How to Transfer Music to Micro SD Cards

By Nade Xro

A micro SD card is a small, removable memory card that is becoming increasingly popular in today's technology. Commonly used in cell phones, MP3 players, portable media players and other modern handheld devices, micro SD cards can store various types of media such as photos, music and videos. How much a card can store depends on the size of the memory, which can reach 128 gigabytes (GB). Follow some specific instructions to transfer media from a computer to a micro SD card using either a memory card reader or USB cable.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Memory card reader or USB cable

Using a Memory Card Reader

Step 1

Create a folder on your computer specifically for music files. To do this, right-click on your desktop, select "New Folder," name the folder and add all your music files.

Step 2

Insert the memory card into the memory card reader. If an "Autoplay" prompt appears on your computer screen, select "Open device to view files." If not, go to "My Computer" and click on the corresponding device.

Step 3

Click and drag, or copy and paste, music files from your computer's music folder to the memory card folder.

Using a USB Cable

Step 1

Create a folder on your computer specifically for music files: Right-click on your desktop, select "New Folder" name the folder and add all your music files.

Step 2

Connect your device to the computer. If an "Autoplay" prompt appears, select "Open device to view files." If not, go to "My Computer" and click on the corresponding device.

Step 3

Click and drag, or copy and paste, music files from your computer's music folder to the memory card folder.

Step 4

Alternatively, if your computer offers software that allows media transfer, such as Windows Media Player or Media Go, find and open this software.

Step 5

Locate your device, select the music you want from the library and click on "Sync/add to device."

Tips & Warnings

  • Operation of different software varies; for more information on Media Go and Windows Media Player, follow the links in the Resources section.
  • Do not remove your device while adding media, which could corrupt the memory card.
  • Do not remove your device without selecting "Eject" or "Safely Remove Hardware," which can cause damage to the device.

References & Resources