1. BJB1's Avatar
    Greetings. I guess I should know this by now but have never done this. I have a memory card in my S5 that is mostly storing music and pictures I will want to move to my S7. However there are a few apps that I have moved to this memory card.

    I assume at a minimum there are certain system folders I should delete before plugging into the S7 due to these apps so the S7 does not get "confused" with my S5 apps. What folders do you suggest deleting?

    But other than that can I just plug it in and go? I know it needs to create certain folders but assume it will not blow away anything I have stored there?

    If it is safer I can of course just back it up, re-format the card, and copy what I want on. I guess just looking for the easy way!
    Thanks,
    BJB1
    03-12-2016 12:07 AM
  2. brava27's Avatar
    Nope.
    03-12-2016 12:16 AM
  3. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Greetings. I guess I should know this by now but have never done this. I have a memory card in my S5 that is mostly storing music and pictures I will want to move to my S7. However there are a few apps that I have moved to this memory card.

    I assume at a minimum there are certain system folders I should delete before plugging into the S7 due to these apps so the S7 does not get "confused" with my S5 apps. What folders do you suggest deleting?

    But other than that can I just plug it in and go? I know it needs to create certain folders but assume it will not blow away anything I have stored there?

    If it is safer I can of course just back it up, re-format the card, and copy what I want on. I guess just looking for the easy way!
    Thanks,
    BJB1
    I always reformat a card I've used in another device. The old app files most likely won't cause issues, but it's better safe than sorry.
    03-12-2016 12:37 AM
  4. Alanhd's Avatar
    I just swapped my card straight over from my S5. I've not had any issues.
    03-12-2016 05:15 AM
  5. smalba's Avatar
    I reformatted mine just in case.

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    03-12-2016 06:18 AM
  6. rkkeller's Avatar
    When I put mine in that I used in a Android tablet, it said I had to reformat it and did not work until I did.
    03-12-2016 07:11 AM
  7. rflores5432's Avatar
    I had a major issue after doing this. Didnt realize at the time but from the start my edge was constantly very warm, almost hot, any time I was using it. The phone seemed very sluggish to and Also my battery life was horrible!! Would drop 10% within 15 minutes. I discovered when checking out battery usage that "media" usage was non stop, super high battery consumption. Anyway, apparently there was something on my card from my S5 that was causing an issue. So, I transferred only music and photos off SD card, reformatted in phone then transferred the music and photos back and everything is amazing now. So, this might be a rare situation but it definitely wouldn't be a bad idea to start fresh.

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    03-12-2016 07:45 AM
  8. BJB1's Avatar
    Thanks group, just about where I was at. Should work, might work, reformat to be sure!
    BJB1
    03-12-2016 07:45 AM
  9. BJB1's Avatar
    Thanks, sounds like great advice.
    BJB1
    03-12-2016 09:51 AM
  10. Android Save Us's Avatar
    Just popped mine straight in from the S5 and so far have not experienced any issues. I would have reformatted it in hindsight just to be on the safe side, but so far I have not had any isssues.
    03-12-2016 09:56 AM

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