few seconds and have access to every file on that card when they plug it into their computer.

For this reason, you should seriously consider encrypting your SD card if you put any sort of personal information on the card. You can do so by heading into your Settings > Lock screen and security > Encrypt SD card. How long it'll take depends on the amount of data on your card — it could be anywhere from a handful of seconds to several minutes or even an hour for a completely full 256GB card. If you ever need to decrypt the data, it'll take just the same amount of time from the same settings screen — you don't lose any data in the process.

By encrypting the SD card, you're ensuring that the only device that can read that card is the phone you encrypted it with. Now of course this has a few downsides: you can no longer quickly take out the card to transfer data to another device, and if your Note 7 is ever damaged beyond repair you won't be able to recover your own files off of the SD card. Both may be worthy trade offs considering the extra layer of security you're adding.

Well, maybe you don't need an SD card

Galaxy Note 7 storage

So that's everything you really need to know about the SD card in the Galaxy Note 7 ... well, there's one more thing: maybe you don't even need an SD card in your Note 7. With the latest generation, Samsung bumped up the internal storage to 64 from 32GB, meaning you'll have somewhere around 50GB of space free to do anything you like on the phone.

For most people, 50GB of space will be plenty for everything they need — and for that reason, you should probably consider buying your Note 7 and using it without an SD card for a while to see how close you get to maxing out the internal storage. If you can fit all of your needs into the internal storage, it's far preferable to managing a new volume of storage on a separate SD card. It'll also save you a few dollars.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

95 Comments
  • Do the powers that be really think that Adoptable Storage is "confusing" to customers?
  • You never know what these people might be capable of.....
  • After being on a help desk when I first started in IT, yeah, people can be dumb
  • Seriously, people who don't regularly interact with the general population with regards to technology just do not understand.
  • I still get asked, which is the power cord, or what does the phone cord look like. Honestly, no excuse not to know the answer of either of those. Especially when power cords have probably been around before Thomas Edison.
  • Probably. And they're probably right too. Don't let your own knowledge skew you, there are still a great number of people who would have trouble changing their ringtone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good point
  • I can change the ringtone?
  • It is possible to change a ringtone. Whether or not you personally are actually capable of changing yours is a different matter lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, first the ringtone has to WANT to be changed.
  • True, just true.
    I already had people asking me to help change their ringtone.
  • I think it is for the masses, but then again they probably wouldn't know how to flip the switch anyways. Cannot tell you how many times I have talked to people and they had no idea they could even use a card in their phone. Bottom line I think it is complicated for the average Joe. Samsung has the average Joe locked up sales wise. Easier to do it this way with less headaches. Posted from Nexus 6
  • Also a good point
  • Tell me a little more about this card? So I can stick my credit card in my phone? Do I have to tape my credit card to my phone since there is no removable battery?
  • Not sure where you are going with this. Posted from Nexus 6
  • Not all all! All you have to do is give us the card number and the 3 digit code on the back and we'll get that added straight away! Also, if you're willing to do some light banking I happen to know a Nigerian prince that may want to speak with you!
  • Awesome!
  • Just give me the card, I'll take care of it for you
  • Possibly. Maybe not adoptable storage itself, but customers may be wondering why a certain app is so slow (if that app is running from the SD card is stored on the SD card rather than internal storage).
  • I think it's confusing to anyone who has used an SD card in a phone before and had it work entirely differently. But of course, the "old" system is also confusing in some ways. It's really a lose-lose situation there. This is why some manufacturers just skip the SD card altogether.
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • If does not help when the SIM and SD are on the same tray... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know, right? You can choose whether to use it as adoptable storage or the old way and the descriptions are pretty clear. The killer feature of marshmallow was adoptable storage and it's infuriating that Samsung users have been hung out to dry on that
  • Short Answer: Absolutely Android treats expandable storage the same whether it is a microadcard slot or USB 'OTG'. If you attach a Flash drive via USB OTG on a Nexus 6 and choose to use it as Adoptable Storage things get broken if you move over 'core' apps . Especially if Nexus 6 still has stock encryption enabled. People go to charge phone, removing Flash Drive, and then wonder the apps went. Sometimes the only way to get 'core' apps Restores is to reflash ROM/Factory Image. Which then resets/breaks the encryption associated with the USB Flash Drive that was used as Adoptable Storage...thus the flash drive needs to wiped. (Nexus with encryption enabled on Adoptable Storage on dev previews is just a mess since going from preview build to Factory image public builds changes the encryption keys)* Since my Samsung Galaxy S6 does not allow for Adoptable Storage over USB 'OTG', I assume Samsung chose to avoid the complications of having users move Core apps over to the Sim+ micro-SD tray or USB 'OTG' (flash drives or HDD) and not having a pleasant experience. Now if Android implements Adoptable Storage as hot-swappable and thus working like a quick-toggle (hotspot/airplane mode/do not disturb) so that there is a script that ensures core apps are restored and thus Adoptable Storage is safely disconnected : then I can Samsung utilizing Adoptable Storage. (Then the gates would be open for Bluetooth/NFC/Modules to also implement Adoptable Storage having the apps installed on the peripheral rather than Phone/tablet)
  • you underestimate the stupidity of the "average" user
  • Yes. People who are used to just popping the SD card out of their phone will wonder why a bunch of their programs disappeared.
  • "hiding right in there next to the SIM card" perhaps?
  • Well in the States I bet half have never popped open the sim tray. Posted from Nexus 6
  • Perhaps, along with the author (and editor?), you can re-read the original sentence.
  • Yeah. Where's a copy editor when you need one? Good article for the non-technical, though.
  • I was obviously just so excited about the return of the SD card slot that I subconsciously thought the Note 7 had TWO SD card slots. But seriously, good catch. Should be much clearer now :)
  • Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Slow news day
  • Not quite, it's the actual release date for the Note 7, so readers are going to want to read this type of information.
  • Adoptable storage, a combined sim / sd slot, coupled with years of many people just taking out the sd card instead of hooking up to a pc ; plus not understanding that the card is now a part of the OS would cause havoc for many people stepping up the Samsung ladder over many years. (I think that was a sentence) So, good decision imv.
  • Other than the fact that note 7 has 64gb on board, remaining points are same as galaxy iteration. Posted via the Android Central App on my GS7 edge
  • Basically the same as the GS7. but yeah, there are even fewer people who will need an SD card considering there's 64GB of storage on board.
  • I bet you can enable easily enough in a similar fashion to the S7, though I would wait for that to be confirmed. Edit: re Adoptable storage.
  • Probably going to go with no sd since I have 64gb of onboard storage. The only thing I don't like about the sd card is not being able to delete pics from Google photos after they are already synced to the cloud.
  • I definitely agree with what you said about Photos. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sad part is keeping it simple just keeps the simple people stupid. The world is getting dumbed down.
  • We are on here beating our chests. It's actually no big deal. I wouldn't use it myself for adoptable storage, only media. Posted from Nexus 6
  • Or you are just too edgy and possibly smug :)
  • Adoptable storage will slow down performance.not to mention cycle life which will make the sd card more corrupt
  • There are definitely concerns with using Adoptable storage on a slow/crappy/old card.
  • Reason why UFS cards are becoming a thing.
  • Has anybody tried to download Google music to the SD card? I never could get this to work on my S7 Edge.
  • Works 100% of the time. Not sure what's up with your phone.
  • I think you have to go into settings and flip the switch. I could be wrong. Posted from Nexus 6
  • Hm really? I haven't heard of that as an issue. Switch in the settings.
  • I am coming from a Note 5, I'm actually setting up my Note 7 right now.
    I've transfered everything over with the google nfc tap and samsung smart sync
    I was going to use a 64 GB class 10 sandisk card I got last fall but the photos and video thing you mentioned is a real bummer as I always use google photos to manage them. I don't think I've every opened the samsung galary on my existing phone. For now I think I'll put the card in and change the option in the camera settings.
    It'll just be sitting in a drawer if I don't so it does no harm
  • I'm strongly considering hacking/tweaking (whatever you wanna call it) my S7 so it can support adoptable storage. It's becoming a hassle transferring games and apps to the SD card. Plus I hate the fact that VR purchases and downloads get saved to internal storage by default.
  • If it's reliable and doesn't involve rooting or tripping know I will too.
    I understand they don't want users to be confused, by why can't Samsung leave it deep in the settings for regular users. They don't even have to present the option to new users, just by default use it as portable storage.
    Advanced users have to dig into the settings (where normal users don't go much) to format it as adoptable storage.
    Simple.
  • Wasn't there a story a few weeks back about Samsung letting you choose third party apps as default again?
    If so, could you choose Google Photos and not have to worry about the not being able to delete photos issue.
  • You can set default apps. The problem is the permission model. Just because you set Google Photos to be your default gallery doesn't mean it has permission to write/modify files that were created by a different app. Now I'd assume that if you used Google Camera the situation might be different — the system may see Google Camera and Google Photos as the same app for this situation.
  • Good to know. Thanks Andrew
  • Can you disable the default gallery and then choose Photos as your default app? Maybe, that'll do the trick.
  • How reliable are SD cards these days? What is the failure rate? That would be my concern for photos and video as I have seen them get corrupt and loose access to pictures. I'd much rather have 128GB internal storage. I can see the SD card for music and videos like movies that you could easily download again if the card is corrupted.
  • Good name-brand SD cards have low failure rates, for sure. And they get lower as the processes for creating cards gets better. But no matter how good the reliability of an SD card is, you never want to use it as your only storage method. Regular backups for critical files, photos and other media is super important.
  • Regarding the photos on SD card: Do automatic cloud backups still work through Google, Amazon, Dropbox, etc?
  • They do. Third-party apps can read the SD card — they just can't edit/modify the files.
  • "you'll be able to view and apply extra edits to the photos but you can't delete the original files from within the third-party app" - your statement in the article is that you can edit files, just not delete them. The above comment is that you can't edit them. Which is it? Or is there some subtle difference being discussed that I'm missing?
  • I didn't have a good experience with Adoptable Storage on my Moto X pure 16GB. I was limited to like 9GB internal out the gate and once I restored my apps, it was a wrap. I'd have to clear space with google photos every week, clear the cache and watch Facebook stop responding every time I tried to use it. There are warnings that suggest apps may not function as expected, but there's no definitive answer as to which ones. Its alot of trial and error and in the end, I'd rather just have 128GB on-board and continue using cloud.
  • Doesn't sound like you used adoptable storage then? I've got the 16 GB X Pure with 64 GB in adoptable storage and right now I've used 26 GB out of 74 GB with very little issue. Some apps seem to not work on the micro SD card like MS Word, but I couldn't be happier with the way Samsung is doing things. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Very interesting article. I didn't know about 'storage extension' :)
  • There doesn't seem to be a way to format the s d card on the phone.
  • it's hidden af: Settings > Device maintenance > storage > overflow menu > storage settings > tap SD card > tap Format
  • What format does the phone use on the Card. If it uses FAT32, then you're probably better off formatting as ExFAT and then putting it into the phone and using it that way. I believe Samsung phones support ExFAT. Should perform better than FAT32, and handles very large file sizes (i.e. 10 minute 4K videos better). I think ExFAT has better space efficiency than FAT32 as well?
  • Samsung devices have an exFAT driver so most likely exFAT
    pretty sure my S5 formatted it as exFAT
  • Sure xfat is great if you don't plan on ever using the micro SD card on your PC to upload or download things. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Windows and macOS both support exFAT. exFAT is a Microsoft technology. Both Windows and macOS can Create and Read/Write exFAT partitions. It's the choice to use for external hard disk drives that have to go in multiple PCs/devices running different operating systems. The only people who will have problems with this are the ones running OSes like Linux or FreeBSD, and those people can simply NOT use exFAT. There aren't a lot of these people, either...
  • YES! finally. I held off buying a new Samsung phone due to no memory upgrade. Now its time to get rid of my note 4 and use it for a clock. Note 7 edge here I come. Right after I submit this comment.
  • I ordered the Duos version (should arrive next week) and the SD slot doubles as a second Sim. Never had one of those and am curious to check it out. It was only $10 more so went for it.
  • Is it really that hard to have a separate sim slut from a micro SD slut? And yes I do think it's to protect the masses. A majority of the people that buy cell phones don't know much of the technical know how in regards to these phones. I think Samsung should just hide the feature or make it how only a power user would be able to use it. Posted via the Pokemon Central App
  • It would be more inefficient, and would eat into the space to some extent at least. But yeah, more importantly, the risk to the average consumer is too great, especially since it doesn't actually contribute much and it affects performance. There's no micro SD card that's comparable to ufs 2.0.
  • I am sure it's spelled slot and not slut. :) Carry on.
  • Thanks for all the great info. Just got shipping confirmation from Samsung for my 256gb card, so I'm stoked!
  • The thing about Photos not being able to delete photos off the SD Card (yet the phone switching the camera to the SD Card automatically when inserted) is part of the reason why I hate having to depend on external storage to reach high storage capacities. This is a stain on the device's user experience. UGH! Just thinking about this phone is like getting popped in the mouth everything you recover. Whenever I decide a certain compromise is okay and get ready to pull the trigger, I hear about something else and this pile of issues is starting to make the device look quite unattractive to use at this point.
  • Also, whenever you update an app that you moved to the SD card, you will need to move it again, since updating seems to automatically throw the app back to primary storage
  • 64gb isn't enough?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • No. It isn't. It's 2016. No one wants to watch 480 or 720p video on a 2K screen. it looks terrible. Also, different people use their phones differently. Lastly, it's a ~55GB phone, not a 64GB phone. Formatting does nerf the capacity by ~7% before anything is even written to it, and then the system software takes up considerable amount of storage. So our of the box, you have about ~55GB of storage on the device, and not the 64GB that is advertised. This is true of all smartphones, including iPhones. One FHD Movie weighs about 4-5GB in size. I use my phone as a tool for language learning. I like to keep 3-5 of those on my device, because it's necessary to improve your pronunciation, oral comprehension, and vocabulary. I also keep books, course material, and the audio and/or video material that compliments that course material (in Lossless form for the Audio, if ripped from CDs - to preserve the audio quality). Half of 55GB is gone after I sync that from my PC. I don't see a problem with wanting that on my phone that. Do you? I do replicate this setup on my Windows Notebook and iMac for when I feel those devices are more appropriate to use (at my desk, or logging around on the couch), but I do not carry a laptop with me EVERYWHERE; and, I think it's a good idea to study when I have gaps in my day/training, or during commutes. I would assume pretty much any other reasonable person on this planet would agree with that. Additionally, I record a lot of video on my phone because I'm an athlete and we use Video Analysis a lot to troubleshoot issues (which can help reduce/prevent injuries, among many other things). This is all done in High Resolution and High Framerate, and has to be on the device since Android Apps are not nearly as good as iOS apps at recording it at High Res + High FR directly into the app (so I used to use the Stock Samsung Video player to play these things back on my Note 3 - it allowed you to pan and zoom as well as play the video back at variable speeds - something the HTC player on my M8 doesn't allow you to do (but it isn't my daily driver at the moment)). This is not the kind of stuff I want to be streaming, and streaming is a waste of battery life, anyways, compared to playing media off of local storage (if you don't have WiFi, you will obliterate your data plan, as well, for those people without unlimited data). Apps weigh. I don't game much, but some people may. Some (Many) games weigh 500MB - 1.5GB in size... I only have 6GB of Music, why not put it on the device? Pictures, with potentially some DNGs? Personal videos? Hi-Res Audio Recordings? Documents? The SD Card is useful for this, but due to the issues that can arise in some apps when you use it, I'd much prefer a 128GB device with no SD Card to a 64GB device with one. It's simply easier to manage, and it completely avoids those potential issues. I'm going to wait the Note 7 out and see what Apple announces. If they announce the next iPhone with a 128GB SKU at the same price as the current 64GB SKU, I will likely buy that over a 64GB Note and deal with SD Card issues. Also, I still think the edge sacrifices durability and ergonomics to look cute. All that being said, I can totally see some people never needing an SD Card, at all, with a 64GB Phone. I am just not one of them, and you cannot simply assume someone will be one of those people. Different people use their devices different and have different requirements. Also, your requirements can change after you own the device. It's better to overbuy storage than to skimp on it and hope you don't need it. Also, keep in mind that for many people who would be moving over from i.e. iOS to Android, we will already be faced with the issue of repurchasing content we already own that we need to have on our devices. That's a ~$200 overhead, at the very least, for me. If they want to market their device as a premium choice, then it needs to have a premium user experience and buggy SD Card support across preloaded apps, among other things doesn't really sing that song. Going with *only* 64GB of storage and putting a super cheap SD Card slot/controller in the phone was just their way to increasing their profit margins. People always defend companies like white knights as if they have some personal life-altering reason to do so. These companies are out for the same thing, to make profits. What you think about it is secondary to them, and only matters so far as keeping the overriding message about there product positive to spur sales.
  • If your like the guy above who records videos in 4k and never moves them off the device then no it's not enough. Otherwise 55 GB is a lot of storage to fill even when recording video at 1080p Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's not just about 4K video. Did you even read my post? I don't think I've ever personally recorded 4K on my 6S Plus or my Note 3 (which had this capability). I don't personally know anyone who's ever touched the video settings in their phone. They all use the default 1080x30p setting on the device. I do, however, know many people who want full resolution movies and lots of music, among other things, on their devices. 4K from a phone is useless for video analysis. It's only 30 FPS. You need at least 60 for the video to be useful, and ideally 120 or more. The more, the merrier, but 30 is literally unusable. I also noted in my post the all of my stuff is on my desktop and notebook. I use the device more suitable for the environment and situation I'm in. This isn't a case of someone never copying the things off his phone, or backing it up. It's the case of someone who doesn't feel they should have to stream their own personal data over a network connection just to access it. The amount of money you pay for cloud storage is going to dwarf what you pay for higher storage capacity over the long long run.
  • I doubt anyone read your 4,500 character post. Hell, the article only contained 5,700 characters. Keep working on that language thing.
  • and for people like me, the music folder on my S6 is bigger than 50GB
    256GB micro SD card for me when I get mine
  • So...... they are including a 256 gig card with the purchase.....Why not just make the internal 256 gig instead?
  • because 256GB UFS would be more expensive and the "average" user doesn't need anywhere near that much space?
    and I'm in the UK so no option of a 256GB card with pre-orders.
  • I want this phone
  • For me 32 is a min with out a sdcard. 64 would keep me happy. With a sdcard 16-32 is perfect. My cheap ass galaxy express prime has 16 on board. I have 6.5 left. My 32gig sdard has 20 free. Posted via the Android Central App
  • delete
  • The method to make the S7 and S7 Edge use adoptable storage probably also works for the Note 7.
  • Ya, they should have brought back the battery and increased the resolution fir better Gear Vr experience .. Then I would have considered paying 1/2 a mortgage $$
  • 64 Gb should be fine for me. A SD card will be a bonus and that would mean not having to store all my media on the cloud and be able to access it any I want, without needing a wifi connection. My music takes up almost 17 GB on my S6. I have used a SD card with an HTC 8 and enjoyed the experience. The San disk app helped a lot too.
  • To me, if it's not adoptable storage it's pretty useless. I want to be able to put more apps on my phone. Sent from my Sony Xperia XA
  • Here's how to do adoptable storage on the Note 7: http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/blog/2016/08/note-7-ultimate-micro-sd-guide-t...