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    Default Problem having pics go straight to sd card

    Hello, I am having issues having my pictures taken with the standard camera program on my Galaxy S4 being saved on my sd card. I went through the steps to designate the sd card as the storage place when taking pictures but when I take a pic I get an error message saying "unable to save file to sd card. Default storage changed to device storage" I know the card works because I used it when switching from one S4 to another one. I just recently erased everything off of it since I had all my pics backed up on pc. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Hello. It could be worth saving anything on the card, going to General - Storage to unmount it, removing and re-seating it, then format it in Storage settings (wipes info) and try again. That's if by erased you mean you only deleted from the card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Hello. It could be worth saving anything on the card, going to General - Storage to unmount it, removing and re-seating it, then format it in Storage settings (wipes info) and try again. That's if by erased you mean you only deleted from the card.
    Thank you. I just did all of this and it is still giving me the same error. I am at a loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sozo in 2000 View Post
    Thank you. I just did all of this and it is still giving me the same error. I am at a loss.
    Welcome to Android Central!
    What make and class of card is it. I had a Kingston Class 4 for a year plus in my GS2 and then Note 3 (I genuinely thought I had put a Samsung Class 10 in). It started giving "unexpectedly removed" and "Preparing SD card" notifications and draining the battery. I removed it and now the phone is fine and I didn't lose data. They can go after a period. Samsung and Sandisk are the recommended brands.

    There may be another reason for your issue though that someone can advise on.
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    Default Re: Problem having pics go straight to sd card

    It might be an issue with the app itself. It may not support SD cards, or may be coded incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    It might be an issue with the app itself. It may not support SD cards, or may be coded incorrectly.

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    It's the stock camera on an S4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    It's the stock camera on an S4.
    You are right. I missed that part.

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    It is a sandisk 16GB. I haven't had much of anything on it. I've really only used it to transfer info from old phone to new one and not much info at that.
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    I would check to make sure there are no errors on the SD card: [GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card

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