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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, many of you might not care about this as my "smart" phone cost only 30$ US. I am purely motivated by cost. I refuse to buy expensive smart phones. My most expensive phone to date has been 200$ US. That being said, My current phone, when purchased accepted and recognized a 64GB micro sd card. Shortly after purchase, it did an automatic firmware update and no longer recognizes the 64GB card and insisted on reformatting to 32GB. I have tried to reformat to 64GB, but have found no way to do this. Is it possible to make it a 64GB SD card again? If so, how. Thanks for your time and responses, looking forward to finding a solution to my problem. And yes I know new 64GB sd cards are only 10$ US on Amazon, already ordered one for new phone (another/different phone).

Have a great day!

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7 minutes ago, FrankJ2 said:

Shortly after purchase, it did an automatic firmware update and no longer recognizes the 64GB card and insisted on reformatting to 32GB. I have tried to reformat to 64GB, but have found no way to do this. Is it possible to make it a 64GB SD card again?

They may have determined that 64GB SD-cards may cause corruption on the phone and decided to limit support to 32GB. At least that's the first thing that comes to my mind. That said, you can buy a USB-based SD-card adapter for your PC and format it there to 64GB.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I really appreciate the replies. Especially the humor! I don't think it was corruption issue, I think they just want us to buy more expensive phones. Not sure if the update came from the phone manufacturer (ZTE) or the cell provider (simple mobile) either way the phone is being replaced with an LG Stylo 3 for 68$ US. got it from Amazon. Same carrier so we'll see about the un-update. My employer just switched from H2O to Cricket. The Cricket version of the phone let me re-format the SD card back to 64GB, happy about that. I had tried to re-format from my PC with an adapter, but it only recognized it as a 32GB card. Curious to see if the new Simple Mobile Stylo 3 will try to drop it to 32GB. I'll post when the new phone gets here on Monday. Thanks again! Cheers!

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On 3/15/2019 at 6:19 PM, FrankJ2 said:

. Not sure if the update came from the phone manufacturer (ZTE) or the cell provider

Generally if the phone is purchased thru the carrier, then they control updates. If you buy the phone out right from a retail or the manufacture, then the manufacture will issue updates. At least thats how its been with my OnePlus 3T bought unlocked from OnePlus. 


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