How to Use a Memory Card on Mobile: All Types

Over time, technology has advanced in such a way that users with Android mobile devices are becoming more demanding. Especially when it comes to specs like smartphone storage. For this reason, many people prefer to buy a phone that has the option of adding a microSD card to, for example, increase the storage of their mobile.

Although, this last action is not the only action that we can carry out with memory cards. In addition, it must be clear that it is a fairly common solution that makes our lives easier, since we will completely forget about having to reserve space within our phone. Now, the truth is that some people have mobile devices without a slot for these cards. So what can they do? Fortunately, there is another way to increase the internal storage of your terminal at certain times.

How to Use a Memory Card on Mobile: All Types

Add a microSD memory to your mobile

The truth is that mobile devices formerly did not have wireless connections such as Wi-Fi or even Bluetooth. So it was quite difficult to manage all the files that we were storing in our terminal, such as images or videos. Besides that his reduced memory also complicated our existence.

However, with the arrival of smartphones, these problems were solved, and much more with the arrival of cloud services. A functionality that has facilitated the task of transferring the files from the terminal to have them accessible on any device.

However, it still remains a factor today that many users are completely unaware of and still wonder how it works. Therefore, there is an even easier alternative, we refer to memory cards for mobile phones through slot. However, depending on the model and manufacturer, we may not have this alternative, as is the case with Apple‘s iPhone.

movil y microsd

For this reason, it will be necessary to resort to external memories through its USB port , which we use to charge the smartphone itself. That is why we will explain both those that are compatible with our mobile devices, as well as the method of connecting an external storage through an adapter.

In addition, surely many users still do not know, but by connecting a terminal to an external hard drive or storage card, we can enjoy videos or movies that are stored inside. So it will be great at any time when we go on vacation to a place where we do not have Wi-Fi.

Cards compatible with smartphones

The first type of storage that we will use to increase the internal space of our mobile will be that product that we call MicroSD card . Although the truth is that, within this accessory, we can find that they have different names, specifically, they are divided into three.

In addition, each of them has a maximum capacity and certain characteristics that make them more suitable for depending on what need we want to cover. In this way, before buying this accessory for our mobile, we will have to make sure what microSD storage the terminal supports, since not all cards and storage will be valid. Likewise, it will be essential not to forget the importance of placing it correctly on our mobile.

MicroSD para móviles

The classics are the microSD, they were also the most common years ago. Especially when smartphones did not have the great importance that they have today. Although they have already lagged behind, since they have a maximum capacity of 2GB. Then we came across microSDHC cards . These are an improvement that allows us to have larger capacities of up to 32 GB. They will even give us more appropriate results to use for both photography and video recording.

Finally, there are the so-called microSDXC , the latest standard that there is and that is capable of offering us storage of up to 2 TB. This is why they are the ones that will give us the best results on our mobile today.

Although it must be taken into account that each card is adapted to certain needs. Therefore, before choosing which one we are going to buy, we have to know what the manufacturer of our mobile says with its maximum storage capacity and if it makes any indication about the class or allowed speeds. Of course, it will always be more advisable to buy one that offers us something else. Basically because we will be able to change phones and use it in the new smartphone that we buy.

Use a USB adapter

For this step, it will be necessary for our terminal to be fully compatible with OTG (On The Go). Although, today, the vast majority of terminals have this feature among their specifications. After having checked, we will have to get an adapter that allows us to connect an external memory . In addition, depending on the port of our mobile, it will be through the most traditional connector, micro USB, or Type C, which abound right now between the terminals.

When looking at the OTG cable you will have to make sure that at one of its ends it has a female connector and, at the other, a micro USB or USB type C output. In this way we will be able to connect our external storage unit to the our terminal, either a hard disk or pen drive memory .

Moto G7 Plus OTG adaptador

Once we have connected the memory that best suits our needs, we can explore all the files that it saves and copy the contents of our mobile device to it. But, we cannot forget that in some models it will have to be done through a file explorer for Android. Although, the most logical thing is that you have one installed by default in your terminal.

Now it is the turn of those users who have an iPhone. And although it is true that in this case it will be a bit more complicated, you can link your Apple terminal to an external disk as well. The greatest difficulty that we find is due to its connection, the Lightning of the iPhone. This is why we must look carefully for an accessory that is exclusive for these smartphones.

Therefore, it is best to get one that is certified by the company itself because this way you will make sure that you do not get any type of error when trying to connect them. And as we said, one of the most important virtues that we can find in this connection is that we can transfer both multimedia files to our mobile devices and transfer them to this storage to have more space on our phone. That is, if we have an adapter , we can save different files, images or movies without having to have a computer nearby.