How to Put SD Card in Steam Deck: A Step-by-Step Guide

Plug the microSD card into the slot on the bottom of the Deck — it's on the bottom below the lower right corner of the screen. The card goes in face up. You might have to use a fingernail to get it to click into place.

If you’re a proud owner of Steam Deck, you might be looking for ways to expand its storage capacity. Luckily, it’s easy to insert and format an SD card on your device. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of inserting and formatting an SD card on your Steam Deck.

First things first, you need to have a high-speed Micro SD card that can fit into the Steam Deck’s slot. Once you have the card ready, you can proceed with the following steps:

1. Hold the SD card with the pins facing down and insert it into the slot at the bottom of your Steam Deck. The slot is spring-loaded, so you’ll hear a slight click when the card is in place.

2. You’ll notice an SD card icon in the status bar, indicating that the card has been inserted correctly.

3. To format the SD card, go to the main menu by pressing the Steam button and then select “Settings.”

4. Under “Settings,” go to “System” and scroll down until you find the option to format the SD card.

5. Tap on “Format” and confirm that you want to format the SD card. The device will run a series of tests to ensure that the card is usable on the Steam Deck.

6. Wait for the test to complete, and the SD card will be formatted and ready to use. The SD card icon will disappear from the status bar once the card is ready.

7. To confirm that the SD card is ready to use, go back to the main menu and select “Settings.” Under “Settings,” go to “Storage,” and you’ll see that the Micro SD card is now ready to store games.

Expanding storage on your Steam Deck is a straightforward process that can be done in a matter of minutes. With your new SD card, you’ll have plenty of space to store all your favorite games and more. We hope this guide has been helpful, and happy gaming!