1. AC Question's Avatar
    My device was submerged in water for approximately five minutes. I couldn't see the screen to power it off, it was in rice overnight and the battery died. In the morning, Hoping for the best, I charged it and turned it back on. Everything but the screen seems functional. I'd like to turn it off and let it dry out for another 24 hours but I'm afraid the power being on is going to cause more damage. How can I turn it off without the screen working? I'm aware of the hard restart using the power button and volume down button but I'm not looking to restart. I just want the power off. Any help with this is much appreciated. Any additional advice about repairing/recovering from water damage to the S6 is also welcome. I just got it last week, I'm pretty sick about the situation. :-(
    05-10-2015 08:34 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    I'm afraid that the prospects for your phone are not good. Read Rukbat's guide and you'll see why:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...e-got-wet.html

    Long-pressing the power button on the right side should power off the device, although with the display not working it may not be easy to do....you'd have to confirm the 'Power Off' option, and since you would not be able to see it, and possibly without touch sensitivity working, it might not work.

    Edit. Just seen post below.

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    05-10-2015 08:47 AM
  3. jeffmd's Avatar
    Holding down the power button for 10 seconds is the universal hard power down (no prompts, this command is part of the firmware so even if the OS is locked up, it will most likely work).
    belodion likes this.
    05-10-2015 08:53 AM
  4. Pookalton's Avatar
    The 10 second thing doesn't work for me.
    just dropped my phone in water for about 0.2 seconds.
    Screen is slightly green when activated. Holding the power button down does nothing so I tried it on another S6 that is working and it doesn't power that one off either. Might have to unlock it first, which is impossible in this situation. Phones burning a hole in the desk it's so hot.
    10-22-2015 06:47 PM
  5. Chris ZC's Avatar
    Here's the SOLUTION to force POWER OFF.

    It worked with my Galaxy S6 (G920F) on Android 5.1.1.

    The thing is you must have the CHARGER PLUGGED INTO YOUR PHONE.
    Then, as mentioned above, press both Volume-Down and Power keys, hold for a while and release them as soon as the screen gets black. When the phone is not charging, this procedure restarts the system, but if it's charging, it turns the power off!

    (If found it accidently, when my phone was stucked in Odin Mode and I was desperately trying to shut it down in order to be able to restart it in Android recovery mode.)

    Hope it will work for others too.
    07-14-2016 10:06 AM
  6. Robert Laughman's Avatar
    Here's the SOLUTION to force POWER OFF.

    It worked with my Galaxy S6 (G920F) on Android 5.1.1.

    The thing is you must have the CHARGER PLUGGED INTO YOUR PHONE.
    Then, as mentioned above, press both Volume-Down and Power keys, hold for a while and release them as soon as the screen gets black. When the phone is not charging, this procedure restarts the system, but if it's charging, it turns the power off!

    (If found it accidently, when my phone was stucked in Odin Mode and I was desperately trying to shut it down in order to be able to restart it in Android recovery mode.)

    Hope it will work for others too.
    Thank you so much! It worked on my s6 with broken screen. I was able to verify that it worked by activating the voice guidance (pressing home 3x) after the format it rebooted and sure enough the phone said "Samsung set up wizard"

    Hats off
    07-16-2016 10:48 PM
  7. Garma1975's Avatar
    Here's the SOLUTION to force POWER OFF.

    It worked with my Galaxy S6 (G920F) on Android 5.1.1.

    The thing is you must have the CHARGER PLUGGED INTO YOUR PHONE.
    Then, as mentioned above, press both Volume-Down and Power keys, hold for a while and release them as soon as the screen gets black. When the phone is not charging, this procedure restarts the system, but if it's charging, it turns the power off!

    (If found it accidently, when my phone was stucked in Odin Mode and I was desperately trying to shut it down in order to be able to restart it in Android recovery mode.)

    Hope it will work for others too.
    Yeah! THANKS!
    I confirm it works perfectly
    Bertha Morante likes this.
    08-10-2016 11:08 AM
  8. lym1204's Avatar
    same thing my phone dropped in the water but when i press the volume down button it shows Help! Warning!! A custom OS can cause critical problems...what should i do??? please help
    09-16-2016 12:58 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Did you already read through the guide linked in post #2?

    Are you trying to power on or off by pressing Power and Vol Down? If you try to power on with this button combo, you'll get to Download Mode (aka Odin Mode), which is what you're seeing. The Power/Vol Down combination is what you press to force a Power Off​.
    09-16-2016 01:32 AM
  10. Redranger711's Avatar
    I tried the method with the charger and the power and volume down buttons but it didn't work for me. I really need to get my galaxy tab 3 lite shut down because the display is broken but the rest of the tablet still works and I have an alarm for 5:30 AM that I can't turn off so if someone has a method please let me know. I would really appreciate it
    11-18-2016 12:05 AM
  11. Bertha Morante's Avatar
    THANK YOU!!! It worked!
    11-26-2016 06:26 PM
  12. kuchisabishi's Avatar
    I tried the method with the charger and the power and volume down buttons but it didn't work for me. I really need to get my galaxy tab 3 lite shut down because the display is broken but the rest of the tablet still works and I have an alarm for 5:30 AM that I can't turn off so if someone has a method please let me know. I would really appreciate it
    ahh I have the exact same problem. I do hope someone finds a solution - its quite had to deal with.
    12-19-2016 01:08 AM
  13. Devara Anilkumar's Avatar
    Here's the SOLUTION to force POWER OFF.

    It worked with my Galaxy S6 (G920F) on Android 5.1.1.

    The thing is you must have the CHARGER PLUGGED INTO YOUR PHONE.
    Then, as mentioned above, press both Volume-Down and Power keys, hold for a while and release them as soon as the screen gets black. When the phone is not charging, this procedure restarts the system, but if it's charging, it turns the power off!

    (If found it accidently, when my phone was stucked in Odin Mode and I was desperately trying to shut it down in order to be able to restart it in Android recovery mode.)

    Hope it will work for others too.
    Mannnnnnnnnnn.. U r jus awesome. . Love you.. My s6 edge us working now... Thanqqqq soooo muchhhhhhh.. . XOXO <3
    06-06-2017 07:36 PM
  14. Jose G Ramirez's Avatar
    Really excellent. Perfect result for me.
    08-10-2017 08:46 PM

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