Samsung Galaxy S10 - 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 that 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.
    Note These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  3. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Device care > Storage (at the bottom).
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right) then tap Storage settings.
  5. From the Portable storage section, select the name of the SD / memory card.
    Note The name varies depending upon the type of card used.
  6. Tap Format.
  7. To continue, review the disclaimer then tap Format SD card.
    Note Allow several seconds for the process to complete.