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Samsung Galaxy S5 Does Not Recognize microSD Card Issue & Other Related Problems

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is one of the Android smartphone models available in the market that allows its owner to easily upgrade its available storage. Just insert a microSD card in the microSD card slot and you now have available storage space to store thousands of photos, videos, music,and other files. While adding a microSD card is quite easy and doesn’t cause problems on the device there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 does not recognize microSD card issue & other related problems.

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S5 Does Not Recognize microSD Card

Problem: I have a Samsung S5. I installed a 64GB SD card and it worked fine, a couple of days ago I started getting a message saying to check the battery cover (it was fine) then I got messages saying that the SD card had been removed incorrectly (I had not removed the SD card). Now I can’t read anything from the card (phone doesn’t recognise there is a SD card inserted), I have tried reading it via a computer but it is not even recognised. Is there anything that can be done or is the SD card beyond saving?

Solution:Did you use a card reader when connecting the microsD card to the computer? If you did and if the computer can’t recognize the microSD card then there’s a good chance that it has developed some corrupt sectors. Try using a different microSD card on your phone then check if it is able to detect this card. If it is able to detect the new card then the old one is defective.

S5 Can’t View Photos Or Videos In microSD Card

Problem: I was taking pictures yesterday with my camera, which saved automatically onto my SD card, and while some of the pictures took a lot of them, when I look at them in my gallery show up as a black with a little camera symbol that has an “!” In the middle of it. I can pull up the details and it will tell me about the picture but I can’t view it. The same thing happened to some of the videos, and when I try to view them it says unable to play. How can I make these pictures and videos viewable?

Solution: Try taking out the microSD card from your phone then have your computer read the card. You will need a card reader to do this. Two things will happen. Its either you will be able to view the photos and videos or you won’t be able to access them.

If you are able to view the photos and videos.

  • Make a backup copy the photos and videos to your computer
  • Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.
  • Reinsert the microSD card to your phone then check if you can view the photos. If you still are not able to view the photos then backup your phone date then do a factory reset.

If you are unable to view the photos and videos using your computer then the card is most likely corrupt. You can either format this card using your computer and reuse it or the best option is just to get a new microSD card.

S5 microSD Card Is Corrupted

Problem: I have Samsung s5 duos. I have taken a 64gb sd card with it. Repeatedly it shows sd card is corrupted. Powering off, taking the battery and sd card out and reinserting used to resolve it but this time it has not helped. I have done it three times. Kindly advise.

Solution: The best way to check if the card is corrupt is to take it out of your phone and have your computer read it. You will need a card reader to do this. If your computer can’t read the card then it is most likely corrupt and needs to be replaced. If however it can be read then the problem might be with the phone itself.

Reinsert the car back to your phone then wipe the cache partition of your device from the recovery mode. Try to check if the issue still occurs. If it does then backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Intermittently Recognizes microSD Card

Problem: My Galaxy S5 (Verizon) intermittently recognizes/uses my micro sd card fine, then the next day it states it is corrupted. I backed up my photos & junk during one of the times it was working, but what do I do now? My first reaction is to just buy another SD card but what worries me is that it also stated another (perfectly fine) sd card was corrupted…so obviously it’s the phone, not the cards. ?? Any advice greatly appreciated! (Both cards are Samsung 32g EVO) The card is not new, I did not update anything, and Yes, I formatted the card on the phone. It works fine on my laptop.  THANKS!

Solution: If the card works fine in your laptop then the issue might be caused by a glitch in your phone software. Try to backup your phone data then do a factory reset. After the reset do not install anything in your phone yet. Try checking first if the issue still occurs.

S5 Missing Files In microSD Card

Problem: I’ve got a 64gb memory card in my Samsung s5, I recently moved my photos, videos and music to it. I looked today and I’ve got only 137 pics out of 830 and there either black or grey or covered in lines. I’m absolutely gutted as there all of my daughter! Any chance you can help me?

Solution: There may have been a problem when the files were moved causing this issue. Right now the best thing you can do is to try to recover the files by using your computer. You will need a card reader to connect the card to your computer. Use a data recovery software such as Recuva to attempt a data recovery. While this doesn’t work a hundred percent of the time it’s still worth trying.

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