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Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and SD card.

Transfer files

Transfer files- SD card

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap My Files.
  3. Tap Device storage.
  4. Navigate inside your device storage to the files you want to move to your external SD card.
  5. Tap MORE, then tap Edit.
  6. Place a check next to the files you wish to move.
  7. Tap MORE, then tap Move.
  8. Tap SD memory card.
  9. Navigate inside your external memory card to where you want to move the files or folders.
  10. Tap Move to.
  11. To copy the file, tap Paste here.

Transfer files- PC

  1. Using the USB cable that came with your phone, connect the phone to the computer.
  2. If necessary, on the phone touch the Status bar, drag down to open the Notification screen, tap USB connected, then tap USB for ... notification.
  3. On your computer, Windows Autoplay will connect to the device. Click Open folder to view files > OK when the prompt appears. Other transfer options may appear depending on what software you have on the computer, such as Samsung Kies, Microsoft apps, etc.
  4. When the Removable Disk window appears, click Open folder to view files > OK. Multiple file folders (which are on your phone) will appear:
    • One folder has files saved in your phone memory.
    • One folder has files saved on your SD card.
  5. Locate the folder that contains files saved on your SD card and click to open it.
  6. Perform one of the following:
    • Move files from computer to SD card
      1. Locate the files you want to move from your computer.
      2. Cut/copy and paste the desired file(s) from your computer to your SD card. You can also drag and drop items.
    • Move files from SD card to computer:
      1. Before starting, note that it may be helpful to create a folder on the computer for which to store the files you move from the SD card.
      2. Locate the files you want to move in the SD card folder.
      3. Cut/copy and paste the desired file(s) from your SD card to your computer. You can also drag and drop items.
  7. When done, safely disconnect your phone from the computer (such as tapping the Disconnect from PC option on the phone).

Format SD card

Formatting the SD card deletes all data on it. You may wish to format the SD card if you want to delete the files, if files or apps on the SD card are not working, or if the SD card is not working.

To format the SD card while inserted in the device, follow these steps:

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Storage .
  4. Under 'SD card,' tap Format SD card .
  5. Tap Format SD card again to confirm. Follow any additional prompts.

Insert / remove SD card

To insert or remove the SD card, follow these steps:

Insert 

To insert the memory card, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the slot cover and slide the memory card into the microSD card slot until it is secured into place
  2. Replace the slot cover once the card is securely inserted.

Remove 

  1. Remove the cover from the microSD card slot on the side of the device.
  2. Firmly press the card into the slot and release it. The card should pop partially out.

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