Solved Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Does Not Read MicroSD Card

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S7 Edge Does Not Read MicroSD Card

Problem: Our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge repeatedly fails to see the SD card. It is a U1 32GB and worked well at first. After a few months the phone stopped accessing pictures stored on the SD card intermittently. We have taken the sd card out and cleaned the contacts and performed a soft reset on the phone. Is there anything else we can do to stop the phone from losing contact with the sd card? Thanks.

Solution: The first thing you will want to do right now is to confirm that the issue is not caused by a faulty microSD card. Remove the card from the phone then let your computer read the card. You will need a card reader adapter to do this. In case the phone can read the card then I recommend that you copy the contents of the card to a folder in the computer. Once this is done format the card from the computer using the FAT32 partition. With the card now freshly formatted insert it back to the phone then try to check if the issue still occurs.

In case the problem still persists then there are two things that you can do.

  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset. This will allow you to check if the problem is caused by a software glitch.
  • Try using a new card on the phone.

If the above steps fails to fix the problem then you will need to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

S7 Edge Files Transferred To New MicroSD Card Can’t Be Read

Problem: Hello, I seem to be having similar issues with my S7 Edge or sd card. But Everywhere I read it never addresses my whole problem. I started with a 32g sd card in my phone, I ordered a 64g SDXC C 10 card. Now when I went to transfer everything from the 32 to the 64 it took forever, only half of the storage on the 32 card was used. Several attempts to transfer failed. Nothing or folders that were empty were the only things transferring. Folders that should have 200 had 2. Finally after at 15 tries It seemed to be successful. Seemed is the right word. Almost everything did transfer but my newest pictures from the s7 came up as broken. among some other files that I could not figure out what they were. I searched high and low to find out why this was happening. I could not find the answer. I did read that if a application is moved to external sd card and then to a computer and then to a new sd card that it will encrypt and be unusable. I understood that part. But that is not my problem. I’m trying to figure out if I am doing something wrong, or if there is something wrong with the 64 sd card, and if there is a way to find out or a way to fix it. And Yes the same files transferred onto the 64 that are broken show up on the 64 when inserted into my computer. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

Solution: Transferring data from one microSD card to another can sometimes be a tricky process especially if the cards are to be used on an Android device. The reason behind this is because there will usually be some hidden files that will not be copied. The best way to transfer your data from the 32GB microSD card to the new 64GB microSD card is with the help of a computer.

  • Unmount the 32GB card from the phone.
  • Turn off the phone then remove the microSD card.
  • Connect the card to your computer ( using a card reader) then copy the data you want to transfer to the 64GB card to a folder in your computer.
  • Once the files have been copied remove the 32GB card from the computer
  • Connect the 64GB card to your computer then copy the files in the folder to the card.
  • Check if the 64GB card works in your phone.

S7 Edge Blank MicroSD Card Error

Problem: My S7 Edge sd card was removed without being unmounted, now when I put it back in, it says blank or unsupported files. When i put it in my tablet or computer the files are there. I’ve backed my info up, formatted the card and it still says the same. I tried 2 other sd cards and they won’t even be detected, but the other one is detected but still says blank? Help. Is this a phone or sd card problem

Solution: Try restarting the phone then check if the issue still occurs. If it does then you should consider doing a factory reset as this issue might be caused by a software glitch. Just make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

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