1. Vlad3's Avatar
    I need to format a 32GB Micro SDHC card as exFAT on my Android smartphone in order to make it possible to store on it files which are larger than 4GB. Since I do not have a Micro SDHC-to-USB adapter in order to connect the card to the computer and format it, I have only two options: use an Android application to format the card from within the smartphone; or connect the smartphone to the computer, gain access to the card on the computer, and then format it.

    I have not been able to format the card by connecting the smartphone to the computer, because although the computer recognizes the card, when I go to the Properties window of the card, there is no option to format it. It is as if the smartphone blocks access to the card.

    What Android application can be used in order to format the card as exFAT from within the smartphone?
    01-05-2020 08:11 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you sure your phone supports exFAT on an SD card? Not all phones do.
    01-05-2020 02:00 PM
  3. Vlad3's Avatar
    Are you sure your phone supports exFAT on an SD card? Not all phones do.
    I do not know whether the smartphone supports the exFAT format. If it does not, I will find out after formatting the card in this way. The system is installed on the internal 8GB memory chip, whereas the card which I want to format as exFAT has been inserted as additional storage. Therefore, it may work on the smartphone if it is formatted.
    01-05-2020 02:45 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Which phone? If it only has 8 GB of Internal Storage, it's probably pretty old, so I doubt it supports exFAT.
    01-05-2020 03:05 PM
  5. Vlad3's Avatar
    The 2018 smartphone is DEXP AL140. I need to know how to format the card as exFAT to see for myself whether the device will be able to work with it. If not, I will format it back to FAT32.
    01-05-2020 04:55 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    App2SD Pro may be able to do it. (But to partition the SD card without using the native partitioning, which would partition a 32GB card to FAT, the phone has to be rooted.)
    01-05-2020 06:10 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    @Rukbat, do you know of any easy way to determine if a particular device supports exFAT on an SD?
    01-05-2020 08:55 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    Just the specs - if it supports 64GB SD card or larger, it has the ability to support an exFAT filesystem.
    01-06-2020 11:51 AM
  9. Vlad3's Avatar
    App2SD Pro may be able to do it. (But to partition the SD card without using the native partitioning, which would partition a 32GB card to FAT, the phone has to be rooted.)
    Thank you for the information. Is there also a way to grant to a computer full access to the card inside the smartphone when the smartphone is connected to the computer? (The card is displayed when I cannot the smartphone, and the computer has the permission to delete files on the card, but I do not see the “Format” option in the “Properties” window of the card.)
    01-06-2020 02:30 PM

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