Format or Erase an SD Card on HTC One M8

Edited by Grimm, Gordon, Eng, Anonymous

Hello, you are watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to format the SD card on an HTC One M8. This is a simple procedure that will erase all data on the SD card.

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Steps

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    Double tap the screen to turn the screen on and display the lock screen.
    Alternatively, press the lock button on the top of the phone.
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    Swipe up to unlock the phone and display the home screen.
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    Swipe down from the top of the screen to view the notifications panel.
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    Tap the primary settings icon in the top right corner of the screen.
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    Tap the settings icon, which appears as a gear symbol, to open the Settings menu.
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    An alternative method of accessing the Settings is through the Apps menu.
    From the home screen, tap the Applications icon at the bottom of the screen, in the middle. This will bring up the Apps menu, where all the applications reside. Tap the Settings icon, which appears as a gear symbol, to open the Settings menu.
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    Scroll down and tap "Storage" to open the Storage settings, indicated by a USB icon.
    The Storage settings display the information regarding the storage on the phone. For example, at the top of the Phone Storage section, the current amount of memory being used is displayed. In this case, 6.15GB out of 16GB of storage is being used.
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    Scroll down to the SD card section of the settings.
    In this example, 1MB out of 14.48GB of storage is being used. The SD card section of the settings is where the options for the SD card are located. For example, you can clean app data, unmount the SD card, format the SD card or encrypt the SD card.
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    Tap "Format SD card".
    There will be a prompt asking whether or not to erase the SD card. All data on the SD card will be lost.
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    Tap "ERASE SD card".
    There will be one final prompt, notifying you that erasing the SD card will delete all files on the card and that this action cannot be reversed.
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    Tap "ERASE EVERYTHING".
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    The SD card will be erased and formatted, during which time the phone will be busy and cannot be used.
    The SD card will be checked and prepared for the phone.
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    When the process is complete, access to the SD card settings will be restored.
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    Tap the recent applications button at the bottom right corner of the phone to view open apps.
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    Swipe the Settings app up to close the app.
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    Tap the home button at the bottom of the phone, in the center, to return to the home screen.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to format the SD card on an HTC One M8.
    If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the comments section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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