How to Fix Unsupported SD Card in Samsung Galaxy S7/S8 Issue

How to Fix Unsupported SD Card in Samsung Galaxy S7/S8 Issue

Unsupported SD card S7 Edge can be tedious at times, so here are some of the solutions for the problem everyone has been so frustrated about.

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Oct 12, 2020 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions


SD cards play an integral part in your digital life. With the sizes of files increasing every single year, the internal storage of the phone can’t hold at much of data. But what if you completely lose the data once and for all? No matter how scary it might sound, it has happened to every one of us at some point in time, but not anymore.

The idea behind this article is to address all the problems associated with unsupported SD card S7 Edge. Neither less to say, you will also get to know how to protect your SD card from getting corrupted in the first place. And in case you lose the data, we have solutions for that too. So, hold on to your horses as we address each problem individually.

How to Fix Unsupported SD Card

Solution 1: Restart Samsung Galaxy S7/S8

There is no point in arguing that restarting a phone solves a ton of problems. And the same goes for Samsung Galaxy S7/S8. The unsupported SD card Galaxy S8 can be solved in just an instance. First of all, restarting clears up all the RAM usage that’s been building up over time. Unsupported files being stored on the SD card can also result in SD card malfunctioning.

Solution 2: Plug out and plug in the SD card to Samsung phone

Step 1: Make sure to insert the pin to take out the SIM/SD tray.

Step 2: Take the tray out of your smartphone as gently as possible.

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Step 3: Now again put the stay back to its place.

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If your SD card was not being supported due to physical misalignment, these steps would help you to get the SD card working once again. Just make sure that you put the ejection pin perpendicular to the tray hole; otherwise, your device can sustain some degree of damage.

Solution 3: Verify if the SD card is mounted properly

Sometimes if your SD card is not mounted correctly, it starts to malfunction. If that is the case, the first and foremost thing you need to do is unmount and mount it back again. This is mainly applicable if you take out your SD card too often.

Step 1: Go to the Settings menu < Device maintenance

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Step 2: Tap the Storage icon and click on the three dots icon

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Step 3: There you will find your SD card. Click on Mount

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Solution 4: Plugging into another device or a PC to see if the SD card is visible

Even after going through all the previous three steps, the SD card doesn’t show up; you need to plug it into another device or even your PC.

Step 1: Take out your SD card as described in Solution 2

Step 2: Now use an SD card reader to check if its visible to the PC. If it is, then just recover the data and format your card, as shown in the next solution.

Solution 5: Recover data and format SD card

There are several instances where your only resort is to let go of the data and format it. What if we say there’s a way around to it? And this is not only just applicable for your SD card but also for every other storage device including external HDD and USB flash drives. To recover the data, you need to go through the following steps:

Step 1: Connect SD Card

First of all, you need to connect your SD card to the computer via an SD card reader. Bear in mind that your computer should detect the card reader.

Step 2: Select SD Card as Location

Now, open the Recoverit Data Recovery software. There you need to select your SD card as the target location. Once you have found the same, hit ‘Start’ to get along with the data recovery process.

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Step 3: Scan SD Card

After selecting the SD card, it will launch an all-round scan. First of all, you need to wait for a few minutes before the entire scanning process is done. Although you have the flexibility to locate those files and even pause or stop the scan in the meantime.

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Step 4: Recover data

After the scanning is completed, you can preview the files you and recover the ones you desire. Head over to the ‘Recover’ section and save the files on some other place on the computer.

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Tips to Avoid SD Card Error in your Phone

There is no point in arguing that SD cards are one of the most underrated gadgets we often take for granted. If by any chance, it gets corrupted, one can potentially lose all the data stored on it. Down below is a list of some of the necessary precautions to avoid such mishappening:

The Bottom Line

To see an unsupported SD card in Galaxy S8 can be a headache. With a corrupted SD card, you might run into completely losing all the data that’s been stored on your SD card. So, while concluding, it is imperative to understand that you go through all the above-mentioned steps. But, in case you come across such unfortunate circumstances, you can still retrieve your data. All you need to do is get Recoverit Data Recovery Software and connect your corrupted or unsupported SD card to it. Your data shall be recovered in no time.

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