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Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:02 PM

Can I add a memory card at anytime? Or is it best to add right away when purchasing

a new phone?? It's just a tracfone, Samsung galaxy sky, but don't know if I should add the memory card right away or can it be added anytime?? Thanks.

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Reply Can I add a memory card at anytime? Or is it best to add right away when purchasing (Original post)
a kennedy Feb 2017 OP
yortsed snacilbuper Feb 2017 #1
a kennedy Feb 2017 #3
blogslut Feb 2017 #6
Dr Hobbitstein Feb 2017 #11
ManiacJoe Feb 2017 #2
a kennedy Feb 2017 #4
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #5
MicaelS Feb 2017 #7
Motown_Johnny Feb 2017 #9
Motown_Johnny Feb 2017 #8
a kennedy Feb 2017 #10
Motown_Johnny Feb 2017 #14
Orrex Feb 2017 #12
a kennedy Feb 2017 #13
crazycatlady Feb 2017 #15

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:08 PM

1. I'm not an expert, but it probably doesn't make any difference,

you have to format the memory card though.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:12 PM

3. Oh man, how do I do that?? I'm sooooooooo NOT tech smart.

and thanks.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:21 PM

6. Does your computer have a card reader/port that fits?

If so, you can format the memory card that way.

You can also buy a card reader that plugs into your computer via USB.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:18 AM

11. Don't worry, your phone will automatically format it.

 

Most SD cards come pre-formatted FAT32, which is what the phone needs it to be.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:08 PM

2. It makes no difference.

The SD card you are adding is for increasing the internal storage of the "disk".
The SD card is where you can put your photos, music, videos, and documents so that you have more room for apps on the internal storage.
The apps need to stay on the internal storage.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:15 PM

4. Thank you.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:21 PM

5. you can get external storage

I don't know if you must have the memory available all the time, but it might be a more cost effective option if you plan on storing a lot of pictures and videos. You could have two or three external storage devices for different file types. In other words, if it were me, I would just wait until you see how much storage you will really need and then think about how you want to handle it.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:09 AM

7. You can add it at anytime.

Cards are getting cheaper and cheaper. Get the biggest card you can afford. Especially if you take lots of pics and video, or have lots of music.

I would get at least a 64 or 128 GB card. 200GB,. If you can afford it.

I have a 128GB on my phone. It has 6500 songs on it, plus some videos. I plan on buying a 200GB soon.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:25 AM

9. The Galaxy Sky only supports 128GB

 

So buying 200 would be a mistake.


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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:20 AM

8. easier to do sooner, but can do anytime

 

Easier sooner so you can start out keeping apps and music and such on the card right away. If you wait until you are low on internal memory you will need to transfer things over (or have a tech do it).

It looks like the Galaxy Sky has 16GB of internal memory, which is not bad. Depending on what you use it for you may not need more memory for a while.

That said, if you shop around memory is pretty cheap. I won't link here but on ebay you can find a 128GB card for ~$35.00.



If you are sure you want more memory you may as well do it sooner rather than later. If you think the 16GB is enough you may not want to spend the money. I wish I had a definitive answer for you but it is a judgement call.







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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:06 AM

10. Hey, thanks for this info......very, very helpful.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:11 PM

14. Glad I could help.. I should have mentioned.....

 

That you shouldn't buy anything larger than a 128GB chip. That is a pretty good amount of memory and your phone won't be able to use a larger chip anyways.

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/phones/all-other-phones/samsung-galaxy-sky-16gb--tracfone--sm-s320vzkatfn/

^snip^


Expandable Memory

With 16GB¹ of built-in memory, you can store more than 5,000 photos or 2,500 songs² directly on your device. Get up to an additional 128GB of memory with a microSD™ card³ so you can you can enjoy more of your favorite music, photos and games on the go.


And since you responded I will post a link to a seller on Ebay. Please keep in mind this is just an example and that I in no way suggest buying any particular product nor do I promote this seller in any way shape or form (end disclaimer).
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAMSUNG-128GB-EVO-Class-10-Micro-SDXC-SD-Memory-Card-W-Adapter-Phone-Tablet-/192087557301?hash=item2cb94f84b5:g:p8gAAOSwUKxYiRfS

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:22 AM

12. Fun fact: you can double your storage by folding the SD card in half.

Ok, that's absolutely not a fact. Don't do it.


But you can add a card whenever you like. Just be aware that removing the previous card will remove whatever was stored on it, too.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:33 AM

13. ha ha, thanks for telling me NOT to do that......as I say, not tech smart at all, and would do it.

but thanks for info, I think I am going to put it in right when I get the phone. Coming from QVC in a few days.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:18 PM

15. I have a Galaxy S4

(old model, I know)

I got a micro SD card for Christmas this year (I got the phone 3 years ago) and had no problems adding it.

ETA I moved quite a few apps onto my card and have no problems so far.

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