How to Format an External SD Card on Galaxy S10 / S9 / S8 / Note 9

An external SD card is great for storing your camera photos and videos while the apps should be installed on internal storage of your Android phone or tablet. When you insert a new SD card into your phone and even more the used one, you’d better format it. Your phone won’t prompt you to erase your SD card. That’s why you need to format it manually using the Android Settings app. This is highly recommended to prevent glitches of the file system. Besides that this will erase all unnecessary information stored by previous device and delete all possible malware. If you just insert your memory card into the phone or tablet it may work fine but it will likely contain folders created by the operating system itself and apps that were installed there. Here is how to manually format an SD card on Galaxy S9/S9+ under Android 8. Also here you will learn how to unmount and eject your external storage.

Format an SD Card on Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+, S9/S9+, S8/S8+ or Note 9/8 Running Android 9 or 8

  • Open SettingsSettings Icon Samsung Galaxy Android 8
  • Scroll down and tap on Device Maintenance (Device Care on Android 9 Pie): Device Maintenance Galaxy Android 8
  • Select StorageStorage Settings Galaxy Android 8
  • tap on sd card: SD card storage Galaxy Android 8
  • Now tap the tripple dot and select Storage SettingsStorage Settings menu Galaxy
  • Here select SD card: portable storage SD card Galaxy
  • And finally tap Formatformat SD card Galaxy Android 8

Wait until formatting is completed: formatting SD card

When done you will see the following message “”: SD Card set up

That’s it. Enjoy using your memory card with your current Android phone.

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