Here’s The Fix On Galaxy S9 Or Galaxy S9 Plus MicroSD Became Corrupted
When it comes to storing files on smartphones, microSD cards are on the top list of the accessories we need. This has been the ultimate asset and the valuable one for Samsung devices. But unfortunately, they have made a mistake in the past about the pulling on and off the microSD card and some users weren’t really happy about it.
Now that they’ve come to realize about this mistake with their latest flagship phone – Samsung Galaxy S9, users are now using the microSD cards with more enthusiasm. Why? Continue reading below.
MicroSD cards help in a way that it expands your storage for all your files including the photos, videos, and others. You won’t have to worry about deleting just to save up some space if you want to take more selfies or videos. Also, microSD card can save your phone from freezing and lags.
Most of us have taken microSD cards for granted by not backing up all the files inside it. We’re very contented with having all our data in it since we think that it’s really safe there. But in some cases, worst cases rather, these cards get corrupted which means that all the files inside it can’t be accessed anymore. That’s a very very annoying thing that could happen to most of us.
Having your storage card corrupted can be really heart-stopping, just thinking about losing all your important stuff on it. But that’s why we’re here – to give you the good news. Since many users that have experienced this issue had their smartphones restarting for several times in a row, the error was fixed and they got the access to all the data stored in the microSD card, again.
Just a heads up for everyone here who’s experienced this issue, there’s still hope! Just backup everything as fast as possible once you got access to the corrupted microSD card and you may be the lucky one. But if your card has officially corrupted, you can try the following solutions below:
Monitor the Device’s Temperature with a Third-Party App
We cannot avoid overusing our smartphones which leads to overheating. This is one of the most common cause why microSD cards, particularly SanDisk, isn’t working properly or in a worse case scenario – gets corrupted. You can check your device’s temperature by downloading a third-party app that is mainly made for it. We recommend the CPU Monitor app or if you have any preferred ones, monitor your Galaxy S9 or S9+ temperature whenever the microSD card has reading issues.
Wipe Cache Partition of the Galaxy S9 or S9+
Wiping the cache has proved its ability to most issues on the Samsung devices. Just the same as the first method, now, try wiping the cache partition and monitor the difference it makes on the smartphone and the microSD card right after you perform the action.
To Wipe the Cache Partition on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus
- Enter the Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Power, Bixby, and Volume Down buttons simultaneously
- Once the Samsung Galaxy S9 shows up on the screen, release the Power while still holding the two buttons left
- When the Android logo is displayed on the screen, release all the buttons now
- Then start navigating the Recovery Mode using the Volume Down key
- Highlight the Wipe Cache Partition using the Volume down key
- Select it by pressing the Power button
- Again, highlight the option Yes when prompted on the screen by using the Volume Down key
- Then start wiping the cache by pressing the Power button again
- Wait until the process finishes
- Then highlight now the option “Reboot System Now”
- Press the Power button to start rebooting
- Wait until it starts to reboot and enter the normal functioning mode
Once you have completely wiped the cache partition of your Galaxy S9 or S9+, try to check if you will have an access now to the microSD card. If it still didn’t work, continue to next step.
Perform a Factory Reset as a Final Option
The only last option users can do is performing a factory reset. This is done to bring back the device back to its factory settings. If you’ll try to do this, we recommend you to back up all your files since it will delete everything including the settings you customized. Once the factory resetting process is done, restart the device and reformat the microSD card. The card should be fixed by now for good!
If you still have questions to be clarified about your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ and its memory card, feel free to leave a comment below!