Check Samsung Galaxy S20 charging/USB connection - moisture detected

 The Samsung Galaxy S20 can be charged via a charging cable and the USB-C connection or via induction. When using the charging cable, you may suddenly see the following message on the screen:

Check charging/USB connection. Moisture has been detected in your charger/USB port.

This message can have different causes, but the symptom is always the same. Moisture was detected at the connection.

Causes for the "Moisture detected" notification

1.            The Samsung Galaxy S20 was in direct contact with water.

2.            The Samsung Galaxy S20 was in the sports pants and came in contact with sweat.

3.            If you have sweaty hands, for example during "Gaming", the message can also be displayed.

What can you do if the Samsung Galaxy S20 has been in contact with water or moisture?

Let your smartphone dry - Tips

Dry the Samsung Galaxy S20, especially the USB C port, completely. For example with a towel.

If this does not help, you can speed up the process by following the tips below to remove the moisture:

Shake out moisture

You can shake the smartphone so that moisture that has been capillarized by the capillary action in the connection can come out.

Accelerate drying with a hairdryer

It goes even faster if you use a hair dryer. Switch it to cold air and direct the airflow to the USB C port of the smartphone.

Wait and air dry

If you wait long enough, the humidity will disappear by itself and you can use your smartphone as usual.

Now you know the meaning of the message "Check charging/USB connection. Moisture has been detected in your charger/USB port" and what you need to do to dry the Samsung Galaxy S20. 

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