Why Is My Phone Saying Insert Memory Card

"I have a 4GB memory card inserted in my mobile phone, but why is my phone still saying insert a memory card? Just now, I want to transfer some photos to my friends through FaceBook, but my phone did not show the memory card when I attempted to open the memory card. Then, I tried to save a file to my memory card, but my mobile phone reported a message saying there is no card inserted please insert a memory card. Can you tell me what is wrong with the memory card? What can I do to recover photos from the memory card on my phone?"

"My Android phone is unable to recognize the memory card normally when I insert it to the phone. I have tired to remove the memory card and reinsert it to this phone again and again, but my phone keeps saying please insert a memory card. Then, I plugged this memory card to my computer, but my PC (running Windows system) says the memory card is corrupted and unreadable. How do I recover files off corrupted memory card?"

A mobile phone will not recognize a memory card normally in some situations, such as:

  • Memory card is not inserted properly in the mobile phone
  • Mobile phone is corrupted
  • Memory card is corrupted
  • More other reasons

First of all, you can insert the memory card to another phone to see if it is able to work. If memory card is not readable on any device, probably the memory card is corrupted. Today, we would like to share solution for data recovery when a memory card does not show up normally and mobile phone says please insert a memory card.

Data Recovery When Phone Says Insert Memory Card

It is impossible to read any data when mobile phone says there is no memory card inserted, so you need to use a data recovery program to access the memory card and search all inaccessible files. iCare Data Recovery provides read-only method to deep scan the memory card when it does not work on mobile phone or computer. You just need to connect the memory card to a computer and run the data recovery software, and then the software will quickly scan the memory card to search every lost file such as pictures, videos, audios, emails, documents and more. This data recovery software supports memory card like SD, XD, CF, micro SD, SDHC, SDXC, etc.

Steps for Phone Memory Card Recovery When Getting No Card Inserted Message

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Preparation: Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows PC. Connect the mobile phone memory card to this PC and launch the data recovery software.

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

select recovery mode

Step2. Choose the memory card and then you only need to wait before the scanning is completely.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview found files after scanning and then save the lost files to a different drive.

preview found photo

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PC Reports Please Insert Memory Card

When mobile phone fails to recognize the memory card, some users would like to insert the memory card to their computer to see if it is possible to read data from the memory card on PC. However, when they insert the mobile phone memory card to computer, Windows system recognize the memory card as a removable disk, but it reports there is no disk drive inserted when they attempt to open the memory card. It proves that the memory card is really corrupted since it does not work on your mobile phone or computer. As long as the memory card is still recognized by phone or computer, you can use iCare Data Recovery to recover data from mobile phone memory card though it is not accessible. This data recovery software supports all brands of mobile phone such as Sony mobile phone data recovery, Blackberry cell phone data recovery, HTC smartphone file recovery, Samsung phone memory card photo video recovery and more.

Mobile Phone Reports No Memory Card Inserted

There are different types of memory card for mobile phone users. You may run into the problem in different brands of mobile phones. Here are some related resources:

  • Samsung mobile phone reports no micro SD card inserted
  • HTC smartphone does not recognize memory card inserted in
  • My Blackberry cell phone says there is no memory card inserted
  • My smartphone says memory card is damaged and asks to insert another memory card

iCare Data Recovery enables you to restore data from any type of memory card when it is not recognized normally by mobile phone like Samsung, HTC, Blackberry, Sony and so on. Therefore, you do not worry about data loss even when you are unable to open the memory card for mobile phone due to the error. You just need to put the memory card in a safe place to avoid physical damage and then connect it to Windows computer to perform file recovery.

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