One of the biggest and useful features on Android smartphones is the option to expand the onboard phone memory via externally external SD cards. In today’s day and age, smartphones are able to accept up to 1 TB worth of memory expansion using SD cards, and it’s very useful when you deal with a large amount of data sharing which in effect takes up storage space on the Android device.

However, if for some reason, your SD card is facing issues, the best way to solve it is to format it and set it up as a fresh SD card. It is advisable to keep saving backups of your SD card in case you have to format it at some point in time.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to format an SD card on an Android smartphone. The UI on various Android smartphones may be different, but the approach remains more or less the same.

Step 1. Tap on the ‘Settings’ icon on your Android smartphone and tap on the ‘Device Care‘ option.

 

How to format an SD card on an Android smartphone

 

Step 2. In the Device care options, tap on the ‘Storage‘ tab.

 

How to format an SD card on an Android smartphone

 

Step 3. Next, tap on the ‘Advanced‘ option.

 

How to format an SD card on an Android smartphone

 

Step 4. Tap on the name of your SD card under the portable storage tab.

 

How to format an SD card on an Android smartphone

 

Step 5. Next, tap on the ‘Format‘ option.

 

How to format an SD card on an Android smartphone

 

Step 6. Tap on the ‘Format SD Card‘ option from the confirmation screen.

 

How to format an SD card on an Android smartphone

 

In a few moments, your SD card will be completely wiped and will be set up as a brand new factory SD card. All the errors will now be solved, and you can start using the SD card without a problem.