What should you do when your phone gets wet: How to fix a water damaged phone: Top tips


How to fix a water damaged phone: Top tips

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The world suddenly freezes when you see your phone dunked in water. Whether it’s in a pool, the sea, or a toilet, you know nothing good will come out of the next few seconds. After all, that’s a high-tech device worth a significant amount of cash, and chances are it will be deemed unusable. Not to mention all your important files might be gone! You may want to learn how to fix a water-damaged phone.

Let’s start by saying trying to rescue a water-damaged phone is a bit of a coin flip. Nothing can guarantee a positive outcome, but it’s always worth a try. Our upcoming tips may give you a higher chance at success.

Be proactive and protect your phone

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You may want to look into our list of the best waterproof phones if you want to make sure your next phone will survive a dip. Not all of us will have the luxury of owning a water-resistant handset, though.

If your phone can’t handle liquids and you know you’ll be putting it in danger at your next beach retreat, it might be worth it to buy something like a waterproof phone pouch.

More: Common Android problems and how to fix them

Turn it off ASAP!

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I know it’s hard to react quickly after such a devastating event, but you must snap out of it! The longer your device stays underwater, the lower its chances of survival are. You must dig in there and take that phone out of the water right away. Yes… even if it’s in the toilet!

Once the phone is out of the water, make sure it’s off and stays that way. Even if it seems fine… it is important to shut it off just in case. If the phone is still on, just shut it down. Those who still have a removable battery should take it off. Turning off the device ensures that water doesn’t reach and damage important phone parts. This is more likely to cause permanent damage.

Turn it off and keep it off!

What not to do after you dropped a phone in water

The following actions can mean the difference between a totaled phone or a survival story. You better be careful what you do. Before we jump into finding a solution, let’s try to prevent major failures you could cause.

  • Do not turn on the phone, as we already mentioned. Electrical components don’t play well with water when operating.
  • Don’t plug it in either! For the same reason.
  • Don’t press any keys. This can push water further into the phone. It’s best to try to mess with the phone as little as possible.
  • Don’t shake or blow into the device. This may also push water into deeper areas of the phone. Especially try to avoid blow driers – not only because of the blowing part, but also because of the following point.
  • Do not apply any heat to the phone. Remember excessive heat can also damage the phone.
  • Don’t move the phone around too much.
    Same deal; you don’t want the water moving around inside the phone.

Disassemble the water damaged phone

Don’t mistake this step with “take the whole darn phone apart!”. What I mean is that you should remove everything that is user-removable. If your back cover is removable, take it off. Similarly, try to remove the battery (if you can), SIM card, and SD card. Lay it all out on a paper towel. Most phones have no removable backs nowadays, but do what you can.

Now, if you are an experienced tech specialist of sorts, know the ins and outs of a phone, and don’t mind voiding your warranty, you can go ahead and take the whole phone apart too. It might help with drying up every single piece faster. Just be careful, if you don’t know what you’re doing this could cause more harm than good.

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Try to dry the exterior

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We first have to try to get rid of all the excess water found in the exterior of your phone. Use a cloth or paper towel to dry out everything as much as you can. Just make sure you don’t mess with the phone too much. Gently dry everything out without moving things around too much. All this water can make its way inside the phone, which wouldn’t be good news.

You could try a vacuum cleaner

Of course, there are areas the paper towel can’t access. And while we told you not to blow anything into the phone, we didn’t tell you not to suction the water out. In fact, a vacuum cleaner can suck off bits of water from the phone without too much risk. Just make sure the suctioning doesn’t make the phone move around excessively. Oh, and try not to use one as big as the one in the picture!

Time to dry out the water damaged phone

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The hardest part is now, because it involves leaving the phone alone for some time. We know simply waiting isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. If you have another phone or one you can borrow, just make sure the SIM card is completely dried out and stick it into the working handset.

Otherwise, just resort to smoke signals, public phones, and all that archaic stuff.

So how do you dry your phone out? You could just leave the phone on top of the counter or inside a drawer, but some people like giving it a little help. The idea is to put it in an environment that will ease its drying process. Next to a window works great, as the moving air (if the window is open) and sunlight might help a bit. It could also help to put them next to a fan or air conditioning vent.

Also read: How to clean and disinfect your phone to help prevent the spread of germs

Another very common practice is to put the phone in a Ziploc bag full of rice and let it rest for about two or three days. Why rice? Mostly because it is something readily available at most homes. Rice is dry, and hence very good at absorbing humidity in the air, making the phone’s environment drier and helping dry out the device.

With that said, if you can make your way to a store there are better alternatives. Among better options are silica gel packs, which are those little packets you often find in shoes or electronics boxes (and can’t eat). It’s not like all of us have these laying around, but if you think ahead of time you, could get good deals on Amazon.

And while we are on the whole thinking ahead topic – you could also buy a water rescue kit. I happen to like Kensington’s EVAP bundle, which includes a special bag and silica gel packs. Kensington states this is 700% more effective at drying moisture than rice is, though it’s hard to say how true their claim is. Still, it might be worth the investment.

The moment of truth

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So you did everything you could and a few days have passed by. It’s time to see if all your efforts paid off. Take the phone out of wherever you left it and put it all together. Then plug the phone in and try to turn it on. If it works, you have succeeded! Stay on the lookout for any odd behavior, though, at least for a few days.

Also, test all the components. Make a call to see if the microphone and earphone work, test the speaker, etc.

Now, if the phone doesn’t work, it’s time to accept defeat and take it to a professional and see if it can be salvaged. You can also claim insurance if you have it. Not to sound like a doctor, but after this point we have really done everything we could. Sometimes you just have to let the phone go. Go ahead and check out our list of favorite phones if you must get something else.

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How to Fix a Water-Damaged Smartphone

It fell in the toilet. Your clumsy partner knocked a glass of water onto it. You forgot it was in your pocket when you jumped into the pool. That’s just a few of the hundreds of ways your phone could come into life-threatening contact with liquid.

Fortunately, waterproofing has become mostly standard on modern phones. New iPhones, Samsung Galaxy devices, and Google’s newest Pixel phones all feature some degree of water resistance or waterproofing. How well a phone resists water is measured on an IP (or Ingress Protection) scale. If your phone is rated with a high number, like IP67 or IP68 protection, congratulations, it’s probably going to be fine! But if it’s got a lower rating, or none at all, you should prepare for the worst before you start chilling in the hot tub with your trusty Sidekick.

So when your phone decides to take a dive, as soon as you’re done freaking out, you’ll probably begin frantically tapping all the buttons, blowing on it, or blasting it with a hair dryer to quickly get rid of all that water. While those are all well-meaning actions, guess what? Totally the wrong approach. Here’s the right way to rescue your water-damaged smartphone.

First, retrieve it as quickly as possible. If your phone is still in the bottom of the jacuzzi or the toilet, get it out ASAP. The longer it’s in the liquid, the greater the likelihood of damage will be.

Once the device is no longer submerged, power it off right away. Don’t try to press any of the other buttons or load any apps, just switch it off. Remove the case if you have one. If you have a phone with a removable battery, pop the battery out. You want to cut off power in the device as quickly as possible to prevent the possibility of a short circuit. Most of today’s smartphones don’t have removable batteries, but some older models, or new models built with repairability in mind like the Nokia 1.3, let you pop the battery out.

Do not blow-dry your wet phone or stick it in the oven! Heat can damage the delicate electronics inside. What you should do is give the naked, case-free phone a quick wipe with a clean towel, making sure no water accidentally ends up draining into its charging port, SIM or MicroSD slots, or headphone jack (if your phone still has one). If there are traces of water trapped inside cracks or indentations in the case, try carefully and conservatively using compressed air to blow it out. If you don’t have a can of air lying around, you can use your mouth to gently blow it out. Just be careful not to blow the water further inside the phone, or add any of your own spit to the mix.

Next we have a few different options. If you search the internet or ask a friend, a common piece of advice you’ll hear is to stuff your device in a bag of rice. It might work in a pinch, but that method can cause some problems. While rice is absorbent, it’s incapable of collecting all the moisture hidden deep within your phone, so it only serves as a partial fix. Also, the rice gets mushy and sticky as it absorbs the water, and then you could wind up with gummy bits of rice stuck in your phone’s seams and ports, or dust deep in your device’s crevices. You can wrap the phone loosely in a paper towel before dropping it into the rice, but this is still not your best option.

Your smartphone got wet. Here’s what not to do first

Skip the rice when your cellphone gets wet

Two companies say they can rescue your drowned cellphone — no rice needed — in just a few minutes.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Smart phones and water just don’t mix, as millions of people suffering through this season’s massive hurricanes are learning. 

Experts say even if a phone is drenched, there are steps you can take to recover it — but it takes patience and the ability to leave the phone alone.

What kills a wet phone is electricity, said Gary Tan with DE iPhone repair, a San Francisco-based company that offers multiple sites for smart phone repair and drying.

“Do not charge it. Do not plug it in to see if it works. If it’s on, electricity will flow, it will touch the water that’s inside and that’s when your fry the (circuit) board,” he said.

This is also true even if your phone is still working after it was dropped in water.

“You didn’t get lucky. Turn it off!” said Craig Beinecke, co-founder of TekDry, a Denver, Colo.-based company that has more than 600 sites nationwide where consumers can quickly get small electronics dried out.  

“We see a lot of people who come in and say, ‘I dropped it in water and I pulled it out really fast and I figured I got lucky, and then the next day the touch screen didn’t work,’” he said.

What actually happened is that it took a while for the water to reach sensitive connections inside the phone. Once it did, the water shorted them out.

In a small number of cases swamped phones are able to dry out on their own over the course of days or weeks. But it’s not common.

And while some newer phones are water resistant and can withstand a quick drop in a bucket or toilet, none are water proof.

Related: Dropped your phone in water? The fix isn’t rice

Drying on the counter is as fast as the rice treatment

Multiple websites suggest sticking electronics that have been submerged in liquid in a bag of uncooked rice, to draw the water out. But that actually doesn’t work and can introduce dust and starch into the phone as well, said Beinecke.

“We did a study, and rice was slower to work than just leaving the phone out on the counter. And neither worked fast enough. After about 48 hours in rice, only 13% of the water came out of the phone,” he said.

By the time the phone had fully dried out, corrosion will have had time to damage the delicate electronics inside, he said.

The preferred method to safely dry phones is to boil off the water inside them at low temperatures under vacuum. 

San Antonio, Texas-based DryBox has about 60 such sites in Texas and Florida that offer self-service vacuum drying for electronics. The items are placed in a chamber slightly smaller than a shoe box and then put under vacuum while being heated.

The lower the pressure, the lower the temperature at which water boils. The machine allows the water inside the phone to boil off at temperatures that can’t damage the components, usually within about 30 minutes.

The sooner a phone is dried out, the better chance it has of surviving a dunking unscathed, said DryBox president David Naumann.  In his experience, within 36 hours the chances for success are three out of four. After that it drops down to less than 50%. 

“But that’s only if they didn’t try to charge it or turn it on,” he cautioned.

Both DryBox and TekDry charge $69.99 per phone. They also do car key fobs, hearing aids, fitness trackers and TV remotes. 

Though for those who can’t get somewhere to have their phone professionally dried, there’s still hope. In San Francisco, Tan said he’d had people bring in phones that stopped working after being sent through a washer and didn’t bring them in for six months, figuring they were dead and gone.

“We opened it up, dried it, cleaned it and in a couple of cases we’ve got them working again,” he said.

Ocean water is a different story

Plain water, or even toilet or flood water, is bad enough. Salt water is another thing entirely, say experts. The salts in ocean water are strongly corrosive to electronics and can much more quickly damage a phone.

If it’s impossible to get a phone dried out under vacuum within several days, there’s one last-ditch trick Naumann has to offer.

“If, and only if, it was in salt water, then we recommend putting the phone in a Ziplock bag with some bottled, purified water and just a pinch of baking soda. It seems counterintuitive, but the baking soda counteracts the corrosiveness of the salt water until you can get it cleaned out professionally,” he said.

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How To Dry Out & Fix A Wet, Water-Damaged iPhone

You’ve dropped your iPhone in water, and right now you want to dry it out, assess and fix the damage, and recover the data inside. You’ve come to the right place for advice.

Water is the second most common type of damage faced by iPhones (after smashed screens, which we discuss in our article on getting a broken iPhone repaired). But a dunk isn’t necessarily a death sentence. No guarantees, but with our tips there’s every chance your phone will survive to fight (and get wet) another day.

In this article we explain the best strategies for dealing with a wet or water-damaged iPhone.

What to do if your iPhone gets wet

Get the iPhone out of the water right away, if you haven’t already.

Do not plug in the iPhone. If it’s plugged in already, unplug it (very carefully).

Do not turn it on. This can cause short circuits.

If the wet iPhone is in a case, take it out. Remove the SIM card too. Water can linger in these nooks and crannies.

With a soft towel or cloth, wipe liquid off everything you can reach. Turn the iPhone upside down and give it a gentle shake to clear the ports and sockets.

Power off the wet iPhone

You want to avoid activating the circuits inside the iPhone, because this is likely to cause short circuits and long-term damage.

If the iPhone is switched off already, leave it off. Don’t be tempted to power on to see if it still works. It might, and then promptly stop working forever precisely because you took a look.

If your iPhone is switched on, you’re looking at two unappealing options: power down (but in the process cause the screen and operating system to wake up briefly before switching off) or leave the device in sleep mode and hope you don’t get any notifications.

It’s your decision, but after discussions here in the Macworld offices we’ve decided that the lesser of two evils is to wake the iPhone briefly in order to do a full power off – and that’s what we suggest in the video at the top of this article.

If you were lucky enough to be in Airplane Mode when you dropped the device, however, or are confident that nothing will wake your iPhone in the next 48 hours, leaving it alone might be the better option.

Dry out your iPhone with uncooked rice

Now we need to draw as much interior liquid out as possible. Resist the temptation to use a hair dryer or other heat treatment, as this can damage the iPhone’s internal components.

(A few iPhone users advise the use of a non-heated fan, which at least shouldn’t make things worse, even if we think the below techniques are likely to be more effective.)

To get moisture out of the iPhone’s interior, you need a desiccant. Many people swear by uncooked rice, advising owners to put their damp iPad or iPhone in a big bowl of the stuff (cover it completely) and leave it there for 48 hours or so.

The rice will absorb the moisture effectively, and most of us have some uncooked rice in our homes (or can get hold of some fairly easily). But it may get dust or even entire grains into the ports. Be warned.

We discuss this method in more detail in our article: rescue a soaked iPhone with the rice trick.

Photo by Steven Depolo; used (unmodified) under Creative Commons Licence. It’s an iPod touch, in fact, but you get the idea.

Dry out your iPhone with silica gel

A better option than uncooked rice if you’ve got it is silica gel – those little (and inedible) packets that come with some electronic components, particularly if they’ve been shipped from a country with a humid climate.

You need enough of them to cover the iPhone. You may be able to buy them en masse from a craft shop, and handbag shops are a great source – ask the staff if they mind you fishing out the sachet that you’ll probably find zipped into each handbag’s interior pocket.

Silica gel sachets should dry a wet iPhone out more efficiently and less messily than rice. You should still give the iPhone at least 48 hours to dry out completely, however.

Dismantle your iPhone

If you’re really confident about doing DIY repairs on your iPhone, the best way to deal with a wet iPhone is to unscrew the bottom screws (on most models of iPhone this will require a proprietary type of screwdriver head, available as part of some iPhone repair kits sold by unofficial third-party accessory makers) and access the interior.

Just bear in mind that this is likely to invalidate any warranty coverage you’ve got, and there’s a risk that your DIY work will cause damage rather than repair it.

Still: the most effective way to get water from the inside of an iPhone is to get right in there and dry it out from within.

You’ll want to take the battery out, for instance (this also minimises the potential for short circuits), and get water out of all the internal nooks and crannies. Apply a soft dry cloth to all interior surfaces while endeavouring to be as gentle as possible.

We’re not sure we’d recommend this approach, primarily because of its potential to exacerbate the problem. But in some situations it may be the only way to save the day – and if nothing else works and you’re out of warranty, you may find yourself with nothing to lose.

What to do next

Once you’ve waited a couple of days and think you’ve successfully dried out your iPhone, you can try switching it on. If it still doesn’t work, or if you want to get the internals checked out, you can ask an Apple Genius to take a look, but bear in mind that iOS devices have internal liquid detectors, so they will know what happened.

One final warning: a bad submersion may cause long-term damage, particularly to the battery, that only becomes apparent months later. In one famous case, an iPhone 3GS spontaneously overheated more than a year after being dropped in a pool. The owner had used the rice technique and the iPhone had worked fine afterwards… initially.

We would therefore advise that, if you’re lucky enough to be able to get your iPhone to run after a dip, you should back up all important files on the device in case it packs up again in the future. Its recovery, we’re sorry to say, may only be temporary – although we hope not.

Waterproof cases & emergency kits

Hopefully the steps above helped you revive the drowned iPhone in your life, but there are way to avoid the situation in future.

Water’s not good for iPhones and iPads, penetrating deep within their circuitry and leading to damaging short circuits. So those (extremely common) hazards so many iPhone owners risk – taking photos on the beach, browsing the web in the bath, even reading email on the loo – are best avoided. Most of us only cotton on to the dangers after our first soaked iPhone.

If you really want to read e-books by the pool or in the bath, consider buying a waterproof iPhone case. Another option to bear in mind is some kind of handle or wrist strap so you’re less likely to drop the device in the first place.

You might like to buy an emergency package for drying out an electronic device – obviously it’s best to have it ready in advance, instead of waiting for the crisis to occur and then queueing at the shops.

The AF Tech Rescue Kit is an affordable option available on Amazon.

Which iPhones are water-resistant?

If buying a waterproof case doesn’t appeal, you might consider upgrading the phone itself. In recent years Apple’s handsets have got better and better at water resistance.

Water (and dust) resistance is commonly expressed by the IP rating system. Before 2016 Apple didn’t disclose IP ratings for its phones, but that year’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were certified as IP67 – an excellent score which indicates they should survive submersion in up to 1m of water for 30 minutes.

In 2018 the iPhone XS and XS Max went one step further, scoring IP68. This extends the immersion to 2m, and you will very rarely see a consumer product get a higher rating than this.

Here are the IP ratings of Apple’s phone range:

  • iPhone 6s and earlier: not rated
  • iPhone 7: IP67
  • iPhone 7 Plus: IP67
  • iPhone 8: IP67
  • iPhone 8 Plus: IP67
  • iPhone X: IP67
  • iPhone XR: IP67
  • iPhone XS: IP68
  • iPhone XS Max: IP68
  • iPhone 11: IP68
  • iPhone 11 Pro: IP68
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: IP68

You can buy a new iPhone handset on Apple’s website, or browse our roundup of the best iPhone deals.

How to eject water from an iPhone speaker

While the iPhone 7 and later are water-resistant, it doesn’t stop water from getting into the speaker grille. The Apple Watch Series 2 and later have a similar issue, although they come with a built-in feature that can be toggled to ‘eject’ the water by playing a specific frequency.

Why the iPhones don’t feature a similar option, we’re not quite sure – but there is a relatively easy way for users to eject water from within an iPhone 7 or later speaker, and it’s by using a free app called Sonic.

Simply download the app and tap the water droplet icon in the middle of the screen. This should cause the water to ‘jump’ from the speaker so you can absorb it with a tissue.

How to Dry Out a Wet Phone

The realisation that there is a difference between water-proofing and water-resistance can for many people come far too late. While many modern smartphones are now certified for protection against water ingress, at least for a time, many more are simply splashproof, and a dunk in the bath or a swimming pool can still mean a death sentence for these devices.

Before your phone or other tech gets anywhere near the water, make sure you have checked and you know its water-resistance rating. This will be expressed in the specification as an IPXX number. The first X here is for solid particles such as dust, and goes as high as 6. The second X is for water-resistance, and goes from a scale of 0 to 9, where 0 is zero protection and 9 is the most complete protection available.

The most common is perhaps IP67, with the 7 here meaning a device can be immersed in water of up to 1m depth for up to 30 minutes. IP68 means it can withstand depths of up to 1.5m, again for 30 minutes. The top rating of IP69K means it can also survive high-temperature or powerful jets of water.

In each of these cases, water-resistance is guaranteed only to a certain depth and for a certain period of time. That doesn’t mean they will suddenly falter when the clock hits 31 minutes, or you go 2m underwater, just that they could, and they won’t be under warranty. It’s at this point that you could find yourself in need of our handy tips for drying out a wet phone.

What to do when your phone gets wet

Before you try any of these tips, note that there is one very important thing you should not do: under no circumstances should you try to use your wet phone.

Take it out the water, immediately turn it off, remove any accessible parts such as the SIM, then dry it off as much as you can on a towel or sleeve. Gently shake water from its ports.

How to dry out a wet phone

This isn’t an urban myth: rice is amazing at sucking up water. Grab a big bowl, then into the bowl goes your wet phone and enough rice to adequately cover it. Now forget about it for 24 hours. 

Only when the time is up should you attempt to switch on the device. If it doesn’t work, stick it back in the rice and try again the following day. On the third or fourth unsuccessful attempt you should begin to consider noting the time of death.  

You could also substitute rice for silica gel (you’ll probably find some packets of this in the box for the last pair of trainers or handbag that you bought).  

If you have a nice warm airing cupboard in your house, leaving your device in there for a day or two could help draw out the unwanted moisture. The key word here, though, is ‘warm’: avoid anything ‘hot’.

Tips that will not dry out your wet phone 
  • Do not put a water-damaged phone in the tumble dryer (even inside a sock or a pillow case)
  • Do not leave your wet phone on the radiator
  • Do not heat up your wet phone with a hair dryer
  • Do not put your wet phone in the freezer

If all else fails and you’re now in need of a new phone, check out our round-up of the best waterproof phones.

Wet iPhone | Phone in Rice Method

Even if your waterlogged smartphone seems like it’s kicked the bucket, there’s a good chance you can still resuscitate it. But you’ll need to act fast: The longer the water sits inside, the greater the likelihood it will corrode the metal components inside for good.

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This is a DIY moment. While most people are conditioned to send back broken merchandise, your phone’s warranty probably doesn’t cover water damage. And you may not have much luck pulling a fast one on your phone company—most modern phones come with a “water sticker” that permanently changes color if it gets wet.

So, go ahead: get out that box of rice.

Step #1: Remove the Battery

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Immediately cut the power by removing the battery. We know it’s tempting, but resist the urge to power up your phone to see if it works—just turning it on can short out the circuits.

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If you have a GSM phone (the type AT&T and T-Mobile use), you’ll want to remove the SIM card as well. Use a pin or a special SIM card removal tool to pop open the SIM tray and remove the small card. Water could have gotten into this tiny opening, and you don’t want to risk having to replace your SIM, too. Even if your phone turns out to be beyond repair, the SIM should retain a lot of its onboard data, like the contacts in your phone book.

Step #2: Dry Your Phone

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Next, dry your phone off. This sounds like the simplest step, but it’s actually where things get tricky.

Don’t even think about taking a hair dryer to your handset. Added heat could cause corrosion if there’s any water on your phone’s hardware. That means no microwave, either. You’re only going to catch your phone on fire, which certainly will make it dry, but not very operational.

While heat will certainly evaporate the moisture, it could also warp components and melt adhesives. Those fragile glues are also why you’ll want to avoid dunking the phone in rubbing alcohol (an oft­-prescribed tip on the web). Alcohol is a solvent and can dissolve the internal adhesives.

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Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Instead, start with a soft, microfiber cloth, the kind you use to wipe smudges off of your glasses. If you can remove the back panel of your phone, use a cloth to wipe down the components inside. And if you want some warmth to help coax out whatever water has not yet dissipated, let your phone rest on a windowsill in some sunlight.

You could also opt for a can of compressed air, an air compressor set to a low psi, or a vacuum cleaner (a wet/dry Shop-Vac would be perfect). The idea is to use air to push or pull moisture out through the same channels it entered.

Step #3: Use a Desiccant

Now, here’s the most important part: submerge your phone in a desiccant, or a substance that will induce dryness by absorbing water. That’s just a fancy way of saying grab the rice.

Leave the phone and its disconnected battery submerged in a bowl of rice overnight. According to Gazelle, a company that buys and sells pre-owned consumer electronics, instant rice (like Uncle Ben’s) is a better option than regular uncooked rice (the stuff that takes 15 to 20 minutes to cook).

In a May 2014 test, Gazelle drowned nine smartphones before attempting to save each one with a different desiccant agent:

After extracting as much water as possible from the device, using large quantities of a drying agent may help accelerate the drying process. If a drying agent is used, silica gel is the best of the options tested, followed by couscous and instant rice. Conventional cat litter, oats, and chia seeds are not recommended because of the dust and debris that they deposit inside of the phone. . . Uncooked white rice is not recommended due to its poor performance as a drying agent.

Silica gel, as the review notes, is the best option if you have some lying around. You’re probably used to seeing silica gel in the form of those little packets stuffed into the pockets of new clothes or shoes. But acting fast is far more important than avoiding a little rice or quinoa dust, so don’t waste time shopping for silica gel packets if you don’t already have a drawer full of them.

One last note: If your phone gets soaked in salt water, you should probably flush the whole thing in fresh water before it dries. When salt water evaporates, it leaves crystals that can damage a phone’s fragile components. Just be sure to remove the battery before flooding the device.

Counterpoint: Rice Doesn’t Save the Day, It’s Just a Coincidence

Repair experts say that we’ve been duped into the rice theory—and the cat litter theory, and the silica packet theory, for what it’s worth. None of these desiccants work, they believe, because corrosion is instant when water gets inside certain components of your smartphone.

“We’ve all been fooled, iFixit included, by this pervasive myth,” Kyle Wiens, the founder of the popular repair site iFixit, tells Pop Mech.

Here’s the thing: if you keep your phone powered off, toss the thing into a bowl of rice, and happen to strike gold when you turn it back on, it really looks like the rice was a hero. And you want to believe that. But in reality, your smartphone will still have weakened, oxidized solder joints. That means the insides of your phone will only continue to corrode.

“Instead of rice/desiccants, use alcohol to displace the water, and scrub off any visible corrosion,” Wiens explains. “If you can, get it in an ultrasonic cleaner like jewelers use to clean wedding rings. Then wait as long as you can bear to power it back up.”

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What to do if your smartphone gets wet

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Most of us carry our smartphones with us everywhere we go, which makes it all too easy to drop them in the washing up, the bath or even down the toilet.

While it’s not ideal for your phone to take a dip, it might not spell the end if you follow these top tips.

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What should you do if you drop your phone in water?

      1. Take your smartphone out of the water immediately and dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth.
      2. If the phone is on, switch it off straight away. Resist the urge to unlock it and check it’s working as this could stop it working further down the line. If it’s switched off, leave it off.
      3. If possible, take the back off and remove the battery (unfortunately you can’t do this with an iPhone and other high-end smartphones). Eject the SIM card and memory card if you have one.
      4. Gently shake your smartphone to remove any water in the headphone port, charging socket and other ports.
      5. Pop your smartphone in a bowl of dry rice, covering it fully, and leave for a minimum of 48 hours.
      6. When the 48 hours is up, check the ports for rice and remove any grains with a small pair of tweezers. Now you can switch on your phone. If it works, make sure you back up all your data immediately, in case it stops working again.
        1. GHI TIP: You can pop the phone in an airing cupboard to dry out instead of using rice, but you run the risk of the phone overheating, so we prefer the rice method.

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          Is there such a thing as a waterproof phone?

          If your phone can’t be rescued, and you’re looking for a replacement, consider a waterproof model. Fortunately, a degree of waterproofing is becoming more and more common on modern mobiles, particularly at the higher end. Search Google for ‘waterproof mobile’ and you’ll find direct links to water resistant and waterproof ranges on sale through Carphone Warehouse, Argos and other high street retailers.

          The key spec you need to look out for is the phone’s IP (Ingress Protection) rating. This will be a two digit code, in which the first digit rates how well the device can withstand solid objects, like dust, from entering it, and the second denotes how well it is protected against liquid seeping into it. In each instance, larger numbers are better. So, a phone rated at IP67 is dust-tight (the 6) and can withstand immersion in water to a depth of one metre (the 7). If the second digit was 0, the phone would offer no water resistance; a 1 indicates that it can withstand drips.

          Which mobile phones are waterproof?

          The iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are rated to IP68, having been tested at depths of six metres for 30 minutes. The iPhone 11 family is also rated IP68, although these devices were only tested at depths of four metres. You can find ratings for other devices in Apple’s line-up on its help pages.

          Google’s Pixel 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S21 and S20 families are likewise rated to IP68 standard.

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          90,000 Six Tips – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

          More than a dozen articles have been written about how to deal with a drowned smartphone. RG Digital takes the liberty of writing another one, collecting obviously truthful facts and debunking some myths.

          Let’s try to describe the order of actions in the event that you accidentally “dipped” your gadget.

          1. Shutdown

          If your smartphone is submerged in water, beer, Coca-Cola or any other liquid, the first step is to turn it off.Android smartphones are turned off by long pressing the power key, iPhone (and iPad, by the way, too) – by long pressing the power key and the home button.

          This is done because even a weak electrical impulse, which is transferred to the wrong place through water droplets, can damage the microcircuit (of which there are usually several in a smartphone). The microcircuits are absolutely non-repairable, no service center will replace them. Therefore, you will be offered to either throw out the device, or replace the entire motherboard as a whole.This means that you will lose all data that has not been stored in the “cloud”, and will part with a serious amount of money.

          2. Battery and cards Secondly, you need to remove the SIM-card, battery and memory card from the phone. A removable battery is a big plus, since without a power source, no electrical impulses inside the smartphone will arise and will not lead to damage. Cards from moisture can simply deteriorate – for example, become covered with a coating of oxide – and stop working.

          If the back cover of the smartphone is removed – remove and leave it in this state.

          3. Rest and sleep

          Do not try to immediately turn on the phone and check its functionality. It’s like trying to get someone with a broken spine back on their feet. Only harm. Why – see point number one.

          4. Hairdryer prohibited

          Never try to dry your smartphone with a hair dryer. Even if it seems to you that a jet of air has blown through the gadget and removed all the moisture, do not believe your feelings.The enemy is cunning and cunning. In fact, the motherboard is full of hidden places where water droplets can hide for a long time. For example, the space under the microcircuit or between its legs. Any secluded pits or depressions. And no matter how you blow or shake, the microscopic droplets will stick there even more.

          5. Rice – enemy or friend

          Many advisors recommend putting your smartphone in a container with rice and leaving it there for a day or even two. Allegedly, the rice will absorb the remaining moisture inside the machine.Is it worth using this method?

          The answer is yes, it is, but it is unlikely to be enough. Rice is a kind of emergency resuscitation, which does not heal the patient, but helps him to wait for a long and serious operation.
          The fact is that ordinary drinking water contains a large amount of various salts that will remain on the inner surfaces of the smartphone after it evaporates. How exactly these salts will affect, closing certain contacts – no one can tell you for sure.Perhaps the device will work strangely, and you decide that the problem is of a software nature, but you will not be able to fix it. The microphone may suddenly turn off or Wi-Fi may stop working.

          Despite this, the “rice method” is very popular. If you think your smartphone hasn’t suffered too much from the water, you can give it a try. By the way, rice can be replaced with silica gel – a substance that absorbs water much stronger than rice. Silica gel bags are found, for example, in new shoe boxes.

          6. Emergency

          Just in case, it is worth clarifying: the service center is a rather large room where certified specialists work (often this institution is an authorized center of some large brand), where you are met by an employee at the counter, where you are given acceptance documents with wet stamps … A lopsided booth with the inscription “Repair of phones of any complexity” is not a service center. You can carry your phone there only in one case – if you want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

          90,000 What to do if your phone gets wet

          I think every brain must know the sequence of actions BEFORE this can happen. I will share my experience on how to save your phone if you dropped it into water or got wet in any other way.

          There are a lot of senile tips, like putting your phone in a bag of rice and it will absorb moisture, or pouring it all over with alcohol. This will not help your phone much, in the article I wrote why.

          The most dangerous for telephones is sea water, detergent and jam 🙂 The most common liquids with impurities of salts, alkalis, etc.d.

          Even if distilled water gets in, which does not pass the current, then due to the debris that is necessarily present in any phone, you must perform a number of immediate actions.

          For some time I worked with a telephone repair shop and saw the sad fate of such phones. Even if you dry it without disassembling, then gradually the tracks on the board will still oxidize and collapse. Most likely, glitches may begin in 2-4 weeks.The phone – a drowned man can work, but do not hesitate – he will not be able to live for long.

          If the phone is drowned or wet:

          1. Remove the cover and pull out the battery

          2. Chip off drops, find a dry towel

          3. Remove the liquid from the inside by mouth by removing the housing

          4. Rinse the board and all metal parts with alcohol with a brush or in an ultrasonic bath

          5. Allow to dry for at least 12 hours

          Let’s consider all the points in more detail on my recent experience of resuscitating the phone after washing.

          Remove battery

          In no case should you hesitate! We extract from the water. Although I took my mobile out of the water after a second and a half, a lot of water got inside through the holes for the headset and sd card. And water with washing powder!

          Remove battery immediately to avoid short circuit!

          While disassembling, we take out the memory card, SIM card. We lay on a dry, clean towel.

          How to disassemble phone

          Of course, most people in general will carry it to the service, but believe me – all the service for the repair of mobile (and indeed equipment in general) that I came across to put it mildly do the repairs NOT very willingly and efficiently.I saw cases when VERY often do the work “on the ditch”. Therefore, I am a big supporter of doing everything with my own hands, if time, knowledge and directness of hands permits. Craftsmen are often not interested in the durability of your device and careful disassembly and assembly, as well as the safety of your data.

          First of all, we look on youtube how exactly your phone model understands, what latches are there and where exactly.

          There were as many as 197 video results for my model.In theory, touchscreen phones have fewer details, but in my case the screen and the front panel turned out to be non-separable.

          Tools required:

          – a set of small screwdrivers, hexagons, stars (depending on the phone)

          – scalpel, pick or construction knife (any thin and strong object to pry off the case lid).

          A set of screwdrivers (bought long ago for $ 3) helped me out this time too. Photo of a similar one from tyrnet:

          We do everything very carefully and slowly.

          Disconnect everything we can: speaker cables, etc.

          We clean the inside of the phone

          Perhaps the most painstaking process. I do not recommend using cotton wool – a lot of fluff remains. Better take napkins or cotton cloth.

          Do not use solvents !!! Like white spirit, acetone and others. To clean the phone board, I took a pharmacy ethyl alcohol. It is available in every sense.

          Set aside the screen, microphone, speakers.We can only wipe the contacts with them. The case also NOT should be wiped from the outside with alcohol – ugly stains and streaks may remain! We take the board and literally buy it in alcohol. We clean off all the dirt and oxides. If you do not do everything well now, after a while it will be too late and you will not be able to do without soldering.

          I had an ultrasonic bath for experiments; after cleaning with a brush, the phone was bathed in it. These are used in repair shops.

          I do not know the proportions of the solution – I poured everything that was 🙂 The repairmen add ammonia or use a special liquid.I think if you have such a device, you know how to use it.

          Here was the funniest thing – I wanted to call a friend for consultation, I started looking for my dialer. Have not found! 🙂 Strange, I thought, when my gaze settled on the smashed body of the phone. : D

          We dry the phone from alcohol

          Gently wipe dry. We wipe it so that the dissolved substances do not settle on the phone after the liquid evaporates. The alcohol dries quickly, but the water can remain under the chips, so I didn’t risk it.

          It was getting close to night. Towards the morning I put my phone back together and what happiness it was – it worked!

          Several weeks have passed, there were no complaints. If you succeed, I’m glad you helped and you were able to save a lot. Now you can restore any other phone both to yourself and to your friends. Life is unpredictable! If not, you need to carry it to the service.

          UPD 04/02/2014

          Attention to everyone who has problems with the sensor! On special forums they write that if water gets on a tach, then it almost always needs to be replaced.He is afraid even of wet fingers and the slightest droplets, not that of bathing!

          The touchscreen itself is inexpensive and you can find and buy it in many stores , where they sell spare parts (usually some service one is adjacent to them).
          You need:

          1. Disassemble your phone
          2. Separate the sensor from the screen (if necessary, wipe off the sticky layer with cotton wool and nail polish remover)
          3. Install a new sensor, making sure that it is not a cable or a connector before purchasing.(sometimes, due to corrosion, contacts are corny)

          And let me remind you – the longer you drag out, the more corrosion inside, so wash your phone immediately !

          Better google:
          phone model sensor does not work solution

          Good luck with your phone!
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          UPDATE 10.06.2014! Friends. Due to the fact that all requests for this article are of the same type, I stop commenting on them. The article describes in detail what to do and why. Good luck in restoring your phones and their long-term use!

          The phone fell into water ➔ What to do if liquid gets into the smartphone

          This article prompted me to write a large number of calls to our service center with the questions “My phone fell into the water, what should I do?”, “How much will it cost to repair a drowned phone?” , or “We washed the phone in the washing machine, the phone does not turn on, can it be repaired?” or “I got caught in the rain and my phone got wet, now it doesn’t work”, etc.d.

          What’s the first thing to do?

          1. First of all, you need to remove the battery from the phone and do not insert it for at least a day. Oddly enough, it is not so much water that kills the elements inside the phone, but electric current, which oxidizes the elements inside and destroys the radio elements and the device board.
          2. The second thing the phone needs to do is dry the inside of the . But based on practice, I will tell you that liquid gets inside the phone very quickly, but it can dry for a very long time, far from one day.And even if all the liquid inside dries out, salts dissolved in water still remain, which corrode radioelements when the phone is operating, since salts are conductors of electric current.
          3. Therefore, the third step in saving the phone after moisture gets into it, I advise to contact the service center for repairing phones, and it is better not to hesitate, the faster it is done, the cheaper the repair will be, and perhaps only the prevention of the phone’s elements will be enough.

          I advise you to put your phone in rice!

          But things are not always so easy.Let’s say you dropped your iPhone in water, and you can’t get the battery in it without disassembling the device. In this case, if you cannot contact the service center in the very near future, I advise to put the iPhone in rice (just don’t laugh, but it really helps! The most ordinary food rice, I didn’t believe at first, but after people brought drowned iPhones, dried in rice, during the repair it was really visible that the effects of moisture were minimal). The photo shows the board of a drowned iPhone 4, which was put in rice, and then brought to the service.The board was perfectly clean, the only thing that oxidized was the touchscreen connector (marked with a red circle). The red diamond indicates an indicator of liquid penetration into the iPhone.

          What can happen to the phone after getting water?

          The most innocuous case, when the phone was dropped into water, it continues to work, but there are water stains on the screen. It seems to be okay, but it looks unpleasant, especially against a light background. The way out of this situation is only to replace the display on the phone.Even after the water dries up, traces of it still remain, and it is impossible to remove them from the old screen, since the display contains several layers of film that scatter the backlight, and it is impossible to disassemble them without damaging them.

          The worst case is when water that gets into the phone oxidizes radioelements and destroys them. The oxidation state depends on the time the phone is in water, on the amount of liquid that got inside, on whether the battery was pulled out of the drowned phone right away or after a while.If you do not immediately take action after getting liquid into the phone, then it will be approximately the same as with the phone in the photo on the right. The elements oxidize, salts corrode the parts of the phone, and the recessed phone becomes unusable.

          The last picture shows the phone’s board, which fell into the water and the battery was not immediately taken out of it. The phone worked for a while, and then it turned off and does not turn on again. Yes, it will not turn on anymore, the phone cannot be repaired, since many radio elements inside have simply rotted.In this case, it is necessary to completely change the payment on the phone, which is usually comparable in cost to the price of a used phone of the same model. Therefore, in order to avoid this and extend the life of your phone after dropping liquid into it, immediately take the measures I wrote about at the beginning of the article.

          The cost of repairing a phone after water is

          And now I want to answer the most common question: “How much will it cost to repair a well-worn telephone?” If the phone does not turn on after the liquid gets inside, then I will answer honestly: “I do not know.”In this case, you cannot do without diagnosing a malfunction, since water could damage any element, and therefore the phone must be disassembled and tested to identify a malfunction.

          Diagnostics needed!

          It is impossible to say how much the repair after water ingress costs without inspection. Contact the expert for consultation

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          90,000 ▷ What if your mobile phone gets wet?

          Let’s put ourselves in a fairly common situation. We have to go to the bathroom. Since we are in the middle of a conversation, a Candy Crush game immersed in various tweets or something that prevents us from letting go of our smartphone, we decided to take it with us to the bathroom. A few minutes later, we discover that our cell phone has gotten wet as a result of a terrible fall.What are we doing?

          Bathroom is an example of everyday life, but in fact, our phone can fall in the pool, in the sea, or get wet quite easily if liquid falls on the table. The first thing we have to do is stay calm, because all is not lost yet. And now we will get our smartphone out of the water as soon as possible. The longer, the more water can be filtered. Once we have the basics, we’ll talk about the steps to follow.

          What not to do

          • If it was turned off, do not turn it on.
          • Do not press any buttons or keys.
          • Don’t shake it or shake it. Also, do not push or hit him.
          • Don’t play doctor with your smartphone and start taking pieces. The device is shipped with a Liquid Damage Indicator (LDI) which, if activated, may void your warranty. Opening the phone makes it easy to activate. If you think it is absolutely necessary, take it apart, do it, but only if you think you have the necessary experience.
          • Don’t blow it. This can cause water to spill onto other internal parts of the phone that have not yet been reached, causing further damage in the process.
          • Do not use heat of any kind, including a hair dryer. Excessive heat can damage your smartphone. Don’t put it in the microwave or freezer.

          What to do to reanimate your wet mobile

          • If your phone has not been switched off, switch it off and leave it upright.
          • Remove the protective cover, if you have one. Remove the microSD card and SIM card from their slots.
          • Open the back cover and remove the battery from your phone if possible. As you will understand, this is not possible for models with a non-removable battery.

          Dry everything you can. / © AndroidPIT

          • Use a cloth or paper towel to dry thoroughly. Most importantly, the water does not pass through other areas.
          • If the water damage is very severe, you can use a vacuum cleaner with an adapter to gently vacuum the water that may be found inside the cracks that are not easy to reach with a rag.
          • The next step is to put your smartphone in a plastic bag filled with uncooked rice. Rice is very good for absorbing liquid. The rice myth is true.
          • There are telephone dryers. If, by chance, you have one … it’s time to use it! On the other hand, if you don’t have one but feel clumsy, it might be interesting to buy one. They are sold at most electronics stores.

          Kensington offers drying bags. / © Kensington

          EVAP Smartphone Dryer

          • Wherever you put your phone (drying bag or bowl of rice), leave it there for a couple of days.
          • After a couple of days, you can turn your phone back on. It is advised to check that everything works fine, so walk around the interface, check if the speaker is playing any music or other things like calls, touch screen response, cameras or proximity sensor.
          • If your phone won’t turn on at all, try charging your phone to see if it works. If the battery is not charged, the battery may be damaged. Therefore, you will have to replace it or let it dry for a longer time.In the worst case, your phone can get damaged and there is no solution. We recommend that you take it to the technical service for a specialist to check it.
          • If your phone turns on and works as it should, don’t trust yourself. We recommend that you watch closely to see if the behavior changes in the next few days.

          Prevent, Not Cure: Aqueous Coating

          There are several options on the market, some a little more expensive for what they actually offer. My advice is to take a look at the various options on the internet.Among them, I recommend Overboard, which allows you to take full advantage of your phone.

          In case you’re a little clumsy. / © Overboard

          Classic waterproof overboard bag

          Has this ever happened to you? Do you know any other tips to share with other users?

          The phone fell into the toilet what to do how to save

          What should I do if my phone falls into the toilet?

          Many people who cannot part with their favorite gadgets have this problem.Due to forgetfulness, absent-mindedness or carelessness of the owner, the phone may fall into the toilet bowl drain. Is it possible to reanimate the device in this case? You may be lucky if you do everything quickly and clearly following the instructions.

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          What to do if the phone falls into the toilet?

          The following measures must be taken to save the phone:

          1. Take the phone out of the water, dry it with toilet paper or a rag and switch it off.
          2. Try to take out everything that comes out of it: a sim card, a USB flash drive and a battery.If you cannot get the battery yourself, then immediately contact the service center.
          3. Disassemble the phone into parts. You will need a small screwdriver. Use it to unscrew the screws and carefully remove any parts you can, such as back cover, housing, screen, etc.
          4. Wipe all parts with a tissue or towel.
          5. Next, you can put the disassembled gadget in a container with rice or silica gel for a couple of days. Take a small box or container, put raw rice in it and place the mobile phone in the center so that the cereal completely covers it on all sides.These substances will gradually absorb moisture from internal parts and microcircuits that you could not reach.
          6. After this period, you can get the phone for verification. Reassemble it in the reverse order from the one in which it was disassembled, and try to turn it on.
          7. If the battery does get wet, then it should not be inserted into the phone, but rather buy a new one. Otherwise, the device may become completely unusable. Check the status of the screen on for smudges and smudges.If there are any defects, remove the phone to dry for another couple of days. Also, do not forget to check the quality of the outgoing sound, because water gets into the speaker and headphone jack first.
          8. If you find any malfunction, for example, in the touchscreen, sound or keys, contact the service center. If the device works as before, then it still does not hurt to contact a workshop for diagnostics.

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          What Can’t Be Done?

          Many people make stupid mistakes when they drop their phone down the toilet or spill liquid on it, trying to rehabilitate it, but in the end, things only get worse.Here’s what absolutely must not be done:

          • Turn it on for testing, without first drying it. If this is done, then when turned on, a short circuit may occur, and then the microcircuits may finally burn out.
          • Dry with a hair dryer, on a battery, on a radiator, in a microwave oven. High temperatures can melt vulnerable parts, and the microwave, in general, can burn out.
          • Shake the phone. You do not need to try to shake the phone so that water flows out of it, because in this way the liquid will only spread even more and penetrate into all cracks and hard-to-reach places.
          • Drying tray in flour, salt or sugar. Small particles can clog into the gadget and disrupt its operation.
          • Connect the mobile phone to the charger until it is completely dry. The charger connector may still be damp, in which case the power supply could cause a short circuit.
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          How to remove an unpleasant odor?

          After you take your phone out of the toilet, it may smell unpleasant. You need to follow these steps to eliminate the bad odor:

          1. Quickly rinse the phone under running water and pat dry with paper, napkins or a towel.
          2. Remove the rear cover, if removable, and the housing. Wash them together with the cover with detergent. The cover can also be replaced with a new one.
          3. Place coffee or baking soda in a cloth bag, but not spill out, or take a tea bag for this purpose. Place the sachet in the bag along with your mobile phone. These substances absorb unpleasant odors well.
          4. Do not spray perfume and deodorant on your smartphone, as they will not be able to completely eliminate odors, and as a result, they will merge with the smell of the toilet into an ugly composition.

          If the gadget falls into salt water, it must also be rinsed immediately under cold water, as the salt quickly corrodes internal parts.

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          Should I contact the service center?

          You need to contact the service technicians if:

          • The phone fell into the water, but you cannot open the back cover to get the battery. You need to do this quickly, if, of course, you still need a phone.
          • The phone model is expensive or contains important documents.If a trouble happened with the so-called “flashlight” then you should not spend neither time nor money on fixing it, as it will be easier and faster to buy a new one.
          • Do not count on a repair under warranty, because if the breakdown is the owner’s fault, then this is a non-warranty case. In addition, in some cases, you will have to pay a big sum to fix the gadget or to replace some parts. For example, if the motherboard burns out, then the cost of replacing it will be such that it is easier to immediately buy a new smartphone.
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          How to avoid such unpleasant situations?

          Accidents occur only through carelessness, forgetfulness or carelessness. If your phone is dear to you and you do not want such situations to recur, then follow a few rules:

          • The main reason the device ends up in the toilet is that it falls out of the back pocket of your pants when you take them off. Therefore, do not store or carry your phone in the back pocket of your trousers.
          • Do not place the phone on the edge of the waste tank. From there, it can easily fall off, sliding off on its own, or from your careless touch.
          • Try not to hold the device in your hand over the drain, as it may accidentally slip out of your hands, or you may drop it after reading a shocking message.
          • To avoid spilling any liquid on your mobile phone, do not place it on the table next to tea, water or juice.
          • When going to the sea or the beach, always leave the device on the shore, preferably at home.
          • Carefully check all pockets before putting laundry in the wash. This will come in handy not only for saving your phone, but also money and documents.

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          Contact with water greatly reduces the service life of the phone. Even if no visible problems have yet been observed, some parts and microcircuits can slowly corrode and become unusable due to salts and other substances in the water. Therefore, it is not known when the device will become unusable – in a week or in a year.To avoid such incidents, be careful and observe the above precautions.

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          How to save your phone if it fell into the toilet

          Of everything that is needed in the toilet, most agree that mobile phones are not included in this list. Then how is it that 19% of people drop their mobile phones into this wet bowl? If you think that certain things are best left without explanation, this is probably one of those situations.

          SEE ALSO: 16% of mobile phones have poop [INFO]

          As a species, we seem to have a collective case of oily fingers. Luckily, that doesn’t mean we have to go out and buy a new mobile phone every time ours is trying to impersonate Greg Luganis. Created by HackCollege, this one-minute video tells you everything you need to know about how to rescue a sunken mobile phone.

          Images courtesy of Flickr, PKMousie and YouTube, HackCollege


          How to rescue an iPhone that you dropped in the toilet

          Bang, Splorksh.

          I love my child. In fact, yes. But this is the sound of my iPhone falling down the toilet.

          As I walk in, I see my little boyfriend diligently rinsing his iPhone in the sink. “Mom, he fell into the toilet and got dirty, I’m cleaning it for you.”

          Photo of Katie

          Probably one of the most low-key parenting moments I’ve ever had, I somehow manage not to scream like fire ants bite me and grab him.

          I take my iPhone and try to breathe normally, quickly dry it with a towel.

          Now I completely shift the blame onto my shoulders.

          In one of the 90,178 stupidest parenting moments out of 90,179 I have ever had, I handed Cole an iPhone to use in the bathroom in a moment of desperation so I could write an expired email.

          So, my iPhone was not only dropped in the toilet, but also rinsed in the sink. Thoroughly.

          O. Shit.

          Literally. There’s still shit on my iPhone. My son not only has oily fingers, but also clearly lacks cleaning skills.

          Now I have set a kind of typing speed record for a Google search “ dropped my iPhone in the toilet. Help!

          Mighty Google tells me to turn it off, dry it completely, and toss it into a bag of raw rice. Unfortunately, we are located in the center of a small town in Spain where there are no supermarkets anywhere at this time of night.

          Luckily I have wine. It doesn’t do anything for the phone, but it helps me.

          I turn it off, dry the phone with a towel and put it to dry. To give you an idea of ​​how wet it is, water is still dripping after 20 minutes …

          I don’t even think about taking the phone apart to remove the battery. IPhones aren’t meant for us mere mortals to figure it out, and besides, we don’t have the tools to do that. All night, the iPhone turns on and off like a man possessed until it finally runs out of battery.

          We will be on the road the next day, and since today is Sunday, all the shops we pass by are closed. Finally, two days later, we receive a bag of rice. I drop my phone thinking that only a miracle will save. After five days in rice, we take out the phone and turn it on.

          Mary. Mother. From … charging!

          Believe it or not, this story has a happy ending. Three weeks later, the phone is still working fine. The screen looks sharp, the microphone and speakers are working fine, and the battery is more powerful than ever.

          Even the fact that it turned on is still amazing.

          Friends, the fact that it works better than ever is a modern Easter miracle.

          What I did to save my iPhone from toilet baptism

          1. Freak. You’re going anyway. We can do it officially.
          2. Do not switch on the phone to check if it works! This could short-circuit the phone.
          3. Take a towel and dry your iPhone as best you can.
          4. DO NOT use the hair dryer to dry the , even in cold conditions. Heating of the electronics can damage the phone and the wind can push water further into the device.
          5. Switch off telephone completely. To do this, hold the power button at the top of the phone for a few seconds until slide appears on the screen to power off . Do not turn iPhone back on under any circumstances. Obviously, this is the kiss of death.If it turns back on, there is nothing you can do but let the battery drain completely.
          6. I have been discussing for a long time and whether it is difficult to open the phone and remove the battery. In the end, I decided to leave the phone closed, as I was worried that I might push water further on the phone by opening it, and the iPhone is rather difficult to put together again.
          7. Feel free to open the SIM tray and remove the SIM (a pin or paper clip will work if you don’t have the included clip).Simply insert the pin in the center of the SIM slot and push it in until it opens, at which point pull the tray out.
          8. Place your phone in a desiccant such as dry white rice in an airtight container or zippered bag for at least 3 days (72 hours), although more is often considered the best (we left ours for 5 days, and the usual recommendation is 7 to 10 days). ). Never switch on the phone for testing during this time. You can use other desiccants such as silica gel or DampRid, but dry rice is available to most people.
          9. After drying your phone for week , carefully remove any rice grains from your phone and remove any rice powder that may have accumulated.
          10. Fully charge the phone . If nothing happens right away, wait a little longer. Some offer overnight charging.
          11. Now might be a good time to back up something from your phone in case of permanent damage. You may only have a small window of opportunity to get your photos, emails, or contact lists before the phone goes off for good. Do not overwrite the latest backup as your phone can literally die at any time during the transfer.
          12. Now it’s time to turn it on and check if everything is working properly. Make sure the screen, microphone, speakers (bottom and headset) and headphone jack are working.
          13. Now for the last test, insert your SIM card and make a test call to .
          14. If your phone won’t turn on or charge, take it to an Apple store for a technician to inspect it.If your phone is written off, Apple has good deals on refurbished phones for people doing stupid things with their old phones. You won’t get the newest version (unless your phone was the latest version), however the phone they give you. will have a brand new battery and will look and function like new. We know a few people who took this route when their phones started misbehaving after the “crash” and they were quite happy with how things turned out.

          If you’re tired of your iPhone, now might be the time to find out what else is in stock and start buying something new.

          This time, you might even want to consider including an extended warranty that will apply to your phone in the event of such accidents.

          As the old adage goes, if it can happen one day, it can probably happen again. Just please don’t let me be guilty!

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          How to Easily Recover Data from Water Damaged Android Phone

          Throw your Android device into a glass of water, a pool or a toilet? If so, you are not alone in this area. Many users have faced a similar situation.

          It is quite obvious that when something falls into the water, it completely shuts down, and the same happens with Android devices. It stops working if it gets into a liquid.

          What happens to Android users is that when an Android phone falls right into the water, the whole world seems to freeze.This can be overcome if you have waterproof smartphones.

          As a rule, Android devices have been very popular in the past few years, which provides amazing and unique features. These features give smartphones an edge over other phones.

          But this is not the end. For these reasons, nowadays, smartphone manufacturers are creating waterproof smartphones so that users do not have to face any kind of data loss situations.It is true that most people do not have waterproof smartphones right now, which totally means that other methods are required to deal with the situation.

          Well, one thing every Android user should point out is that taking precautions is one of the important things that users can protect their phones from water damage. But what if it’s too late and the phone has already dived into the water? Some important things are mentioned here to be aware of water damage to Android phone.

          1. A part of Android that gets damaged when wet
          2. Signs of Android phones falling into the water
          3. What to do if your phone gets wet in water
          4. Often Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
          5. Do’s and don’ts if your Android phone is damaged with water
          6. How to get important files when your phone gets wet
          7.Precautions when caring for the device
          8. Final words
          Parts that are damaged when the phone falls into the water

          It does not matter if you have a good smartphone or not, but there is one thing in common: your phone cannot swim when it falls into the water. When Android devices come into contact with water, some important parts of the phone are damaged. But many users don’t know which parts will be damaged?

          The phone has one motherboard, the important components of which are RAM , CPU and some other small details.When an Android device gets wet, the headphone jack, charging port, microphone pores are some of the main parts of the list through which water gets in. This damages the motherboard and phone screen. After that, the expensive device becomes a play toy for children. After water damage, the same sensation can be restored and it becomes impossible to touch the device. And if he tried very hard to give life to the device, then it costs almost the original price of the phone.

          What are the signs for Android phones when it gets wet?

          When your Android device gets wet in water, it will automatically void the manufacturer’s warranty period.In fact, due to such damage, many insurance claims are filed, especially during the summer month, such as June and July. Typically, smartphones use LDI indicators (liquid damage indicators), which change color when the device gets wet. Some smartphones, such as Samsung Galaxy, provide this feature, where the battery consists of an indicator sticker in white with small crosses covered in red. When this sticker gets wet, it will turn purple or red or pink .And this only happens when the battery gets wet with water or some kind of liquid.

          What should I do if my phone comes into contact with water or any other liquid?

          An Android device that falls into the water seems like a tragedy. This is due to the fact that the device contains many important things, and, importantly, the device is not waterproof. But there are some steps mentioned here that can help remedy the situation. Suppose your Android device accidentally falls into the water, what should you do then?

          1. Remove from water immediately

          As soon as the device falls into the water, immediately lift it up.This is because if the device stays on the water much longer, the chance of fixing it decreases. Therefore, react immediately and remove the device from wherever it fell, even if it fell into the toilet. After removing it from the water, turn off the device, if not already, and store it in a safe place. Then remove the battery from the battery and store it in a safe place, such as paper towels.

          1. Remove all parts from android phone

          If you have already removed the battery, remove other removable parts such as SIM cards , back cover , SD card , stylus and T.And place them in cotton or tissue paper, then wipe the device completely with a soft cloth and try to remove any water from all parts of the device.

          Note – Do not try to turn on the device after contact with water. This is highly recommended because when the power is on, the water on the motherboard reacts with electrical charge, so a short circuit may occur.

          Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

          Water Damage Leading to Battery Problems

          Ans – This does happen when your Android device is submerged in water, the battery problem is immediately visible.This is because the minerals in the water cause erosion and provide electrical circuits that the phone’s operating system does not provide. Therefore, it is recommended that you immediately remove the battery as soon as you take the device out of the water.

          Recovering data after water damage

          Ans – There are many ways that can help you get out of a water damage situation. Try placing the device in an airtight container with rice and letting it sit for a few days.It can help turn on the device and get data back easily.

          How long to leave a wet phone in rice to dry

          Ans – First clean the device thoroughly, and then keep it in a bag of rice for at least 24–36 hours. This process is very simple and requires no additional effort. Rice absorbs water easily, which can be a good way to dry a wet device.

          Smartphone screen damaged due to water damage

          Ans – This is a critical situation that occurs when water gets inside the device.It is recommended that you remove all removable parts from the device and store the device in cotton or tissue paper only after wiping it completely. This will help your phone dry up and it can start working.

          Android phone fell into water and cannot connect to Wi-Fi

          Ans – When an Android phone falls into water, no damage is visible, but the chip present on the board may be damaged. After the device dries, turn it on and press the Wi-Fi button.If it shows the network, everything is fine. Otherwise, you need to take it to a service center.

          Do’s and don’ts if your Android phone is damaged by water

          Up to

          • React immediately and remove the device from the water
          • Turn off the device and remove the battery immediately, otherwise a wet battery may cause short circuit and other components.
          • Remove all removable parts of the phone, such as SD card, SIM card, etc.
          • You can also use alcohol to clean the device, but remember not to use drinking alcohol , use regular rubbing alcohol . Alcohol can remove dirt or minerals and is safe as the device absorbs them and can be cleaned in a few minutes.
          • After completing all the necessary steps, store the device in the sealed rice bag.This is recommended because the rice easily absorbs the water left in the device. But make sure everything is covered in rice. It may take some time for it to dry completely.
          • Now check if the device is working normally
          • If it doesn’t work normally, it is highly recommended to contact the service center or seek professional help

          Not allowed

          • First, do not panic when this will happen
          • Do not turn on the device after taking it out of the water, as a short circuit may occur
          • If your phone has keys, do not press them.This is because the keys can contain water, which can push water into the device.
          • Do not dry the phone in the sun
          • Do not try to heat the device, as excessive heat is also harmful to the device
          • Never try to remove the internal parts of the phone, such as the motherboard
          • Do not shake the device as this may also damage the phone as water can get back in in deeper areas.
          • Try not to use a hairdryer
          How can I recover important files if my phone gets wet?

          Well, your Android device contains a lot of data, many of which are important and very necessary.But what if your smartphone has been dropped into water and is not waterproof? How now to return the data that was in the device? When your device is completely dry and you want to get your data back, it is highly recommended to do a deep scan and then restore your data.

          Currently Android data recovery software will work to recover data from water damaged Android device. This software completely scans the device and helps to rescue all data from wet device like Motorola , Samsung , HTC , LG , Sony , Huawei , Nexus , and Google Pixel …and the like, this software can be used anytime you lose any data from your Android device, and it works great on all operating systems. He is not worried about how the data is lost, but it works great for extracting all data without exception, which includes messages , photos , videos , contacts , call history , documents , notes . songs and many other data from any Android smartphones and tablets.

          Steps to recover lost data from water damaged phone

          Step 1. Connect your Android device

          First, run the Android Data Recovery program on your computer and select “ Data Recovery

          Now connect your Android device to computer using a USB cable.

          Note: Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your Android device

          After your device is identified, you will see a screen like below:

          Step 2: Select file types to scan

          After successfully connecting your device, Android Data Recovery will show the data types it supports.By default, it checks all file types. You just need to select the type of data you want to recover.

          If your device is rooted, Android Data Recovery will offer two options: Scan Deleted Files and Scan All Files . Selecting “Scan for All Files” will take longer, but the file will be thoroughly scanned.

          Now click “ Next ” to continue the restore process. The recovery program will first check your phone

          And now your device will be scanned to recover the lost data.This whole process will take a while, so just wait and relax.

          Step 3. Preview and Recover Lost Data from Android Phone

          After the scan is complete, now you can preview the recovered data one by one. Here you have to check the items you need and then click “ Recover ” to save them to your computer.

          What precautions should you take when caring for your phone?
          • Avoid damp places such as a swimming pool, toilet, glass of water or juice, and many others in the first place
          • Do not drink liquids while holding the device
          • Use phone cases or flip covers on your device.This reduces the likelihood of damage if dropped in a wet place
          • Do not even give your smartphone to children.
          Closing Words

          The device may be damaged by water or other means, even data will be lost and this process will continue because it is not over yet. If your device is water damaged, following the above methods will surely help you out of the situation.

          It should be borne in mind that smartphones are really sensitive devices, and small damage can lead to huge losses, and they can stop working.However, if you are faced with such a situation, this complete guide will help you fix it. Don’t be alarmed or do whatever is necessary to make your phone the way it used to be.

          Henry Morgan is a professional blogger who enjoys blogging on Android and iOS related topics. He lives in Northern California and has nearly 15 years of experience in technology, solving all kinds of problems, bugs and other problems. He is currently a big contributor to Android Data Recovery Blogs and his blogs are loved by people where he helps solve multiple Android related issues or any other issue.During his busy schedule, Henri finds moments to spend time with his family and enjoys playing cricket.


          How to rescue a phone or tablet that falls into water

          I have bad news for you: if you drop your phone or tablet into water (be it a bathtub, sink, toilet or pool), it will be irreparably damaged. No more apps, games, Facebook, phone calls or browsing. Everybody left.

          But this is not , but all bad news.

          If you leave your phone or tablet on, you run into problems.Immediate shutdown might just save your device. In fact, there are several steps you can take to drain the water from your tablet or phone and keep it from breaking down.

          Help! My tablet is wet and won’t turn on!

          When your phone or tablet gets wet, it is important to act quickly. Water and electricity are simply incompatible; a wet device can cause a short circuit or even electric shock. Water can damage the screen and seep into the bezels, slots, under the screen, and into the battery compartment.

          Basically, getting your phone or tablet wet is a bad idea and you need to act as quickly as possible.

          In short, stop trying to turn it on. You need to let the phone dry if you ever want to see it work again.

          Did your phone or tablet fall into the water? Turn it off!

          If your phone has been exposed to enough water to make you worried, the first thing you should do is turn it off! Meanwhile, if you are using a phone with a removable battery, open the compartment and take out the battery.

          Image Credit: Mike Meyers / Unsplash

          Whatever you do, don’t waste time checking if a wet phone or tablet is working. It will only make things worse!

          You may be outside when your phone gets wet, or you may be at home or in the office. Either way, you will need to find a flat, dry surface that you can use for the next steps. It is recommended to act quickly: if you do not follow these steps, it will cause permanent damage to your phone or tablet!

          Fortunately, phones and tablets are not easy to disassemble.If they did, they would probably fragment every time they were thrown!

          However, two more items can be removed with the battery:

          1. SIM card: take it, dry it with a paper towel and store it in a safe place.
          2. Removable micro SD card: Remove and dry the card. Please note that not all devices will have a removable SD card.

          The reason is simple – water is everywhere! After removing these two cards, you can dry the slots with a tissue to soak up any remaining water.

          Drying your phone or tablet

          Don’t stop at the SIM and SD card slots. Any water you find on your device when it is turned off should be removed as soon as possible.

          Make sure any water droplets around the edge of the display are absorbed. Also check the holes for the screws and bezels – virtually everywhere on the outside of your phone or tablet.

          Without disassembling the device, it is as dry as you can physically reach.By the way, opening your phone or tablet is dangerous. Ultimately, you will only convince the moisture to come into contact with the motherboard and other components.

          So how do you dry the insides of a wet phone or tablet?

          4 ways to drain water from your phone or tablet

          Inside your smartphone or tablet, you will find processors, circuit boards, rockets – all the places where water can find a home and cause damage. However, if your flooded device quickly turns off and the SIM – the card and micro SD card are removed, you have every chance to restore the device.

          You just need to dry the bare board, wires and processors inside.

          1. Boiler / Oven

          Heat based solution. It will take several hours for the phone to dry – perhaps a day or so, but turn on the boiler before using this solution.

          2. Bowl of Rice

          While you may have to head to your local convenience store, a bowl of dry, raw rice is perhaps the best solution for any water damage to your phone or tablet.

          You will need to pack it in a container large enough to hold the equipment and a good layer of rice – about 1 inch on all sides – but the food will absorb almost all of the moisture overnight, leaving you with a fully working machine.

          3. Lots of silica gel

          Do you collect those silica bags that come with most electronic products? Pack your phone or tablet in a box with dozens of silica gel bags to cover the device from all sides and leave it overnight, and hope your savings aren’t wasted.

          4. Pure Alcohol

          The last proposition that has proven to be effective is the use of pure alcohol. If water damage to your device is the result of elementary physics, then immersion of the switched-off device in rubbing alcohol is the result of elementary chemistry. The alcohol displaces the water, then you take the device out of the liquid, the alcohol will evaporate. This is an extreme solution, but useful if other fixes don’t work.

          Find a water damaged tablet repair service

          If none of the above helps, or you can’t find rice or even a warm place, consider repairing.While this is expensive (and possibly a waste of time), some telephone stores address the issue of water damage.

          Do you have an iPad or iPhone? If you have Apple Care +, it should cover two accidental injuries, including water, so it is probably worth paying for Apple Care. For third-party devices, check to see if the insurance you took out with your phone or tablet covers the damage. …

          Do not drop your phone or tablet into water!

          These fixes are for extreme scenarios only.Do not let your phone or tablet get wet! A few splashes of rain are normal; anything could be catastrophic.

          These potential fixes are “potential” fixes, not “actual” fixes. They have been shown to work, but none are guaranteed. So, consider these safer methods:

          • Do not place your phone or tablet over a toilet, sink, or bathtub.
          • Do not leave the unit in the bathroom (steam from a hot shower may condense and cause water damage).
          • Treat your equipment with respect, no matter how much it costs you. Replacement will be costly and time consuming.
          • Buy a waterproof phone. Several models are available to withstand short-term immersion in water, including the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models.

          Choose the best option: keep your phone or tablet away from water. If you can’t do this, water damage is a strong case for smartphone insurance.

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          .9000 What to do if the phone falls into the water

          It is impossible to imagine a modern person without a smartphone.Sometimes this gadget can fail and one of the most common reasons for a mobile phone to break down is when it gets into water. So, your phone fell into the water – a rather unpleasant situation, but it is important to act quickly. When this happens, the owner very often begins to panic, but it is quite possible to repair the device. In order to successfully restore a gadget that has fallen into the water, the smartphone should be resuscitated immediately. If you have just taken your phone out of the water, follow our instructions immediately and you can avoid irreversible consequences.

          There are many tips on this topic on the Internet, and due to the abundance of articles, it may seem that saving your phone is easy and simple. Unfortunately, it is not. Every phone is different and every situation is different. What’s more, most smartphones these days don’t have removable batteries and have become more difficult to dry out.

          Our management cannot save every phone. But try these tips, we hope they will help you.

          What is the harmfulness of water for a smartphone

          In fact, water for a phone itself is not scary, and in some cases, experts even rinse the gadget with distilled water before drying it.As you know from the school physics course, water itself is a dielectric. It is not water that causes harm to the phone, but the salts it contains.

          If you take emergency measures in relation to an iPhone or other expensive phone and then return the device for repair to specialists, then in most cases problems can be avoided.

          But if immediately after water or coffee gets under the body of the smartphone, you start hysterically pressing the buttons or shaking it, and then put it on the table for several days, then the probability of restoring the device is very negligible due to oxidation processes and destruction of internal contacts.In this case, it is easier and cheaper to buy a new smartphone than to restore the “drowned man”.

          How to save a smartphone

          It should be noted that the phone must be resuscitated immediately after it falls into the water, in which case the possibility that it will recover can be more than 50%. If you take your smartphone to a repair center after an emergency, then the likelihood of its complete recovery increases even more.

          Not waterproof phone dropped into water
          1. Switch off your phone immediately.

          Water is a good conductor and will inevitably cause problems when conducting electrical charges through a wet electrical circuit. But if the circuit is disconnected, it is possible to save the device. If you’re lucky, your phone will be turned off before any major damage is caused.

          1. If salt water, beer or liquids other than water gets on the phone: wash the phone with a damp cloth.

          Yes, your phone will get wet again. But salt water is corrosive and will definitely damage your phone if not rinsed off.Then dry it immediately with a dry cloth or towel.

          1. Remove the removable parts.

          After bathing the gadget in water, you need to immediately remove the battery from it, but today many models are equipped with a non-removable battery (for example, all iPhones). When the battery in the smartphone is not removable, there is no way to pull it out on your own, you just need to remove the SIM card and flash drive from the device.

          4. Start drying.

          If, after the gadget was in the water, the screen turned off, then the short circuit protection has turned on in the phone and most likely the smartphone will not break after drying out.There are several ways to dry the phone:

          – dry the device with a hair dryer, but do not heat the air above 65 degrees, otherwise the device will break completely.

          – place the device on a warm radiator, but before that check that the battery is not too hot. You need to touch the battery and make sure that your hand is not too hot.

          – it is possible to dry a smartphone using a conventional dryer, which produces a temperature that is safe for drying a gadget.

          There is a way to dry a mobile phone using rice. When the phone is placed in rice and the cereal absorbs excess moisture, but this method of drying takes at least 24 hours, and as mentioned above, you should act very quickly so that the contacts do not begin to oxidize. This method is good only when there are no other methods of drying, and it is very far to the repair center.

          After the phone is completely dry, you should take it to a service center for a full examination by specialists.If there are no repair centers nearby, after the gadget has completely dried, it should not be turned on for at least two or three days.

          Practice says that even taking all the measures there is no 100% guarantee that the gadget after working for a week or two will not start to freak, the camera or the Bluetooth module will stop working, and problems may appear when charging. Therefore, we wish not to encounter such problems, but if they arise, we hope that the tips in the article will help to cope with them.

          The waterproof phone fell into the water

          If you bought your phone in the last couple of years, it is most likely waterproof.But this does not mean, however, that he cannot be damaged by water.

          1. Switch it off immediately.
          2. If the phone has been dropped into salt water or liquids other than water, clean it with a damp cloth.
          3. Dry your phone with a soft towel.

          You can also use a paper towel or cloth.

          4. Place the phone on a towel in a ventilated place.

          You can also use a hair dryer to dry your phone, but it shouldn’t be too hot and dry your phone remotely.

          5. Wait for it to dry before turning it on.

          It doesn’t matter if your smartphone is waterproof or not. If it is wet and off, it should remain off until completely dry.

          6. Monitor the performance.

          If everything went well, after your phone is dry it will continue to work perfectly. But still check its performance on key features such as music playback, camera, etc. If you notice problems, you may need to repair or replace it.

          If the advice did not help and the phone does not work

          Even if you follow all the steps we have described, your phone may still be damaged. But you can try to repair it. Contact professionals at a specialized center such as Jobs Service. Professional repairs and replacement of damaged components can restore the life of the device.

          Even if the repair is too expensive or hopeless, you can sell it to one of the companies that accept old, broken phones.Most of these companies don’t care if the phone works or not; all they care about is the precious metals used to create the phone itself.

          🥇 Wet mobile: what to do to make it work? – Guides for Android

          Who hasn’t suffered from a heart attack when they saw their mobile phone fall into water or spill a glass on it? Although currently dust and water protection phones are aging, not all IP certifications are enough to withstand a drop.

          If your smartphone gets wet, water is spilled on it or it falls into the toilet can have a rescue . Although it lacks this IP protection, and if it has not been immersed for too long, the liquid element can irreversibly affect its components.

          This is why we will see some tricks that are not always 100% effective, but I can assure you that I have restored some from my own experience .

          Wet mobile: what to do?

          Obviously, the first thing we have to do is take it out of the water, dry it with a cloth and must be turned off so that there are no serious consequences in its operation .

          I do not put the load, or use it while we are trying to save the life of our terminal. It may happen that a short circuit occurs in the internal elements of the device, and the mobile phone will officially fail.

          On the other hand, if your mobile phone has a removable battery and it is not a single body, but it can be disassembled, immediately remove the battery and we will see a series of tips on how to avoid disaster.

          The first thing you should know is that if the phone gets wet on the , companies are keen to “disable” the warranty.If you submit it, the technical service will proceed to fix it, but be aware that there will be an additional invoice charge.

          Although it has a warranty, the small print usually does not seem to work if the mobile phone is found to have been jailbroken or wet. How do companies know about this? Well, they know this because terminals usually have a sticker that changes color on contact with water, so if they check it upon opening, say goodbye to your warranty.

          Rice mortar

          You’ve probably heard or read about this well-known method if your cell phone is taking a bath. This is a half solution, that is, It will not repair a wet mobile phone. as this will depend on moisture levels and time of immersion in water or contact with water.

          This system works in mild cases in which moisture is absorbed by this cereal. Remember that if your mobile phone is dropped into salt water, it is much more dangerous. because it corrodes the internal circuits more aggressively than fresh water, so if this happens to you, rinse it with water and dry it quickly.

          Now start disassembling all those parts of your smartphone that you can, and immerse it in a bowl of rice, this is a system that it can take a couple of days , as the humidity takes time to disappear.

          By the way, never apply heat from the dryer, It will only damage your phone if it spills water in areas it might not have reached.

          Coming back to our rice, I have to say that it is not infallible, but we can also use cat litter as an alternative, oatmeal or silica gel. (Those bags that usually go into shoe boxes, bags …). So we waited two days, as we said, and now we only need to cross our fingers, collect the parts that we divided and turn it on.

          If there was little water and it did not affect the humidity too much, it may have been possible to save it with this solution.

          Use of pharmacy alcohol

          Yes, you read that right. We are going to heal the wounds that the water could have inflicted on our beloved cell phone, for this we are going to immerse it again (what madness), but already in 70º, 95º alcohol.

          This is because thanks to the alcohol gradation , the higher the graduation the better for our purpose, it evaporates without leaving any residue and the best thing is that it carries with it all the water that might remain inside the terminal.

          You just need to immerse it in pure alcohol for a couple of minutes, no more than . Remember that you must have disconnected and disassembled the parts of your cell phone that could do this. Thus, it will reach the same places where the water could have gotten, and then we just need to wait until it evaporates and the smell disappears completely.

          Now you just need to check that it turns on and works correctly.

          Keep heat sources away

          As we mentioned above forget to apply heat with the dryer, put it on or near the stove, or put it in the oven or microwave, because then you will confirm his death.

          This is because Some materials and components of the phone are plastic or very sensitive to heat and can be permanently damaged. And with the help of a hair dryer, you can pour water in dry or safe places.

          Remember that computers and mobile phones always perform better in colder temperatures, so forget about heating.

          Other alternative methods for wet mobile phones

          If it was not possible to save your smartphone, you have to resort to some kind of “miracle product” that promises to save it from drowning.One of them has a Spanish seal and is called “Waterrevive”.

          According to media interviews, the creators of this invention commented on the following:

          “How is Waterrevive Blue different from rice? Which rice only removes moisture, but does not remove corrosion .

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