What kind of SD cards and formats are supported?

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Jolla supports microSD cards up to 32 GB of size without first formatting them. The card is mounted on the system automatically when the device is turned on the next time. After this, apps like Gallery can show the pictures and videos residing in the card.

Further information on card formats:

  • Jolla supports SDHC cards which implies the maximum size of 32 GB. The card shall be formatted to FAT32 format.
  • Jolla also supports the Linux formats EXT4 and BTRFS. Note however that Windows and Mac computers are not able to show the contents of such cards.
  • Jolla does not support exFAT format, so using SDXC cards formatted to exFAT is not directly possible. However, after re-formatting an exFAT card to FAT32 (or to EXT4, or to BTRFS) it may be possible to use cards bigger than 32 GB on Jolla. In case of FAT32 there are some limitations for the file sizes.

Instructions for formatting your memory card on Windows (XP, Vista, 7 & 8):
http://mrswizard.com/formatting_memory_cards.html

Information about EXT4: https://together.jolla.com/question/37865/does-ext4-formatted-microsd-card-work-out-of-the-box-already/

Instruction for formatting an SDXC memory card to FAT32 format on Windows: http://m.wikihow.com/Format-FAT32. Limitation: Files greater than 4 GB cannot be used. Another option is to use this tool: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.exe (see http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/). We have successfully formatted a 64 GB card with the latter tool and used the card on Jolla.

Instructions for formatting a memory card (memory stick) in Linux (Ubuntu):
http://askubuntu.com/questions/22381/how-to-format-a-usb-flash-drive

Instructions for formatting a memory card on a Mac:
http://techchannel.radioshack.com/format-sd-card-mac-1661.html.

 

Moving data to/from the SD card

If you have a Windows or Linux PC, read this article.

If you have a Mac, read this article.

 


 

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