Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus: How To Fix MicroSD Card Problems

As per the statement of those who bought the units, these are the common issues they’ve experienced regarding their Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus microSD card:

  • Trouble moving applications to the microSD card
  • Trouble erasing anything saved on the microSD card
  • Bombarded by popup notifications regarding the microSD card

Actually, there are more issues that most of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus users have experienced, but we only tackled the most common ones above. In this guide, we’ve gather simple fixes for the issues stated earlier to help you deal with this concern regarding your smartphone’s microSD card. So without further ado, let’s proceed with the solutions.

Double Check Whether Your MicroSD Card Is Plugged In Properly

If your microSD card is plugged in properly, it should appear on the dedicated menu beneath the Local storage section. If you’re not able to notice it in that section, all you need to do is plug it out from the tray, then reinsert it again. After reinserting the microSD card, it’s time to examine if it can be read by your smartphone:

  1. Press the App icon
  2. Choose My Files
  3. Open the Device Storage section
  4. Press the Local Storage
  5. Check if the SD card can be read by the smartphone. If it is listed in there, then you’re good to go!

Perform A Reboot On Your Smartphone

After you have properly plugged the microSD card in your smartphone, and still experience the problem, the next move you can do is rebooting your Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. The feat has been proved to solve all bug issues, and we assume that it should fix this one too. To do it, press the Power buttons and Volume Down button at the same time in about 10 seconds till the phone shuts down, vibrates, and reboots automatically. Now, check if your Galaxy S9 can read the microSD card. If you are able to see the files saved in your microSD, then it is being read. If not, proceed with the other steps below.

Reinsert To Another Smartphone Your MicroSD Card

Now, to check whether your smartphone or the microSD card is the one with the problem, use another device to check it out. So in a sense, if the other smartphone was able to read your microSD card, you can then assume that your Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is the one with the issue. If it’s the opposite, then the microSD card is the one with the issue.

Until you reach that point, shut down your phone, plug out the microSD card from the card tray. Then, try it on a laptop, PC, tablet, or any gadget that has a microSD card tray on it to see if you will be able to get it to work. That way you will know whether this is a problem with your Galaxy S9 or the microSD card itself.

Reformat Your MicroSD Card

If in the event that the microSD card is the one that has an issue, what you can do is to return it to the store you bought it from if it still has a warranty, buy a new one, or perform a reformatting on it. However, it should erase all the data saved on it, which is okay since you don’t have any other alternatives to access the data inside of it. Perform the following steps below:

  1. Hit on the App icon
  2. Navigate to the Settings app
  3. Press the Storage section
  4. Choose the SD card option
  5. Press the Format button
  6. The phone shall start the reformatting. Wait for a couple of seconds for it to be finished, and you’re done!  

Once everything is finished, head back to the menus then examine if it has solved the issue. Yet if it doesn’t, the last thing you’re able to do is to have a Samsung technician check whether there’s a hardware failure resulting in the issue so they can fix it immediately.

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