1. sdtheflyest's Avatar
    Phone: Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4
    Android: 4.4.2
    SD Card: SAMSUNG Plus 32GB Micro SDHC Class 10 Flash Card Model MB-MPBGC/AM

    Problem: I cannot seem to encrypt my SD card. If I format the card and have 0 files on it, and then start the encryption process, it will either say "Encrypting SD card..." with no progress meter, or "Encrypting SD card: 0%". It will just stay at 0% forever.

    If I put files on the card and then start the encryption process, the progress meter will reach either 65% or 99%, and then be stuck there forever. I've left the phone on for 2 full days on my charger while it was at 99%, and it just remained stuck and never finished.

    For reference, I'm using "Settings > More > Security > Encrypt external SD card". I've tried factory resetting my phone, doesn't make a difference. The SD card works fine without encryption, both on the phone and in Windows. I've done a chkdsk on it and the card was fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    10-26-2014 08:33 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Is your lockscreen locked with a password? If not, the SD card won't encrypt. (You should be given that message as soon as you try to encrypt it.)

    A 32GB card should take about 90 minutes to encrypt, assuming that there's nothing wrong with the card. Try putting it into a Windows computer and running chkdsk <drive letter:> /r on it.
    10-27-2014 12:57 AM
  3. sdtheflyest's Avatar
    It is indeed locked with a password (6+ characters, including a number). I've ran chkdsk and there are no issues with the card.
    10-27-2014 01:47 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Then I'm at a loss, unless the phone is bad. (Or someone else has an idea.)
    10-27-2014 03:17 PM
  5. sdtheflyest's Avatar
    Here's a screenshot of it sitting at 99%: i.imgur.com/Ar90kqU.png
    10-27-2014 08:52 PM
  6. sdtheflyest's Avatar
    How do I encrypt my SD Card?-screenshot_2014-10-27-05-50-27.jpg
    Screenshot of it sitting at 99%

    Edit: I'm leaning towards it being an issue with the phone. I just tried encrypting a 2GB microSD card I had laying around, and it gets stuck at the same percentages under the same circumstances as my 32GB.
    10-27-2014 08:54 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    And that shouldn't take even 60 seconds to encrypt.
    10-28-2014 01:00 AM

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