Samsung Galaxy S6 dropped into water - First Aid Tips

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is not like his predecessor waterproof, which means that even a small amount of water contact may lead to a technical defect of the smartphone. Unfortunately, it happens every now and then, that a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S6 is in contact with water.
Common causes are:

• Samsung Galaxy S6 has fallen in the bathtub
• Samsung Galaxy S6 forgotten to take out of the pocket and jumped in the pool
• Samsung Galaxy S6 fallen into the toilet
• Samsung Galaxy S6 fell into the pond
• and many more

Most of the time the smartphone can still be rescued after contact with water if done right. Here are a few very important smartphone first aid tips for you:
If you notice that the smartphone has come into contact with water, it shall be considered first:

Turn your Samsung Galaxy S6 off! Press the Power On/ Off button and let it shutdown. So no more current flows through the Samsung Galaxy S6, which means that no short-circuiting can occur through the water, which may damage the unit.

Carefully dry the device as much as possible with a cloth. Opens the Sim card tray, which also ensures water can loose from the device.
Lay the smartphone now to an airy place with indirect sunlight or on a heater on low power to dry it. To accelerate the evaporation from Samsung Galaxy S6, you can place it in a bowl of rice.
Rice has the property to dehydrate of its surrounding water or moisture, which helps you in the water damage with the Samsung Galaxy S6. Let the phone dry until you think that no moisture is in your machine. This can also take 1-2 days in advance!

If you are convinced that the water or moisture was completely evaporated from the Samsung Galaxy S6, then you can now switch on the device. It now flows first time power through your smartphone.

Now test that all functions of your Samsung Galaxy S6 are working properly. To end this, we RECOMMEND you to take a look into the secret test menu: test hardware function
Depending on how long the Samsung Galaxy S6 was in the water and to what extent, for example, just splashing around or really completely in the water, this has an impact on the hardware. If you've followed our advice, then the chances are good that your Samsung Galaxy S6 has survived the water accident unscathed.

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Manuel has been involved with technology for more than 15 years, especially with mobile phones, smartphones and PC systems and shares his passion here in this blog. If he can help someone with a technical problem, he is especially happy about it.