1. maf_few's Avatar
    I just accessed my gallery and it comes up with no items, and a message that says "SD card being used as a mass storage device". I cant take pictures because when i press the camera it says "Turn off USB storage before using camera".
    In the notification center, there's a message that reads "Blank USB storage - USB storage blank or has unsupported file system"
    This has happened all of a sudden, i haven't changed anything on my phone, it was just spontaneous and has never happened to me before.
    01-28-2013 05:11 AM
  2. biggorilla71's Avatar
    I assume your SD card was a large capacity one... mine was 32 GB before my Galaxy S3 ate it... and believe me... it's toast... fried... unusable... unrecoverable...

    Unfortunately, this is a long-running and well documented issue, which Samsung has yet to fix.... too busy spewing out new units I guess...

    Put an old 4 GB card in... seems to be happier...
    01-29-2013 01:34 PM
  3. Dan TheWebMan's Avatar
    Just got that message. I was able to reformat on the PC putting the micro into the adapter. Fortunately I was using Dropbox so all my 2,000+ pictures on the 32GB were safe. http://db.tt/5NqotB3l for dropbox. I don't know if it was connected to the Android software update I just did on the S3.
    01-31-2013 01:48 PM
  4. maf_few's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers, but the funny thing is, i dont have an sd card in my phone and i think the message is due to an error with the place where the phone stores photos ect?
    02-01-2013 01:52 AM
  5. Jodie Gredig's Avatar
    Hi there, have you managed to solve this issue? I have had the exact same thing happen to my phone, all photos and music gone and I havenot inserted an sd card.
    03-21-2013 03:09 PM
  6. Anish Celestine's Avatar
    I am facing the same damn issue. Doesn't look like I have any option but to format the USB storage :-( :-(

    Is there anything that I can do to save my photos?
    04-21-2013 05:31 AM
  7. mabdutty's Avatar
    Dear All,

    I am facing exactly the same issue with my Samsung Galaxy Note, all of a sudden. What would be the reason behind this issue, as I don't use any additional SD card? Please advise whether you had any luck with the issue. By clicking "format", I am worried that I am gonna lose all my photos, which were not backed up. Kindly respond with your status/advise on this issue ASAP!!

    Regards - Max
    06-30-2013 04:31 AM
  8. Jstrauss1's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to resolve this yet?
    08-11-2013 10:03 AM
  9. arashmotamedi's Avatar
    I just accessed my gallery and it comes up with no items, and a message that says "SD card being used as a mass storage device". I cant take pictures because when i press the camera it says "Turn off USB storage before using camera".
    In the notification center, there's a message that reads "Blank USB storage - USB storage blank or has unsupported file system"
    This has happened all of a sudden, i haven't changed anything on my phone, it was just spontaneous and has never happened to me before.
    10-24-2013 04:30 PM

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