HTC 10™ - Format SD / Memory Card

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.

Format as Portable Storage
Format as Internal Storage

Format as Portable Storage

  1. Ensure that your smartphone isn't connected to a computer via the USB cable.
  2. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon Apps icon > Settings Settings icon > Storage (Device section).
  3. From the Portable storage section, tap the Gear icon Gear icon (located to the right of the SD / Memory Card name).
  4. Tap Format.
    Note When formatted as portable storage, data stored on the card can be transferred to other devices.
  5. Tap ERASE & FORMAT.
  6. To confirm, review the info then tap FORMAT.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.
  7. If presented, tap Done.

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Format as Internal Storage

Note An SD / Memory Card rated at UHS Speed Class 3 (or higher) is required to format for use as internal storage.

  1. Ensure that your smartphone isn't connected to a computer via the USB cable.
  2. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon Apps icon > Settings Settings icon > Storage (Device section).
  3. From the Portable storage section, tap the Gear icon Gear icon (located to the right of the SD / Memory Card name).
  4. Tap Format as internal.
    Note When formatted as internal storage, data stored on the card cannot be transferred to other devices.
    Note Allow several seconds for the card to be scanned for compatibility.
  5. Tap ERASE & FORMAT
  6. From the Move data to new storage screen, select one of the following then tap NEXT:
    Note This moves media, apps, etc. from internal storage to the SD / Memory Card.
    • Move now
      Note If selected, tap Move.
      Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.
    • Move later
  7. To confirm, review the info then tap FORMAT.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.
  8. If presented, tap Done.

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