Samsung Galaxy Tab E (8.0) - Format SD / Memory Card

Caution Formatting permanently erases all data on the memory card. If necessary, view this video for help transferring content to your computer.

Note Notes:

  • To perform the steps below, ensure the SD / memory card is inserted.
  • Here's how to check what software version your device is running.


  1. Ensure that your tablet isn't connected to a computer via the USB cable.
  2. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions only apply to the default Home screen layout.
  3. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Device maintenance > Storage.
    Note For software version 7.1.1 or earlier, navigate: Settings > Storage.
  4. Tap Menu icon Menu icon.
  5. Tap Storage settings
  6. Tap SD / Memory Card.
    Note The name varies depending upon the type of card used.
  7. Tap Format.
  8. Review the disclaimer then tap FORMAT.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.