Bundling a microSD card, a BlackBerry and a card adapter turns your phone into a high-powered photograph capturing machine. By utilizing an adapter and a card reader, the process of transferring images from the phone to your computer is fast and simple. Detachable media increases the storage capacity of your Blackberry from several hundred megabytes of data to several gigabytes of storage space, allowing you to capture a large volume of images, video or audio notations.
Eject the microSD memory card from the card slot once the images are ready for transfer. To eject the card, remove the cover to the slot containing the card and gently press the card into the camera. A spring will cause the card to eject once engaged using a light pressure.
Slide the card face up into the microSD adapter, which is also facing upwards. The adapter resembles a regular-sized SD card, containing a small slot at the edge of the card that holds the microSD card.
Insert the adapter containing the microSD disk into a flash card reader attached to a computer (see Resources). The flash readers use a USB connection to attach to the computer. You may also use a digital image storage device that reads SD cards. This device will contain slots for the SD cards and will not need additional connection cords for the card adapter.
Open the disk icon on your computer indicating the flash card is connected. This will vary based on your computer operating system, but most computers will read the disk with a BlackBerry name attached to the file folder.
Transfer the files to your computer using a drag-and-drop method or a copy-and-paste technique, depending on your computer. Once transferred, eject the disk and insert it into the BlackBerry.
Format the disc using the formatting option under the "Advanced Options" and "Memory Card" under the "Options" menu on the BlackBerry. Formatting the disk will clear any images off the disk and prepare the device to capture more photographs.
- Handle the card carefully, holding it gently in-between your thumb and forefinger as you transfer the card to the adapter. Do not handle the connectors between the card and the computer or phone, indicated by several gold strips on the bottom of the card. Any oils from your fingers or debris will interact with the transfer process and could damage the card, the phone, the card reader or the data itself.
- Double-check your file transfer on the computer before you format the disk, as the deletion of the files is permanent once you format a disk. Formatting a disk prepares the disk for capturing more data by erasing all the content on the card.
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