Do I need a micro SD card?Support


  1. RobF353

    RobF353 Well-Known Member

    I took my SD card out of my Note 2 and put it in my Note 3.

    I have a symbol on my notification bar and it says blank SD card. I put my pictures on it before switching phones, but I guess it didn't work.

    Is it possible the SD card is no good. Should I or do I need to have one in my phone?

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  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    It's possible that your SD card is formatted for a phone other than the Note 3.

    You will want to copy all the contents of the SD card to a PC for safekeeping, then format the card in the Note 3 (per the manual). Then copy everything back.

    I would try that before writing off the card :)

    But no, you don't HAVE to have one to make the phone work. There is 32 GB of storage built into the phone... but remember that system data, apps and app data, 1080p videos and 13mp pics will eat that up rather quickly.
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  3. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    Are you sure? I thought all removable flash media are normally formatted with FAT or exFAT filesystems (I could be wrong about that).

    My initial guess was that Note 2 and Note 3 put their data files in different directories, but that wouldn't explain why Note 3 sees a populated SD card as blank.
  4. Lateck

    Lateck Well-Known Member

    My SD card swapped out just fine.....
    But to answer the question: No. It's just nice to have.

    Lateck,
  5. Reggie3

    Reggie3 Well-Known Member

    Swapped out my Note sd card to the Note 3 and it worked without a hicup
  6. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Well-Known Member

    I swapped my card from an HTC EVO 4G LTE and it also worked fine... Maybe the card got damaged during the move somehow.
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