Are you trying to set up the camera on your Sony Xperia M so that its pictures go directly to the memory card instead of getting saved on the cell phone itself? Are you looking to verify that your phones camera is set up to automatically transfer its pictures directly to its memory card? Then look no further. This guide will illustrate, with pictures, the step-by-step instructions on how to do this on a Sony Xperia M running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
How to setup or check the Sony Xperia M camera
Apps > Camera > Settings > Data storage > SD card
Detailed Instructions with pictures:
Since we want to adjust, change, or check a certain setting for the Camera we need to start by opening the Camera application.
If you don’t have a Camera shortcut on your Sony Xperia M’s Home screen then tap the Applications icon to browse through your cell phones list of apps.
Click and open the Camera Application.
You should see a list of options on the side of the camera screen. You are going to want to tap and open the Settings icon which looks like a wrench and screwdriver.
You will see some additional settings that you can adjust but the setting that we want to open is the Data storage option.
On this “Data storage” screen you will be able to see the current storage location for your cell phones camera and if necessary change it to either the Internal storage (the phones memory) or the SD card (your memory card).
Additional things to consider
Moving previously captured photos to your SD card
If you just got a new memory card for your Sony Xperia M then don’t forget that the pictures that you took previously are still going to be stored to the phones storage. Your phone will not automatically transfer these files to your memory card. If you’re interested in moving files from your cell phone to its memory card then I am sure you will find How to move pictures and videos to a memory card on a Sony Xperia very helpful.
Making sure you have enough room for your future media files
As our devices get more and more advanced we are starting to require more and more storage space. This holds true with our smartphones as well and you’ll want to make sure that you have the storage available for when you need it.
I myself don’t typically recommend a memory card less than 8GB. If you are using an older memory card like a 4GB or 2GB or even worse a 1GB card then you might want to consider upgrading. I myself use this 32 GB memory card from SanDisk and I am very happy with it. Remember that when choosing a memory card it isn’t all about storage space you should consider its speed too which on memory cards is referred to as its “class”.
If you would like some tips and suggestions to keep in mind when purchasing a memory card then choosing the best memory card for your Android smartphone can be very beneficial.
Enjoy the comfort and knowledge that the pictures you are taking with your Sony Xperia M’s camera are getting saved directly to your memory card. This will help keep them safe should something unexpected happen to your cell phone. You will be able to pull your SD card out of your broken phone, place it into a replacement cell phone, tablet, camera, or your PC and you’ll still have access to all of your photos and images.
So make sure to take lots of pictures with your Sony Xperia M.
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