Fixing The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Doesn’t Recognize The microSD Card

One of the reasons people prefer to buy an Android smartphone is because its storage capability can be expanded. The #Samsung Galaxy #Note4 for example has an internal storage capacity of 32GB. This may seem like a lot but if you store a lot of music and videos on it plus download the latest games then you will need more storage space. The good news is that the #GalaxyNote4 has a microSD card slot which can accommodate up to 128GB of microSD. This allows for further expansion when the phone’s storage space runs low.

There are however instances when issues occur such as when the Note 4 doesn’t recognize the microSD card. This is what we will tackle in the latest installment of our troubleshooting series.

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Note 4 microSD Card Unexpectedly Removed Error

Problem: My Note randomly pops up with (sd card unexpectedly removed..preparing to install card. I still have access to the card card and everything seems to be working..except the phone has become a bit slow.

Solution: The main reason why the microSD card unexpectedly removed error occurs is when the phone loses contact with the card. There are several reasons why this may occur. First, the card may be inserted loosely on the microSD card slot. You will have to take out the card to check if this is the case. Before returning the card back to the slot you may want to check the second issue which may cause this problem and this is dirt which may be present in the gold contacts of the microSD. Using a pencil eraser clean out the microSD contacts. Reinsert the microSD card and observe if the error message still appears.

Another possible cause of this error message is the card itself. Backup the contents of this card then format it using your phone. Before restoring the data you need to check first if the error message still pops up.

If the error message still pops up then the next step is to check if this is caused by a glitch in the phone software data. To do this you need to wipe the cache partition of your phone.

Note 4 Does Not Recognize microSD Card

Problem: My phone doesn’t recognize my SD card it says that it is checking for errors but never loads and I’ve tried different SD cards they all do the same thing. The lollipop error comes up in my notifications, it has done it ever since I updated the operating system to the 5.0.1 version?

Solution: You should verify first if the microSD cards that you are inserting in your phone are indeed working by having your computer read them. You may need a microSD card reader or adapter to do this. Once you have verified that the cards are working it’s time to troubleshoot your computer.

Since you mentioned that this problem occured after the Lollipop update I strongly suggest that you backup your phone data first then do a factory reset.

Note 4 microSD Card Not Working

Problem: The SD card won’t work with my phone and I can’t and it won’t let me format it even on a laptop with an adapter I can’t seem to delete the files on the card.

Solution: Try using a different adapter when having your laptop read the card. If the issue still persists you need to backup the card contents first before troubleshooting it. Once you have made a backup copy go ahead and right click on the card from the file explorer program then click on its properties. From there go to the tools tab then click on error checking. Make sure to let it perform the following actions “Automatically fix file system errors” and “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors”.

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