Android app exams your cellphone’s waterproof seals and not using a drop of water

Water Resistance Tester, out there on the Google Play retailer and noticed by Android Police, falls firmly into the class of “neat stuff we didn’t know you could possibly do with an app.” It exams the integrity of your Android cellphone’s IP67/IP68 score by accessing the system’s barometer. Simply obtain the free app, observe the prompts to press down firmly on the display, and also you’ll get a swift move/fail grade. It’s easy, geeky, and sensible, which is a mix we love.

Developer Ray Wang says he created the app to assist folks examine the state of their gadgets’ waterproof sealing after a restore or because it degrades over time. Clearly, don’t take a passing grade as a free move to chuck your cellphone right into a lake. That mentioned, it seems to work reliably, based mostly on suggestions from Reddit customers and Play retailer reviewers — in addition to our personal fast testing. An IP68-rated Galaxy Notice 20 Extremely handed the check at first, however after we popped out the SIM card tray, it failed — as you’d anticipate. A TCL 20 Professional 5G, which has no IP score, failed.

This app isn’t the primary of its type, however a few of the present waterproof check apps on the Play retailer seem to have been designed for older telephones with a unique type of waterproofing than utilized in telephones at present, and should not work precisely now, based on person critiques.

In any case, this new app appears to work properly, and it’s free until you wish to tip the developer $1 to take away a small advert on the backside of the display. Not a foul worth to pay for a bit of little bit of geeky enjoyable.

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