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You might be hearing it for the first time, but Samsung phones have a Liquid Indicator built into them. It is also called a water damage indicator. What is the job of the Samsung Water Damage Indicator? To tell you if water got into your phone, so you can have it fixed before massive damage is done.
Water or liquid damage is one of the most common problems that smartphone users dread. One minute, you are having fun around the pool or at the beach. The next, your beloved smartphone drops and takes a dunk in the water.
Of course, you freak out and fish it out as fast as possible. How do you determine the extent of the damage, if any? Aha! That is where the built-in indicator comes in. After your Samsung phone gets wet, all you have to do is check the indicator to see whether water got into it.
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How to Check Your Phone for Liquid Damage, using the Samsung Water Damage Indicator
The indicator is a white strip under normal circumstances. If it has turned pink or red, that is a sign that water got into your phone.
As a rule, the Samsung water damage indicator is located inside your phone in a spot where water and other liquids should not normally get to. So, it isn’t visible from the outside. Let’s explore where it is located.
How to locate the Samsung Water Damage Indicator
Newer Samsung smartphones have the liquid indicator located as a sticker underneath the SIM card tray. So, to inspect it, you have to eject the tray and then look inside the tray slot to see the sticker. You might need a flashlight for this.
Shine your flashlight into the SIM/MicroSD slot. If your smartphone has been exposed to moisture, the indicator will be pink, purple, or red.
If it has not been exposed to moisture, the indicator will be solid white or solid white with pink or purple Xs.
On older Samsung smartphones with removable batteries, should you still own one of those dinosaurs, the sticker is located on the battery. Remove the battery to check.
Samsung tablets too
Samsung water damage indicators can also be found in Samsung tablets as well, and all of the above information and instructions apply the same way.
If your phone gets water damaged
Whatever you do, make sure that only authorised personnel open up your Samsung smartphone or tablet, especially if it is still under warranty. Having non-certified or non-authorised persons up it up can void your device’s warranty.