Format the SD Card in Your Microsoft Lumia 535

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Hello, welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to format the SD card when using the Microsoft Lumia 535.

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Steps

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    To get started, press the power button on the right-hand side to access the lock screen.
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    Swipe up to unlock the phone and access the home screen.
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    Swipe down from the top of the phone to bring up the Notification Panel.
    Press All Settings on the right to access the Settings the easy way.
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    Scroll down to find Storage Sense.
    Tap on that.
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    Tap on SD card.
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    Scroll all the way down to the bottom and you will see an option to Remove the SD card and an option to Format the SD card.
    This is how you can remove the SD card safely without compromising or possibly corrupting your data. Tap on Format SD card to format it.
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    You will see a prompt saying "Warning:
    Formatting this SD card will erase apps, personal files, and anything else that's stored on it. Do you want to continue?" When you select yes, it will wipe all your data. You will want to do this periodically to clean everything up, but make sure you don't do it and lose any of your important data.
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    Now the SD card is formatted so the phone is telling us there is a new SD card found.
    Tap yes to store files on your SD card.
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    Now we have the option to store music and videos, photos, apps and downloads on the SD card.
    There is a lot more space on the SD card than there is on the phone, so this is a good idea.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to format the SD card in a Microsoft Lumia 535.
    If you have any questions or suggestions about this video, please leave them in the comment section below. You've been watching VisiHow.
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Questions and Answers

Transferring music files to my Nokia?

Hi! I am trying to use my Nokia Lumia 535 as an MP3 player for music. When I drag and drop audio files from my computer into my SD card, the smartphone doesn't seem to be able to access those files when I put the SD card back in my phone. Should I instead connect my phone to the computer and use the Windows app for the phone?

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Here are some tips that might help you to resolve the problem.

  • Update to Windows 10 mobile with our tutorial.
  • If you have recently formatted the microSD card, then put it in the phone; and let the phone create the folders on the microSD card. Check the newly created folders, and use the music one to keep your music files in. Alternatively, create the folder called "songs" and put your songs there.
  • Navigate to "Music + videos" > the "Songs" Section. Find a small green "Phone" or "All" word. If it is set to "Phone", tap on it and reset it to "ALL".
  • Soft-restart your phone as shown in our tutorial.
  • After you have mounted your microSD card, give the phone at least 10 minutes to refresh the library.
  • Open Cortana by saying, "Hi, Cortana! Shuffle my music". Repeat the whole procedure two times.
  • Use a third-party music player. Core Music Player can play music from any folder.
  • Hard-reset your smartphone as shown in this tutorial.
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