Galaxy S4 SD Card Error Fix

Posted on Oct 20 2013 - 8:16am by Giancarlo Perlas

Galaxy S4 SD Card Error

This article will help you come up with a Samsung Galaxy S4 SD card error fix if you have been encountering error messages saying, “SD card removed unexpectedly” or “The file system on the SD card is corrupted”.

Possible Factors Triggering the Problem

According to a video by ITJungles, the Galaxy S4 SD card error problem is caused by faulty batches in a 64 GB ScanDisk, or the Galaxy S4 having problem reading 32 or 64 GB cards.

Ways to Fix the Galaxy S4 SD Card Error

Here are ways to fix a Galaxy S4 SD card error with the abovementioned error messages:

1. Reinsert SD Card

Before anything else, try to power off your phone and then reinsert your SD card. Power back your device after. This will ensure that the card is properly inserted and the restarting process will help refresh the system of the phone. Any minor glitch can be fixed this way. However, this can only be a temporary solution.

2. Format the SD Card

You can either choose to format your SD card through your phone or computer. Note that if ever there are files stored in your SD card, this will wipe out all of them so make sure that you have them backed up.

Here are ways to perform each method:

a. Formatting Through the Galaxy S4

  • Make sure that the SD card is properly inserted in the appropriate slot of the phone.
  • Tap the Apps icon.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Under the More tab, select Storage.
  • Choose the Format SD Card option and wait for the process to finish.

b. Formatting Through a Windows-Based Computer

  • Insert the SD card to the appropriate slot in your computer.
  • Go to My Computer.
  • Look for the icon that corresponds to your SD card.
  • Right-click the icon and select Format. Note that it should be formatted with the Fat32 system.

3. Return the SD Card

If the Galaxy S4 SD card error is caused by a faulty SD card itself, you might want to contact the place where you bought it and ask for a replacement. If it is no longer under warranty, buy a new one.

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