Final Way to Recover Files from Water Damaged Android Phone or Tablet


Jan 16, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Hi all, I took a lot of photos and videos of my children with my Samsung Galaxy S6. Then we went on vacation and unfortunately went for a swim with my phone. I brought it to a local phone repair service, but they told me there wasn’t anything they could do. I understand my phone is probably gone but I want the contacts, photos, videos, etc stored on it really bad! Please help!

Recover Files from Water Damaged Android Phone or Tablet

Keep moving...

1. Steps to Rescue Water Damaged Android Phone

It’s unlucky that you have encountered this disater. But there isn’t impossible to fix a water damaged Android device. When you drop your phone in water, you should do below things to save a wet phone.

  1. Get your phone or tablet out of water as fast as you can and remove the battery , SIM card and memory card to reduce damage and data loss. Don't reboot the device after taking it out from water.
  2. You can also use regular rubbing alcohol to clean your device.
  3. Wrap your device with cloth immediately after step 1 for a few minutes and then place it into a jar or a bag filled with rice to dry it for a few days. Please don't keep your phone in sunlight or heat up it.
  4. Please remind that don’t shake your device to avoid the water running around the device inside.
Fix Water Damaged Phone

2. Data Recovery from Water Damaged Samsung S6

If it does not work after all above steps have been taken after drowning, the last hope to get your files off of the water damaged phone or tablet is to use a broken phone data recovery tool.

I would like to recommend a powerful dead phone data recovery tool - FoneLab Broken Android Phone Data Extraction which enables you to extract data without having USB debugging.

The program can deeply scan and restore data from your water damaged Samsung phone and tablet directly. It allows users to recover Samsung contacts, photos, text messages, videos, music, WhatsApp messages and attachments, documents and etc. No matter your Samsung phone is black screen, keep restarting, stucking in recovery mode or others, you can easily use FoneLab to fix it.

If you want to recover data from broken Samsung phone, FoneLab would be the best choice for you.

It supports almost all Samsung models, like Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/4/5 and Samsung Galaxy Tab. You can have a free try by getting the trial version of this program now.

First of all, free download and install the program on your computer with above link. Then the program will automatically open once it is finished. Choose Broken Android Phone Data Extraction on the interface.

Broken Android Data Extraction

Plug your device into PC using a USB cable. Choose which situation that your device is in and click the Start button to move on.

Choose Status

Select the device name and device model correctly and click Confirm.

Device Information

Follow these steps to enter Download mode: Power off your Samsung device - Press Volume Down, Home and Power buttons altogether for a few seconds.

Enter Download Mode

The program will start to download the matching recovery package and then lead you to the recovery interface that you are able to extract the existing data on your device.

Download Repair Package

That’s all about how to recover data from water damaged phone. Besides, the software can also help you access a locked Samsung phone after too many pattern attempts, recover pictures from broken android tablet and recover data from phone that wont turn on.

3. Recover Samsung Data from Backup File

If above-mentioned way can't help you access your phone and recover data, you can try to find these files from the back up if you have one.

Google or Samsung account on Android phone allows users to enable the backup and restore feature to save Android phone data automatically so that you can easily restore Android data like contacts, calendar, photos and more without the phone in hand.

You can check your data from below pages.

Samsung: out icon

samsung cloud

Google: out icon


Please leave us a comment if you have any questions.

FoneLab > Resource > Final Way to Recover Files from Water Damaged Android Phone or Tablet

Copyright © 2020 FoneLab Studio. All rights reserved.