1. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    So for those wondering if their N10 series is waterproof or not can give this a try. Type in *#0*# in your phone dialer. Choose Sensor and there will be Barometer Sensor. Press on your N10 series(on the screen) and the numbers would go above the number which it first shows and after you release the value will go below it then back to the first value.

    For example, my Note 10+ shows 1009.96 hPa, when i applied pressure it goes to above 1009.96 hPa, but when i release it will go below 1009.96 hPa then back to 1009.96 hPa.

    If thr numbers stays almost the same then it might not be a good idea to get it wet...
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    01-13-2020 09:44 AM
  2. strikeIII's Avatar
    I test mine by rinsing it under my faucet at least once a week. Lol
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    01-13-2020 11:19 AM
  3. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    I test mine by rinsing it under my faucet at least once a week. Lol
    That is the extreme way to test. My way is safer xD
    01-13-2020 06:05 PM
  4. jhimmel's Avatar
    Typing *#0*# in my dialer does nothing.
    01-13-2020 09:15 PM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    My S7 was in the shower, submerged in a lake and a few streams, and I washed it off on the sink numerous times.

    My Note 8 and Note 9 have both been in the shower and washed in the sink numerous times.

    I trust Samsungs water resistance and I know it's not covered under warranty.
    01-13-2020 09:17 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Typing *#0*# in my dialer does nothing.
    Those codes work on some not all
    01-13-2020 09:19 PM
  7. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    My S7 was in the shower, submerged in a lake and a few streams, and I washed it off on the sink numerous times.

    My Note 8 and Note 9 have both been in the shower and washed in the sink numerous times.

    I trust Samsungs water resistance and I know it's not covered under warranty.
    I'm "allergic" to my phones getting wet 🙂
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    01-14-2020 11:46 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Typing *#0*# in my dialer does nothing.
    Depends on the carrier, but just download a sensor testing app.
    01-14-2020 12:52 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    So for those wondering if their N10 series is waterproof or not can give this a try. Type in *#0*# in your phone dialer. Choose Sensor and there will be Barometer Sensor. Press on your N10 series(on the screen) and the numbers would go above the number which it first shows and after you release the value will go below it then back to the first value.

    For example, my Note 10+ shows 1009.96 hPa, when i applied pressure it goes to above 1009.96 hPa, but when i release it will go below 1009.96 hPa then back to 1009.96 hPa.

    If thr numbers stays almost the same then it might not be a good idea to get it wet...
    I'm not so confident that the testing method you're using provides qualitative results with regard to water resistantance. Even if it was, the water resistantance factor would certainly be dependant on the type of exposure and duration.
    01-14-2020 01:07 PM
  10. jhimmel's Avatar
    I'm not so confident that the testing method you're using provides qualitative results with regard to water resistantance. Even if it was, the water resistantance factor would certainly be dependant on the type of exposure and duration.
    Of course, but this does seem to be a test to check that your seals are intact and there are no cracks that will let air (water) in.
    01-14-2020 01:15 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Of course, but this does seem to be a test to check that your seals are intact and there are no cracks that will let air (water) in.
    Sorry if I'm being technical but I wouldn't rely on it as a verification to determine if seals are intact. Odds are that it will maintain water resistance as long as the seals and adhesive are in place. I don't plan to deliberately submerge my phone nor do I recommend it. The most I'll ever do is let it get wet if I need answer it or look at it in the rain or if I need to rinse it off. Even then I will try to minimize it.
    01-14-2020 02:06 PM
  12. Fast-T's Avatar
    Mine has a grip sensor???
    01-14-2020 02:13 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Mine has a grip sensor???
    Don't know why it's there possible for Android app developer test apps
    01-14-2020 02:18 PM
  14. jhimmel's Avatar
    Sorry if I'm being technical but I wouldn't rely on it as a verification to determine if seals are intact. Odds are that it will maintain water resistance as long as the seals and adhesive are in place. I don't plan to deliberately submerge my phone nor do I recommend it. The most I'll ever do is let it get wet if I need answer it or look at it in the rain or if I need to rinse it off. Even then I will try to minimize it.
    I'm not suggesting that you submerge your phone. All Im saying is that it might be useful to know if your phone failed this test, revealing a vulnerability that means extra care should probably be taken. If you don't care to know, that's fine with me too.
    01-14-2020 04:13 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm not suggesting that you submerge your phone. All Im saying is that it might be useful to know if your phone failed this test, revealing a vulnerability that means extra care should probably be taken. If you don't care to know, that's fine with me too.
    I just think that they will all pass unless the device has been opened up or damaged. Even a bad seal might pass because you are applying pressure. I just don't think it qualifies as a go, no go test.
    01-14-2020 05:38 PM
  16. Rukbat's Avatar
    So for those wondering if their N10 series is waterproof or not can give this a try. Type in *#0*# in your phone dialer. Choose Sensor and there will be Barometer Sensor. Press on your N10 series(on the screen) and the numbers would go above the number which it first shows and after you release the value will go below it then back to the first value.

    For example, my Note 10+ shows 1009.96 hPa, when i applied pressure it goes to above 1009.96 hPa, but when i release it will go below 1009.96 hPa then back to 1009.96 hPa.

    If thr numbers stays almost the same then it might not be a good idea to get it wet...
    That's about 29.8241 inches of mercury pressure (what we're comfortable using in the US), and if it's a sunny day, that means that the pressure inside the phone is less than the pressure outside the phone (normal sea level air pressure at 15°C should be about 1013.25hPa - water pressure at the surface will be the same, but below the surface will be higher - and running water, like from a faucet, will be a lot higher - a normal sink runs about 2,068hPa [30psi] pressure).
    01-14-2020 06:18 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    My S7 was in the shower, submerged in a lake and a few streams, and I washed it off on the sink numerous times.

    My Note 8 and Note 9 have both been in the shower and washed in the sink numerous times.

    I trust Samsungs water resistance and I know it's not covered under warranty.
    Wow! Those are some next-level tests, indeed!
    01-14-2020 06:31 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That's about 29.8241 inches of mercury pressure (what we're comfortable using in the US), and if it's a sunny day, that means that the pressure inside the phone is less than the pressure outside the phone (normal sea level air pressure at 15°C should be about 1013.25hPa - water pressure at the surface will be the same, but below the surface will be higher - and running water, like from a faucet, will be a lot higher - a normal sink runs about 2,068hPa [30psi] pressure).
    Nice information but home water pressure in my area for a single family home is typically 40 to 45 psi and is often between 40 and 60 psi depending on devices installed. So my advice to anyone rinsing their phone is avoid full throttle and avoid aiming it at the ports.
    01-14-2020 11:35 PM
  19. Rukbat's Avatar
    Basically, if you spill water on the table the phone is on, and it oozes toward the phone, don't panic. If it's raining lightly, don't panic. But don't "wash" the phone.
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    01-15-2020 12:55 AM
  20. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    That's about 29.8241 inches of mercury pressure (what we're comfortable using in the US), and if it's a sunny day, that means that the pressure inside the phone is less than the pressure outside the phone (normal sea level air pressure at 15°C should be about 1013.25hPa - water pressure at the surface will be the same, but below the surface will be higher - and running water, like from a faucet, will be a lot higher - a normal sink runs about 2,068hPa [30psi] pressure).
    You never fail to amaze me. Seriously im not joking. Always very detailed and technical... But 1 question. Is my phone normal? I mean is the hPa value normal?
    01-15-2020 03:55 AM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You never fail to amaze me. Seriously im not joking. Always very detailed and technical... But 1 question. Is my phone normal? I mean is the hPa value normal?
    The value changes with weather so I'm not sure what you mean by normal. Are you referring to the hPa differential when performing your test?
    01-15-2020 06:16 AM

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