Fix Moisture Detected on Galaxy S20 & S21 Ultra Charging Port

Samsung Galaxy S series is known for its build quality. It is very seldom that you might come across a hardware issue on a Galaxy phone. The S series is the flagship carrying and the high-end smartphones of Samsung. All these phones come with a hefty price tag along with cutting edge technology and features. No matter how high the standards of Samsungs phone hardware is. It might come across issues now and then. Today we will talk about a common issue on Samsung devices. If you are here; probably you also had Moisture has been detected on Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S21 Ultra error.

If you have been using Galaxy phones for quite some time, you might have come across Moisture has been detected on charging port or USB port issue even in the old phones of Galaxy S series, like Galaxy S8, S9 or Galaxy S10. This issue is mostly being reported by users living in a hot and humid area. I have also noticed people who are living neat a sea have this issue very often.

There are different sensors in your Galaxy phone that make sure the smartphone is running in optimal conditions. One of them is a heat sensor, humidity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and ambient light sensor. If your phone gets hot beyond what it is supposed to be it will generate an error that your phone is getting very hot. The same is with humidity, if there’s something in the charging port, if it’s water droplets or some other thing like dust particles. You might have this issue.

Fix Moisture Detected on Galaxy S20 or S21 Ultra:

This fix is for all the latest Galaxy S series and Note series phones. The error is very annoying as it will keep on showing on the screen “Moisture has been detected in your charger/USB port” or Check Charger or USB port”.

As long as the error is not fixed, you won’t be able to charge your Galaxy S20 via a charging cable. Wireless charging would work. There’s a hack to it, we have covered it as well.

Now moving on to its fix:

  1. The first thing to do is to use a needle and clean the charging port. Usually, there’s some dirt in the charging port that is causing this issue. Be very gentle in cleaning the port, you don’t want to damage your phone.
  2. If you live in a humid area or near the sea. Probably the issue is because of humidity in the atmosphere. You can try to dry your phone port with a Hair Dryer. It would be a temporary fix; as if you live near the ocean or in a humid place. The humidity is gonna stay around for some months or weeks.
  3. The other fix, that has been in use for years. Put your phone in rice for some hours. This is also the solution if your phone ever falls in the water. Although, the new smartphones like Galaxy S21 and Note 20 are waterproof. This method can now be used to fix moisture detected on Galaxy S20 and its other peers.
  4. If nothing is working and you are tired of this error. You can charge your Galaxy phone with this hack.
    • Shut down your phone.
    • Turn it on, as soon as you see the Samsung logo. Connect the charging wire. The phone will start charging. Make sure you connect the wire as soon as you see the Samsung logo, not before or after it.
  5. Avoid taking your phone to the bathroom.

Another common issue in Galaxy smartphones is the error Galaxy is not registered on the network. You can find its fix here.

Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 Features and Specs:

Both Galaxy S21 and S20 are similar to each other when it comes to shape and design. The screen size is 6.2″ for both smartphones. The feature that makes Galaxy S21 stand out is the cameras on the backside of the phone. The Galaxy S20 and S21 both have the same 4000 mAh battery. Although, both models don’t bring the Stylus. The ultra model of S21 brings the S-pen. The major difference in software is that the S21 comes with Android 11 while the S20 is running on Android 10. Galaxy S21 is running on Snapdragon 888 with 8 GB RAM while the S20 is running on Snapdragon 865 with 4 GB RAM.

That’s all from our side, if you have any questions or queries about the guide above on how to fix moisture detected on Galaxy S20 charging port. Drop your comments below. If you know some other fix, you can share it with us. If the issue is persistent, and you think that the issue might be in the hardware. You can contact Samsung directly, once you have verified the issue. You can claim the warranty or replace or fix the device.

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