dvg8199, 03 Sep 2016WARNING: UK 3rd Sep 2016. Just bought one. Micro SD port appears to be missing - just a unmove... moreMissing Micro SD port found! I feel foolish but need not have felt so if Acer had included a diagram and/or a few words of explanation in the online manual. The solution requires a leap of faith in Acer fabrication standards. If you don't have perfect vision a strong torch and/or a magnifying glass, and a small, thin bladed screwdriver will help.
Gently detach the top section of brassy metallic cover from the middle top edge of the tablet using the small screwdriver to lever it away. It remains attached to the tablet's body by a strip of black plastic. Manouvere the loosened brassy cover aside. Looking down at the top edge of the tablet with the screen facing away from you, you will see a small screw to the left and to the far right a micro HDMI socket. Don't remove the screw. Level with the screw at the edge of the tablet facing you, is a narrow vertical gap between the black plastic and the inside of the remaining brassy cover (the bit marked Iconia). Examination of the vertical black plastic with the torch and magnifying glass reveals it has a shinier surface vertically in the gap adjacent to the screw head. You might think that poking your micro SD card into this gap is a quick route to losing it forever in the innards of the tablet but it is not a fabrication fault - it is the micro SD socket/slot.
Holding the micro SD card vertically with the contacts to the bottom on the side facing away from you, and the tablet screen facing away from you, push the micro SD card into the vertical space. You will feel a springy resistance when there is a mm or so of the card's top edge still visible. You need to press the top of the card downward with the screwdriver blade until it engages and does not spring back, and is pretty much flush with the top of the gap. The spring is quite strong and if he micro SD card is not latched properly inside the port it may pop out and have you on hands and knees looking for it. Once latched in you can replace the top brassy cover. The cover is not meant to physically hold the micro SD card down against the spring. If this happens the tablet will not recognise the card storage space because the card is not engaged in the slot.
Powering up and initialising/registering the tablet I downloaded an app called A1 SD Bench. On opening this shows RAM 1,491 MB total, Internal Memory 19,633 MB free and my 64GB micro SD card with 59,163 MB free. For some reason it also temporarily shows the internal memory again as an SD card with 19,633 MB free as well. You can check the micro SD card is working with a benchmark test and then delete the free app if no longer required. Alternatively In Android settings look inside "Storage and USB" and you will see sections for internal tablet storage and also your micro SD card as portable storage. You may get a notification asking whether you want newly recognised SD storage to be portable or fixed for use only with the tablet as if it were internal memory. The second requires a slow reformatting of the SD card. I leave you to look up the implications of that. I left mine as portable so I can use the card to transfer files with other devices.
It may also be useful to know that a micro SD card in excess of 32GB needs to be formatted as ExFAT. My card came preformatted as ExFAT but I slow formatted it on a PC as ExFAT again to make sure the full capacity would be recognised when inserted into the Iconia tablet. I had read some web pages concerned with only 32GB being recognised on some devices, usually because they were preformatted as FAT32. NTFS format won't work.
Sorry for the lengthy post but I wanted to help anyone else who couldn't find the micro SD port! Comments about going to Specsavers need not be made!
WARNING: UK 3rd Sep 2016. Just bought one. Micro SD port appears to be missing - just a unmoveable plastic strip between retaining screw and the micro HDMI port. Online manual is useless. Best not to buy one until this problem is resolved. Seriously misleading advertising or else a manufacturing cock-up of large proportion. I hope I am wrong but it looks like the tablet is to be returned for a refund. I look forward to a response from Acer support but I'm not going to hold my breath.
I brought my iconia tab 10 A3-A40 home from Argos UK in cheltenham today and also had a 64GB micro SD card ready for immediate memory expansion. After gently pulling the brassy cover loose, and with the screen facing away from me, I saw the small screw to the left and the micro HDMI socket to the right of a micro SD card sized depression. in the middle. It looked like you had to remove the small screw and a masking plastic (not rubber) strip to get access to the slot. You certainly cannot insert a micro SD card into the shallow depression. I couldn't prise the masking plate away to reveal the SD card slot - if it is a masking plate. The manual is, of course, absolutely no use at all. I don't think my tablet actually has a slot for an SD card at all - if so then I will return it to Argos tomorrow as all the documentation and the blurb on the Argos web site is quite explicit that the tablet accepts a micro SD card - and it was a significant factor in my decision to buy the tablet.
I am very disappointed with the lack of clear instructions from Acer.
Anyone else having such a problem?
Kevster55, 20 Aug 2016With the screen facing away from you the SD slot will be between you and the little screw. I h... moreYeah, that almost gave me a heart attack because at first i didn't find the slot and i already had 64gb SD card ready for this tablet. Acer did a really good job hiding it :P Anyway, i hope this tablet gets Nougat 7.0 treatment sooner than later :)
Chriseliz, 18 Aug 2016Bonjour, Oui il y a GPS Hello, GPS YESHi, how do we initialize or find GPS
dlra, 16 Aug 2016Suppose to be a micro SD slot,mine is sealed with a piece of rubber with a screw, took out scr... moreWith the screen facing away from you the SD slot will be between you and the little screw. I had to use a flashlight to find it myself, but it is there
Fooled, 19 Aug 2016Where do I/U get a copy of the User's Guide; I would really like to be able to use this device... moreHere you go my friend,i hope this is what you looking for..
Where do I/U get a copy of the User's Guide; I would really like to be able to use this device, the way it was advertised on the Shopping Channel.
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2016Does tablet has GPS? Because it's not writtenBonjour, Oui il y a GPS
Hello, GPS YES
Suppose to be a micro SD slot,mine is sealed with a piece of rubber with a screw, took out screw and tried to lift cover there is not a SD slot underneath, though it was sold to me that it had one, there is a HDMI slot and the SD slot is supposed to be right next to it. Manual also states that it has one. Does anyone else have the same problem?
Its wifi only, no 3g or 4g. Its really just a budget tablet, costs under 100 in cash converters.
wwww, 21 Jul 2016it's eating the battery for couple of hours, its awful, don't bye itUmm... for me, battery is working normally like it should. I don't know what's wrong with yours?!?
Best tablet i've ever had! Absolutely brilliant price/value and it looks beautiful too :)