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Format the Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy S5

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S5 SD card not being read properly?

Just got an S5. Pulled my SD card from my S4 but it says zero data. Plugged into my computer and can see the data is all still there? Confused about how to get the S5 to read it.

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Your SD card may be incompatible with your S5. Attempt to connect a different SD card and see if it can be read. If it can't, you might have a hardware issue with your phone. In that case, you should try restarting your phone to try and fix the issue. Contact your carrier for assistance if you still can't get an SD card to be recognized.

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128 GB (formatted); Samsung Galaxy S5.

The phone is not detecting the SD card, but my PC does.

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  • Check the microSD slot of your smartphone. It should be clean.
  • Use a can of compressed air on the microSD slot.
  • Push the microSD card further and deeper into the slot. Some microSD card feel thicker and need to be pushed until they are deeply inside the slot.
  • Insert the microSD card into your computer. Open File Explorer by pressing the Windows and "E" keys and right-click-the microSD drive. Choose "Format..." For the file system, pick "exFAT". Format the card. If it does not work again, then use "FAT32".
  • Test if the microSD card is not corrupted by using this application. It shows real space on the microSD card.
  • Check the Web site of the microSD manufacturer to see the list of compatible devices.
  • Test the smartphone with another 128 GB microSD, preferably Samsung or SanDisk, which should work with the smartphone.
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I can't reformat the brand new card because the option is greyed out?

The option to format the card is greyed out. I wanted to reformat because it is a brand new and I can't seem to add my pictures to it. Any suggestions?

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How do I get my SD card to be "readable" again on my Samsung Galaxy S5 without losing all the information on it?

I tried to move a bunch of apps and files to my SD card to make space on my phone and now it is "not readable" on my phone nor on my computer. All the apps and files that were on my SD card are not accessible nor can I transfer them back to my phone because they can't be found. Can you help?. I have tried: Restarting my phone. Took out the SD card and replaced it into my phone. Put the SD card into my PC and it can't be read there either.. I think it was caused by: Transferring too many apps and files to the SD card that might also be incompatible.

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Format the Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy S5
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Hi, well it's not an S5 but an old S2 that is still giving me faithful attention except I have all this extra space on my SD card but my phone memory is not reading it?

So my problem is what am I doing that causes my phone not to accept/read my SD card as available data?

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Samsung 64GB pro only showing up as 3.75GB?

I formatted through the phone but no help

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SD card issue with the photos and media not being view-able after a certain point?

I got a new SD card and it works part of the time, sometimes when I save photos it works, other times it just turns into a corrupted data of some sort making the files unusable on any platform, the file size and everything remains the same just nothing is able to be viewed

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What do you think could be causing it?

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