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Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: How To Save Photos To microSD Card

Samsung’s previous smartphone designs have been criticized by many users for not having the ability to increase on board storage capacity. They seem to have learnt their lesson with the latest Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus however. This phone has a built in microSD slot which does enable owners to add increased storage to the phone’s memory.

One of the most important thing you’ll do with your SD storage is save photos and video to its capacity. Here we want to explain exactly how you can do this in a step-by-step process.


Follow these steps to save photos to SD card on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus:

  1. Enter the SD card in the slot on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.
  2. Open the Camera app.
  3. Now, you’ll be shown an option. It asks where you want videos and photos saved from this point onwards, as it detects your card.
  4. Confirm that you want the card used here. Doing so will mean all of your media is stored to this card by default.
  5. If this option does not come up on its own, you can enter the settings button on the top left of the screen inside the camera app.
  6. Once in the Settings, find Storage Location. Then tap it.
  7. Confirm you want the Card to be the default storage.


The only media that won’t be saved to your card with this setting applied is Burst Shots. Burst shots are the collection of photos taken when you repeatedly press the shutter button. They are happening very quickly and so are transferred to phone’s internal memory capacity. This is required as the internal memory will always saved much faster than any card you could ever find to use.


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