1. Inders99's Avatar
    I just purchased my S7 (nice phone!!!) and inserted my SD card and it reads 7.45 GB of data which is really only pictures. I back up to Google Photos so I'm not at a loss for my pics but sometimes I'm in areas where I can't use data and I need to access them. I use them for work purposes and need to refer to them for reference often.

    Just a little background, the card was in my LG G4 before swapping into the S7 if that makes any difference. The guys at the Verizon inserted it as they were doing their initial boot. It's a Sandisk and not some off brand.
    07-24-2016 07:44 AM
  2. Toto39's Avatar
    You would be better off copying the pictures off to a different media temporarily. Then reformatting the microSD with your S7. Now, you can put the pictures back on it.
    07-24-2016 08:45 AM
  3. Inders99's Avatar
    Is this because I changed manufacturers or something that happens when you change phones? I hope it's not the latter since it would sort of defeat the purpose of using a SD card.
    07-24-2016 09:38 AM
  4. Toto39's Avatar
    More because they are different versions of Android. Even with PCs you can have similar problems with removable media.
    07-24-2016 10:52 AM
  5. Inders99's Avatar
    Hmmm....both are MM
    07-25-2016 05:56 AM
  6. Toto39's Avatar
    Your LG didn't start at MM and its Android is different than Samsung's. It is best practice to reformat for new phones as os and hardware differences can cause errors or other issues.
    07-25-2016 06:19 AM
  7. Inders99's Avatar
    Sorry to ask so many questions but reformatting deletes all data right? And if I DL all my music and photos to a new SD card will I encounter the same problem even if I go from Samsung to Samsung in my next upgrade? If there's the potential to lose all this data or have to go through the hassle of DL'ing to a computer then back to a card it sort of makes me lose my interest in SD cards as storage. I figured I could just plug the old card into a new device and go, but this is sort of concerning. Thanks.
    07-25-2016 07:56 AM
  8. Toto39's Avatar
    The problem could still happen going from Samsung to Samsung. You may have no issues also. Android's method of accessing external media is more rigorous than a PC and therefore much more likely to find small imperfections that can cause data problems. It reminds me a lot of how floppy disks worked.
    07-25-2016 08:46 AM

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