Solved: SD Card Tap Here to Transfer Media Files Error

Solved: SD Card Tap Here to Transfer Media Files Error

Here in this article we will overcome one of the problems which occur in the android phones by users that is in SD Card “Tap Here to Transfer Media Files” Error.

Jul 20, 2020 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions


In the digital era of technology, error is prone with its inevitability. Here in this article we will overcome one of the problems which occur in the android phones by users that is in SD Card “Tap Here to Transfer Media Files” Error. This problem is encountered by many of the Galaxy S series users. While going through web, I found various ways to overcome this problem, here I am going to share one method which was actually resolved the issue.

Let’s take the example of Samsung Galaxy S7; this solution will work for all. There are few things which we can do to fix the phone.

Part 1. How fix SD card tap here to transfer media files error

After putting the SD card, you get a notification for SD to either explore or reject. You can simply swipe away the notification to ignore. However the message might appear again and again until you actually resolve the issue. It will be annoying.

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You can try formatting the SD card to not run into such annoying situation again. Following below are few steps to perfume the format operation on SD cards.

  1. Firstly you have to get rid of system cache of your device.
  2. Go to the settings Storage- SD card
  3. There will be option to un-mount or format.
  4. Format SD card

If you still see the error message click on the Explore SD card and following the different approach.

1. Clear the system cache on Android phone:

Sometimes, updating the apps may result in discreditable system cache. Group of provisional files, which are responsible for loading the applications as fast as possible, are the main error prone area in system files. Thus, downloading the updates for apps means modification of the system cache, so there is a chance that the problem you are facing is the issue occurred by wrong manipulation of system cache. To ensure the rectification, system is said to be in normal working mode. To do so, you can clear the cache partition storage area. Here are the details steps:

Step 1. Switch off your device.

Step 2. Now switch it on again by press and hold power button on side.

Step 3. When start up screen appear on the screen i.e the Samsung Galaxy S7 on the screen, release the Power button but continue on pressing the Home and Volume Up buttons.

Step 4. When device start up, it will show android logo, at that time you can relax the pressed keys and leave the device in that condition for half a minute or so.

Step 5. You can select the options to follow forward by using the volume key to lower volume and select the option with “wipe cache partition” by using power key.

Step 6. When you reach the mentioned zone, you may hold the Power button to select it.

Step 7. Last step is to select the option with label “YES” and press the power key to confirm the selection.

Step 8. You have to be patient until the device is done with completing the Master Reset. Once it is done, select the ‘Reboot system now’ and hold on Power button.

Step 9. The device will now restart taking more than usual time.

2. Update all apps and remove incompatible apps

Even if you first establish that your android system is up to date doesn’t ensure that all your apps are updated too .Keeping that in mind, if you have made it certain that your android version is entirely caught up and updated but some apps or an app is not in synchronised manner with that updated version, you may witness a problem or anomaly and your SD error is hence justified because not all apps are ready with their updated versions the moment yet another potential version of android kicks in and are not testified to show their efficiency in all of updated android operating systems hence proving their systems to be erratic and interfere with the error as well and as a laymen with technology in hands we have no better way to know than to repent and be the sufferer of the repercussions when the harm is already done. If you have ensured that all your applications are up to date along with your Android version and the situation still persists, uninstalling some third party application that is provided by a platform instead of the person who manufactured it may help reversing the situation back to normal and the error may stop being displayed on your screen and we know now what was the perpetrator and root cause of your problem.

3. Boot the phone to safe mode

Entering into a safe mode does not allow any third party application mentioned above to function and therefore if a third party app is responsible for SD card error that is recurring on the screen of your phone, delegating into safe mode can be a much better route to detect the interference of such third party apps by analysing the functionality of the phone under safe mode. It can also be implied that using this approach can be an effective scapegoat from the hassles of uninstalling and letting go of some third party apps that are useful and beneficial to you just for the sake of restoring the doubts of the interference. Following these simple steps, one can easily enter or boot the phone into the safe mode:

Step 1. Turn off your Android phone with long pressing power button.

Step 2. Switch on your phone using and holding the same key.

Step 3. Once the starting logo of your android phone is showcased on the screen, let go of the Power button and simultaneously long press the volume down button.

Step 4. Wait until the phone is done with and finished with the booting process.

Step 5. Pressing the volume down button until the phone is undergoing the booting process makes the phone to enter into safe mode, the same can be ensured by ascertaining “SAFE MODE” written on the bottom left corner of your phone screen. Once that is done, you’re now into safe mode and can let go of the hold on volume down button and carry on with checking the functionality of your phone.

4. Factory reset the phone

When all of the above option doesn’t work out well, you can also restore the default settings of your device by factory reset option. The only thing you have to ensure that keep your device in running state for few hours to observe if there is any difference and also avoid installing any new apps during the time of observation. The issue is supposed to be resolved now while observing the device performance but if problem persist, even after there is none of the apps on the device then that means the root cause of the issue must be something related to the hardware components or in the operating system. The only option now is to contact the companies service station for getting it repaired.

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Part 2. How to recover lost data from SD card encountering errors

Now further you can un-mount the SD card from the slot and format it on the PC using card reader and re-insert the SD card. This will lead in loss of the data stored on your card. If the data is already backed up then you are good to go else there are few recovery methods to recover the lost data. One of those methods is by using Recoverit data recover. Recoverit data recover software is owned by Wondershare which has been the most efficient and trusted software by users from all over the world. One can also download this software for free from its official websites or there are many third part websites providing useful software’s online.

It is high end recovery software which works for getting back your deleted files from recycle bin, formatted drive, lost partition or flash drive. The best part is that support tons of the file formats (text, web browsing data, image and video formats).

How to recover lost data from SD card encountering errors with 3 simple steps to do so:

Step 1. Select a SD card device

recoverit interface

Step 2. Scan Your Device/Computer

operations during scanning

Step 3. Preview and recover your lost files. This step helps you to recover only the needed files.

preview recovered photos

This software has large audience which in fact can be stated in over 160 countries and is been used by more than few million people over the globe. It is extremely easy to download Recoverit free version on one’s Mac or Windows PC. For the users which already using the older version can easily upgrade their existing one into upper versions for free of cost. This recovery software is available on every platform. It also has many premium features for paid users.

Recoverit is the new version of the software released in May 2019. I have many features and dynamic end-users interface which supports in decreasing the difficulty level of the process by which the recovery can be done.

Eleanor Reed

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