How to Use a Micro SD Card With a BlackBerry Curve

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The BlackBerry Curve smartphone comes with a small amount of internal memory that you can use to save applications and multimedia files. As that memory starts to fill up, the Curve's performance will begin to diminish. To address that problem, you can install a memory card to store your information, freeing up the Curve's internal memory. Before you can use a microSD card, it must be installed correctly and then you can access the BlackBerry's file system to move files to and from the card.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Insert a MicroSD Card

  1. 1

    Flip your BlackBerry Curve face down.

  2. 2

    Wedge a fingernail into the gap near the bottom of the battery cover. Pull up to remove the battery cover. On some older Curve models, you may need to push a button and then slide off the cover.

  3. 3

    Slide the microSD card into the slot, making sure that the metal contacts on the card are pointing down and go in first. On some older BlackBerry models, you may have to remove the battery to access the memory card mechanism. Just push the mechanism to the right to release it, slide the microSD card in with the contacts pointing down, then slide the mechanism to the left to lock it in place.

    Format and Encrypt a Memory Card

  1. 1

    Press the "Menu" button to bring up the BlackBerry's main menu. Scroll down and select "Options."

  2. 2

    Scroll down the list of options until you see "Media Card." Press the trackpad to select it.

  3. 3

    Press the "Menu" key and choose "Format Card" from the list of options to format the memory card. Formatting will erase everything on the card. If your card already has plenty of room or you don't want to erase any of the existing files, you can skip this step.

  4. 4

    Scroll to the "Encryption" entry and select it. Choose the encryption mode that best suits your need. "Device" will lock the media card down so that you can only use it on this particular BlackBerry Curve. "Password" allows you to use the media card on any BlackBerry device but requires that you know the password for that device.

  5. 5

    Press the "Back" key to exit the Options screen. Choose "Save" from the menu that pops up to save your changes.

    Move and Access Files

  1. 1

    Press the "Menu" key to bring up the main menu. Scroll to "Media" and select it.

  2. 2

    Press the "Menu" key. Choose "Explore" from the pop-up menu. This will open up the file explorer on your BlackBerry Curve.

  3. 3

    Scroll to the folder you want to access and press the "Center" key to select it. You can move back through the file system by using the "Back" button or by pressing the "Menu" key and choosing "Up."

  4. 4

    Highlight the file that you want to work with. Press the "Menu" key to bring up the menu. Choose "Copy" or "Move" to relocate the file to another folder. You must then navigate to the destination folder and select "Paste" or "Move here." You can also choose to rename or delete the file by selecting those menu options. To run the file (if it is an app), simply select it.

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