Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - 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 To perform the steps below, ensure the SD / memory card is inserted.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Device care Device care settings icon > Storage.
  3. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right) then tap Storage settings.
  4. From the Portable storage section, select the name of the SD / Memory Card.
    Note The name varies by card type used.
  5. Tap Format.
    Note If presented, enter the appropriate password, PIN or pattern then tap Continue.
  6. Review the disclaimer then tap Format.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.