Samsung this year acknowledged its mistake to remove microSD support from the Galaxy S6, by adding expandable storage to the Galaxy S7. The microSD slot lets you add as much as 200GB of extra storage to your handset, but as we explained recently, that’s not necessarily great news.
For single SIM version of Galaxy S7, slot 2 is for micro SD card, not for SIM card. So, you should install SIM card on slot 1 only as shown below. You should never put SIM card into slot 2. Step 4: Gently press the SIM card so that it fits into its slot to secure it. Galaxy S7 and LG G5 Have SD Card Slots, but Skip Android 6.0’s Adoptable Storage. Kellen February 23, 2016 @iamkellex 238. As you know, Samsung ditched the microSD slot last year, but. Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 edge - Remove SD / Memory Card. From the top of the device, insert the eject tool (from the original box) into the SIM / microSD slot. If the eject tool isn't available, use a paper clip. The tray should slide out. Remove the microSD card then close the tray. Check out the interactive demos for more info: S7; S7 edge. Samsung Evo Plus 128GB MicroSD XC Class 10 UHS-1 Mobile Memory Card for Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge with USB 3.0 Ultra High Speed MemoryMarket Dual Slot MicroSD & SD Memory Card Reader Get it as soon as Tue, Oct 29 FREE Shipping by Amazon. A microSD slot on your phone means you are able to increase your phone's storage with ease. Galaxy Note10+, S10e, S10, S10+, and Note9 support microSD cards up to 1TB, giving these Galaxy smartphones a combined storage capacity over 1TB. To insert a microSD card, first eject the SIM tray by using the ejection pin.
For whatever reason, Samsung left out one of the best memory features that Google added to Marshmallow last year. Adoptable Storage surprised the audience last year, given Google’s stance on microSD expansion in its own Nexus handsets. The feature lets you merge the phone’s flash memory and expandable microSD card into a single chunk of storage that’s treated as built-in storage.
While Samsung shunned this awesome feature on the Galaxy S7, someone figured out how to enable it on any Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge device, without having to mess with rooting procedures.
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Discovered by MoDaCo, the procedure is really simple and involves a few quick steps, though you need a computer with working “adb” on it. If you have no idea what that is, then you probably won’t need Adoptable Storage either. Here’s what you need to do.
Backup your data
The MicroSD card will be wiped cleaned to be formatted to support Adoptable Storage.
Manage your storage
If you have a high-capacity microSD card – say 128GB or 200GB – you may want to decide how much of that you want to allocate to Adoptable Storage. You should know the Adoptable Storage part isn’t accessible on a computer, so if you want to use microSD to move data to and from a computer, you need to save some “conventional SD” storage on the card. You won’t have to do anything about it yet, but this will be important at a later stage (see below). Piggy slot machine game.
Enable USB debugging on the Galaxy S7
Tap five times on the build number of the Galaxy S7 in the developer settings area.
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Connect to a computer
Open command window or terminal on the computer and type “adb shell” after you’ve connected the phone to the computer. Then type “sm list-disks” to see the storage disks on the phone.
Partition the microSD memory
This is where you’ll use the “sm partition DISK TYPE RATIO” to customize your memory. MoDaCo’s disk name is “disk:179:160”. To turn all of it into Adoptable Storage, you’d use the command: “sm partition disk:179:160 private” while typing “sm partition disk:179:160 mixed 50” gets you a 50/50 split between Adoptable and conventional storage.
Check for errors
Once the partition process is done, you can go to Settings and then Storage, and see how the Galaxy S7 sees the memory (see image above). If the number is beyond the default 32GB of space, then you’re good to go. MoDaCo notes that apps will be installed automatically to the storage with the most space available, though you can move things around if you want to. The site notes that the built-in memory will always be the faster one, though we already know that, as the phone uses Samsung’s fast UFS standard).
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In case you want to go down this road, you should consider SanDisk’s super speedy microSD that was announced at MWC 2016, and which is faster than everything else available so far.