Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, front view, with screen protector In place.

How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7

You can add up to 128 GB more internal storage (memory) to your Samsung J7 Galaxy smart phone. The added storage space allows you to store lots of music, movies, video, or documents on your phone.  So here, we demonstrate how to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone smart phone.  Indeed, inserting a memory card on this phone is an easy routine that even the novice should have no hardship doing.





How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Smart Phone

1. Power Off the J7 Galaxy Smart Phone

First, locate the power button on the J7, as highlighted by the green arrow in the next picture.  It’s on the top right edge.

Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, right side view, showing Power-Wake-Sleep button highlighted.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, right side view, showing Power-Wake-Sleep button highlighted.

Next, press and hold the Power button until the Power Off / Restart / Emergency Mode choices screen appears.

This screen is as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Power- screen on the phone, with the -Power OFF- button highlighted. How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone.
Showing the -Power- screen on the phone, with the -Power OFF- button highlighted.

Next, tap the red   Power Off   button, shown in the last picture.

Then, the   Power Off   confirmation screen comes up, as shown next.

Picture of the -Power Off- screen with the red -Power Off- button highlighted.
The -Power Off- screen with the red -Power Off- button highlighted.

Finally, tap the large, red   Power Off    button, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.





The phone then powers down, as shown next.

Picture of the phone, showing its -Powering Down- screen.
The phone displaying its -Powering Down- screen.

After several seconds, the phone completely shuts down.  It’s screen then goes totally dark, as shown next.

Picture of the front of the smart phone, powered off. How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone.
Front view of the smart phone, powered off.

2. Flip the J7 Phone So its Back Faces Up

Secondly, hold the J7 TracFone in left hand, as shown next.

Rear view picture of the phone, showing the battery cover installed.
Rear view of the phone, showing the battery cover installed.

3. Remove the Back Cover

Locate the cover release slot, as pointed at in the next picture by the green arrow.

Picture of the back cover of the phone, with its release-to-open slot highlighted.
Back cover of the phone, with its release-to-open slot highlighted.

Then, insert a small flat head screwdriver or other thin, flat object into the slot, and turn it gently, to snap open the back cover, as shown next.

Picture of the J7 with its back cover open. How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone.
The J7 with its back cover open.

Removing the back cover reveals the battery and micro SD card slot, as shown next.  See the battery at the left center of the phone, and the card slot near the right edge just above the lower right corner.

Picture of the installed battery in the back of the phone.
Showing the installed battery in the back of the phone.




4. Remove the Battery

Taking out the battery ensures that the phone is completely powered down.  To protect the smart phone as well as your new micro SDXC card, there should be no power in the phone when you install the new storage card.

Picture of the back of the phone, with the cover and battery removed.
Back of the phone, with the cover and battery removed.

5. Cut New Micro SD Card from Package

We’ve tested this Samsung Ultra micro SD card with the Galaxy J7 TracFone.  It works well.  The phone can access the entire 128 GB of memory on this UHS-1 storage device.  Plus, the access is plenty fast for most if not all phone uses like running apps, storing pictures, and viewing pics and movies from it.

Picture of the SanDisk Ultra 128 GB MicroSDXC UHS-1 memory card and SD card adapter, showing package front. How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone.
SanDisk Ultra 128 GB MicroSDXC UHS-1 memory card and SD card adapter, showing package front.

There-s an inner plastic tray in the middle of this package that holds the memory card and adapter.  To get that out, we cut a vertical slit just to the right of the microSD card itself.

Picture of the Samsung Ultra 128 GB micro SD card and memory card adapter, showing inner plastic package, front view.
Samsung Ultra 128 GB micro SD card and memory card adapter, showing inner plastic package, front view.

This inner clear tray that holds the adapter and card has a thin, Cellophane-like cover.  Peel this off to gain access to the Micro SD storage card inside.

Picture of the new SD card, held in hand.
Front view of the new SD card, held in hand.

Note that we won’t need the SD card conversion adapter, since the J7 TracFone accepts the micro SD card directly.





6. Install the SD Card in the Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone

Lay the new microSD card into the little memory card well, as shown in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

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Then, slide the card down toward the bottom of the phone, as shown next, until it snaps into the installed position.

Back view picture of the phone, showing a new micro SD card fully installed.
Back view of the phone, showing a new micro SD card fully installed.

7. Replace the Battery

insert the battery, label side up, as shown next.

Picture of the Samsung Galaxy Sky Pro J7 phone, back view, showing installed Micro SD memory card and battery.
Samsung Galaxy Sky Pro J7 phone, back view, showing installed Micro SD memory card and battery.

8. Replace the Back Cover

Snap the back cover over the battery and new SD card, as shown next.

Rear view picture of the phone, showing the battery cover installed. How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone.
Rear view of the smart phone, showing the battery cover installed.

9. Power Up the J7

As you did when you turned off the J7, press and hold the Power button until you see the screen appear, as shown next.

Picture of the phone powering up, displaying its introduction screen.
Showing the phone powering up, displaying its introduction screen.

After a few seconds, the Samsung logo screen appears briefly, as shown next.

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Then, the TracFone startup screen appears briefly.

Picture of the TracFone logo screen as the phone powers up. How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7.
Showing the TracFone logo screen while the phone powers up.

The phone has finished booting when its lock screen appears.  Note that you may not see a lock screen on your phone if you’ve not configured screen locking.

Picture of the phone's lock screen after power up, with the new SD card installed notification highlighted.
Showing the phone’s lock screen after power up, with the new SD card installed notification highlighted.




10. Access the Just-Installed Memory Card

Quickly tap and release the   Power   button.  Since we’ve set up a PIN code on our J7 TracFone, our phone prompts us for that code as shown next.

Picture of the J7 Sky Pro phone, showing its PIN prompt screen.
The J7 Sky Pro phone, showing its PIN prompt screen.

Next, key in your PIN code.

Note.  After entering your PIN code for the first time after installing the new SD card, the J7 invites you to copy files to the new card.

So you should get a notifications list screen like we saw on our phone, shown next.

Picture of the J7 Skypro TracFone, showing its Notifications screen with the new SD card entry highlighted. How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7.
J7 Skypro TracFone, showing its Notifications screen with the new SD card entry highlighted.

Here, you can tap on that notification, and follow the prompts to copy any files you wish to copy from the J7’s internal memory to the new micro SD card.

11. Done with How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7 !

You have now successfully installed your new micro SDXC memory card if the phone notifies you about copying your media files to the card, as discussed in the last step.

If you don’t see any notifications about the SD card, it’s possible that the card didn’t seat the right way in the storage socket.  So, power down and open up your J7 TracFone again and check that the card is pushed all the way into the socket.  Warning: Do not press too hard though, lest you damage the delicate micro SDXC memory card or the socket.





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References for How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7

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