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  1. Davyo's Avatar
    Hi all,,,, recently got my Tab S 16gb 4G from T-Mobile, the minute I got my Tab S, I installed my brand new Samsung 64gb card,,, I guess I was not smart enough to realize it would not just be a plug and play thing.

    I can't transfer/move Anything to my card and now my Tab S 10.5 is full,, I have very few apps or my Tab S and very little media pictures/videos.

    I've gone on YouTube and done countess online searches on how to make use of my totally empty 64gb card and have not found the answer.

    I've tried every setting I can try and nothing works (for the record I have 32gb Note 4, a 32gb Tab Pro 8.4 but never needed to use an SD card with any of my other Andriod devices as I don't keep much of anything living on those devices) I am not Andriod stupid either,,, or mabey I am,,, I thought I knew the Samsung/Android OS pretty good,, apparently not.

    Most of my apps,,,,, pictures and short videos taken with my Note 4 live on my iPad Air 2 128gb,,,,, I wanted to use my Tab S for the same thing or purpose.

    So what is the big secret on how to get my 64gb card to work on my Tab S ????????

    Thanks much in advance for any help or suggestions.

    Cheers
    Davyo
    Alissa Lasseter likes this.
    01-29-2015 06:12 AM
  2. leerandall's Avatar
    Hi all,,,, recently got my Tab S 16gb 4G from T-Mobile, the minute I got my Tab S, I installed my brand new Samsung 64gb card,,, I guess I was not smart enough to realize it would not just be a plug and play thing.

    I can't transfer/move Anything to my card and now my Tab S 10.5 is full,, I have very few apps or my Tab S and very little media pictures/videos.

    I've gone on YouTube and done countess online searches on how to make use of my totally empty 64gb card and have not found the answer.

    I've tried every setting I can try and nothing works (for the record I have 32gb Note 4, a 32gb Tab Pro 8.4 but never needed to use an SD card with any of my other Andriod devices as I don't keep much of anything living on those devices) I am not Andriod stupid either,,, or mabey I am,,, I thought I knew the Samsung/Android OS pretty good,, apparently not.

    Most of my apps,,,,, pictures and short videos taken with my Note 4 live on my iPad Air 2 128gb,,,,, I wanted to use my Tab S for the same thing or purpose.

    So what is the big secret on how to get my 64gb card to work on my Tab S ????????

    Thanks much in advance for any help or suggestions.

    Cheers
    Davyo
    After inserting the SD card in the Tab S, did you format the card in the Tab S before copying or saving anything to the card? If not, try that.
    01-29-2015 07:42 AM
  3. D Android's Avatar
    As far as I know if it's a Samsung card it has already been formatted in the right way ready to be inserted into the Tab (mine 64GB was). I just use the PC to transfer music, pics and videos to it initially, then when it's in the Tab I go to My Files app and move whatever I want from internal memory to the card. There is no secret, just make sure the card is recognised by the Tab and you are good to go, if it isn't then possibly there is something wrong with the card. Hope this helps.
    01-29-2015 10:53 AM
  4. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    I can't transfer/move Anything to my card and now my Tab S 10.5 is full,, I have very few apps or my Tab S and very little media pictures/videos.
    How are you trying to transfer things to the card? What errors are you getting? Can you see the SD card in the file manager?
    01-29-2015 11:04 AM
  5. leerandall's Avatar
    As far as I know if it's a Samsung card it has already been formatted in the right way ready to be inserted into the Tab (mine 64GB was). I just use the PC to transfer music, pics and videos to it initially, then when it's in the Tab I go to My Files app and move whatever I want from internal memory to the card. There is no secret, just make sure the card is recognised by the Tab and you are good to go, if it isn't then possibly there is something wrong with the card. Hope this helps.
    It is always good policy to format SD cards on the device where it will be used and not rely on its pre-formatting.
    01-29-2015 11:12 AM
  6. D Android's Avatar
    It is always good policy to format SD cards on the device where it will be used and not rely on its pre-formatting.
    Yes of course it is, I do not disagree with you. I just mentioned that mine was ready to used in the Tab out of the box. I also try not to format my SD cards any more than I have to as it shortens their lifespan.
    01-29-2015 11:29 AM
  7. PlanetPluto7's Avatar
    Same problem. The Tab "storage" item in settings should be seeing it as "sdcard". I got the 16Gb model too; my mistake. You can check the card in a PC. should be formatted in XFAT not the usual NTFS. The app "App 2 Sd" can move apps that allow moving to be moved to the card freeing up some of the 16Gb.
    JudH likes this.
    02-03-2015 12:27 PM
  8. mikelombino's Avatar
    I'm having a similar issue.
    I have an SD card (64GB) that was working just fine in my S 10.5 until two days ago. My tablet was frozen in startup mode and the only way I was able to get it to boot again was to remove the SD card. Now it is no longer recognized by the tablet. When I insert the card in the tablet it briefly recognizes a card is there (the SD CARD starts showing "total space") but then it flickers off.
    Has anyone else seen this issue?
    02-06-2015 08:43 AM
  9. D Android's Avatar
    I'm having a similar issue.
    I have an SD card (64GB) that was working just fine in my S 10.5 until two days ago. My tablet was frozen in startup mode and the only way I was able to get it to boot again was to remove the SD card. Now it is no longer recognized by the tablet. When I insert the card in the tablet it briefly recognizes a card is there (the SD CARD starts showing "total space") but then it flickers off.
    Has anyone else seen this issue?
    Sounds like SD card may be corrupt. It's not a Sandisk one by any chance? I had two that just gave up, started unmounting and remounting for no reason, replaced it with a Samsung one and haven't had a problem since.
    mikelombino likes this.
    02-06-2015 09:57 AM
  10. mikelombino's Avatar
    Sounds like SD card may be corrupt. It's not a Sandisk one by any chance? I had two that just gave up, started unmounting and remounting for no reason, replaced it with a Samsung one and haven't had a problem since.
    Yep, it's a Sandisk card.
    I'm reformatting it now. We'll see how that goes.
    02-06-2015 11:05 AM
  11. NeverBoring's Avatar
    I doubt this line continues to be active. However, exterior SD cards seem to be difficult to completely insert. New and old readers of this line should be completely certain the SD card in inserted correctly.
    FF22 likes this.
    09-18-2015 07:42 PM
  12. mnor's Avatar
    Had the same issue when I first installed my 64g card. It was seated just enough to be used by the system. But would come loose and not be recognized. Finally took a pair of tweezers and pushed it in till it clicked in place. No issues since then. Using fingers alone I couldn't get the card to click in place.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    FF22 likes this.
    09-18-2015 08:56 PM
  13. PussMonkey's Avatar
    OK, I've had the same problem for over a week. Hunted high and low and no solution that worked for me.

    Here was my problem:

    Brand new Samsung galaxy tab s 10.5 tablet.
    64Gb PNY SD Card fitted.
    All working fine. Movies, music etc on SD Card (micro sd).
    Then Tab says "preparing SD card" and nothing changed it from saying that.
    All SD Card options on Tab greyed out. Card not showing as mounted.

    Tried removing card and formating on laptop..... Nah.
    SD Card not visible in Tab S settings so couldn't do anything with it.
    Wiped card, no luck.
    Reinstalled all data, no luck.

    So, I sulked for a day or two.

    Yesterday I decided to reset my Tab. Wipe all settings and data.
    Started the process on the Tab.
    In General/Backup and Reset I started to go through the motions expecting a reset.
    Final thing Tab asked me is "are you sure you want to etc etc"
    I says yes and out of nowhere message pops up saying "SD Card recognised and all the card options appear that were either missing or greyed out.!!!
    So I format my SD Card on the tab and reinstall my data on the SD Card from my backup files on my laptop.

    Bottom line, expected to do full Tab reset but card reappeared at last button press before reset.

    I hope this works for you. It made me smile when it worked for me (by sheer luck might I add).
    Good luck, let us know if it works. 😊

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    11-02-2015 03:53 AM
  14. mitchellboy37's Avatar
    Hi...When you get a new micro sd card, you usually get a sd adaptor with it. The adaptor has a flat side on one corner. After I place the micro sd card in the slot, I use the flat sided adaptor to push it all the way in until it clicks. I use it to displace the card as well. Works much better and more reliable than fingers.
    11-06-2015 04:46 PM
  15. PussMonkey's Avatar
    Just doing a reinstall of data onto my card as it's just done it again. Aaarrrrgggghhh!
    Same procedure again for me:

    Go for full reset of Tab S and it'll spot the SD Card at the last press before a full reset.

    The cause for my Tab S to do this is unknown but just before it went wonky today, I was transferring some new apps from my Tab S internal memory onto my SD Card.

    It's a pain in the arse but I can resolve it each time so that'll have to do.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-08-2015 04:34 AM
  16. FF22's Avatar
    Are you sure that the card is not counterfeit? Maybe the tablet does not like you moving APPS to the card and blows away the directory structure?
    11-08-2015 02:00 PM
  17. waveride59's Avatar
    The Android updates are to blame for no access to the SD Card or limited access. They want better security so Google set the restrictions. Samsung has allowed it and I am not happy. My once great Tab s is now next to worthless. I would not have bought it. Class action is what we need against samsung.
    laollis likes this.
    11-19-2015 10:10 PM
  18. Jane25's Avatar
    I never inserted a card until the device was out of warranty. The card that I got was a Samsung. Two repairmen later, it still doesn't work and I was told that I needed a new MB which would cost $300. So I'm stuck with playing Solitaire and opening email. Such a disappointment for a good machine otherwise.
    11-23-2015 08:50 AM
  19. dpomerance's Avatar
    You can do a lot more than just email and Solitaire without using your SD card. You just have to be judicial in your use of storage. Keep things cleaned up.
    11-24-2015 08:11 AM
  20. flojo73's Avatar
    I had same issues with my Tablet. You need to Format the SD card on your computer into EXFAT. 32 format. It will erase everything on your SD card so back up your files before hand. My videos I was transferring over to my Tablet would not play correctly on from SD card but if they were installed in my Tablets internal memory they would have no issues. I had previously used my Tablet to format my 64G SD card thinking I was good to go. Just FORMAT your SD to EXFAT 32 . My MP4s transfer over in less than half the speed and No more issues with my Videos. Then to assure that your Pictures get stored on your SD card from now on. Open up your Camera APP. Go to >>Settings>> Storge Lacation>>Sekect Memory Card and your all set. Once you do this it may or may not transfer all previous pictures by it self. If it does not then go into your MY FILES and go into DEVICE Storage>>Select DCIM folder and drag it into Your SD Card storage.
    01-16-2016 01:24 PM
  21. Nourhangasser's Avatar
    I have the same problem!!! Tab freezes after a few minutes of inserting the memory card and doesn't work unless i take it out
    If youu found a solution please share
    05-01-2016 11:28 AM
  22. Purpleash22's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Tab S 10.5 with internal memory of 32Gb and bought a Samsung 64G memory card for it which went straight in and works fine. I tend to use it for storing TV Series and Music Videos and three or four films to watch on the tablet (when wife is watching Coronation Street or something equally boring) or stream to my Samsung Smart TV. As well as other things stored, to my 64Gb Micro SD card, it fills three quarters, so I thought it would be good to buy a 128Gb Micro SD Card (not Samsung) but appears 10 grade good quality. It inserts fine, then reformated in Tablet and it recognises the card showing two files: Android and LOST.

    However, nothing will transfer to the new 128Gb Micro SD card as it says 'Action FAILED' immediately. I remove the SD Card and insert a spare 8Gb Mirco SD card from my old Mobile Phone. It recognises it, Reads and Transfers OK. I try my original 64Gb Micro SD card and fine but when trying the new 128Gb SD, back to the same problem. It recognises it, and will open the Android Folder to show the two existing files within but will not allow any transfer of data on to it. !!! A useless 128Gb Micro SD Card. I have not tried Reformatting to FAT32 or EXFAT32 yet in a PC.
    07-04-2016 08:38 PM
  23. treetopsranch's Avatar
    You said: " I have not tried Reformatting to FAT32 or EXFAT32 yet in a PC. "

    I would try that. Another possibility.....maybe the card is a counterfeit card.
    07-05-2016 05:06 PM
  24. 76ankles's Avatar
    bought a new 16gb card & at first it was working fine. the next day i couldn't do anything, the task couldn't be completed for "some unknown reason". i ended up erasing the sd card, i was able to move 3 songs & it wouldn't let me do anything again. after i erased it in storage settings it didn't ask to reformat card. i just want my music thats all.
    02-01-2017 02:11 AM
  25. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The SD card could be corrupt, defective, or counterfeit. Install SD Insight to see if the card is genuine or counterfeit. Counterfeit cards are programmed to report more storage than they actually have, and if you try saving more than the card can actually hold, then files can start getting corrupt.


    If it's a valid card, then go to Settings>Storage, Unmount the card, remove it, and insert it into your computer. Can the computer read these files? Backup as much as you can right now, then run chkdsk to look for bad sectors: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-sd-card.html.
    02-01-2017 02:49 AM
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