How to Format a MicroSD Card to FAT32

How to Format a MicroSD card to FAT32

For optimal performance with a microSD card in your device, a microSD card must be class 10 or above and properly formatted to FAT32. FAT32 (File Allocation Table) is a derivative of the file allocation table (FAT) file system. FAT32 supports smaller cluster sizes than FAT, thus providing more efficient space allocation and is ideal for larger disks sizes.

It is recommended to format a microSD to FAT32 manually before use as most formatting systems will not format to this allocation automatically. To format your microSD card it is recommended to use the GUI Format Tool provided below: 

Note: A microSD adapter or USB microSD card reader will be required to read the microSD card on your computer. 

Step 1: Download and load the GUI Formart Tool. 

Step 2: Insert your SD card into your computer and allow the program to read the card. 


Note: Uncheck the Quick Format checkbox if you would like a full format of the SD card. Formatting the SD card will remove all information and data from the card and format the card to FAT32. 

Step 3: Click Start in the FAT32 Format menu and allow the program to format the card. Click OK to continue. 


 Step 4: Allow the program to finish formatting the SD card. When finished, click the Close button to close the program. 


The microSD card has now been properly formatted to FAT32. Remove the microSD card and insert it into your device. 

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