1. stoked's Avatar
    Hi I just got a samsung evo microsd card to put music onto my phone and after I had put it into my computer and successfully downloaded my music on it I tried to put the card into my phone and it wont detect it in the slightest. I downloaded an app thats supposed to detect the sd card and allow you to manage the data on it but it can't because it cant even detect that there's a card in the phone. Please help and thank you!
    06-29-2014 04:36 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    When inserting the card, was the phone powered down?

    Did you then mount the card in Settings > Storage after booting up?

    Also when removing the card, unmount it first and remove after powering down.

    It's a 2 step process each way to:
    1. Preserve the data on the card
    2. Protect the card from damage
    3. Allow the phone to know when it needs to read the data from a card and index the content
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    06-29-2014 12:49 PM
  3. stoked801's Avatar
    I did that and when I tapped the mounting/unmount button it wouldnt work still. Its like the phones sd card reader is broken but I just got the phone a month ago and never used the sd card insert until now. Im at a loss...
    06-29-2014 04:49 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Does the card work in anything else like a PC?
    06-29-2014 05:15 PM
  5. stoked801's Avatar
    Yes I successfully downloaded music onto it right before I tried putting it into my phone.
    06-29-2014 05:22 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Might be a card incompatibility...

    What phone model? What microSD card exactly?
    06-29-2014 06:10 PM
  7. stoked801's Avatar
    Galaxy s 3 mini samsung with the 32gb samsung evo microSDHC UHS-l
    06-29-2014 06:43 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Galaxy s 3 mini samsung with the 32gb samsung evo microSDHC UHS-l
    OK... The mini will use that class 10 card. Now about formatting. Did you let the phone format the card or your computer? Is it Fat32 or exFat?

    Formatting makes a difference in a huge number of factors:
    • max file size (individual files)
    • max file name
    • maximium # of file names stored in file table for indexing

    Among other issues...

    Start here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...t-sd-card.html
    Maybe poke around the Galaxy s3 forums in general or do a site search here at Android Central for "SD card format."
    06-29-2014 09:18 PM
  9. stoked801's Avatar
    Cant remember what format but wouldn't the phone still be able to recognize that there was a card in it at all? Ill try reformatting but I think the problem is with the phone itself.
    06-29-2014 10:02 PM

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