How to safely remove the microSD card on the Lumia 950 & 950 XL

The Lumia 950 and 950 XL both have microSD slots so you can have more room for storage. In fact, you can get a 200GB microSDXC card for the phones right now. These high-speed, high-capacity cards can get expensive depending on what you get, so making sure to take care of them can save you money later on. For example, simply pulling the microSD card out of your Lumia 950 or 950 XL isn't recommended. We'll show you the safer way.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap All settings
  2. Go to System > Storage and tap the SD Card
  3. Scroll down and tap Remove
  4. You'll get a warning that the files stored on this card won't be available until you put it back in. Tap Yes, I'm sure.

That's it! Now, you can remove the back cover and remove the microSD card. Most people won't be removing their microSD cards often, but it's one way of transferring files between the Lumia 950/XL and the Surface Pro 4, which has a microSD slot, too.

Did you know about this safety measurement? Have you pulled out your card before removing it in the settings? Let us know in the comments.


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