How to convert/format SD card to APFS & recover lost data from APFS SD card?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on January 15th, 2018

With the introduction of macOS High Sierra 10.13, we gradually know the new Apple File System. Since APFS has lots of advanced features and can offer us better experience, there are times that we want to convert external drives to APFS. This passage will offer detailed tutorial to convert SD card to APFS, and how to recover data from APFS SD card when losing data.

Simple steps to convert/format SD card to APFS

Finish the steps below to convert/format SD card to APFS:

Step 1: Open Disk Utility. And then click the "View" menu at the upper left corner and choose "Show All Devices".

Step 2: find the SD card that we want to convert/format to APFS and select it. Click "Erase" at the top of the window.

Step 3: Select "GUID Partition Map" at Scheme, then complete name and choose format (APFS).

Step 4: Click "Erase" and wait until conversion finishes.

Even as advanced as APFS, it can't be free from data loss problems. After converting SD card to APFS, it's very helpful to learn how to recover lost data from APFS SD card.

How to recover lost data from APFS SD card?

When losing files on APFS SD card, the easiest way to get lost data back is using a reliable Mac data recovery software. iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of a few data recovery software that supports to recover lost data from APFS SD card.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional Mac data recovery software that can recover deleted/lost files from APFS SD card, recover data from formatted APFS SD card, recover data from unmountable APFS SD card, recover data from unreadable APFS SD card, recover data from corrupted APFS SD card, recover data from encrypted APFS SD card, etc. on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Aside from that, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from APFS hard drive, recover data from APFS external hard drive, recover data from APFS USB flash drive, recover data from APFS pen drive, recover data from FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, HFS+ drives, no matter the drives are formatted, unmountable, corrupted or unreadable.

Tutorial to recover lost data from APFS SD card with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Connect the APFS SD card to Mac with a card reader and then launch iBoysoft Data Recovery.

APFS SD card data recovery software

Step 2: Select the APFS SD card where we have lost files.

Step 3: Click "Next" to search for all lost files on the drive.

Step 4: Preview the listed files, choose those we want, and click "Recover" button to get them back.

Step 5: Have a check to ensure we have got lost files back.

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