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  1. monicakm's Avatar
    I I know this phone is water resistant and it was only underwater about 3 or 4 seconds, but, I had a good amount of Epsom salt in my bath water. Is this going to be a problem? The phone appears to be okay and I'm voice typing this message on my Note 9. Could the salt cause a corrosion problem? Thanks
    05-11-2019 07:47 PM
  2. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Yes it could. Rinse it off well with water.
    jimd1050 and monicakm like this.
    05-11-2019 08:40 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    05-11-2019 11:29 PM
  4. Gary02468's Avatar
    I I know this phone is water resistant and it was only underwater about 3 or 4 seconds, but, I had a good amount of Epsom salt in my bath water. Is this going to be a problem? The phone appears to be okay and I'm voice typing this message on my Note 9. Could the salt cause a corrosion problem? Thanks
    The phone should be fine. Just submerge it for a few minutes in a container of clean water. Avoid rinsing it under a faucet, because the pressure of the emerging water could exceed what the phone is rated to withstand.
    adegbenroagoro and jimd1050 like this.
    05-12-2019 09:34 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Since Epsom salts will erode the insides of the phone, Gary, just "rinsing" the outside of the phone won't save it. (And dropping it into water far exceeds its water resistance.)
    DARK Vader777 likes this.
    05-12-2019 02:08 PM
  6. TheWounded's Avatar
    Well as the note 9 is water resistant, I highly doubt the inside is going too corrode, FFS on about making the poster worry about the inside getting ****ed up.
    It will be fine after a gentle dunk in water.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    05-12-2019 02:59 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Well as the note 9 is water resistant, I highly doubt the inside is going too corrode, FFS on about making the poster worry about the inside getting ****ed up.
    It will be fine after a gentle dunk in water.
    Probably wont go where the gaskets are but still corrode the bottom charging port pins or headphone Jack contacts if not rinsed quickly after with water .
    jimd1050 likes this.
    05-12-2019 03:08 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    The phone should be fine. Just submerge it for a few minutes in a container of clean water. Avoid rinsing it under a faucet, because the pressure of the emerging water could exceed what the phone is rated to withstand.
    Dont put the faucet full blast just enough to trickle out little bit and rinse the phone .
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    05-12-2019 03:10 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Although I certainly hope the phone is fine, the IP rating is not a guarantee that the phone will be impervious to water damage. So it would be wise to make sure all important data is regularly backed up or synced, in case some evidence of internal damage does arise in the near future.
    05-12-2019 04:29 PM
  10. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    In this case, it isn't the water I'd be concerned with. It's the salt. There are exposed contact points in the charging port and headphone jack that be damaged by salt water
    Although I certainly hope the phone is fine, the IP rating is not a guarantee that the phone will be impervious to water damage. So it would be wise to make sure all important data is regularly backed up or synced, in case some evidence of internal damage does arise in the near future.
    mustang7757 and B. Diddy like this.
    05-12-2019 05:42 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    In this case, it isn't the water I'd be concerned with. It's the salt.
    Indeed!
    05-12-2019 06:55 PM
  12. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Folks have reported taking pics with the Note 9, while swimming. I don't think the OP has anything to lose at this point by submerging the Note 9 in a bowl of water, in order to rinse off the Epsom Salts.
    05-12-2019 11:08 PM
  13. monicakm's Avatar
    The OP is freaking out now :o I checked this thread right after the first reply was made and gently rinsed it under cold running water. All seems well, so far so I'll refrain from introducing more water into it's ports by soaking it.
    Note to self: No more watching You Tube when using Epson Salts in the bath water!
    05-13-2019 04:06 AM
  14. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    It still amazes me every time I see a thread about someone dropping their phone in ________ (fill in the blank, toilet, tub, etc). I never have taken my phone into the bathroom. And that’s from the very beginning of phones, pre-Android,etc.
    05-13-2019 06:15 AM
  15. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    It still amazes me every time I see a thread about someone dropping their phone in ________ (fill in the blank, toilet, tub, etc). I never have taken my phone into the bathroom. And that’s from the very beginning of phones, pre-Android,etc.
    I believe that you are in the minority, amazed as you are.

    Like I posted earlier, folks take the Note 9 swimming and have recorded video and taken pics, while under water.
    Water is not an issue, Epsom Salts, maybe, but not water /chlorine. I can't recall if any were swimming in salt water, but some reported using it in pools.
    05-13-2019 06:23 AM
  16. davidnc's Avatar
    It still amazes me every time I see a thread about someone dropping their phone in ________ (fill in the blank, toilet, tub, etc). I never have taken my phone into the bathroom. And that’s from the very beginning of phones, pre-Android,etc.
    I have just haven't had an accident with it while in the Bathroom. But as well all know accidents can happen anywhere .
    05-13-2019 06:33 AM
  17. Carrie Greicar's Avatar
    It still amazes me every time I see a thread about someone dropping their phone in ________ (fill in the blank, toilet, tub, etc). I never have taken my phone into the bathroom. And that’s from the very beginning of phones, pre-Android,etc.
    I can't say I have ever taken my phone into the bathtub. I am not that daring.
    05-13-2019 06:41 AM
  18. Gary02468's Avatar
    It still amazes me every time I see a thread about someone dropping their phone in ________ (fill in the blank, toilet, tub, etc). I never have taken my phone into the bathroom.
    A bathroom is no more dangerous for a phone than any other hard-surface environment is. Dropping an IP68 phone into a full bathtub is safer than into an empty one.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    05-13-2019 12:00 PM
  19. Mike_Luchia's Avatar
    It still amazes me every time I see a thread about someone dropping their phone in ________ (fill in the blank, toilet, tub, etc). I never have taken my phone into the bathroom. And that’s from the very beginning of phones, pre-Android,etc.
    Attached Thumbnails Dropped my phone in tub with Epsom Salt-capture.jpg  
    05-13-2019 01:18 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    This is from Samsung members page
    Dropped my phone in tub with Epsom Salt-screenshot_20190513-222232_samsung-20members.jpeg
    05-13-2019 09:24 PM
  21. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    The phone should be fine. Just submerge it for a few minutes in a container of clean water. Avoid rinsing it under a faucet, because the pressure of the emerging water could exceed what the phone is rated to withstand.
    I think Epson salt has magnesium as a component. So over time this probably with begin to effect the various components in your phone.
    Washing it off, I agree, I really don't think this would help.
    Best wishes
    05-13-2019 10:14 PM
  22. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I think Epson salt has magnesium as a component. So over time this probably with begin to effect the various components in your phone.
    Washing it off, I agree, I really don't think this would help.
    Best wishes
    That can only happen if the corrosives enter the device which would only happen if water got inside. Most likely if water got inside there would generally be issues with it working. I can't guarantee it, but if it's gently rinsed off it should be fine.
    dov1978 likes this.
    05-13-2019 10:33 PM
  23. frederickdawg's Avatar
    It still amazes me every time I see a thread about someone dropping their phone in ________ (fill in the blank, toilet, tub, etc). I never have taken my phone into the bathroom. And that’s from the very beginning of phones, pre-Android,etc.
    I got a pretty bad habit of taking my phone to the crapper.
    05-14-2019 10:29 AM
  24. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I got a pretty bad habit of taking my phone to the crapper.
    I do this also, in fact as I post this, but don't see how it's a "bad" habit. \_0_/
    05-14-2019 05:20 PM
  25. frederickdawg's Avatar
    I do this also, in fact as I post this, but don't see how it's a "bad" habit. \_0_/
    To my credit I place the phone down and re pick it up after washing.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    05-14-2019 05:24 PM
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