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Support Music and Memory card usage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by technophobe65, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. technophobe65

    technophobe65 New Member
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    I have just bought a 16gb memory card for my phone.
    I have transferred via pc, some albums from my PC onto the Memory card.

    Is there anyway that I can have it so it shows in the music icon on my phone? I have trouble trying to find it on my phone itself without going into several different locations, and I just want to be able to click once to access it!

    I don't want any music on my phone, but just on the memory card.

    Thanks in advance. Please note I am a techno phobe so plain English answers please as I'm a bit blonde!
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  2. Slug

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    Supported media files should be detected when the media scanner does its thing, either on restart or whenever the storage volumes are remounted e.g. after connecting to a computer via USB. Regardless of their location they should all be displayed in the Music app.

    Go to Settings/Storage and "unmount" then "remount" the external card. Once the media scan has finished see if the music files show up now.
     
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    Thank you. That works perfectly. Do I have to do this each time that I copy an album over?

    :)
     
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    No, the scan will run when you disconnect from the computer and the handset remounts the card. If you've added many files it may take a minute or two for the database to update and for them to show in the app though.
     
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    Thank you. That works perfectly. Drains the battery quick though. The only negative with the phone I've found so far, apart from fact its complicated! lol.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Thank you!! :) I've nearly gone nuts trying to find where the music, photos etc. are that I've transferred via Kies on the Galaxy I just got yesterday.

    (I know: RTFM :D )
     

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