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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I dropped mine in a hot tub, i was at my grandparents, i got out and went to ask if they had rice. They didn't, my sisters said to use beans until we got home but it wasn't until 40-50 minutes later that we got home, I tried to turn it off right...

I dropped mine in a hot tub, i was at my grandparents, i got out and went to ask if they had rice. They didn't, my sisters said to use beans until we got home but it wasn't until 40-50 minutes later that we got home, I tried to turn it off right away but the screen seemed like it would work in some places. I accidentally clicked restart. When it started everything was fine accept for the back arrow and the other one. Then 5 minutes later it restarted in safe mode. Then shut down, I changed it to a bowl of rice when I got home, but hasn't turned back on since. Its been about 12 hours

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hi my phone knocked into the bath , I took it out and wiped it and took the sim card out I couldn't turn the phone off and I then put the hairdryer on low heat to it to help dry it flicked with color screen came on but couldn't move anything on...

hi my phone knocked into the bath , I took it out and wiped it and took the sim card out I couldn't turn the phone off and I then put the hairdryer on low heat to it to help dry it flicked with color screen came on but couldn't move anything on the screen and then screen is black its charging holding charge unable to turn the phone off and now just black screen , any suggestions ?

Had no rice to place it in at time of the Water exposer, was told to use hairdryer hmmm

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My Samsung S6 fell into the toilet for about 3 seconds. I took it out, shook it, dried, and the screen flickered for about 3 seconds and the screen went black. I wasn't able to power it down because the screen went black. I used the vacuum...

My Samsung S6 fell into the toilet for about 3 seconds. I took it out, shook it, dried, and the screen flickered for about 3 seconds and the screen went black. I wasn't able to power it down because the screen went black. I used the vacuum cleaner hose to suck out as much water as I could. The screen is still black. When I try to power it down I can't see the screen to enter my security code to allow it to power down; so, I'm waiting for the battery to drain. The phone is currently submerged in a bowl of rice. People keep calling and texting me. I've even answered the phone and can hear them and they can hear me. My phone rings and I get the alerts that I have new texts but I cannot see anything. Can I try to plug in the phone to my computer to see if I can access my files. Any suggestions on what I can do or is my phone just toast now????? Thanks

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Dropped my phone into a wok full of slightly oily water and snatched it out immediately. Looked up this site and followed the instructions to turn it off immediately. It turned on again (I probably pushed a button) while I was scrambling, looking...

Dropped my phone into a wok full of slightly oily water and snatched it out immediately. Looked up this site and followed the instructions to turn it off immediately. It turned on again (I probably pushed a button) while I was scrambling, looking for a pin to remove the sim, but everything seemed fine. I shut it off again, placed it in a bowl of rice, placed in front of a heater, then waited 16 hours. I would have waited more (48 hours probably), but I really need to use the phone.
Followed the link to test the hardware and they all seem normal. Been using it for two days with no issues. I guess I was lucky!
Though I have to say 16 hours without a smartphone seemed strangely liberating.

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I accidentally spilt water on my phone and now the colour of the screen keeps changing and it later shut down ( black screen) I then put my phone in a bowl of rice and am waiting for the results. I couldn't open my sim card though

 
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take out the SIM tray and then put the phone in front of a fan to dry out. Make sure to turn your phone off so that it doesn't overheat!

 
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my phone fell in the bathtub but now itjust acts like im pushing all the top Buttons but im not what can i do

 
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my phone does not work at all like i think because i drooped it in the water and the small light in the top right corner i can't see it so what do i do.

 
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i dropped my s6 into the toilet , stood there wondering what's inside the bowl only to realize its my phone.
av left it inside a bucket of rice still waiting for 2 days to see outcome.

 
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What was the outcome? I Legit just did the same thing! Went to pee and left my phone in the back of my jeans pocket. I guess it plopped out as I was sitting down. Went to wipe and wondered why in the world the bowl was glowing! I took my sim card...

What was the outcome? I Legit just did the same thing! Went to pee and left my phone in the back of my jeans pocket. I guess it plopped out as I was sitting down. Went to wipe and wondered why in the world the bowl was glowing! I took my sim card out and dried it what I could and shoved it in a bowl of rice. I hope your end result was a phone that still worked.

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Mine went through the washer ? 2 days later I'm still waiting...

 
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