How to format SD card on mac

If you are wondering how to format SD card on Mac, we are here to show you all the steps that are needed to successfully complete the task. And don’t worry, even if you have never done it before, you’ll make it happen within minutes. Without further ado, let’s see how you can format your SD card on a Mac.

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Formatting an SD Card on a Mac is everything but complicated. Here is what you need to do.

  • Connect the SD card to your Mac – you can use the SD card reader if your Mac doesn’t have an inbuilt SD card slot.
  • Launch Disk Utility – you won’t need any third-party app or anything. Everything you need is already on your Mac. To launch Disk Utility, you can either use Spotlight and search for it or go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.

  • Find your SD card – when Disk Utility opens up, find your SD card (it should be located on the left side under External). If you have never formatted your SD card before, it will probably be named “Untitled”, or “No name”. If you are not sure, just click on it and you will see its size, and that way you can figure out if that’s your SD card or not.

  • Erase the card – when you click on your SD card, you will see some options at the top, click on the Erase option.
  • Select Filesystem Format – When you click on Format, a drop-down menu will show up. Now, if you have an SD card that is 32GB or smaller, select MS-DOS (FAT) option. On the other hand, if you have an SD card that is 64 GB or a card that is even larger select the ExFAT option.

  • Click Erase then when the process is completed, click Done.


As promised, formatting an SD card is simple. Now when you know the steps, you are ready to format your SD card.