How to Format an SD Card for a Camera

After some time, your SD card storage may get full. You can quickly solve this problem by formatting it. In this blog, we will explore how you can format an SD card for a camera to clear the files..

Steps for Formatting an SD Card for a Camera

If you go through the formatting process of the SD card, then the possibility of errors decrease. Follow the instructions given below to start formatting an SD card for a camera:

•    You have to backup the data on the SD card to the device or any Cloud storage service like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.

•    Ensure that the camera should have a 100% battery.

•    Switch on the camera and place the SD card in the correct slot.

•    Now, you have to switch on the camera.

•    Choose the “Menu” option given on the camera.

•    Choose the “Setup” drop-down menu.

•    After that, select “Format, Format Memory Card” or any other same option.

•    Tap on the “OK” button provided on the camera screen.

•    Wait until the SD card formatting process gets completed. This procedure will take a few minutes to get complete.

•    After completing the formatting process of the SD card, you have to disable the camera.

Steps for Formatting an SD Card in the Android

You will get the microSD card in most of the Android phones, camera, and tablets. In case your SD card starts showing the errors, then you have to format the SD card by using the Android phone. Here’s how:

•    Click on the “Settings” option located in the application pull-down list.

•    Click on the “Storage” option.

•    Click on the “SD card” title.

•    Press on the horizontal bar.

•    Press on the “Storage settings” option.

•    Click on the “Format” or “Format as internal” option.

•    Press on the “Erase & Format” option.

•    Let the formatting process of the SD card to gets complete.

Steps for Reformatting SD Card Through Windows

In case you wish to reformat the SD card for changing the type of the file, place the SD card in the Windows PC and start the formatting process. Here’s how:

•    Place the SD card in the memory card slot on the Windows PC.

•    Go to the “Windows File Explorer” option.

•    Choose the “This PC” option located in the navigation pane.

•    Now, you have to choose the “SD card” option.

•    Choose the “Manage” option.

•    Choose the “Format” option.

•    Choose the “File System” pull-down arrow located in the “Format SD card” pop up box.

•    After that, select the “FAT32” option.

•    Choose the “Quick Format” tick box in case you had already formatted the SD card or remove the “Quick Format” tick box for formatting the SD card.

•    Choose the “Start” option.

•    Choose the “OK” option given in the “Warning” pop up box.

Steps for Formatting an SD Card on Mac

If you like to format an SD card for a camera on Mac, then you have to follow the steps mentioned below:

•    Place the SD card in the memory card slot.

•    Go to the “Finder” option.

•    Press on the “Go” button.

•    After that, select “Utilities” option.

•    Click twice on the “Disk Utility” option.

•    Choose the “SD card.”

•    Tap the “Erase” button.

•    Tap on the “Format” pull-down arrow.

•    After that, select the “ExFat” option for formatting the SD card.

•    Once you have selected the option mentioned above, the Windows and Mac will start working properly.

•    Tap on the “Erase” button located in the “Erase” pop up box.

Franklin Patrick is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Charlie has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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