How to fix a water damaged phone
Updated on June 17, 2022
by Joseph Maxim
We’ve all been there. Jumped in the pool while forgetting your phone in your pocket, get caught out in the rain without an umbrella, or just accidentally dropping it in the toilet. Yikes! we all know the importance of cell phones goes way beyond personal safety. Not only it provides the user a sense of security but also It is the perfect way to stay connected with our families and friends. Now a days most phone in the market are water resistant but does not guarantee anything when it comes to submerging your whole entire phone in water. So here are a few tips I came up with to increase the probability of your phone making it through mishaps mentioned above.
Dropped it in the tub? Grab your phone Immediately!
The longer your phone stays in water the more water will get into the internal components. Todays technology is so advanced that manufacturers are able to create a phone so compact that makes it hard for water to get into the nooks and crannies of a device therefore non-water resistant phones are a little more resistant to water compared to the phones are parents used to have.
What to do after dropping your phone in water
- Turn it off immediately
- Use a dry cloth or micro fibre towel to wipe it clean using 99% isopropyl alcohol.
- Remove the battery, memory card, and SIM card if possible.
What NOT to do after dropping your phone in water
- Do not use a hair dryer to dry out the phone.
- Do not put it in the microwave.
- Don’t plug it in to charge.
- Don’t blow into the device or speaker grill use our app instead.
- So how do I remove water or moisture in my phone? you may ask. There are several ways you can try at home for free using the tools you already have.
The good old rice trick
Storing your phone in a container filled with rice can help absorb the moisture. This might sound like a myth but it does work. Uncooked rice is naturally absorbent and it will suck all the moisture out of your phone. You can even try using silica gel packets, the one you can find on shoe boxes or prescription bottles. Try leaving it there for a couple of days.