Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SD Card Not Being Read Issue & Other Related Problems

When your smartphone is running out of storage space you have two options to store more of your files. The first option is to use a cloud storage solution where your files are stored in the cloud. This however will require a data connection for you to access the files. The second option is to use a microSD card which is possible if your phone has a microSD card slot. The #Samsung #Galaxy #Note4 is one such smartphone that has a microSD card slot which allows users to further increase the storage capability of the phone locally. There are however instances when certain issues can occur when adding a microSD card to the phone. This is what we will be addressing today as we tackle the Galaxy Note 4 SD card not being read issue & other related problems.

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Note 4 SD Card Not Being Read

Problem: Hi I bought Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with with Samsung SD 32GB card in Germany. I haven’t paid attention, whether, SD card works or not as my previous phones did all automatically. Now as my phone becomes full with info, I realised that SD card not being read by my phone and when I connected to my laptop it’s not even recognising. Does it means that I was given faulty SD card or phone?

Solution: If the microSD card isn’t recognized by your phone and the computer then it’s very likely that the card is corrupt. The best way to check if the issue is caused by a defective microSD card or by a problem with the phone is to get a new microSD card and use it in your phone. If the card can be read then the old microSD card is defective. If the same issue still occurs then perform the steps listed below.

  • Carefully inspect the microSD card slot for any signs of dirt or debris. It’s best if you clean the slow using a can of compressed air.
  • Check the microSD card slot if it has some bent contact pins. If it has then you will need to have this module replaced at a service center.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset. This way you can check if the phone software is causing the problem. Check if the phone can read the microSD card after this.
  • Bring your phone to a service center and have it checked if the above steps fail to fix the problem.

Note 4 microSD Card Files Can’t Be Deleted

Problem: My SD card became full just a few days ago and suddenly I wasn’t able to delete files/pictures from there or move pictures from file to file on there. My SD card is in my Samsung Note 4 and it was always working until it became full. I tried to delete some pictures to make more space but they keep appearing back on my gallery. So I went to my files to delete it properly but it didn’t delete at all from there. I don’t know what to do and my photo gallery is very messy right now. Please help me fix this, it’s really bothering me.

Solution: Your phone software might have some security setting active that prevents you from deleting or moving files to the microSD card. Try to check first if an app is causing this problem by starting the phone in Safe Mode. Once you have the phone running in this mode check if you are able to delete or move files. If not then remove the card from your phone and connect it to your computer. You will need a card reader to do this. Once the card is detected by your computer try deleting some files stored in the card. You should also try to copy some files to it. If you are able to do so normally then the problem might be caused by a phone software glitch. To resolve this you will need to backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If you are unable to delete files in the cars or copy files to it even when using the computer then the card could be corrupt. Try to use some data recovery software to repair and possibly gain access to the files stored in this card.

Note 4 SD Card Damaged

Problem: My Note 4 tells me that my SD card would be damaged, but after I put it out and in again a couple of times it says it’s working. It’s really annoying because all the offline things like spotify Music vanishes in the moment the phone thinks it can’t use the card anymore. Do you know this problem?

Solution: There are several factors that you need to eliminate to determine the exact cause of this problem. Listed below are the troubleshooting steps that you should perform. Move to the next step if the current step fails to fix the problem.

  • Start the phone in Safe Mode. Check if the issue occurs in this mode. If it doesn’t then an app installed in your phone could be causing the problem. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.
  • Use a new microSD card
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If the problem still occurs after performing the steps listed above you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

Note 4 Not Reading microSD Card

Problem: My note 4 had a problem of the lithium battery (expanded capacity) swelling up and forcing the back cover off. During this time, the memory card (128GB SD) didn’t read nor was recognized. I’ve since got a replacement battery from the manufacturer, but the SD card slot does not read the card. I’ve checked the card in another phone and it works. So the issue is with the slot in the phone. I’ve considered sending it out to samsung, but the nearest location is 1/2 the country away. I am hoping that there is a fix that’s as simple as replacing the screen is.

Solution: Have you tried using a different microSD card on your phone? If it still doesn’t read a different card then the problem could be caused by a damaged microSD card slot module. You need to have this checked and possibly replaced at a service center.

Note 4 Not Recognizing microSD Card After Flashing Marshmallow

Problem: I bought samsung galaxy note 4 t mobile which has android kitkat 4.4.4. When it had kitkat it is working fine and recognized the sd card. I update my phone to marshmallow 6.0.1 using odin. After odin show pass my phone reboot and says dkr error. I didn’t do anything with it and the restart again by itself and shows vm verification fail. After that the phone is working fine but it doesn’t recognize my sd card now. What do i do?

Solution: You should first check if the microSD card is still readable by taking it out of your phone and letting your computer read it. You will need a card reader to do this. You can also insert this card to a different phone then check if it is detected. If the card can be read then the problem could be caused by the phone. Perform the troubleshooting steps listed below to fix this problem.

  • Clean the microSD card slot using a can of compressed air.
  • Make sure that the contact pins of the microSD card slot isn’t bent or broken.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If the issue still occurs after performing the steps listed above then you should try flashing your phone software again.

Note 4 Can’t Transfer Apps To microSD Card

Problem: I cannot transfer apps on my note 4 32gb to my sd card. Only my pictures and other. Please help if this is free and not fake

Solution: If your phone is still running on Android Lollipop then you won’t be able to transfer your apps to the microSD card. This is a restriction of the software itself. Update your phone to Android Marshmallow so that you can utilize the microSD card by merging it with the internal storage space of your phone.

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  1. I am running 6.0.1 on my Note4. It used to read my 64gb sd card just fine for a while but one day, it suddenly started to say the card has no files. I have removed the card and verified its contents on my computer and the card reads fine. I tried another card in the phone and it did the same thing. If I restart the phone, I can briefly access the card afterwards but then I can’t—it will suddenly say “no files”.

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