Question Memory card suddenly not recognized by phone

Sep 2, 2019
My device suddenly can't recognize my 32gb sd card which i formatted as internal for the said device. I was using the device when it restarted itself suddenly (it does that a lot) and on navigating to my files after the restart, i can't seem to find any...
It is going to depend on what the cause of the restart was. If it was an update to the system (OS) then it is possible the update changed your ability to access the card as "Internal" storage. Also, if there is anything on the device that could be causing issues (virus, malware, bad app, etc.) that could also alter your access to the card.

Try starting up the phone in "Safe Mode" and see if you can see what is on the card then. While you wouldn't be able to see/access apps on it (can't do that in "Safe Mode") it should show you any files on the card.

Now if you somehow, something installed somehow, in anyway reset the phone, then your access to everything on the card is gone for good. So hopefully it is just something on the phone interfering.

To get into "Safe Mode" please do the following.

1. First turn off the phone.

2. Next press and hold "Power" until you see the manufacturers logo on the screen, then release the power button.

3. "Quickly" press "Volume Down" and hold it for few seconds until you see the message "Safe mode: ON" or something similar.

4. If you wanted disable it, simply repeat the steps above, and you should see "Safe Mode: OFF" rather than on.
Reactions: RickyB111
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
J Android Smartphones 2
M Android Smartphones 7
L Android Smartphones 1
Indychamp1 Android Smartphones 1
K Android Smartphones 1
A Android Smartphones 1
Mark Timothy Android Smartphones 1
E Android Smartphones 1
D Android Smartphones 1
I Android Smartphones 3
T Android Smartphones 4
J Android Smartphones 1
P Android Smartphones 1
D Android Smartphones 1
S Android Smartphones 3
Z Android Smartphones 1
K Android Smartphones 1
M Android Smartphones 1
A Android Smartphones 1
W Android Smartphones 1
Similar threads
Question Will a Samsung Note 8 take advantage of the speed of micro SDXC UHS-II V90 U3 memory card?
Question How to fix incorrect order and layout of photos on SD Card after moving from internal memory
Solved! how to reformat brand new samsung 32gb micro sd card from internal memory to portable in cat s60 phone.
Question [HELP] Moto G Stylus: How to format SD card as internal.
Question Internal data migration to sd card fix
Question Memory card says not supported
Question Can anybody help me how to find my device using imei number?? Plss help me i lost my phone and i miss it so much because i have many travel memories i
Question Can memory probelsin samsung J3 be solved by inserting new SD card.
Question SD adopted memory than a phone restore
Question Out of memory.....but doesn't add up (not even close)
How do I back up my memory card which says unsupported on my phone
I have LG K7 android v 5.1.1 HOW DO I SET SD CARD AS MEMORY??
Solved! How to set SD Card into internal memory
Solved! How to start stopped memory saver
Solved! My phonememory is 16gp phone memory move to sdcard to doesnotmove anfortounly file has stop sir do you ask me
Some tips to make support Memory card
Solved! I have an oppoA3s and have a memory of 16 GB but but still my phones shows internal storage is running out though I transter t
Solved! Memory storage name
memory saver stopped unfortunately
I was trying to move files from phone memory to sd card, then suddenly "sd card unavailable" is displayed. What to do?