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HOW TO MOUNT AN SD CARD FOR ANDROID

HOW TO MOUNT AN SD CARD FOR ANDROID

Micro SD cards are high-powered memory cards frequently used in phones and tablets. Once an SD card is mounted to a device and the device recognizes it, it will be rendered accessible for use. Nearly all devices will automatically mount an SD card once the card has been inserted into the SD card slot. However, if you are using an Android or Galaxy device, you can manually mount an SD card via the setting menu. If there comes a time when your device wont mount an  SD card, you will be required to verify that there are no hardware issues with your device or the SD card itself.

Here below are some of the recommended steps to take should your Android device refuse to mount the SD card.

 

Insert the Micro SD card into the SD card slot on your Android device.

Ensure your phone is turned off and fully charged prior to insertion the card. Execute this slowly, and until you hear a “clicking” noise.

 

Power on your Android device.

Press the start up button on of your phone. If your phone is not turning on as it should be, it is most likely that it is not charged enough. Plug your phone into the wall charger for fifteen minutes and retry.

 

Tap on “Settings” from the main menu.

The “Settings” symbol is symbolized by what looks like a gear. Subsequent to clicking on the gear, you will be moved to a different screen. On that new screen, click “SD and Phone Storage.”

 

Click on “Reformat.” By so doing you will reformat your phone, and prepare it for mounting a new SD card. This should only take a few seconds. Should this take longer than that, restart your phone in order to get the reformatting process correct.

By so doing you will reformat your phone, and prepare it for mounting a new SD card. This should only take a few seconds. Should this take longer than that, restart your phone in order to get the reformatting process correct.

By so doing you will reformat your phone, and prepare it for mounting a new SD card. This should only take a few seconds. Should this take longer than that, restart your phone in order to get the reformatting process correct.

 

Choose “Mount SD Card” when reformatting has been completed. Your device ought to now mount your SD card and make the card available for use. If “Mount SD card” is not an available option, tap on “Unmount SD card,” wait for the card to unmount, and then tap on “Mount SD card” to verify that the card is correctly mounted. This step may also correct any system problems your Android may have been experiencing that could have prevented the SD card from mounting properly.

Your device ought to now mount your SD card and make the card available for use. If “Mount SD card” is not an available option, tap on “Unmount SD card,” wait for the card to unmount, and then tap on “Mount SD card” to verify that the card is correctly mounted. This step may also correct any system problems your Android may have been experiencing that could have prevented the SD card from mounting properly.

Mounting an SD Card for Galaxy Phones

 Insert your SD card into the SD slot.

The slot is generally located on the left side of the phone. Bit by bit insert it until you hear a “clicking” noise. It is advisable that your phone should be fully charged before you initiate this process.

Switch on your phone on.

 Press the button at the bottom of the phone. If your phone does not turn on, it is likely that it is out of power. Plug it into the wall charger for fifteen minutes and try again.

 Press “Apps” on your home screen.

 As soon as your phone turns on, your home screen will appear. At the bottom right is what looks like a white grid with the word “Apps” underneath. Click that icon and transfer to the next screen.

Click on “Settings.

The “Settings” icon is characterized by what looks like a gear. Click on the gear and move to the next screen. A new screen will appear. At the top, right of that screen you will see what looks like three white dots. Whatever version of the phone you have, click the icon with the white dots

Tap “Storage” on the next screen.

Once you click on “Storage” a final screen will appear. Scroll down, using your finger, with the intention of reaching “Mount SD Card.” Click on it and wait for your card to be mounted. If “Mount SD Card” is not an available option, tap on “Unmount SD card,” wait for the card to unmount, and then tap on “Mount SD card” to confirm that the card is properly mounted.

Checking for Hardware Problems

Remove your SD card from the SD card slot on your device.

Beneath “Storage” scroll down until you find the icon “Unmount SD Card.” Wait until your phone confirms it is safe to eject the SD card. Slowly pull it out so you do not bend or damage the card.

 Scrutinize the SD card for any physical damage

 Look for missing gold spikes, and for chips or dents in the card. If the SD card appears to be physically damaged, you may be necessitated to replace the SD card. These can be bought fairly cheaply at most technology stores

Reinsert the SD card into the SD card slot on your device.

Before you reinsert the SD card, blow on it gently, or wipe it off with a soft cloth. This will get rid of any dust particles that could be possibly interfering with your card. Do not continuously reinsert the card otherwise you could cause damage to both the card and the port.

Charge and power on your device.

Plug your device into the wall charger for at least 15 minutes. You can then turn on the device using the button at the bottom. If for some reason your device isn’t turning on, let it charge for a little while longer before you trying.

Try to mount the SD card again.

Your device should read “Mount SD Card” when you go under the “Storage” setting. If your device still reads “Unmount SD Card” this might be an issue of communication between the SD port and the phone itself. This is most probably an internal problem which can only be fixed by taking your phone to your nearest technology professional.

 

Test the SD card in another device if it fails to mount properly.

Should the SD card works properly in another device, then your SD card slot may be faulty on the original device in which the card was tested. If the SD card fails to mount to another device, you may be required to change the SD card. Make sure before you insert the SD card into another device, that that device is also fully charged.

 

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