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

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

Note To perform the steps below, ensure the SD / Memory card is inserted.

  1. Ensure your smartphone 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.
  3. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Device maintenance (left pane).
  4. Tap Storage (center of bottom row).
  5. Tap SD / Memory Card.
  6. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right) > Storage settings.
  7. Tap the name of the SD / Memory Card.
    Note The name varies depending upon the type of card used.
  8. Tap Format.
  9. Review the disclaimer then tap FORMAT.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.