Android Phone Keeps Saying SD Card Is Removed Please Insert a New One

Last updated on 27/04/2017

How to fix/repair corrupted SD card which keeps saying/reporting/showing "SD card removed. Insert a new one" on smartphone Samsung Galaxy/HTC/LG/Moto/Blackberry? Why does my android/mobile phone say that the SD card has been removed unexpected?


1. SD card is physically damaged
2. SD card is not compatible with android cellphone
3. SD memory card is corrupted due to virus infection or other similar reasons


Step1. Use iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition to free recover inaccessible files from SD memory card which says unexpectedly removed on phone.

Step2. Fix the SD card using the proper solution, such as:

1. Replace the SD memory card with a new one if it is physically damaged
2. Update android system/reformat SD card to make it compatible with the android OS
3. Repair/format SD card

Have you ever met the problem that Android mobile phone disables you to read or write any data on the SD card inserted because it reports message saying SD card is removed please insert a new one?

If you meet this problem, you can connect the SD card to Windows PC and free download iCare Data Recovery Pro for SD card recovery.

After data recovery, you can take proper measure to fix the problem. This article would provide SD card removed insert new one solution without touching any data.



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Related FAQ:

"I bought a new Android phone last week, but the SD card for the Android phone is an old card which has been used for several years in my old Android phone. Everything went well until yesterday I transferred a folder to my SD card. I connected my Android phone to my PC with the SD card inserted and then began to transfer data from the PC to the SD card. However, in the transferring process, my Android phone turned off suddenly. When I turned on my phone, it said that SD card is removed please a new one. But the SD card is still inserted in the phone. Then I took out the SD card from my Android phone and inserted it into a card reader to connect it to my PC, but Windows system says that the SD card needs to be formatted. Please tell me how to fix the issue and get back files from the SD card."

Symptoms of SD Card Removed Problem

Generally, you get following message on your phone when attempting to perform operation on it:

When seeing similar message above, you may find that SD card is not showing after connecting to PC or keeps removing itself. Or PC can detect SD card, but shows SD card is not formatted. Trying to format it, Windows says format cannot be completed.

The SD card removed error is expected to result in data loss, so please do not ignore this error alerting.


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Solution -Data Recovery When Android Phone Says SD Card Is Removed

It is understandable that you will feel quite upset when Android phone keeps asking you to insert a new SD card when there is a card inserted in. Instead of worrying, the most important thing is to get back important files from the SD card. First of all, you can insert your SD card to another mobile phone to see if you can access the card and read any file. If phone keeps saying the same error message, you can connect the SD card to your computer and download data recovery utility to restore files from the card.

iCare Data recovery software is a read-only tool, which allows you to scan and recover files from the SD card with no need to access it. Therefore, when your Android phone keeps saying card is removed please insert a new one, this data recovery software can help restore all files stored on the card. All you need to do is to connect the card to your computer properly.

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Steps to Recover Files from SD Card When Receiving Card Removed Message

Android data recovery software free download and follow the tutorial below for SD card data recovery when your phone says there is no SD card inserted:

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Step1. Connect the SD card to your computer via a card reader. Download and install the data recovery software. And then, you can launch the software and choose a recovery module.

select recovery
Step2. Select the SD card and let the software scan. You only need to wait when the software is scanning.

select drive
Step3. You are allowed to preview the found files after scanning. Then, you can choose all files you need and save them to a different device.

recover files

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Usually, a smartphone shows that SD card has been removed and needs to insert a new one due to many reasons.

When getting the message that SD card is removed please insert a new one, the first thing you need to do is to check if the SD card inserted well in the phone. You can turn off the Android phone and take out the battery. Then, you can take out the SD card and reinsert it to the phone. Finally, you can put the battery back in and turn on the phone to see if the SD card can work normally. If phone doesn’t show any error message and allows you to access the card normally, you don’t even need any data recovery tool.

If the SD card is corrupted due to virus infection, bad sectors, etc, you can run iCare Data Recovery Pro to extract all files from the SD card. You should not try any operation to fix the error before all data has been recovered successfully.

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Android Phone Says SD Card Removed Insert New One - Reasons & Solution

Knowing the reasons for a problem, you can resolve the issue much easier. Then, whey does a mobile phone keeps reporting please insert SD card error? Here are some common causes:

1. Hardware failure for Android phone
Android phone hardware failure might be a possible reason for SD card removed problem. To check and fix this problem, you can follow this tutorial:

Step1. Click "Settings" on Android and select "Storage" option.

Step2. Select "Unmount SD card"

Step3. Restart the phone and click "Settings" > "Storage" > "Mount SD card"

2. Android system problem

If android frequently says SD card is removed and insert a new one due to Android system problem, it indicates that there is no problem with SD card. In this situation, you can normally access the card by inserting it to another phone or connecting it to your computer. To resolve this problem, you can root your phone ore restore phone to factory setting after removing the SD card safely from it.

3. SD card is not compatible with mobile phone

As you know, there are different types of SD memory card like micro SD, SDHC, SDXC which has different capacities. When you use different types of SD memory card in your phone, you should format it to proper file system to make it be compatible with the phone. This problem often occurs when you insert or reformat the SD card in a different device like digital camera. If so, you just need to reformat the SD card for the phone to fix the error.

4. SD memory card is corrupted / damaged

SD card might be corrupted due to virus infection, unsafe removal and some other improper operations, in which situation the SD card has not formatted problem, becomes unreadable or inaccessible. For this problem, you can:

  • Restore SD card back to factory settings
  • Connect the SD card to PC through a card reader and reformat it
  • Run CHKDKS (type chkdsk e:/f, e: is the drive letter of the SD card showing in computer) to check and repair errors on SD card

If SD card is physically damaged, the methods above cannot help resolve the problem. You need to replace the damaged SD card with a new one.

Phone SD Card Requires Formatting & RAW

Attaching an SD card which reports card removed problem on phone to your computer, sometimes PC would recognize it as a RAW drive requires formatting. You can execute format task on the RAW SD memory card for error fixing.

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