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How to fix mobile keeps saying sd card unexpectly removed, unmount sd card before removing sd card. This guide is telling how to recover data from sd card when it has unexpectly remove error or fix sd when it was brutally removed without safe removal. See this video for a sd card recovery.

SD card unexpected removed how to fix?

It says "SD card unexpected removed. Unmount SD card before removing to avoid data loss" when you open "Storage" on Android?

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Also read: sd card unexpectedly removed error 6 fixes

First thing: Just unmount SD card and reboot the phone.

It resolves problem in most of time. Smartphone still shows the message? Now, it probably indicates that your phone or SD card has some problems.

How to fix the problem when your SD memory card shows unexpectedly removed error even after unmount the card and rebooting phone?

Step1 – Use iCare Data Recovery Pro to repair SD card data

Step2 – Try following methods to fix the SD card unexpected removed problem

Reasons Why SD Card Reports Unexpectedly Removed Error & Solutions

Generally speaking, an SD card will report such an error message due to different reasons. Here are some possible reasons that lead an SD card to be inaccessible and show the error:

1. Check Whether SD Card is physically damaged

When you receive the error message that SD card has been expectedly removed error whenever you want to read any data, the first thing you should do is to check if the SD memory card is corrupted.

  • You just need to remove the SD card out of the digital camera or mobile phone
  • And then connect it to a computer through USB cable to check if it can work normally.

If the SD card works fine after connecting to your computer, it means that there is no problem with the card. On the contrary, the card can be damaged if it is not accessible on your computer.

2. Check if the cell phone or digital camera is damaged - unmount sd and remount

If SD card has no problem, you may need to check if the Android phone or digital camera is damaged. Sometimes, mobile phone or digital camera hardware failure might also cause SD card to be unreadable and shows the unexpectedly removed error.

For Android phone users, you can unmount SD card on your phone and then mount it again after rebooting your smartphone. You can also restore your Android phone to factory settings to fix the problem.

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1. First, go to Settings >> storage >> scroll down and select "Unmount".
2. Unmounting SD card.
3. Power off your cellphone.
4. Insert/mount the SD card and then turn it back on.
5. Again, go to settings >> storage >> unmount external storage.
6. Now click "mount external storage".

3. SD card unsupported fixings

If your memory card sd shows removed unexpectedly error message, in this situation, you can format SD card to resolve the issue. Since formatting will delete all data on the SD card, you had better make a backup before formatting it. You can format the unformatted SD card in your smartphone or digital camera. Or you can also insert it to a computer or laptop via a USB cable and then format it on your PC.

If Windows fails to complete the format, you can try CMD command prompt.

Steps to fix corrupted SD card with CMD command prompt

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format l: /fs:ntfs”(l is the drive letter of your raw SD card)

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4. Format SD Card

When there is problem on your sd card, you can refresh it by formatting. Simply connect your sd card to PC and let computer see it as a drive. If your pc wont see your sd, use a card reader to get it connected. You may format an sd card by the following methods:

1, format by disk management format option

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2, format it by right click SD and then format option - quick format it

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Steps to recover data from unexpected removed error SD card

Free Memory Card Recovery


Download iCare Data Recovery Pro Free to recover files from mobile phone camera memory card including photos, videos, music...

Step1. Free download and install the software on your computer. Connect the SD card to the computer and launch the software and then select a scan mode.

select recovery mode

Step2. Select your SD card to scan.

wait while scanning

Step3. Preview files and then save the lost data to another media.

preview found photo

Please remember not to write new data to the SD card to avoid data overwritten.

Last updated on Nov 28, 2023

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