1. AC Question's Avatar
    I recently upgraded from a Galaxy S3 to a Galaxy S7 Edge. I am using the same memory card that was in my Galaxy S3. When I had it in my S3 I had moved several of my downloaded apps to the SD card. Is there a way to delete these now that the card is in my new phone or do I have to put the card back in my old phone and move the apps back off of the SD card to the internal storage? My memory card is showing that it is almost full but I don't have that much stuff on there so I'm assuming it is space being taken up from those old apps.
    07-25-2016 07:55 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Just format the card. Apps moved to it won't work in your new phone
    07-25-2016 08:26 AM
  3. cjstockh879's Avatar
    I don't really want to format the card because I don't want to lose my picture & music that are on the card. I was hoping there was a way to delete them without doing that.
    07-25-2016 08:36 AM
  4. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Back them up to your PC first and then format the card and then reinstall your saved files.
    07-25-2016 08:43 AM
  5. cjstockh879's Avatar
    I've never backed up photos from my phone to my PC...is it an easy process? I do have my photos set to automatically back up to google photos
    07-25-2016 08:55 AM
  6. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    If they are backed up to Google photos, they should reappear when you sync your new device with your Google account. Don't delete anything from your sd card until you are happy all have transferred over. TO do it with the PC, install Samsung USB drivers to your PC, connect your S3 to the PC using the USB cable,swipe down on the home screen and select MTP connection and your phone should show up as another drive in My Computer so you can manage your files.
    07-25-2016 09:15 AM
  7. cjstockh879's Avatar
    I am actually in my google photos on my phone now and all of my photos are there just not in my gallery...only photos on my memory card are showing up in my gallery
    07-25-2016 09:27 AM
  8. cjstockh879's Avatar
    I did just notice that there is a folder in my SD Card that says Android and it has a bunch of stuff in it. If I delete that will it mess up stuff that is on my phone currently? There are 91 items in there so I'm wondering if that's what taking up storage
    07-25-2016 09:35 AM
  9. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Yes, you can delete that folder. There may be some apps and data in there but apps won't run from SD card in latest Android version so can be cleared. If you connect to your PC as above you can use Windows explorer to see what's taking up the space.
    07-25-2016 10:23 AM
  10. cjstockh879's Avatar
    I took your original advice...I moved stuff I knew I wanted to keep (music, pics etc) to my phones internal storage then formatted the SD card and moved my stuff back to it...now I have plenty of space on my SD Card. Thanks!
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    07-26-2016 07:31 AM
  11. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    You're welcome. Enjoy your new phone
    07-26-2016 07:46 AM

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