Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Format SD (Memory) Card

Caution This procedure erases all data on the memory card. It is recommended to back up the data.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From a Home screen, navigate:Settings Settings icon > Device maintenance Device maintenance settings icon > Storage Storage icon.
  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.