FAT32 Format for Windows Users

FAT32 format on Windows is easy.

Insert the Micro SD card to your PC. Open "This PC" or "My Computer". Find the new drive that you just inserted which is the Micro SD card.

Right click on the SD card and select format. On File system, select "FAT32" and press start. Formatting will be done in seconds.

*Note: Cards bigger than 32GB cannot be FAT32 formatted on Windows PC.
**Note: If card isn't formatted, make sure it is empty and try to update anyways. Although for update to work best, it should be formatted.

FAT32 Format for MAC Users

Downloading the update file from ELLIPAL's website can be a little different for Mac users. Some Macs are setup so that it will automatically open zip files upon finishing download. This leads to users copying the zip files content to their SD cards to do the update. This does not work because ELLIPAL only accepts the zip version, not its contents.

To prevent any errors, make sure you follow these steps before downloading the update file.

**Note: If card isn't formatted, make sure it is empty and try to update anyways. Although for update to work best, it should be formatted.

1) Go to Safari, select preferences.

2) At General, make sure this box is not ticked. We don't want Safari to automatically open safe files after downloading.

With this, you will be able to download ELLIPAL's update files and keep them in .ZIP format or .RAR format. Drag the downloaded zip file as is to your SD card and proceed with the update.

 

Performing FAT32 Format of SD Card on Mac

To ensure that your update will go smoothly, we recommend you to do a FAT32 format on your SD card before putting the update file inside. If your SD card has already been FAT32 formatted before, there is no need to do again.

To do FAT32 format on a Mac, please follow these simple steps:

1) Once the SD card is detected on your Mac, go to Applications > Utilities > double click and open Disk Utility.

2) Select your SD card on the sidebar, choose Erase.

3) Rename the SD card, choose the format as MS-DOS (FAT) for Format, Master Boot Record for Scheme. Then click Erase.

Wait for the process to complete, then you’ll get an empty new SD card with FAT32 as the file system.