How to Erase Files From a Samsung Galaxy S III
Your Samsung Galaxy S III includes a Secure Digital card that contains all of your personal files and any third-party apps you've installed to your smartphone. The SD card has a limited capacity of 16 to 64GB, and once you reach that limit, you can't download or copy any more files to the card. To free up space on your Galaxy S III, you can either format the SD card, which deletes all its data, or delete individual files from the My Files app.
1 Format the SD Card
2 Open Settings
Open Settings from the Home or Apps screen and then select "Storage" from the menu.
3 Tap Unmount SD Card
Tap "Unmount SD Card" to prepare the card for formatting, and then tap "Format SD Card" from under SD Card.
4 Again to completely wipe all data
Press "Format SD Card" again to completely wipe all data from the card.
5 Delete Individual Files
6 Open My Files
Open My Files from the Apps screen and then tap "All Files."
7 Choose ExtSDCard
Choose "ExtSDCard" from the options and then navigate to the folder containing the file you want to delete.
8 Place a check mark
Place a check mark in the box located to the left of the file and then tap the trash can icon. Press "OK" to confirm.
- To see how much space is left on your card, go to the Storage screen in the Settings app and then review the information displayed in the Available Space field.