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How to format the SD card for your Dash Cam

20th March 2020

To get the best experience out of your Dash Cam, we’d recommend using a Nextbase branded SD Card.
If you’re unsure which one you should buy in order to prevent any recording failures, you can find it here: https://www.nextbase.com/en-us/hub/which-sd-card-do-i-use-in-my-dash-cam/

We advise to format your SD card every 3-4 weeks for regular everyday users and 2-3 weeks for heavy users to free up space on your memory card for new recordings.

You can re-format the card by two methods:

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1. On the Dash Cam

a) Turn on the Dash Cam

b) Stop it recording width=

c) Open Settings

d) Go into Setup

e) Scroll across and click ‘Format’ width=

f) Follow the instructions

2. On a Computer


a) Plug the SD card into the SD card port

b) When the drive appears, right click on the drive

c) Select ‘Format’ (Windows) or ‘Erase’ (Mac)

d) DO NOT click the ‘Quick Format Box’

e) Follow the instructions

Please be aware that formatting the SD card will delete all the data on the card, so if you wish to keep any footage, please copy this across before you start the formatting process

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