Format SD (Memory) Card - HTC One M9

Caution Caution:

  • When the SD / Memory Card is formatted as portable storage, the stored data on the card can be transferred to other devices.
  • When the SD / Memory Card is formatted as internal storage, it's encrypted to protect your stored data and cannot be transferred to other devices.
  • When formatted, all current stored data on the card is erased. It's recommended to back up your music, pictures and videos.

Enable Removable or Internal Storage

  1. From a Home screen, tap the Apps icon Apps icon (located at the bottom).
  2. Tap Settings.
    Note If unavailable, tap the Dropdown menu Applications dropdown menu icon (located in the upper-left) then tap Alphabetical. If still unavailable, refer to Manage App Icons.
  3. From the DEVICE section, tap Storage & USB.
  4. Tap SD / Memory Card.
    Note The name of the SD / Memory Card varies by manufacturer.
  5. Select an option, tap ERASE & FORMAT then tap FORMAT:
    Note Once FORMAT is selected, action can't be undone.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.
    • Format
      Note Enables removable storage.
    • Format as Internal
      Note Moves media, apps, etc. from internal storage to the SD / Memory Card.
      1. From the "Move data to new storage" screen, select one of the following:
        • Move now
        • Move later
      2. Tap NEXT then tap MOVE if prompted.
  6. Tap DONE.

Switch from Internal Storage to Portable Storage

Note This process only applies if memory card is formatted for internal storage.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon Apps icon > Settings > Storage & USB.
  2. Tap SD / Memory Card.
    Note The name of the SD / Memory Card varies by manufacturer.
  3. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (located in the upper-right).
  4. Tap Format as portable.
  5. Tap Format.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.
  6. Tap DONE (located at the bottom).
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