Since the beginning, adding memory and larger hard disks has always been the easiest way to upgrade and extend the life of your PC. Well did you know the same is true for your Android Mobile device? Although adding more “memory” is a bit tough, adding additional disk space is as simple as swapping out the default memory card. I recently upgraded my mobile from 8GB to 32GB for just a few bucks.
Although for some, this groovyPost might be fairly basic, being that I just upgrade my memory card I thought this would be a great begginerGeek post to review the simple steps!
Upgrade Disk Space on Android
First, we need to transfer all the photos and images from our old memory card to our new one. So, eject your memory stick from your mobile and connect it into a memory card reader connected to your PC. Fire up Windows Explorer and enable it to show hidden/system files.
Hit Alt to show the pull-down menus, then select Folder options, just like I did below.
Now, in the window that pops up, select the View tab, then Show hidden files, folders and drives and then hit OK.
Go to the root of your old Android phone card and select all of the files on it, then copy them to a folder on your computer (I suggest creating a special folder for this, something called “Backup”, so that you can easily find it).
After everything has been copied, remove the old card from the card reader and insert the new card into the card reader.
Copy all of the files in the Backup folder you created on your computer to the root of the new card, just like I did below.
Insert the new card into your Android smartphone’s slot. Everything should be just like before, except for the fact that you’ll have much more space to use, just like a hard drive upgrade.