What is an SD memory card and what does it do?

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With all our photos, apps and games, if there’s one thing we never seem to have enough of on our smartphones, it’s space! However, a lot of devices get around this issue by allowing the use of memory card, which these days you can get in a range of sizes.

For mobile phones and tablets, the type of memory card you’ll need is a microSD. Cards of this type are barely bigger than your fingernail, but can store enormous amounts of data.

How does an SD card work?

As soon as a memory card is plugged into your phone, it gets straight to work. In most cases, your phone will automatically begin to scan the card, pull all the information it needs straight away and file it in the proper place for you.

Android phones, for example, will look for any pictures you have stored on the card – no matter what format they’re in – and add them to your gallery.

However, you do need to be careful when removing your memory card, and ideally you’ll only have to remove it when changing phones.

Preferably, you should only remove your memory card only when the phone is switched off completely – but at a stretch, many phones have an ‘unmount SD card‘ option in their settings somewhere, so you can switch them when needed.

What is the difference between SDHC and SDXC?

SD stands for “Secure Digital”, SDHC stands for “Secure Digital High Capacity“, SHXC stands for “Secure Digital eXtended Capacity“. From the names only you can tell he main difference in all three i.e. storage capacity. SDHC cards offers between 4GB to 32GB and SDXC offers more than 32GB.

What’s the maximum memory card I can use with my device?

Officially, this varies from device to device – it’s typically either 32GB or 64GB according to device manufacturers. To find out for sure, head over to the GSMArena website and search for your device there: its maximum SD card size will be listed in the ‘Memory’ section.

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