Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) - 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. 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 care >Storage.
  4. Tap the name of the SD / Memory Card.
    Note The name varies depending upon the type of card used.
  5. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right).
  6. Tap Storage settings.
  7. From the Portable storage section, tap the name of the SD / Memory Card.
  8. Tap Format.
  9. Review the disclaimer then tap Format SD card.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.