moto e4 plus™ - 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.
  • 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 then do one of the following:

 

Format as portable storage

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Storage.
  3. Tap SD / Memory Card.
    Note The name of the SD / Memory Card varies by manufacturer.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right).
  5. Tap Format.
    Note When formatted as portable storage, data stored on the card can be transferred to other devices.
  6. Tap Erase & Format.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.
  7. From the 'Move Media' 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
  8. Tap Done.

 

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Format as internal storage

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Storage.
  3. Tap SD / Memory Card.
    Note The name of the SD / Memory Card varies by manufacturer.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right).
  5. Tap Settings.
  6. Tap Format as Internal.
    Note When formatted as internal storage, data stored on the card cannot be transferred to other devices.
  7. Tap Erase & Format.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.
  8. From the 'Move Media' 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
  9. Tap Done.

 

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