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Fixing The Samsung Galaxy S5 Not Recognizing microSD Card Issue

One way to expand the storage of an Android device is by using a microSD card. Owners of the #Samsung Galaxy #S5 for example can move their personal data such as music, movies, photos, and documents to the microSD to make more space on their phone’s internal storage for stuff that matters most ( such as gaming apps). The camera of the phone can also be set to automatically save photos and videos to the microSD card thus saving some internal storage space.

Samsung Galaxy S5

There are however times when the microSD card can’t be accessed and this is what we will be fixing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 not recognizing microSD card issue.

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S5 Not Recognizing microSD Card

Problem: When I insert my micro SD card and go into my storage on my settings it doesn’t even show that I have a SD card in.

Solution: Make sure that the card is inserted properly in your phone. Take the card out and insert it again. Pay attention to the orientation of the microSD card when inserting it. Push the card  into the card slot until you feel a resistance.

If the microSD card still does not show on your phone then try restarting your device.

You should also verify if the microSD card is indeed working by inserting it in another phone or having a computer read it.

Once you have verified that the microSD card is working then insert it back to your phone.

Check if this issue is caused by a glitch in your phone software by backing up your phone data ( use Kies to do this) and doing a factory reset.

If after the factory reset the problem still persists then bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.

S5 Not Reading microSD Card

Problem: Woke up today to some apps not available.  Checking SD card for errors.  Preprint SD card, no response.  Restarted with it in and out, power down completely with it in and out, won’t read SD card; won’t power up past red Verizon screen with it in.  No water damage, didn’t drop phone, didn’t overheat overnight.

Solution: Since your phone does not boot up completely with the microSD card inserted then the card may already be faulty. Try inserting this card in another phone or have your computer read it. If it is possible to retrieve the data stored in the microSD card then do it. You can do this using your computer by copying the files that you want to back up and saving them in your computer.

To resolve this issue I suggest you get a new microSD card.

S5 Photos Missing From microSD Card

Problem: I’ve lost photos stored on sd card. Photos can be made and stored but then a grey card like creeps up from bottom of photo and destroys them. This is happening on an S5 that was replaced  by Verizon for the very same reason.  I’ve changed sd cards from Sandisk to samsung 64GB  for all three card replacements. It’s maddening.

Solution: Since this issue occurs despite replacing the device and using three different microSD card then it may be caused by an app installed in your phone. You should conduct an experiment for a couple of days and see if this is the case. Backup your phone data then do a factory reset. Do not install any apps on your phone. Use your phone as you normally would and take photos with it. Check if the photos still gets corrupted. If it doesn’t get corrupted then the problem is most likely caused by a third party app. To find out what app is causing the problem install your usual apps one at a time in your phone. After each app installation check your photos. Once the photos get corrupted after installing a particular app then that app is causing the problem.

S5 Not Transferring Data To microSD

Problem: I have a microSD card and my phone reads it, but don’t transfer anything to it and won’t let me transfer anything to it. What the heck? How come I can’t send anything to my SD card?

Solution: If you have any personal data stored in the microSD card then make a backup copy of it first. You can use a computer to help you backup your data. To resolve this issue try to format the microSD card using your phone then check if you can transfer data to it.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Isn’t Reading MicroSD Cards Issue & Other Related Problems

When your #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 runs out of storage space the best way to increase this further is by adding a microSD card. This model for instance has a base storage capacity of either 16 or 32GB. By adding a microSD card of up to 128GB you will then be able to store more videos, photos, music, and other files on the device. Although it’s easy to add a microSD card as you simply have to insert it in its slot there are times when certain issues can arise which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 isn’t reading microSD cards issue & other related problems.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5  or any other Android device for that matter then feel free to contact us using this form. We will be more than happy to assist you with any concern that you may have with your device. This is a free service we are offering with no strings attached. We however ask that when you do contact us try to be as detailed as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made and the correct solution can be given.  

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S5 Isn’t Reading MicroSD Cards

Problem: My Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t read my Micro SD cards. I have an 8GB and two 16GBs. I just got one yesterday and it’s the same thing. When I go to settings it says Corrupted. So the phone isn’t reading or acknowledging the Micro SD Cards. Inserting it into an SD Card for the PC fix did not work so I know it is the phone. Help please?

Solution: Have you tried formatting the microSD cards using your computer? If not then try to do it now using the FAT32 file system. Once this is done remove the card from the computer then insert it in your phone. If the card is still detected as corrupt then try cleaning the microSD card slot using a can of compressed air. Make sure that any dirt or debris that might be present in the slot is removed.

If the phone still doesn’t detect your microSD card then backup your phone data and do a factory reset. Once the reset is complete check if the issue still occurs. If it does then you should have this checked at a service center.

S5 Not Recognizing microSD Card

Problem: I just bought a Samsung EVO 64GB micro SD card for my Samsung Galaxy S5. After inserting the microSD card into my Galaxy S5, my Galaxy S5 does not recognize the presence of the Samsung EVO 64GB micro SD card.  I have followed your suggestions and troubleshooting guides to no avail. The SD card is not recognized either when tried it on my computer using a card reader. Is there something else I can do, short of returning/discarding the SD card?  Any diagnostic software I can try? I would appreciate your response.

Solution: If the card is not recognized by both your phone and your computer then chances are it is defective. I recommend that you return this and have it replaced with a new one.

You can however try some troubleshooting first before returning the card by following the steps listed below.

  • Try using a different card reader when connecting the microSD card to your computer
  • Try inserting the card to a different computer to check if it can be read.
  • Check the metal contact of the microSD card and make sure that it is clean. If needed, clean the metal contacts using a pencil eraser.

S5 Keeps Corrupting microSD Cards

Problem: So, my s5 has now corrupted 3 different samsung 32gb microSD cards. On the last one I did a factory reset before using it. Each time the memory card works fine for a few months and then suddenly my phone says the memory card is corrupted. I have tried recovering it using a pc with no success. My photos and videos are backed up but this is getting really annoying and I don’t want to keep buying SD cards. The problem seemed to start after the marshmallow update.

Solution: Generally speaking, microSD cards are built to safely protect the data stored in it. There are however cases when the data becomes corrupt which can be caused by numerous causes.

  • Turning off the phone when data is still being written to it.
  • Removing the card when data is being written to it.
  • The card gets too full of data.

Since you have already tried 3 different microSD cards then the problem could be caused by a glitch in the phone software. The quickest way to troubleshoot this is to backup your phone data then do a factory reset. Once the reset is complete then try checking again if the issue still occurs.

S5 Recovering Lost Photos

Problem: Hello I bought a sd card from ebay a few months ago and when i transferred the photos from my phone it didn’t work properly and some of my photos/videos wouldnt work. Now they have all completely disappeared. They are all my travel photos please say they can be recovered!!!!!

Solution: The best way to retrieve your photos is to connect the phone to a computer then use a software such as Recuva to recover the data that has been corrupted. Take note that this is not guaranteed to work all of the time.

S5 Unable To Transfer Data To microSD Card

Problem: Hi droidguys, I am usually able to fix my phone myself but this time I am not sure whats going on. I have S5 mini and used to run it with 2gb sd card. Now I have got 64Gb which is the max size I can fit in. After putting card in phone immediately recognizes the card and show its size in settings BUT I am unable to transfer any data on it neither access any photos, songs that are on the card. Computer recognizes and is able to upload, download files from the card. Any idea what might be wrong? Its brand new 64Gb Class 10 original Kingston card.

Solution: Can you try checking if the same issue occurs when another microSD card is inserted in your phone. This is to check if the problem lies with the phone or with the card that you are using.

If you have determined that the problem is caused by the phone then you should consider doing a factory reset as this might be caused by a software glitch.

If the issue is caused by the microSD card then you can format this card using your computer then check it again on your phone. Make sure to have a backup copy of the contents of the card before formatting it.

You can also get a new microSD card and just replace the one you are currently using.

S5 microSD Card Adoptable Storage

Problem: Have just changed by 128gb sd card to adoptive storage, so everything is showing as internal storage. I haven’t a problem as such, but have just changed option for software updates for phone from automatic to manual as i’m wondering if updating the phone’s software will affect the adoptive storage. Can you help? Have you had anyone or experience of there being problems. Thanks for any help you can give

Solution: While Samsung has not supported the adoptable storage solution of Marshmallow on their Galaxy devices there is still a way to get this feature. Once you have this feature in the phone it should stay this way even if you have updated your phone software ( most of the updates that you will be getting are security patches and not a major software update if your phone is already running on Marshmallow).

Just to be on the safe side you should make it a point to regularly backup your phone data so that in case the adoptive storage feature gets disabled when the software updates you won’t lose your phone data.

S5 Not Recognizing 128GB microSD Card

Problem: I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. I had a 16gb sd card for the longest and decided I needed more room, so I got a 128gb sd card. When I put the new card in, the phone does not recognize that there is a card inserted at all. I’ve removed and replaced, rebooted, all be a factory reset. Can you help?

Solution: You will need to check if the card that you got is indeed working by having your computer read it. If it can’t be read then replace it with a new one. If it can be read then I recommend that you format it using the FAT32 file system then insert it back to your phone.

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Troubleshooting The Samsung Galaxy S5 Not Recognizing The microSD Card Issue

There are only a few smartphone models out in the market that can make use of a 128GB microSD card. One such model is the #Samsung Galaxy #S5. This model which comes with either a 16GB or 32GB of internal storage can make use of the 128GB card. So if you own the 32GB #GalaxyS5 you can further increase the storage capacity to 160GB. This gives you more room to save your HD videos, music, photos, and other data.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Sometimes though using a microSD can bring some issues to a device. There are instances when the phone can’t access the data stored in the card or does not recognize the card at all. If you happen to have some important data stored in the card then you better make sure to have a backup copy somewhere if you experience this type of issue.

In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will resolve the S5 not recognizing the microSD card issue.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5  or any other Android device for that matter then feel free to contact us using this form. We will be more than happy to assist you with any concern that you may have with your device. This is a free service we are offering with no strings attached. We however ask that when you do contact us try to be as detailed as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made and the correct solution can be given.  

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S5 Not Recognizing 64GB microSD Card

Problem: I got a new Samsung EVO 64GB SD card for my new Samsung Galaxy S5 but it won’t mount. It can’t recognise it is inserted. The card works on my Samsung Galaxy S4. I tried using a 16GB SDHC Kingston card on the S5 but then it says “blank SD card” or “unsupported files”. I tried formatting the 64GB SD card to full format exfat using both a programme SD Formatter and my computer formatting option. It won’t recognise. Is my new phone the problem?

Solution: If the 64GB card is detected on your Galaxy S4 but not by your Galaxy S5 then something may be wrong with the S5 as even the 16GB microsD card can’t be detected.

To troubleshoot this issue you should first inspect the microSD slot of your phone and see if there is any noticeable dirt or lint. If possible, use a can of compressed air on it to blow any possible foreign matter that may be causing this problem.

If the microSD card still can’t be read you should proceed with checking the phone software. In this case it is best to do a backup of your phone data and immediately proceed with a factory reset from the recovery mode.

If after the factory reset the issue still persists then this may already be a hardware related problem. I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.

S5 128GB microSD Card Not Storing Photos

Problem: I’ve purchased a 128GB Samsung SD card for Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. It seems to be failing to store the pics on the SD card. I can’t see the picture in the phone. When i copied the pictures to my laptop and open the pictures with ‘Windows Photo Viewer’ it gives the message  ‘Windows Photo Viewer can’t open the picture because the file appears to be damaged,corrupted, or is too large.’ Please let me know on how I can recover the pics!

Solution: It appears the photos may already be corrupt. You can try to use a PC file recovery software and see if the photos can be recovered. Although I had little luck when I tried such software ( I used the free versions) you can try using the paid versions and see if that helps. Just search the Internet for the popular choices that are known to work.

If your photos can’t be recovered by a file recovery software then they are as good as lost.

Going back to the issue with your microSD card you may want to give it another shot by formatting the card from your phone then checking if the issue still persists. If it does then you may have bought a faulty card. See if you can have the microSD card replaced or better yet, get a new one.

S5 Not Recognizing microSD Card

Problem: After the new update I noticed my sd card was unmounted. So I turned phone off and took battery out etc and tried to mount the sd card when the phone powered back on. But now the phone doesn’t recognize the microSD card at all so I use the adapter put it in the pc and all my songs showed up just fine put the sd card in another phone and it still worked great but when I put back into my galaxy s5 it doesn’t read anything. I’ve formated the sd card I did a factory reset on my phone and still nothing so I bought a new 32 Samsung Evo sd card and from the package to phone it went and phone still does  not  recognize sd card. What is wrong with my phone what do I need to do ?

Solution: The problem may be with the phone hardware. Try to check the microSD slot of our phone for any signs of dirt or lint. You should also check if there are any damaged pins. Try cleaning the microSD port using a can of compressed air.

If your phone still does not recognize the microSD card then this may already be a hardware problem. I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.

S5 microSD Card Is Blank

Problem: Sd card cannot be read or says its blank

Solution: What you should do first is take out the microSD card and have your computer read it. You may need to use a microSD card adapter or reader to do this. If your computer can’t read the contents of the microSD then the card has a problem in which case you should replace it. If your computer can read the contents of the microSD card then the phone may have a problem.

The first thing you need to do in troubleshooting the phone is to verify if this is a software related problem. Sometimes a corrupt cached data will cause this issue in which case you should wipe the cache partition of your phone. If this fails to resolve the issue then I suggest you backup your phone data and do a factory reset.

If the issue persists after doing a factory reset then proceed with checking the hardware side. Unfortunately, there is little to be done when troubleshooting the hardware of your phone save for inspecting the microSD slot. Check for any signs of damages to the pins. You should also check if there are signs of dirt or lint, in which case you should use a can of compressed air on the microSD slot.

The final step that you should do if the issue remains unresolved is to bring the phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.

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