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New user needs Android help

by Oldthing17 / June 21, 2013 9:20 AM PDT

Please excuse my ignorance in these questions. I am a low tech user.
1. I have inserted a Micro SD card in my new tablet and it recognizes it, but how do I access it and what can I put on the card and what can I not put on it?
2. Can I use a Micro USB flash drive with my Android tablet and why would I ever want to?

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Micro SD card.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 21, 2013 9:26 AM PDT

You access it through file manager. You can store whatever you like on it photos, music etc.
As long as you have a port you can use a micro usb lead for say a flash drive.

Dafydd.

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No File Manager
by Oldthing17 / June 21, 2013 9:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Micro SD card.

I have had my tablet about 4 days. I have been on it constantly and checked every menu item. I cannot find a file manager. It didn't come with much of a manual, just a quick start sheet. I went to the manufacturer's website and downloaded a 72 page users manual. I have read the whole thing front to back. They barely mention the SD slot or card. The only thing that resembles a file manager is a "settings" app, but it doesn't address it either. I love the tablet and it is working wonderfully, but I want to be able to get full use out of it. Anymore suggestions?

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Tablet.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 21, 2013 10:00 AM PDT
In reply to: No File Manager

Can you tell which tablet this is and what version of android it's running? For me, file manager is on the desktop. You may have an icon top right little white dots. Press that and see if you can see it there.

Dafydd.

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File Manager.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 21, 2013 10:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Tablet.

Just a thought, it could be that you may have to get a file manager app from Google store. This depends on your tablet and version of Android.

Dafydd.

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Great advice.
by Oldthing17 / June 21, 2013 11:56 AM PDT
In reply to: File Manager.

That was a great idea and good advice. I installed a file manager from the app store. It looks like it is going to work. If not, I'll try several until I find one that does. Thanks a lot.

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Hisense tablet
by Oldthing17 / June 21, 2013 11:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Tablet.

It is the new Hisense Sero 7 Pro. It is brand new it has only been out since Memorial Day. It is running Jelly Bean 4.2.1. I see no 3 dots.

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