Galaxy phones and tablets dust and water resistance (IP rating)

Water being splashed on a Galaxy S23 Ultra

Whether you're a hiking enthusiast or live in a bustling city, having a durable mobile device will give you peace of mind. If you have an S7 or newer, or a Tab S9, your device is equipped with protection from water, dirt, and grime. An IP rating or Ingress Protection rating is a universally accepted measurement for dust and liquid resistance. Almost all newer Galaxy phones and the Tab S9 have an IP rating of 68, excluding the Galaxy Z series, and the S10 5G. That means you can bring your device on your adventures without having to worry.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and device model. The touchscreen may not be active if wet. If you have an S Pen, it does not need to be inserted to maintain the IP68 rating. The S Pen has an IP68 rating as well. If a model is not listed, then it does not have an IP rating. Information regarding the specific IP rating of your device can be found in your user guide or at

Devices with an IP rating

Here is a list of all phones with Samsung's highest level of water protection. If a phone is not listed, it does not have an IP rating. You can visit our website to find a Galaxy phone or tablet with dust and water resistant protection that is right for you.

The S Pen in the Galaxy Note and S Ultra model phones has an IP68 rating. S Pen accessories available on our website for specific Note and S Ultra models also have an IP68 rating. 

The following phones and tablets carry an IP68 rating:

  • S23, S23+, S23 Ultra, and S23 Fan Edition

  • S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra

  • S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, and S21 Fan Edition

  • S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, and S20 Fan Edition

  • S10e, S10, and S10+

  • S8, S8+, and S8 Active

  • Note9, including the S Pen

  • XCover6 Pro

  • Note20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G, including the S Pen

  • Note10, Note10+, and Note10+ 5G, including the S Pen

  • Note8, including the S Pen

  • S7, S7 edge, and S7 Active

  • S9, S9+, and S9 Active

  • S6 Active

  • Galaxy Tab S9, S9 FE, S9+, S9 FE+, and S9 Ultra

The following phones carry an IP67 rating:

  • S5 Active

  • A52 5G, A53 5G, and A54 5G

The following phones carry an IPX8 rating: 

  • Z Fold3, Z Fold 4, and Z Fold5

  • Z Flip3, Z Flip4, and Z Flip5

Water and dust resistance tips

If you are headed to the beach or waterpark, you can take comfort knowing your Galaxy device can keep up with you if it has a high IP rating. Just make sure you don't drop the phone in the ocean or while you're going down a waterslide.

Keep these tips in mind when you're facing the elements:

  • Whenever your device gets wet, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

  • Do not expose the device to salt water or ionized water. If it is exposed to salt water, wash it with fresh water, and then dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. Otherwise, when it dries, salt may accumulate and block the primary microphone, earpiece, or external speaker.

  • When drying off your device, be sure to pat the earpiece (top front of the phone), primary microphone (bottom of phone), external speaker (bottom of phone), and the power/accessory (USB) interface connector with a clean, soft cloth to remove as much water as possible.

  • Do not try making a call immediately after your device has gotten wet. The microphone may have water in it, which may lower the volume of your voice on the other line. Wipe the device with a clean, soft cloth, and then allow the phone to air-dry before making a call.

  • Physical damage to your device, such as chips and cracks, can significantly reduce its ability to resist dust and water.

  • If the S Pen is exposed to water, wipe it with a dry cloth. If water has entered the S Pen slot on your phone, gently shake the phone to remove the water before using it. Make sure your phone and S Pen are completely dry before inserting the S Pen. Moisture can cause the S Pen to feel stiff when you're trying to detach it.

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