“Hello everyone, I am Stella, my GoPro Hero7 Black camera storage is full, I need it free for this excursion my friends and I will be taking, how do I format it.”
If your memory storage is full, and you are wondering how to format GoPro SD Card, search no more, we've got you covered.
It is quite easy and straightforward to format your GoPro SD Card. The top three methods are: formatting it with your PC/Mac, formatting it from the camera itself, or using the GoPro mobile app. Stay on this article to see how. All methods are valid and very useful, but “Way 2” is the ideal way cause it saves you the stress of picking a formatting method.
This method works effectively for all GoPro types. Formatting your SD Card with a MacBook or Windows PC is slightly different.
Step 1: Mount the SD Card accurately and switch on your camera.
Step 2: The GoPro SD card will appear under the "External hard drive" section of your PC, right-click (command-click) on the card, locate and select "Format", then confirm the action.
The best way on how to format GoPro SD Card is by using this method. Most GoPro models give you the medium to format your SD card from the camera itself. This is the ideal way to go about this.
Step 1: Insert the GoPro SD card into the camera and switch it on.
Step 2: Using the side button, open the camera's menu.
Step 3: Navigate to Preferences.
Step 4: Scroll down to reset.
Step 5: Select the "Format SD Card" option.
Step 1: Insert the GoPro SD card into the camera and turn it on.
Step 2: Using the side button, open GoPro's menu.
Step 3: Locate and select "Preferences."
Step 4: Scroll down to and select the "Format SD Card" option.
Step 5: Click on "Delete."
It is impossible to format your SD card from your camera with the versions above; you can do this with the mobile app alone; go below to see how to format GoPro SD Card on HERO5 Session/HERO Session/HERO4 Session.
Step 1: Go to the "Settings" menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the "Delete" option.
(It's a Trash can on small front screens).
Step 3: Click on "All/Format."
Step 4: Choose "Delete."
Step 1: Make sure the SD card is well inserted into the camera.
Step 2: Using the WiFi or Bluetooth, connect the GoPro app and camera.
Step 3: From the GoPro app, locate and click on Settings.
Step 4: Swipe down to the "Delete" section.
Step 5: Select "Delete All Files From SD Card", then confirm the process by choosing "Delete All Files (Format)".
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By Alva Doris , to External Device Recovery
Updated on May 29, 2020