Formatting Memory Card

What is Formatting the MicroSD Card?

Memory card formatting is the process of preparing the MicroSD Card for data storage. It cleans the MicroSD Card by removing previously existing files on the card and creating a new file system.

Unlike erasing, formatting improves the overall performance of the MicroSD Card. Due to the constant overwriting cycles with your Thinkware Dash Cam, we recommend formatting regularly to extend the lifespan of your MicroSD Card.

If you don't format the card regularly, a bad block may result in a corrupt file.


Formatting the MicroSD Card erases all files.

There are also other options to format the dash cam's microSD card. You can check this link to learn more: Formatting the MicroSD Card

How to Format the MicroSD Card in the Mobile App

1. Connect to the Dash Cam via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

2. Select Dash Cam Settings

3. Select Memory Card Settings

*If using X800 please select System Settings.

4. Select Format.

The Dash Cam will disconnect from the Smartphone and formatting will commence.

Note: The settings vary depending on the dash cam model


If you have any questions or concerns regarding formatting your MicroSD Card, please reach out to our team at or 1-844-865-9273.


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