It is a known fact that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge come with IP68 certification for water-resistance. However, to be cautious, Samsung did warn the S7 users that the device should not be charged immediately after submerging it under water. This was recommended to make sure the handset does not face any serious hardware issues.
In the worst-case scenario, what happens if a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone was put to charging immediately after dunking it in water? As it turns out, a XDA member named “xxaarraa” found out the answer accidentally.
Going by the XDA Developers forum update, the Galaxy S7 Edge user was trying to take underwater photos with his new handset. After four hours, he apparently tried to charge the handset by plugging it in a wall charger.
The device reportedly showed an error message on the screen saying “Moisture detected in charging port….” and following which, it did not charge. Meanwhile, Sam Mobile said the South Korean tech giant would have incorporated a safeguard feature in the S7 series to prevent the device from any unprecedented accidents due to charging when damp.
After a couple of hours, the S7 Edge user updated the forum saying he was able to charge but the “fast charging” feature did not work.
Warning the user followed by disallowing the device from charging is a good feature. But then, as per the device user, he tried charging 4 hours after he immersed the phone under water. Yet, the Galaxy S7 Edge did not allow him to charge the handset for hours.