How do I format my microSD card?

Last modified : Aug 01. 2018
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If you're having trouble reading information off of your Micro SD card or you just want to start from scratch - select from one of the dropdowns below to see steps on formatting the memory.

 

This process is not reversable, so make sure you're happy to lose all of the data on the memory card before you proceed!

Please Note: Ensure that your SD card is not encrypted. Click here to learn how to decrypt your SD card.

Steps for Android OS Version 7.0+ (Nougat)Click to Expand
1 Open the Settings app and select Device Maintenance
Open Settings and Select Device Maintenance
2 At the bottom of the screen, select Storage
Tap Storage at the bottom of the screen
3 Select SD Card at the bottom of the page
Select SD Card at the bottom of the page
4 Select the 3 dot menu button in the top right corner and tap on Storage Settings
Open the menu and select Storage Settings
5 Select SD Card and then select Format
Tap on SD Card and select Format
6 Tap on Format and follow the steps to wipe your SD Card
Select Format and follow the prompts to wipe your SD card
Steps for Android OS Version 6.0 (Marshmallow)Click to Expand
1 Open the Settings app
You can tap the magnifying glass to search for "Storage" or scroll to near the bottom of the page to find the Storage option
Open Settings and Select Storage
2 Open the Storage option under System Settings
Select Storage under System Settings
3 Select SD Card at the bottom of the page
Select SD Card
4 Select Format
Select Format
5 Tap on the Format button at the bottom of the page, follow the prompts to complete the process.
Tap Format to complete the process

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