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How to format a memory card using the Action cam

    To format the memory card using the remote control:

    1. Press the MENU button of the remote control.
      NOTE: The list of setting items will be displayed.
    2. Press the UP button or DOWN button of the remote control to select Format in the  Connecting devices settings.
    3. Press the REC/ENTER button of the remote control.
      NOTE: Select Back icon, then press the REC/ENTER button to cancel the formatting.

      LIVE-View Remote
      Image indicating the location of the MENU button (1), UP button (2), DOWN button (3), and REC/ENTER button (4) on the LIVE-View Remote
      1. MENU button
      2. UP button
      3. DOWN button
      4. REC/ENTER button

    To format the memory card using a smartphone or tablet:

    1. Turn on the camera.
    2. Open the Imaging Edge Mobile (PlayMemories Mobile successor) App, connect the camera to the smartphone or tablet via wi-fi.
    3. Select SETTINGS in the Imaging Edge Mobile app.
    4. Scroll down and select FORMAT.


    • Save important images to devices such as a computer before formatting.
    • Do not perform any of the following operations while formatting.
      • Press a button.
      • Eject the memory card.
      • Connect or disconnect a cable.
      • Insert or remove the battery pack.
    • When the remote control is not connected to the camera through Wi-Fi, the camera settings cannot be changed.
    • To return to the setting item selection screen from the setting value selection screen, select Back icon.
    • To perform the setting item in the selection screen or the setting value, select OK.