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Format an SD Card

When you insert an optional SD card for the first time, it is recommended that you format it.

Caution: Formatting an SD card permanently deletes all data on it.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon.
  2. Tap Device maintenance device mantenance settings icon > Storage.
  3. Tap More options options icon > Storage settings.
  4. Tap SD card > Format > Format.
  • All data on the SD card is erased, and the card is formatted for use on your phone.