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Old 08-22-2019, 10:38 AM   #1
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Format for my smartphone?


Which is the correct format for a micro sd card to use in an Android smartphone? FAT32 NTFS, EXT4?
 
Old 08-22-2019, 11:56 AM   #2
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Which is the correct format for a micro sd card to use in an Android smartphone? FAT32 NTFS, EXT4?
I *THINK* FAT32 will work, but honestly I'd let the phone format it to be safe. Should be a format option somewhere on your device.
 
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:46 PM   #3
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Yeah. My Samsung Edge formats mine. AntiX Linux has no problem seeing files though

example link of what I use for when laptop is on online access.\\ https://www.pushbullet.com/

Not a spam link.
When cable is attatched and I am offline.

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since I use minimal distro compared to others here.

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Old 08-22-2019, 04:59 PM   #4
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The best way is probably to let Android format the SDcard.
Also, which Android Version.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 04:38 AM   #5
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The best way is probably to let Android format the SDcard.
Also, which Android Version.
7.0
 
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Currently Android has a form of linux and could read a number of filesystems by default.

Generally one does install the card to the phone and use the system setting to format it to that vendors/version's filesystem.

I believe that version may have some options like encrypt or how it could use the storage and that may affect how you can use the card later.
 
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Which is the correct format for a micro sd card to use in an Android smartphone? FAT32 NTFS, EXT4?
You seem to have a lot of questions concerning Android. I suggest that you might consider using the following;
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AndroidQuestions.org is for the discussion of all topics relating to Android and Android devices.
Hope this helps.
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