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How to add extra storage to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Our guide to expanding the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge’s internal storage with handy cases and accessories, to carry around loads more movies, music, photos and other media.

If you’ve run out of space on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge – or any other phone that annoyingly lacks a microSD memory card slot – don’t get stressed and delete those hilarious photos of your mate Kev pretend-humping a traffic cone after too many tequilas. Here’s how to add extra memory with simple drives and accessories.

And check out our guide to deleting useless files and freeing up wasted storage space on the S6

Add a microSD memory card using the Incipio offGRID case

Incipio’s clever little offGRID battery case for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge doesn’t just add extra juice to your Galaxy smartphone. A flick of a switch also gives you microSD support, so all you need to do is slot your memory card into the case and you can copy files back and forth from your mobile. The case supports cards of up to 128GB in size.

Alternatively, add a microSD memory card using an OTG/SD card reader

You can also buy memory card readers that slot into your phone’s micro USB slot, adapting them into a microSD card slot. One such example is the iKross Multi-Function Micro-USB to OTG/SD Memory Card Reader Adapter, which can be snagged on Amazon for just £8. Again, just add a microSD memory card and you’re good to go. It’s a bit bulkier and more cumbersome than the Incipio case, but it does the job.

Wirelessly transmit your media with Samsung’s Wireless Mobile Media Streaming Device

If you’ve got a ton of HD movies that you want to take away on holiday, a better solution will be a hard disk that offers wireless streaming to your mobile device. Samsung offers its own in the form of the Wireless Mobile Media Streaming Device, which can be bought for £130 from Amazon.

It’s a 1.5TB drive, which gives you enough space for roughly five hundred Blu-ray movies, and it supports up to five mobile devices at once so the whole family can stream what they want to their phones or tablets. There’s even a USB charging port to power up your Galaxy S6 if it’s running low.

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