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  1. corvette72778's Avatar
    .....unless you take your Bluetooth stylus out! The stylus is not waterproof and it will cause problems when you try to write if you get it wet.
    I got a new one under warranty. I recommend if if you take your Note in water/pool and you're going to keep your N9 to get a non Bluetooth stylus for cheap off the net and put your Bluetooth stylus in the box.

    What a dumb idea to make the Note 9 waterproof but not the Bluetooth stylus. I read that the Note 10 stylus will be waterproof though.
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    08-05-2019 07:45 AM
  2. BBSeattle's Avatar
    That's great advice! I would take it a step further and suggest not to get your Note 9 wet if you can help it. A friend of mine took the "water resistance" too literally and got his wet every chance he got (swimming, shower, etc)... LOL And then one day it stopped working. He contacted Samsung and was told to send it in, he was denied warranty due to "water damage".

    .....unless you take your Bluetooth stylus out! The stylus is not waterproof and it will cause problems when you try to write if you get it wet.
    I got a new one under warranty. I recommend if if you take your Note in water/pool and you're going to keep your N9 to get a non Bluetooth stylus for cheap off the net and put your Bluetooth stylus in the box.



    What a dumb idea to make the Note 9 waterproof but not the Bluetooth stylus. I read that the Note 10 stylus will be waterproof though.
    08-05-2019 08:44 AM
  3. silverfang77's Avatar
    I've always understood IP 68 water resistance as meaning if you drop it in a puddle, the toilet, get splashed, or get caught out in the rain, the phone should survive. I never took it as permission to take it swimming or in the shower.
    08-05-2019 09:08 AM
  4. Gary02468's Avatar
    .....unless you take your Bluetooth stylus out! The stylus is not waterproof and it will cause problems when you try to write if you get it wet. [...]
    What a dumb idea to make the Note 9 waterproof but not the Bluetooth stylus.
    That's incorrect. The Note9 S Pen has the same IP68 water-resistance rating as the phone itself: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=fbdNPhRe .
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    08-05-2019 09:33 AM
  5. Gary02468's Avatar
    I've always understood IP 68 water resistance as meaning if you drop it in a puddle, the toilet, get splashed, or get caught out in the rain, the phone should survive. I never took it as permission to take it swimming or in the shower.
    It is not safe to drop the phone onto or into anything, because the IP68 rating does not cover the impact when the phone lands. Nor is does it cover the force of the water jets coming from a showerhead.

    But gently submerging the phone in shallow water for a few minutes (with or without the S Pen) is fine. I've taken underwater videos with no difficulty.
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    08-05-2019 09:39 AM
  6. corvette72778's Avatar
    I've always understood IP 68 water resistance as meaning if you drop it in a puddle, the toilet, get splashed, or get caught out in the rain, the phone should survive. I never took it as permission to take it swimming or in the shower.
    I always take it in the pool/shower.
    08-05-2019 09:45 AM
  7. corvette72778's Avatar
    That's incorrect. The Note9 S Pen has the same IP68 water-resistance rating as the phone itself: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=dh8d32nL .
    Thanks for the link. Does that refer to the Note 8 Stylus, the Note 9 Bluetooth Stylus or even the Note 10 Stylus? It doesn't say. The Note 8 and 9 stylus's are completely different. Looks like water can get in through were the side button is. My Stylus wasn't working properly (pen would write when not touching the screen), and wouldn't connect with the phone through bluetooth after I took it in the pool. I don't care about the bluetooth function but I couldn't even use the stylus to write.
    08-05-2019 09:50 AM
  8. corvette72778's Avatar
    That's great advice! I would take it a step further and suggest not to get your Note 9 wet if you can help it. A friend of mine took the "water resistance" too literally and got his wet every chance he got (swimming, shower, etc)... LOL And then one day it stopped working. He contacted Samsung and was told to send it in, he was denied warranty due to "water damage".
    The phones themselves are great taking in the water. I can't be without my phone in the water. I read the N10 will be IP69k.
    08-05-2019 09:51 AM
  9. BBSeattle's Avatar
    Good for you!


    The phones themselves are great taking in the water. I can't be without my phone in the water. I read the N10 will be IP69k.
    08-05-2019 10:37 AM
  10. Gary02468's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. Does that refer to the Note 8 Stylus, the Note 9 Bluetooth Stylus or even the Note 10 Stylus? It doesn't say.
    Good point. In any event, though, the Note9 User Manual says, "To maintain the water-resistant and dust-resistant features of your device, make sure that the S Pen slot and opening are both maintained free of dust and water, and the pen is securely inserted prior to any exposure to liquids".

    My Stylus wasn't working properly (pen would write when not touching the screen), and wouldn't connect with the phone through bluetooth after I took it in the pool. I don't care about the bluetooth function but I couldn't even use the stylus to write.
    Did it work again after it dried off? The IP68 rating only says that the device won't be damaged, not that it necessarily works while wet.

    As for pools, note that the IP68 rating does not assure protection from chlorine.
    08-05-2019 10:39 AM
  11. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    SUPERMAN avoids kryptonite and I keep my Note 9 far from water.
    08-05-2019 12:55 PM
  12. corvette72778's Avatar
    Good point. In any event, though, the Note9 User Manual says, "To maintain the water-resistant and dust-resistant features of your device, make sure that the S Pen slot and opening are both maintained free of dust and water, and the pen is securely inserted prior to any exposure to liquids".


    Did it work again after it dried off? The IP68 rating only says that the device won't be damaged, not that it necessarily works while wet.

    As for pools, note that the IP68 rating does not assure protection from chlorine.
    I wouldn't think water hurts a non bluetooth stylus so that must be for the Note 8.

    A week after I took my note in the water, the S-Pen was still messed up. I can't remember if I took the S-Pen out when I was in the pool. I'll get a non bluetooth version when I get a Note 10 if they still even have bluetooth stylus's.

    Chlorine...hmmm. Well, I'm not keeping the phone in the pool, just taking it with me to read while I'm in the pool. Yes it will go under water some but I'm not too worried about taking it in the pool. I've never had a problem with taking an IP68 rated phone in the pool and I've done it a lot. I take that back, the Note 7 acted a little funny until it dried because I think a very very small amount of water could get into the physical home button. Still worked though.
    08-05-2019 03:20 PM
  13. jejb's Avatar
    As for pools, note that the IP68 rating does not assure protection from chlorine.
    I remember some of the Samsung commercials for their water resistant phones showing a guy drop it while on a floaty in the pool. Then diving down to get it off the bottom and continuing to use it once back on the floaty. Kind of makes it seem like chlorine is okay, but it just be a screw up by marketing, too.
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    08-05-2019 03:27 PM
  14. Gary02468's Avatar
    I wouldn't think water hurts a non bluetooth stylus so that must be for the Note 8.
    No, it's a quote from the Note9 User Manual.
    08-05-2019 05:20 PM
  15. Mooncatt's Avatar
    The phones themselves are great taking in the water. I can't be without my phone in the water. I read the N10 will be IP69k.
    As long as you're willing to eat the cost of repairing/replacing the phone if it ever suffers water damage, more power to you. IP ratings are for specific lab tests that don't take into account real world variables like pool chemicals or other contaminants. It should be treated more as a "just in case" feature until manufacturers start covering water damage under warranty.
    08-05-2019 08:50 PM
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    08-05-2019 09:02 PM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I don't plan immersing my phone in water, however chlorinated water does not enter a water resistant device any easier that non chlorinated water. The problem with chlorinated water is that it has the potential to deteriorate the gaskets impacting the water resistantance over time for future accidental or deliberate immersions. Of course the amount of chlorine and duration of exposure also is a factor. The best thing to do after exposure to chlorinated water or other chemicals is to rinse it off with plain water. Even tap water with chlorine should be OK to rinse with since the level of chlorine is minimal. The best insurance against water damage is avoiding exposure.
    08-05-2019 09:47 PM
  18. svtcobra's Avatar
    Does the charger work under water too?? 🤔
    08-05-2019 11:40 PM
  19. evohicks's Avatar
    I remember using a Casio watch in the pool once as it was waterproof to a depth of 200m, so after I got out of the pool with it all the writing/branding had disappeared, the chlorine had stripped it all, the watch worked ok but I couldn't see what the 4 buttons were for lol
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    08-06-2019 12:36 AM
  20. Gary02468's Avatar
    I don't plan immersing my phone in water, however chlorinated water does not enter a water resistant device any easier that non chlorinated water.
    What effect does chlorine have on the screen's oleophobic coating?
    08-06-2019 07:25 AM
  21. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    The Note 9 or any phone is NOT waterPROOF it's water RESISTANT. Big difference.
    08-06-2019 07:27 AM
  22. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I have to wonder...why would you bring your Note to the shower??
    08-06-2019 09:34 AM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have to wonder...why would you bring your Note to the shower??
    I don't know, practicing for America's/Britain Got Talent
    08-06-2019 09:52 AM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    What effect does chlorine have on the screen's oleophobic coating?
    Don't know for sure. I would imagine it would depend on the ratio of chlorine to water assuming chlorine has an effect.
    08-06-2019 10:06 AM
  25. Mooncatt's Avatar
    From http://www.indysoftwater.com/2015/08...ted-tap-water/

    Your water heater, dish washer, and washing machine are all at risk when they use chlorinated water. Without chlorine removal, even your water softener can be damaged. That’s because chlorine oxidizes these appliances’ rubber parts, which makes them mushy and ruins their tight water seals. Rubber hoses and other fittings corrode because of chlorine, and can lead to leaks that cause other costly plumbing problems, along with machine malfunctions.
    With some further digging, it seems the recommended levels for both drinking and pool water are the same. But how many times have we accidentally swallowed a little pool water and tasted the chlorine, or smelled it just by walking into a public pool area because they treat it heavily?

    So unless the gaskets used are designed to withstand chemicals like that (doubtful), I wouldn't trust them long term even in tap water.
    08-06-2019 12:30 PM
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