[Dash Cam] How to Format MicroSD 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.

Disclaimer

Formatting the MicroSD Card erases all files.

How to Format the MicroSD Card in the Dash Cam

F70/F50

Hold the REC Button for 5 seconds until the Dash Cam announces that the format will now begin.

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F200/FA200/F200 PRO

Hold the REC Button for 5 seconds until the Dash Cam announces that the Format will now begin.

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F790

Tap the Format Button on the F790 to commence formatting the MicroSD Card.

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F800/F800PRO/Q800PRO

Tap the Format Button. The Dash Cam will announce the Format will now begin.

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Q1000

Tap the Format Button on the Q1000 to begin formatting the MicroSD Card.

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U1000

Hold the Record Button for 5 seconds until you hear the message that the SD Card format will now commence.

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X700/X1000/Z3000+

As the X and Z series dash cams are touchscreen, the Format option can be found in the Dash Cams Memory Card Settings.

X800

As the X800 Dash Cam is a touchscreen, the Format option can be found in the Dash Cams System Settings.

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M1

The M1's MicroSD Card can be formatted within the Dash Cam Link App. Connect via Wi-Fi and navigate to the Memory Card Settings.

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How to Format the MicroSD Card in the Mobile App

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