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

Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions

You can add up to 128 GB more memory to your Samsung J7 smart phone. The added space allows you to store lots of music, movies, video, or documents on this phone.  So here, we show how to add more memory.  Putting in a memory card on this phone is easy. Just don’t use too much force, ever, and the expanding should go well.





Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions

1. Power Off the Phone

Find the Power button on the J7, as pointed at by the green arrow in the next pic.  It’s on the right edge near the top of the phone.

Picture of the J7 phone, right side view, showing Power-Wake-Sleep button highlighted.
The J7 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.

Picture of the Samsung Tracfone, showing the Power screen, with the OFF button highlighted. Add memory.
Samsung Galaxy J7, 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.

Picture of the Samsung J7 Sky Pro phone, showing its -Power Off- screen with the red -Power Off- button highlighted. Add memory.
Samsung J7 Sky Pro 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 J7 then shuts down, as shown next.

Picture of the Samsung Sky Pro J7 Galaxy smart phone, showing its -Powering Down- screen. Add memory.
Samsung Sky Pro J7 Galaxy smart phone, showing its -Powering Down- screen.

After several seconds, the phone completely shuts off.  It’s screen then goes blank, as shown next.

Picture of the J7, front view, powered off.
The Galaxy J7 smart phone, front view, powered off.




2. Flip the J7 Phone So its Back Faces Up

Hold the J7 in left hand, as shown next.

Picture of the J7 Sky Pro, rear view, showing the battery cover installed.
Rear view of the phone, showing the battery cover closed.

3. Remove the Back Cover to Continue with Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions

Find the cover release hole, pointed at in the next picture by the green arrow.

Picture of the Galaxy smart phone, showing back cover with its release to open slot highlighted.
The 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. Then turn it gently, to snap open the back cover, as shown next.

Picture of the Sky Pro phone with its back cover open.
The Galaxy Sky Pro phone with its back cover open.

Removing the back cover reveals the battery and memory 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 Samsung J7 mobile phone.
Showing the installed battery in the Samsung J7 mobile phone.

4. Remove the Battery

Taking out the battery ensures that the phone is powered down all the way.  To protect the smart phone as well as your new memory, there should be no power in the phone when you add the memory.

Picture of the Galaxy J7 phone with back cover removed, without battery.
The Galaxy J7 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 J7.  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 phone uses like running apps, storing pictures, and viewing pics and movies from it.

Picture of the SanDisk Ultra 128 GB UHS-1 memory card and SD card adapter, showing package front.
SanDisk Ultra 128 GB 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 and adapter.  To get that out, we cut a vertical slit just to the right of the memory itself.

Picture of the Sandisk Ultra 128 GB memory card and adapter, showing inner plastic package, front view.
The Sandisk Ultra 128 GB memory card and adapter, showing inner plastic package, front view.

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

Picture of the SanDisk 128 GB Ultra MicroSDXC memory card, front view, held in hand.
SanDisk 128 GB Ultra MicroSDXC memory card, front view, held in hand.

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

6. Add the Memory Card to the Samsung J7 

Lay the new memory into the small well with the label side facing you, as shown in the next shot, pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of this Galaxy phone, back view, showing a new memory card in slot but not yet snapped in.
The Galaxy Sky Pro phone, back view, showing a new memory card laid in slot but not yet snapped in.

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

Back view of phone, showing a new micro SD card fully installed.
Back view of phone, showing a new memory card fully in place.

7. Replace the Battery to Continue with Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions

Put in the battery, label side up, as shown next.

Picture of the back of the J7, showing added memory card and battery.
Samsung Pro phone, back view, showing the battery and new memory card added.




8. Replace the Back Cover

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

Picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, rear view, showing the battery cover installed.
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 come on, as shown next.

Picture of the phone, powering up, showing its intro screen.
The phone powering up, displaying its intro screen.

After a brief delay, the Samsung logo screen pops up, as seen next.

Picture of the Samsung TracFone Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, displaying its logo screen while powering on.
Samsung TracFone Galaxy J7 Sky Pro smart phone, displaying its logo screen while powering on.

Then, the TracFone startup screen appears briefly.

Picture of this Sky Pro smart phone, showing its TracFone logo sreen while booting.
This Sky Pro smart phone, showing its TracFone logo screen while powering up.

The phone is done booting when its lock screen comes up.  Note that you may not see a lock screen on your phone if you’ve not set up screen locking.

Picture of the TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro phone. Showing its lock screen after power up, with the new memory card added notification highlighted.
TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro phone. Showing its lock screen after power up, with the new memory card added notification highlighted.

10. Access the Just-Added Memory Card to Continue with Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions

Lastly, quickly tap and release the   Power   button.

Now 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 adding the new memory card, the J7 invites you to move files to that new memory.

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.
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 memory.

11. Done with Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions !

Finally, you have successfully added your new memory card if the phone tells you about copying your media files to the card, as discussed above.

If you don’t see this, it’s possible that the card didn’t seat in the socket correctly.  So, power down and open up your J7 again.  Check that you pushed the card all the way in.





Warning

Do not press too hard though, lest you damage the fragile card or socket.

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References for Samsung J7 Add Memory Instructions

  1. Samsung Galaxy J7 V / Galaxy J7 – Insert Memory Card Help, from VerizonWireless.com

Revision History

  • 2019-05-11: First posted.
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