28-02-2021 11:19 AM - last edited 01-03-2021 04:56 PM
Ever since the big update to Android 11 / One UI 3 I've been getting the
"An SD card was removed unsafely. To prevent your phone from restarting unexpectedly, save unsaved data and restart your phone"
notification, many times a day.
After the update and prior to having this error, I have not messed with the card or the SIM, connected the phone to the PC, dropped the phone or done anything that might lead to this - the card had been inserted months ago in the phone and left untouched.
I don't seem to have any issues using the phone, can access the card OK for both reading & writing.
I can't turn the bloody notification off and it's driving me up the wall as I'm getting it even during the night.
The model # is SM-G970F/DS, kernel version is 4.14.113-20607146, latest available updates are installed, phone is stock, non rooted, non carrier locked.
28-02-2021 11:44 AM in
01-03-2021 04:55 PM in
Thank you both for your suggestions.
> format SD card either on your laptop
I've done that, in the phone, and there was no change.
> Did you clear the system cache after the update?
I did not, but I think I did restart after the update process. I would have expected the cache to be cleared as part of the update, without manual steps on my part.
Out of desperation, I went ahead and fully reset my phone, re configured everything from scratch to avoid any possible issues due to maybe restoring a corrupted backup.
I'm still getting the "sd card was removed..." message, so the full reset didn't fix anything.
02-03-2021 03:11 PM in
I'm having the same issue with S20 FE, started after Android 11 update. I did most of the same steps you did, without the factory reset. Error persists. Did you try contacting Samsung?
04-03-2021 04:55 PM in
Samsung suggested a new Memory Card. I purchased a Class 10, UHS Speed Class 3, Video speed V30 card and I am no longer getting the error. Maybe my other card was too slow? Anyway it's fixed. 😊
09-03-2021 11:43 AM in
I have the same issue after the last update. This has happened before though on a different Samsung and a different card. It seems that updates can mess up the card. I am going to copy everything off, format and copy back on, but it's really annoying.
I am planning on unmounting/removing the SD card before the next update!
09-03-2021 07:30 PM in
Time will tell... Annoyed that it worked fine for a year and only failed after the last update. There were two updates, in fact, one about a week or so after the other. Problem started after the first update.