How to Unformat SD Card in Android Phone | Undo Format SD Card

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You may face the problem that all your files, including pictures, videos, voicemails, just gone after you format the SD card on your Android phone. And realized that you need to undo format SD card for Android phone. It is the problem that many people discussed on many forums. Some people even asked "can someone tell me how to look at pics on SD card that’s formatted". You must know by heart that the moment you confirm the format, then all data on your SD card for Android phone will gone. It is the way that it works. However, with some techniques you can still to get them back. Learn more details below.

Part 1. What does format SD card do?

Formatting is the quickest way to make the SD card as a clean slate. It helps to fix problems in SD card, such as file system on the card get corrupted, files infected by virus or the card can’t be recognized by computer. If there is a problem with your SD card, the pop-up will ask you to format it whenever you connect it with your computer.

Part 2. The scenarios for formatting SD card on Android phone

formatting SD card on Android phone

Part 3. How to unformat SD card in Android Phone

It is very easy to format a SD card on your computer. As the above picture shows, there is a "Format SD Card" option. You tap on it, then all data will be deleted right away. The moment you tap on it, you can’t cancel it with any option. After then, if you want to unformat the SD card in Android phone to get back the deleted files, you need a professional tool for help. Otherwise, it is useless to struggle for it.

There are many unformat SD card software programs available on the internet for free download. However, not all of them are able to unformat the SD card for you. Some haven’t been updated for years. And some do not support the latest SD cards at all. To save your time looking for a suitable one, I suggest you try iBeesoft Data Recovery. It is designed for users to unformat SD card on Android phone specially. Here are some of its main features:

Here are the simple steps for how to use iBeesoft Data Recovery to unformat SD card on Android phone.

Note: please stop using your SD card right after the format. All formatted data is invisible on the SD card, waiting to be overwritten by new data. If you continue to use it, then the data will be overwritten and lost forever. Next, follow the steps below to undo format SD card on Android devices.

Step 1. Install iBeesoft Data Recovery

Click the download button right below the paragraph to download the software .exe installation package. Next, double-click the .exe file to install it on your computer. It is fully compatible with all kinds of Windows or Mac. There will be incompatibility issue.

Step 2. Connect your Android device with computer

Use a USB cable to connect the Android phone with your computer. Please remember you have already enabled the USB debugging. Otherwise, the computer can’t detect you’re the SD card on your Android device at all, which will result in failure for unformatting the SD card on Android phone.

Connect your Android device with computer

Step 3. Unformat SD card in Android phone

Launch iBeesoft Data Recovery. From the main window, you need to check the file types you need to let the software scanning for them. By default, all supported file types are selected. Please uncheck the unwanted ones. It will shorten the scanning process, saving you time. Click "Start" to continue the process

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Step 4. Select SD card to scan

In the new pop-up, target the SD card on your Android phone that you have connected with the computer. Just click the "Scan" button on the top of the main window to scan for deleted files in the SD card.

scanning formatted android phone sd card

Step 5. Unformat SD card in Android phone

All found files are in the result window. You can select the file type to preview all files belong to it. If any file there is the one you need, select it and click "Recover" to save it to your computer. Please instead of saving the recovered files to the SD card again, save them to your computer or another extra device. Or they may be overwritten by new data.

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