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MicroSD card: decrease phone battery life?

I've been thinking of swapping my old microSD card over to my new phone, I don't really need it and if it results in less battery life I can do without it.

Is there any formatting that should be done before using a microSD card? Or can they be used as is?
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No formatting needed....

And while yes, it will use a little extra power, it's insignificant enough that you shouldn't even be able to tell unless you're writing a LOT to it.

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Is it advisable to format a microSD from windows w/your phone attached/mounted via USB? I was thinking it might be an easy way to clear out the microSD card before I begin using it again.
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As long as you format it to the correct file system, you can format it on whatever kind of machine you'd like. But not sure why you'd do it via Windows with the phone plugged in. If the SD card is in the phone, just format it from the phone. If it's not in the phone, plug it into a computer to format.

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As long as you format it to the correct file system, you can format it on whatever kind of machine you'd like. But not sure why you'd do it via Windows with the phone plugged in. If the SD card is in the phone, just format it from the phone. If it's not in the phone, plug it into a computer to format.
I was on dumb phones up to this point so there was no option on them to format a SD card. I haven't seen anything in any menu on my LG G5 to format a microSD card but I haven't looked that hard. I had thought all linux distros could read FAT32 or NTFS at this point?
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It should be as simple as Settings -> Storage -> Erase SD Card from the phone....

And yes, FAT and NTFS are supported but those aren't the only file systems out there, just the most common...

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