- BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 to 7.1
- BlackBerry 10 OS
- MicroSD card
A microSD card is a removable flash memory data storage device. When inserted into a BlackBerry smartphone, a media card can expand the memory available for storing files such as videos, ring tones, pictures, and songs.
Supported File Systems
All BlackBerry smartphones support media cards formatted using FAT16 and FAT32 file systems. Support for the exFAT file system was introduced in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1.3175 and later.
Supported Storage Sizes
|BlackBerry device software version||Supported Storage size limit||Supported File System|
|BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.0||Up to 2 GB||FAT16 / FAT32|
|BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1||Up to 4 GB||FAT16 / FAT32|
|BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2||Up to 4 GB||FAT16 / FAT32|
|BlackBerry Device Software 4.3.0||Up to 8 GB||FAT16 / FAT32|
|BlackBerry Device Software 4.5.0||Up to 8 GB||FAT16 / FAT32|
|BlackBerry Device Software 188.8.131.52||Up to 16 GB||FAT16 / FAT32|
|BlackBerry Device Software 4.6.0 to BlackBerry 7.1||Up to 32 GB||FAT16 / FAT32|
|BlackBerry 10 OS versions prior to 10.2.1.3175||Up to 32 GB||FAT16 / FAT32|
|BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1.3175 and later||Up to the exFAT file system limit||FAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT|
Media card not detected?
If a media card is not recognized by the smartphone, check the file system type. If the media card is formatted using a non-supported file system type, it will need to be formatted to a supported type as noted above in order to be used in the smartphone.
For steps to format a media card using the smartphone, refer to the device's User Guide and search for "format your media card".
SDHC media cards are preformatted with the FAT32.
SDXC media cards are pre-formatted with exFAT.
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