Is It Possible to Format An External Hard Drive Using Android

I have an external hard drive for movies, but I'd like to format it. I am wondering if I can format it on my Android smartphone. I know I can format it on my computer, but I'm not good with computers. Is there a way to do this just using my phone? If not, is there a simple way? Your help will be appreciated. Thank you.

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Cici· Answered on Jun 28, 2024

Hi, you can use your Android to format your external hard drive. You need to make preparations. To get access to your device on your Android OS, you need to get an "OTG" (On-The-Go) cable first, which helps connect your external hard drive to your phone. Also, it is better to back up your data before formatting the drive. Then, you can follow the steps:

Step 1. Find and tap Settings. Tap Storage.

Step 2. Locate your external hard drive and tap on it.

Step 3. Tap on format. Choose "Format USB drive" to confirm.

There is another way to format your external hard drive, which is simple and fast. You don't have to be good at computers, so don't worry. It is a third-party tool called EaseUS Partition Master Professional. Its simple interface is very friendly to all levels of users. You can format your external hard drive on your own, whether HDD, SSD, or USB. It won't take you a long time, which can save time.

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Here is a step-by-step guide for you:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. Select the "Partition Manager" section.

Step 2. Choose the target external hard drive and right-click on it. Click "Format".

💡Note: If your external hard drive contains important data, make a backup in advance.

Step 3. Choose a new file system(NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4/exFAT) and cluster size. Click "OK."

Step 4. Click "Apply" to execute the task.

EaseUS Partition Master can help you format your external hard drive more quickly and effectively. I recommend you have a try.

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