It is often said
that a dog is a man’s best friend, but nowadays, someone or rather something
else has become a man’s best friend. If you still haven’t figured it out yet,
then that little friend resides in your pocket when you go out. Yes, it’s your
taken the world by storm, ever
since their introduction in 2007.
If you are one of the unlucky ones who have dropped their iPhone in
water and are now worried about what to do, then fear not. You can still rescue
your beloved friend from dying; just be careful the next time you go for a
Before attempting anything, follow these steps:
your iPhone immediately from water, whether it is lying in the toilet bowl, at
the bottom of the swimming pool, or in a bucket of water.
the phone by pressing the power button, until it turns off.
remove the case, if any, as it traps water. You must also remove the SIM card
as well. Removing the battery is a more tedious process in an iPhone, but if
you are confident enough to do so, then by all means go for it.
Take a dry
cloth, preferably a clean one and wipe the phone carefully. Be sure to dry the
front, back, and the sides; do not forget to dry the buttons like the volume
controls, power button, home button, and the mute switch.
Q-tip or a small pointed object to dry the audio output port and the charging
port. Additionally, clean the speakers and the microphone.
have headphones or any accessory connected, disconnect it immediately. Never
attempt to charge the iPhone if it is wet as it can cause short-circuiting,
resulting in permanent damage.
After the water has been dried out, you are ready to finally give your
friend the life-giving potion. In this case, the life-giving potion is rice. Now
if you are wondering how feeding rice to your phone save it from certain
doom, then here’s your answer: rice absorbs moisture quickly! If you want to
get more technical, you can use silica gel as well.
Take an air-tight bag (a zip-lock bag works best) and fill it with rice.
Put your iPhone in the bag and ensure that it is fully buried in the rice.
Ideally, you will need to wait for 36-48 hours for the phone to dry out
completely. After those hours pass by painstakingly, you can remove your phone
from the bag. Before powering it on, inspect the phone for any visible signs of
moisture; if there is any, do not turn it on. If everything seems fine, go
ahead and turn it on.
If your iPhone works normally like it did before, then you have just
saved it from severe damage. Another alternative to rice as mentioned a bit
earlier is silica gel. You can also place packets of silica gel. It works
better and is a more effective drying agent than rice.
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