Samsung Galaxy S6 Not Turn On After Getting Wet Issue & Other Power Related Problems

Although most smartphones can survive a couple of splashes of water and others can even be submerged underwater ( as long as it has an Ingress Protection rating) others get damaged easily. The #Samsung #Galaxy #S6 is one smartphone that can usually survive a couple of splashes. This former flagship phone has one key feature missing that was present in its predecessor and that is a waterproof design. If this model gets wet then there’s a chance it could get damaged. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S6 not turn on after getting wet issue & other power related problems.

Samsung Galaxy S6

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S6 Not Turn On After Getting Wet

Problem: I dropped my phone in water and as having a Samsung galaxy s6 there is no back to take out the battery and let it dry. So I put it in rice for 3 days, and after the 3 days I took it out and put it on the charger, it won’t turn on and on the front a red triangle with a thermometer appears, so I know my phone is too hot. I have also tried to put it near a fan and it’s not cooling down. It’s been a 3 weeks now, and I waited this long to ask for help, because when I had my phone sitting out for 2 weeks the triangle had turned white and the heat had gone down in the thermometer, but the triangle turned red again

Solution: The red triangle with a thermometer icon that you see in your phone display usually means that the phone is overheating. This can happen if the phone has suffered from some form of liquid damage or if it has been dropped to the ground. You can check if your phone has suffered from liquid damage by opening the SIM tray. Look into the SIM slot. If you see a sticker with a pink or red color then the phone has suffered some water damage. This sticker will normally be plain white ( which means water has not entered the device).

For this type of issue you will need to bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it repaired.

S6 Not Turning On After Getting Wet

Problem: My phone dropped in the toilet I pulled it out instantly  and dried it off. I then put it in rice it started to act funny so I switched it off. My scientific friend told me to dip it in isopropyl to get rid of any mineral deposits in the phone. I tried last night but the phone still won’t turn on. It makes a whirring sound when plugged in to charge so I think it may have a short somewhere.

Solution: Dipping the phone in alcohol will have little effect in cleaning the internal components of the device and in fact can even damage the phone. If you used a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol solution then the remaining 30 percent could contain some conductive properties.

What you need to do right now is to place your phone in a bag of rice for at least 48 hours. The rice will absorb the moisture inside your phone. Once the 48 hours has passed you should first check if your phone has been water damaged by removing the SIM tray and looking into the SIM slot. If you see a pink or red color then the phone has been water damaged. If this is the case then it’s possible that you will experience some issues with the phone. Try to turn it on and see if it turns on. If it doesn’t then I suggest you bring the device to an authorized service center and have it checked.

S6 Dropped In Water

Problem: I accidentally dropped my phone into the toilet. I got it out and soaked it in rice overnight. When I tried to turn it on it wouldn’t turn on at all. I just got the phone and I would really hate to pay or another one. What should I do.

Solution: What you can do right now is to check if the phone has been water damaged. To do this you need to take out the SIM tray then look inside the SIM slot. If you see a pink or red color then the phone has suffered some water damage. If this is the case then you will need to bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.

S6 Power Sharing Cord Error

Problem: Early in the afternoon a message started popping up talking about a power  sharing cord has been plugged in and power will continue to discharge even if a device hasn’t been plugged in. I haven’t added any apps lately and have no problems prior.

Solution: This phone has a feature that allows it to charge other devices using the Power Sharing app. You will however need to use the Samsung power sharing cable to do this. If you are having issues with power sharing then try uninstalling the app. If the ap is not installed in your device then proceed with the troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Turn of your phone then clean its charging port using a can of compressed air or cotton bud dipped in alcohol. Turn on your phone then check if the issue still occurs.
  • Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode then check if the issue still occurs.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If the issue still occurs even after following the troubleshooting steps listed above then I suggest you have your phone checked at an authorized service center as this could already be a hardware related problem.

S6 Does Not Turn On

Problem: My phone was at about 20% power and turned off all of a sudden l. It will not register the charger [even though the charger charges my husbands phone) it also feels hotter than usual. Is there a way for me to force it to turn on?

Solution: Try to simulate a battery pull on your phone first by pressing and holding the power key and volume down key for at least 7 seconds. Check if the phone starts. If it doesn’t then clean the charging port of your phone first using a can of compressed air or cotton bud dipped in alcohol. Next, charge the phone for at least 20 minutes using a different charger and charging cord. Try to turn on your phone.

If the phone still does not turn on then I suggest you have it checked at an authorized service center as this may already be a hardware related problem.

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15 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S6 Not Turn On After Getting Wet Issue & Other Power Related Problems”

  1. I dropped my Samsung s6 edge in the toilet . I took it out with in seconds I put in rice, I left it in for 24 hours. I took it out and turned it on it said it had 100% on the battery, then it did come on and i could call it from another phone I could only answer it from my Bluetooth not from the phone itself the buttons wouldn’t work . Then it shut off and now it will only go to the galaxy Samsung screen and no further. Can you please help me get my contacts and photos back . 🙂 . So mad at my self

  2. Earlier today I dropped my phone into the toilet but quickly pulled it out and dried it off. The screen still worked but the thumb print didn’t as well as the on/off button on the right not working when I pressed it. Also it was saying there was no SIM inserted when there was. As soon as this happened, I put the phone in a tub of rice and took out the sim placing it in a small bowl of rice. 9 hours later I checked the phone and the on/off button did not work or turn on the phone. The phone is still in the tub right now but I have no idea what to do as I don’t want to have to pay for repairs or a new phone. (though, if anyone knows a rough price of what the repairs could cost, I would really appreciate if they could let me know) PLEASE HELP!!!

  3. I noticed my S6 Edge plus was getting dirty, so I ran it under the tap trying to get water only on the screen just incase (i thought it was waaterproof because the S5 was), but it may have run down into something, because when I tryed to use my phonee it kept switching in and out of the oculus app and so I turned it off, then I put it in rice for a few minutes and turned it on and it was fine but then I plugged my charger in and it started doing the oculus app thing again, so I looked online for a solution and I looked in the sim place for the white/red dot and it wasn’t there, so now I have removed the sim tray and sim and it has no been sitting in rice for agout 8 hours. What should I do?

  4. I spilled some water over my S6 Edge but I dried it off pretty quick and put it in my pocket without noticing a change. 20 min. later I try opening my phone but it just won’t start. I put it to charge for about half a hour but then I plug it off and let it be for the night. The next day in the evening I put it back to charge but nothing happens.
    I checked the SIM Slot and did not find any signs of Water Damage and when i press the Power button + the Volume down button for a brief time, it will show me that the phone charges and that it is at about 0%. What can I do?

  5. I dropped my samsung galaxy s6 in the toilet. I removed it immediatelly and the phone was still on. I turned it off and even if it is off there is a white lighte which doesnt go off (the light of the notifications). I have also removed the sim card. I tried to switch on the phone but it doesnt respond. Now I have placed the phone in a bowl of rice and am waiting for it to dry, but I am worried why the notification light is on. Does anyone know what this means and if the phone can be recovered? Thanks

  6. SOS …. My A7 6 got wet and the touchscreen stopped functioning properly. I was not able to get to device shortcuts on the top of the touchscreen. I googled it said to turn it off then remove SIM and after a while put it in back again and on. This worsened the case. Now I am unable to put my password because characters on the edges of touchscreen don’t work. Like “Done” button for password entry!!! Please tell me what to do

  7. First off there is no sim port, second off, there’s no mention of if the phone shuts dwn itself. I like using internet solutions but at least make sure the info is accurate. Otherwise why are we trusting you or others like you when the simple answer is TAKE IT TO YOUR SERVICE PROVIDER, LET YOUR INSURANCE TAKE CARE OF IT

  8. I dropped my Galaxy A7 in water. It is unopenable, and right now it just keeps turning on and off. I can’t control it at all, and its heating up. What do I do?

  9. I have dropped my phone inside toilet bowl and it was inside it for almost 45 minutes..since the hole was too took some time to take it back..Is there any chances for it to function back?

  10. So I clumsily dropped my phone into the sea a few weeks ago, took it straight out and it was working fine but I switched it off, dried it and left it in rice for 2 days. When I turned it back it was working fine but refused to charge, turns out the charging dock/ component shorted. I got it replaced and the phone fixed, and it’s been working fine. Just a second ago however, it fell into the toilet for me and I’m freaking out. Pulled it out straight away. It switched off and I stupidly, thinking it did not, pressed the power button numerous times, the screen turned on and seemed to be fine, the phone was starting and then switched off. I tried to power it on again after drying it and shaking out the water and it didn’t work. Now I took out the sim (which was a little wet) and wrapped it in paper towels in a zip lock back as I’m currently at work. Please tell me that it’s still salvageable?

  11. my phone was working perfectly until the battery down. so I decided to charge the phone but the screen will not light up. I cannot even see the battery sign. I think a little bit of water splashed on it. it a cover on it though. the silicon shock proof cover. sometimes the flashing light come but the screen do not light up

  12. I had not fully dried my hair and some water has gotten inside of my Samsung edge 6 plus. When I was on the phone with a fellow peer , I was charging my phone and it started to vibrate and send me to Samsung Gear VR app. I turned it off and on but it would not charge , I plugged it into various things such as laptop but its not recognized , PlayStation 4 but it just malfunctioned and turn the PlayStation 4 off and used other chargers but it still wont charge. I tried to do the Press the power button and volume button method but it would not work either.This has happen a couple of times but not this troublesome .I dont know If its charger and I can not see the screen or If the phone is dead and can not charge or if the phone is completely destroyed from the motherboard. Please help me

  13. I was at the beach and I completly forgot the phone was in my pocket it got wet for about 5 seconds, when I got home after 4 hours, I put the phone in a bag with rice. I checked the phone after 3 days but nothing. After a week it have a green light like showing that it’s charge, but still does not turn on. I have a galaxy S6.

  14. I dropped my Samsung S6 Edge Plus in the shower and it was in the water for less than a second less than 5 inches of water i turned the phone off right away i then turned it on and noticed my speaker was distorted i then took a blow dryer to my phone to dry off the water in the speaker and other ports but then i noticed my screen was glitching so i turned it off the tried again and it was flshing green screen with lines i now have it sitting in a bag of rice.

  15. My Samsung S6 has been recently water damaged, and no longer powers on. It will power on when connected to a Samsung charger that I have kept from a previous Galaxy mobile phone- however it powers off when disconnected. As evident, the screen is in perfect working order, and is still responsive to touch. can this be fixed?

    Thanking you in advance.

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