5 Solutions when SD card is Not Recognized by your Phone

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SD card is mostly liked for its tiny size, large storage space and durability by phone and camera users. But, unfortunately, sometimes SD memory cards can be unrecognized by smartphones for many reasons. This makes it harder for you to access your important files stored on the SD card. 

Here we have shared the six most effective solutions that you can use to access your SD card data again and fix the problem.

1. Mount SD card properly

Sometimes, the SD card is improperly mounted on the device, where the issue arises. Demount the card from the device again and mount it properly to check if it is accessible or not. 

2. Mount the SD card on other devices

A corrupted SD card slot in your mobile phone can also be the culprit for not recognizing the SD card. In such a case, consider any other device such as a laptop or camera to read the card and check if the data is accessible to you. 

3. Run chkdsk 

Chkdsk is the best in-built tool in Windows which can be used for SD cards other than hard drives. Bad sectors can be the culprit of errors in your SD memory card, so the chkdsk utility can take out the issues and repair any problems in the SD card. 

4. Reformat the SD card 

If all the previous solutions haven't fixed the problem and the message is still showing on the screen after mounting the SD card, reformat the SD card. 

Insert SD card in a computer or laptop, open disk management tool, locate the target SD card> right click on the SDcard and select" format." Continue the rest process by following the ongoing instructions given on your screen. Although reformatting the SD card will erase your entire data, you are ready with backup data of your files. 

5. Resort to experts

When all the above solutions fail to resolve the issue, better go with an expert solution. The specialists have specialized tools for every complex case of SD card failure. 


SD cards might be portable and preferred due its durability and size, but they can be susceptible to many corruption and failures. This can render your data inaccessible, and to prevent data loss from SD cards, local backup data can eliminate data loss scenarios. You can rely on external hard drives for local backup data to restore it whenever data loss problems occur. 

Techchef, The Best Choice for your Corrupted SD Card

Since 2016, Techchef is the most trusted brand in the IT sector, taking care of customers' requirements. Offering a wide range of adequate and customized data recovery solutions, we assure up to a 100% recovery success rate for failed or corrupted SD cards. Our skilled engineers always aim for the best course of action to deliver you desired results with maximum recovery success rates. 

Have the best data recovery experience with Techchef. Contact us to have a free consultation. 

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