How To Fix Moisture Detected Error on Galaxy S20?

Try these fixes if the Samsung S20 moisture detected wont go away.

If you are a Samsung user then you may experience a “Moisture detected” error on Galaxy S20 once in a lifetime. The same error may occur in the very new Galaxy S20.

If your device is displaying you this error then it may also not get charged, causing the charging issue as well. It is important to know the reason behind this error, sometime your S20 may actually come to direct contact with water or moisture or it indirectly got wet due to moisture and a humid environment.

However, the “Moisture detected” error on Galaxy S20 with a water drop icon on the screen may also be displayed on Galaxy S20 due to some software issue that must be resolved.

How To Fix Moisture Detected Error on Galaxy S20?

Here we have come up with some potential fixes for this problem. Here they are.

Fix 1: Dry the Charging Port

  • If there is moisture in the charging port of your mobile then you must dry it delicately using cotton, tissue paper, or any soft dry wipe.  However, tissue paper or a soft wipe is preferred to dry the charging port of your mobile device so may you don’t damage the port. 
  • You can also blow the compressed air in the port.
  • Try cleaning the port with an alcohol swab and keep it dry.
  • You may also use a hair dryer on mild heat maintaining enough distance from the port. 
  • You may also put your mobile in an airtight container of rice grain or in silica gel for an hour to dry up all the moisture in your mobile device. 
  • Moreover, to fix the error leave the mobile to dry up it may take hours depending on the amount of moisture your Galaxy S20 was exposed to. After due time, you may check if the error is fixed or not. 

Fix 2: Check for an Accessory Problem

The Moisture detected error on Galaxy S20 issue can be displayed even if your charging port is cleaned and dried if there is damage to the charging accessories or even the charging cable. You must dry and clean the charging port and check for physical damage and change the charging accessory if needed.

Fix 3: Use of Wireless Charger

If your Galaxy S20 is showing an error on using a USB-C cable then you may try using a wireless charger. This is not a permanent solution but you can try this to resolve the “moisture detected” error and charge your phone.

If the Samsung S20 moisture detected error won’t go away then try our next fix.

Fix 4: Clear USB Setting Cache

If the reason behind the “moisture detected” error is in software then clearing the USB setting cache may fix it. 

  • Go to the Settings and click on Apps
  • Click on the three dots in the upper right corner and choose Show system apps.
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  • Find USB Settings and tap on Storage.
  • Now Clear Cache and Clear Data for USB Settings.
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Fix 5: Wipe Cache Partition

  • Turn off Galaxy S20 and press and hold the Volume down, and Bixby and Power button at the same time. 
  • When the Android screen appears, release the buttons.
  • Now, use the Volume buttons to navigate to the Wipe cache partition and press the Power button to select it. 
  • Now Reboot the system. 

Fix 6: Force Stop Galaxy S20

Try to force stop your android to fix the moisture detected issue. 

  • Open Device Settings and navigate to the Android System.
  • Now open the app info page and click on Force stop.

Fix 7: Disable Fast Charging

It is reported that disabling the fast charging option on your device can make the moisture-detected warning fixed. 

  • Go to Settings and head over to the Device maintenance/Device care
  • Click on the Battery option and then click on three dots on the corner of the screen, 
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  • Now go to the Advanced settings.
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  • Here, disable the Fast charging option. 
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Fix 8: Reboot your Device in a Safe Mood

  • Switch off your device and press and hold the Power button
  • Once Samsung appears on the screen leave the Power key
  • Now instantly press and hold the Volume down button
  • Now click on Safe Mode in the bottom left corner
  • Now charge your phone for at least 30 minutes and check if the error is fixed.

Fix 9: Factor Reset

If nothing has worked then try a factory reset to fix this issue. 

  • Go to the Settings and select General management.
  • Select Reset and tap on Factory data reset.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to factory reset your phone.

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