Water and Dust Resistance IP ratings on the Galaxy Device

Last Update date : Jul 11. 2022
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This information is relevant to Samsung mobile and wearable products that are marked as having an ‘IP68’ rating. 

 

An IP (Ingress Protection) rating is an international standard that shows you the level of dust and water resistance of your Samsung device. The Samsung devices listed above have been certified to an IP68 rating. They are built to help you do more, in more places. With an IP68 rating, they are water resistant in fresh water to a maximum depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes, and are protected from dust - all without the need for extra cases or covers.

 

If you have an S7 or newer, your phone is equipped with protection from water, dirt, and grime. Almost all newer Galaxy phones have an IP rating of 68, excluding the Galaxy Fold, Z Flip, and the S10 5G.

 

 

Phones with an IP68 rating

If you have an S7 or newer, your phone is equipped with protection from water, dirt, and grime.

Almost all newer Galaxy phones have an IP rating of 68, excluding the Galaxy Fold, Z Flip, and the S10 5G. 

Here is a list of all Samsung phones with the highest level of water protection.

 

 

ㆍS20 S20+, and S20 Ultra

ㆍS10e, S10, and S10+

ㆍNote10, Note10+, Note10+

ㆍNote9

ㆍS9 and S9+

ㆍNote8

ㆍS8 and S8+

ㆍS7 and S7 edge

Dust and water-resistance tips

Samsung devices may be damaged if water or dust enters the device. For devices with an IP68 rating, follow these tips to prevent damage to your device and to help maintain the water and dust resistant performance:

• Do not immerse the device in water deeper than 1.5 metres and do not keep it submerged in water less than 1.5 metres deep for more than 30 minutes.

• Do not expose the device to water moving with force, such as water running from a tap, ocean waves, or waterfalls.If the device is exposed to freshwater, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

• If the device is exposed to any liquid other than freshwater, gently rinse it with still fresh water immediately and dry it thoroughly with a clean soft cloth. Failure to gently rinse it in still fresh water and dry it as instructed may cause it to suffer from operability or cosmetic issues.

• If the device is dropped or receives an impact, the water and dust- resistant features may be damaged.

• The touch screen and other features may not work properly while the device is in water.

FAQ about operating environment

Q: Can I use my Galaxy device in Sea water or a Swimming pool?

A: We advise not to expose the device to water at high pressure, and avoid immersing the device in hot water, salt water, ionized water,or soapy water.

 

Q: Can I use my Galaxy device in a Bathroom?
A: We advise not to use the device when the device is in very humid places, such as swimming pools or bathrooms.


Q: After my Galaxy device has been underwater, will the earphone speaker work immediately after leaving the water?
A: Your device should not have any problem and the earphone speaker work should work as normal – however after any occasion the device gets wet, please dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth before attempting to use the device.


Q: If the area around the multipurpose connector of my Galaxy device gets wet, can I charge my device using the charger or USB cable?
A: If the device has been immersed in water or the area around the Multifunction connector is wet, please wipe device with a clean, soft cloth and allow the device to dry - once the device has dried, you can charge the battery.


Q: The device slightly vibrates when music is played at high volume, and a “bell like” sound can sometimes be heard. What’s the problem?
A: The water-resistant design of the Galaxy device causes it to vibrate slightly in certain conditions. Due to way the Galaxy device case is designed to prevent water entering the device, you may feel a vibration when for example, the volume level or music or game sound is set very high. However this is not a fault, and it does not affect the device’s performance.


Q: Is my Galaxy compatible with accessories used on older devices
e.g. Charging Dock of Galaxy device?
A: No – due to the design of the Multipurpose jack cover of the Galaxy device being designed to help protect the device against water and dust ingression the 5 will be not compatible with existing Desktop Dock, Multimedia Dock (Smart Dock) & Audio Dock used on older models.

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