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Using an SD card - moto z3 play

Using an SD card on the moto z3 play

Whether its images, music, videos or applications we know that the most important stuff on people's phones is stored in the user memory. The moto z3 play allows you to expand your memory by using a micro SD card.

To insert a memory card:

  1. Insert the tool into the hole in the tray and gently push to pop it out.

  2. Insert or remove the cards as needed.

  3. Push the tray back into the phone.


Performance warning

We recommend use of a high speed card , such as a UHS-1 type.   Class 4 and Class 2 micro SD cards are not recommended;. The performance of these cards is typically 10x slower than internal storage performance.

High speed card are identified by these logos:


If your card is too slow, you will get a warning. If you encounter this dialog, we advise to upgrade your card to a UHS-1 card first.


Manage SD card

You can move media from internal phone storage to your SD card, easily remove the card to transfer content to other devices, view the storage space available, and erase all content to start fresh.

Move media

To move media to your SD card and free up your phone's internal storage:

Be sure you've inserted and set up your SD card.

  1. Go to Settings > Storage
  2. Select your SD card
  3. Touch Image > Storage settings > Move media
  4. Check the boxes for types of media to move (pictures, movies, music)
  5. Touch Move

Tip: You can set the camera to store all new photos and videos on the SD card.

Remove SD card

  1. Drag the SD card notification down, and touch Eject

    If you don't see the notification:
  2. Go to Settings > Storage
  3. Next to your SD card name, touch Image

    Tip: You can also eject the card using the Files app
  4. It's now safe to remove the card from the phone

To insert the card into another device (computer, projector, etc.), you may need the adapter that came with your card. See device manufacturer's instructions for the type of adapter required and insertion instructions.

Erase SD card

  1. Go to Settings > Storage
  2. Select your SD card
  3. Touch Image > Storage settings > Format
  4. Touch Erase & format
  5. Touch Done

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