SD Card Cannot Be Recognized by Samsung Galaxy/Tab/PC Fixes

Fix SD Card Not Working in Samsung Mobile/PC/Camera

The fixes are for memory card not detected problem including Samsung sd card and other brands in digital players or phones for example

  • The memory card stops showing up in Samsung mobile/device
  • The sd card can be detected, but it does not read correctly, sd card not working properly in Samsung, it has other errors...

#1 - Power off device, pull out and plug it again to the mobile/device

The error could often be brought by the sudden loosen of the memory card in Samsung mobile/devices.

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#2 - Clean the sd card or micro sd card with something gently and mostly it would work if it was the unknown spots on the chips that brought the sd card reading error.

#3 - Fix unsupported sd card in Samsung in the following video

#4 - Unmount sd card, mount it again; Format it by Samsung

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More possible fixes? -> 7 fixes for sd card not detected in Mobile

Still not working? Here are some possible causes

  1. The sd card is physically damaged, life span limit, dying...
  2. The sd card does not work with Samsung since it has different file system (no matter new sd or an old one when Samsung uses a different file system other than the memory card, simply say, the two just do not match) => Solution: format the sd card on computer to be fat/fat32/exfat to try which one would work or format sd card with Samsung

Repair Damaged SD Card When It Cannot Be Detected

Also read -> how to fix sd card not working

Recover Files off Samsung SD Card for Mobile/Camera/Players

iCare Data Recovery Pro Free is a professional and powerful data recovery tool, which can work on all kinds of SD card to recover lost photos, videos, music and other types of data even if the card cannot be recognized. As long as the SD card is not phsically damaged, you can recover lost files by following the steps below,

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Step1. Download, install and launch iCare Data Recovery software. Connect the SD card to your computer and choose proper recovery module.

select recovery
Step2. Choose the SD card and the software will perform scan on the card in order to search for lost files.

select drive
Step3. You can preview found files after scanning. Then, you can select the files you need and save them to a different storage media.

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Users' Stories

"Hello! I am on my holiday and I have taken thousands of pictures by using my Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone. However, I can no longer take more pictures because Samsung Galaxy S4 says the memory card is running out of disk space. But the SD card inserted in the mobile phone is a 32 GB card, and there is lots of free space on the card. So I switched off my Samsung and reinserted the SD card. However, when I restart the mobile phone, Samsung cannot recognize the SD card anymore. How can I get back the lost pictures if phone is not corrupted SD card?"

"My Samsung Galaxy S4 stops recognizing the SD card since it switches off due to low battery. Even worse, the SD card cannot be recognized when I connect it to PC. I have stored many important files including some photos and videos on the SD card. How can I recover the lost files from blank SD card?"

Phone Not Recognizing SD Card

It is a common reason for data loss when a mobile phone is not recognizing SD card. Frankly, the causes that lead to this problem are various, so the solutions to fix the problem are accordingly different. However, if you want to recover lost files off an unrecognized SD card, the most important thing is to stop performing any operation on the card and then use data recovery software to recover deleted files from Samsung Galaxy SD memory card which is not recognized.

SD Card Recovery Tips

With iCare Data Recovery software, you are able to recover deleted files from SD card when it cannot be recognized on your Samsung Galaxy or computer. In order to recover all lost files from your SD card, you should pay attention to following tips:

  • Take good care of SD card to protect it from being physically damaged due to expected disaster like water damage, fire damage, etc.
  • You had better not format the SD card before getting back lost files. If you accidentally formatted sd card by mistake, there is still hope to restore data off the reformatted sd card.
  • Never save the recovered files to the original SD card which cannot be recognized.

Possible Reasons for SD Card Problem

In most cases, people find it difficult to understand why an SD card cannot be recognized by Samsung Galaxy. Well, below are some possible reasons,

  1. SD card is infected with virus.
  2. SD card gets corrupted since you take it out without switching off your Samsung Galaxy S4.
  3. Samsung Galaxy S4 power off without any warning when the SD card is still in use.
  4. SD card has bad sectors due to long-time use or other reasons.

What mentioned above are some possible but not all reasons for SD card problem. Therefore, you should use your SD card is a proper and safe way to avoid some kind of problem.

Also read: 7 free sd card repair software

Last updated on Nov 28, 2023

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