Today, I am going to show you that how to rescue whole original space back from our SD cards.
When we plug out our SD card from any Raspberry Pi boards, (when we want to use SD cards for different places instead of Raspberry Pi boards such as Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi 2, e.t.c.), we face a capacity decrease problem. Here is what to do to fix this problem.
The need list:
- An Android device has a SD card slot (Mobile phone or mobile devices e.t.c.)
- SD card (probably you have micro SD card, this is ok.) newly plugged out from Raspberry Pi (probably you downloaded Noobs for Raspbian/Debian operating system)
- SD card reader (for connect your card to your pc)
Step 1: Plug Out Your SD Card From Your Raspberry Pi Board
This step is very easy. Just press to your SD card. You may heard click sound. Then, release your finger. Now you have plugged out SD card.
Step 2: Connect Your SD Card to Your PC
To be sure about your SD Card status, connect your SD card to your computer's USB slot. Then your computer detects your SD Card. If you see the capacity of the SD card is below than the SD card's original capacity, follow the next step.
Step 3: Connect Your SD Card to Your Android Device
Close your Android mobile device. Plug in your SD card into your Android device then open your device. When you opened your mobile phone follow these steps:
- Format SD card
Now, your SD card is ready to use with it's original storage value. You can use your SD Card for any place, even you can re-download Noobs into your SD card to operate your Raspberry Pi boards or somewhere like that.
That's all !
Step 4: BONUS: Reading This Instructable
NOTE: This instructable's step is aimed for visually impaired people to hear the sentences to learn what's going on here. Watch the video, it explains all steps.