Insert the memory card

Learn how to insert the memory card.

Use only compatible memory cards approved for use with this device. Incompatible cards may damage the card and the device and corrupt data stored on the card.

Some microSD cards may not be compatible with this phone. We recommend that you use your phone’s internal memory for saving photos and videos. On the start screen, swipe left, and tap settings iconSettings > phone storage. Switch Store new pictures on to phone. For more info on using a microSD card with your phone, go to www.nokia.com/lumia820/tips-and-tricks.

Your phone supports memory cards with a capacity of up to 64 GB.

Switch the device off and disconnect the charger and any other device before removing any covers. Avoid touching electronic components while changing any covers. Always store and use the device with any covers attached.

  1. With the back of the phone facing you, place your thumb on the back of the phone next to the camera lens.
  2. At the top left corner, put your fingernail in the seam between the screen frame and the back cover. Bend the cover until a side seam opens slightly.
  3. Repeat on the other corner, and remove the cover. With the back of the phone facing you, place your thumb next to the camera lens. Then pull with your fingernail first on the top left and then on the top right corner.
  4. If the battery is in, lift it out. When removing the battery, lift the side of the battery that is closer to the top edge of the phone.
  5. Push the memory card into the memory card slot until it locks into place. With the back of the phone facing you, from top to bottom, the memory card slot is the second one on the right edge of the battery compartment. When inserting the card, make sure the narrow side of the memory card goes in first, and the straight edge of the card is closer to the top edge of the phone.
  6. Line up the battery contacts, and replace the battery. The battery contacts are at the bottom right of the battery and the battery compartment.
  7. Press the bottom edge of the back cover against the bottom edge of the phone. First replace the bottom edge of the cover, then the top edge.
  8. Press the back of the cover until it snaps into place.