File transfer from Internal to SIM card

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Hi all,

Samsun Galaxy S9 Plus phone

Please advise what will be an easy way to move/copy files from Internal to Micro SIM card?

Thanks

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Hi there. Normally you can’t transfer to a SIM card unless you are adding contacts. If you mean a micro SD card, you can do this using your file manager app on the phone.
 

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Hi there. Normally you can’t transfer to a SIM card unless you are adding contacts. If you mean a micro SD card, you can do this using your file manager app on the phone.
Yes, to a micro SD card inserted.

Where is "file manager"? Is it under Settings? Thanks

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Is it "My File" ?

I have tried it before posting but unable to copy file from internal to SIM card. I have completed "Copy To" action but couldn't find the file on my SIM card

Pls advise. Thanks
 
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You cannot copy files to the SIM card. The only thing you can store on a SIM card are a limited amount of contact and maybe messages. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_card#Data

If you mean microSD card, as far as I know the S22+ doesn't have a slot for it. But you may be able to transfer files to a microSD card or USB drive via USB OTG. Depending on which storage media of the two mentioned you'll want to use, you'll need a USB drive or microSD card reader with a USB Type-C connector. If you have a USB drive or microSD card reader with a regular USB Type-A connector, you'll need a USB OTG cable or adapter.

For more info see these links:
 

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Hi all,

Lot of thanks for your advice and reply.

Sorry for the confusion. I'm still confused how the cards being called.

Please see attached photo of card holders
1. On the left is the card holder of My Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge phone (phone-1)
2. In the middle is the card holder of my Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone (phone-2)
3. On the right is the card holder of my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra phone (phone-3)

Phone-1: card holder for 2 cards and no card inserted
Phone-2: card holder for 2 cards and 1 card inserted but unable to call Able for storage
(the card was previously used for calling. Later I subscribe another mobile provider. I delete all its files and use it for storage
Phone-3: card holder for 2 cards (2 sides). Only one card inserted. Able to call but haven't tested it for storage.

Following YouTube video helps me to move or to copy files (photos and video) from phone internal to the card.

Galaxy S7/S8/S9/S10: How to Move/Copy Photos & Videos to SD Card within Phone

Please advise how those cards being named? Thanks

I have no problem download photos and video from mobile phone to desktop computer. What I'm prepared to do is to use the card for storage in travel. When it is full I change a new card.

A further question;
Would it be possible to save photos and videos captured direct on the storage card rather than moving them from internal later ? Thanks

Regards
 

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The smaller slots are for the SIM card, while the somewhat bigger slot is for the SD card. Many trays have a hybrid design, where it can be either dual-SIM (more common outside the US), or the 2nd SIM slot can instead be used for a microSD card.
 

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The smaller slots are for the SIM card, while the somewhat bigger slot is for the SD card. Many trays have a hybrid design, where it can be either dual-SIM (more common outside the US), or the 2nd SIM slot can instead be used for a microSD card.
Thanks for your advice.

If I understand it correctly the card holder with 2 similar size trays, one of them can be used for SD card ( just as my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and my Samsung S22 Ultra). The phone will detect it automatically, on hitting "Storage"?

Please advise. Thanks

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Thanks for your advice.

If I understand it correctly the card holder with 2 similar size trays, one of them can be used for SD card ( just as my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and my Samsung S22 Ultra). The phone will detect it automatically, on hitting "Storage"?

Please advise. Thanks

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The Galaxy S22 does not support SD cards at all. Samsung quit supporting SD cards with the S21 line, except for the FE. They only still have SD card slots on the A line devices.

SIM and SD cards while very close in size, they are not exact, so they are not interchangeable.

The SIM card is how your phone communicates with your carrier - that's all it does.
 

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Thanks for your advice.

If I understand it correctly the card holder with 2 similar size trays, one of them can be used for SD card ( just as my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and my Samsung S22 Ultra). The phone will detect it automatically, on hitting "Storage"?

Please advise. Thanks

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I agree with joeldf above. Are you referring to the S9 Plus from your original post?
 

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Yes.

Sorry, I also have S6 Edge and S22 Ultra. I can start new postings for these 2 models. But I wonder whether one posting can solve the problem on 3 models ?
For devices that don't support microSD cards, your options would be an external USB drive or cloud storage (like Google Photos, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.).
 

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For devices that don't support microSD cards, your options would be an external USB drive or cloud storage (like Google Photos, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.).
Thanks

What is the cable connecting the external USB drive to Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S22 Ultra?
 

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You would need a cable that acts as an OTG adapter (On-The-Go). It should be clearly advertised as OTG, but keep in mind that less scrupulous sellers might claim something is OTG when it actually isn't. It's best to go with reputable manufacturers, like the OEM (Samsung), Anker, Belkin, and others.
 

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