Smartphone Reported Unformatted Error on Micro SD Card

"My smartphone reported unformatted error on micro SD card when I wanted to view some pictures. What is wrong with my smartphone phone? Is there something I can do to fix the unformatted error on my micro SD card for this smart phone? I need to get back all inaccessible data from this unformatted micro SD card. Thanks for any useful help!"

"Can anybody tell me why smartphone shows unformatted error on a micro SD card? My smartphone is able to recognize the micro SD card inserted, but it does not allow me to open this card because it says micro SD card is not formatted error. PC also reports the same unformatted error on this micro SD card. What can I do to recover all photos and videos from when a micro SD card has unformatted error on smartphone or PC?"

Has your smart phone ever reported unformatted error on a micro SD card or other memory card when you attempted to read or write data? Do you know how to fix micro SD card unformatted error without losing any data? What will happen if you format the micro SD card without recovering all inaccessible data? You might have a lot of questions when encountering the unformatted problem? This article will introduce how to resolve the problem without data loss when smartphone says unformatted error on micro SD card.

Data Recovery When Smartphone Reports Unformatted Error on Micro SD Card

You need to make use of data recovery software in order to recover all inaccessible files from an unformatted micro SD card for smartphone. iCare Data Recovery is a data recovery program, which works on different brands of micro SD card like SanDisk, Toshiba, Transcend, PNY, Lexar, Samsung, etc when it shows unformatted error and becomes inaccessible on a smartphone or computer. You can use this data recovery software to deep scan an unformatted micro SD card so as to search every inaccessible file such as images, videos, music, documents and more. This data recovery software is compatible with Windows OS like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc. Therefore, you can free download and install it on Windows computer to perform data recovery when you receive unformatted error message on a micro SD card for any smartphone.

Steps for Smartphone Unformatted Micro SD Card Photo Recovery

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Preparation: Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on a Windows computer. Insert the unformatted micro SD card to this computer and launch the software.

Step1. Select a proper scan mode after running the data recovery software.

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Step2. You need to choose the unformatted micro SD card and then wait patiently when the software is scanning to search lost files.

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Step3. You are allowed to preview found files after scanning and then save the lost files to another drive.

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Micro SD Card Shows Unformatted Error on Different Smartphone

Micro SD card is a type of memory card, which is often used on different smartphone such as Samsung, Blackberry, HTC, Huawei, etc. All those kinds of smartphone are compatible with a micro SD card that has FAT32 file system. However, a smartphone might report unformatted error when the micro SD card turns to RAW file system. Whenever a micro SD card shows unformatted error on any smartphone, you are unable to read or write any data. In this situation, you can use iCare Data Recovery to retrieve all inaccessible files off the unformatted micro SD card for any mobile phone.

Mobile Phone Micro SD Card Unformatted Solution

Although iCare Data Recovery is able to recover almost all types of lost files from an unformatted micro SD card for any mobile phone, it does not help fix the unformatted error. What can you do to prevent the mobile phone from reporting unformatted error message on your micro SD card? Since the reason why a mobile phone says unformatted error on your micro SD card is that the file system of the micro SD card has become RAW format, you only need to format the micro SD card to convert it from RAW to FAT32 in order to fix the unformatted error.

Windows Unable to Format Unformatted Micro SD Card for Mobile Phone

Usually, it is able to fix the unformatted error on a micro SD card after formatting it on your cell phone or computer. However, some users reflect that they receive another message saying micro SD card cannot be formatted. What is wrong? If you are unable to format an unformatted micro SD card whether on the mobile phone or PC, probably there are bad sectors on this card. If you insist on formatting this micro SD card when receiving the message, you might need to rely on professional format program. A professional format tool is usually available for formatting a micro SD card even when you receive the message like micro SD card cannot be formatted. However, it might cause unexpected damage to your micro SD card after formatting it by using format software.

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