How to format Micro SD Card on Samsung Mobile Device?

Last Update Date : Oct 10. 2018

A Micro SD Card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the mobile device. To format your Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device, follow these steps:

Please note:
• Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss of data resulting from user actions

• This article is focusing on newer models such as Galaxy Note9, S9/S9+, Note8 and S8/S8+

How to format Micro SD Card

How to format Micro SD CardClick to Expand
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
2 Tap Device maintenance
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
3 Tap Storage
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
4 Tap More option
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
5 Tap Storage settings
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
6 Tap SD card
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
7 Tap Format
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
How to unmount Micro SD CardClick to Expand
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
2 Tap Device maintenance
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
3 Tap Storage
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
4 Tap More option
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
5 Tap Storage settings
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
6 Tap the upward arrow icon to unmount the Micro SD Card
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
7 Alternatively, select the Micro SD Card and click on Unamount
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
8 Open the tray slot and take out the Micro SD Card
How to mount Micro SD CardClick to Expand

When a Micro SD Card is inserted into the mobile device, it will automatically mount and ready for usage. However, if the Micro SD Card is unmounted previously but not remove from the mobile device, it will need to mount again.

1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
2 Tap Device maintenance
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
3 Tap Storage
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
4 Tap More option
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
5 Tap Storage settings
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?
5 Tap SD Card and click Mount on the popup panel
How to format Micro SD Card in Samsung Mobile Device?

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