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 TracFone Sky Pro Smart Phone




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.  This is an easy routine that even the novice should have no difficulty doing.



How to Install SD Card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone Smart Phone

1. Power Off the J7 Galaxy Smart Phone

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

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Tracfone. Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, right side view, showing Power-Wake-Sleep button highlighted.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 Tracfone. 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, showing the Power screen, with the OFF button highlighted.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, showing the Power screen, with the 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, showing its -Power Off- screen with the red -Power Off- button highlighted.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, showing its -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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Sky Pro J7 Galaxy smart phone, showing its -Powering Down- screen.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Sky Pro J7 Galaxy smart phone, showing its -Powering Down- screen.

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

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Sky Pro Galaxy J7 smart phone, front view, powered off.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Sky Pro Galaxy J7 smart phone, front view, powered off.



2. Flip the J7 Phone So its Back Faces Up

Hold the J7 TracFone in left hand, as shown next.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, rear view, showing the battery cover installed.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, rear view, 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung J7 Galaxy smart phone, showing back cover with its release to open slot highlighted.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung J7 Galaxy smart phone, showing back cover 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro phone with its back cover open.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro phone 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the installed battery in the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Showing the installed battery in the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Smart Phone with back cover removed, without battery.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Smart Phone with back cover removed, no battery.



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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. 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 TracFone. 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Ultra 128 GB micro SD card and memory card adapter, showing inner plastic package, front view.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the SanDisk 128 GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-1 storage card, front view, held in hand.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. SanDisk 128 GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-1 storage card, front view, 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Smart Phone J7 Galaxy Sky Pro, back view, showing a new microSD memory card positioned in slot but not yet snapped into place.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Smart Phone J7 Galaxy Sky Pro, back view, showing a new microSD memory card positioned in slot but not yet snapped into place.

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

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Sky Pro J7 Galaxy smart phone, back view, showing a new micro SD card fully installed.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Sky Pro J7 Galaxy smart phone, back view, showing a new micro SD card fully installed.

7. Replace the Battery

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

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

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, rear view, showing the battery cover installed.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, rear view, 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung J7 TracFone Galaxy Sky Pro Phone, powering up, displaying its introduction screen.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung J7 TracFone Galaxy Sky Pro Phone, powering up, displaying its introduction screen.

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

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung TracFone Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, displaying its logo screen while powering on.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung TracFone Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, displaying its logo screen while powering on.

Then, the TracFone startup screen appears briefly.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the Samsung Sky Pro J7 Galaxy smart phone, showing its TracFone logo sreen while powering up.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Samsung Sky Pro J7 Galaxy smart phone, showing its TracFone logo screen while powering 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro phone. Showing its lock screen after power up, with the new SD card installed notification highlighted.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro phone. Showing its 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.

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. Picture of the J7 Sky Pro phone, showing its PIN prompt screen.
How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. 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.

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

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy J7 TracFone. 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 TracFone. 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!

You have 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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  • 2018-05-31: First published.