How to Upgrade an Android Phone’s Memory or MicroSD Card
If you have an Android phone, chances are that you may want to increase or upgrade the memory, that is, the MicroSD card. While the stock memory stick can hold some data, any power user will need more memory with high data speeds. I’m not sure what class the stock memory card that came with my Xperia Mini Pro belongs to, but the 16GB Samsung Class 6 card that I purchased recently makes a lot of difference specially when taking photos. Here I’m going to explain how to upgrade the memory card for your Android phone.
Upgrade an Android Phone’s Memory card or MicroSD Card
To upgrade the memory card on your Android phone, follow these steps:
- Connect your phone to PC using the data cord.
- Go to My Computer and open your phone’s memory card.
- Go to Tools > Folder Options > View > Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
- Press Control + A (select all) and Control + C (copy).
- Paste it somewhere.
- Remove the old MicroSD card and insert the new one to your phone.
- Go to connectivity settings on your phone and tap Media transfer mode (MTP) and tap OK.
- Go to Settings > Storage > Unmount SD Card and tap OK.
- Go to Settings > Storage > Erase SD Card and tap OK (not necessary but recommended).
- After erasing, tap Mount SD card.
- Copy your old files to the new card.
That’s all. Now, you should have all your old files, data and installed apps (if any) on your new memory card.