Format SD card on Samsung phone

Do you want to delete all personal files and documents from Samsung or other Android phones? To quickly get rid of private data on mobile phone, you can make use of the system built-in Factory data reset feature which should be found in all Android powered phones. For example, you can refer to this tutorial to reset Samsung phone and delete all data on it. Do not forget your MicroSD cards on the phone. Most Android phones allow external storage. If you have installed any SD card, the factory reset will not affect it. You have to manually delete all files and documents saved in SD card, you can also use the Format SD card feature or Erase SD card features on the cell phone to quickly wipe all files from SD card. In this article, we will use a Samsung Galaxy phone in the demo to show you how to format SD card and delete all data from it on Samsung mobile phones. It works similar across various Android phones, such as LG, Nexus, Motorola, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi, etc.

Important tips:
Make sure to back up your data to an external storage first. For example, you can refer to this guide to back up data from Samsung mobile to computer. In case you format the SD card without any backups created before, you should follow these steps to recover deleted data from erased MicroSD card.

How to format SD card or quickly delete all data from SD card on Samsung phone?

Unlock your Samsung galaxy smartphone, tap Apps, find and launch the Settings app. Choose Storage from Samsung phone settings.

samsung phone settings storage

After that you will open a screen with storage space usage of both your phone’s memory (internal storage) and SD card (external storage). You can find the Micro SD card status from the lower section of this screen of your Samsung phone.

format sd card on samsung mobile phone

Touch “Format SD Card”, then follow on-screen tips to confirm the SD card formatting and deleting all files and documents from the SD card.