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Format SD Card

When you want to change the storage setting of the SD card from removable storage to internal storage, you will be prompted to format it first.

Note: When you format or erase the SD card, the files CANNOT be retrieved. To help prevent the loss of important data, please check the contents before you erase the card.

Important: Formatting or erasing the microSD card may not permanently erase all data from the card, including personal information.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app icon Settings.
  2. Tap Storage.
  3. Do one of the following:
  • If the SD card appears under Removable storage, tap settings icon next to the SD card name, and then tap Format as internal > Erase & format > Format. After format is completed, you can choose to move photos, files, and apps to the SD card.
  • If your storage card appears under Internal storage, tap the SD card name, and then tap more options icon  > Format as portable > Format. After format is completed, tap Done.