What to do if you drop your phone in water?

As a smartphone owner, nothing is scarier than dropping your phone in water. It happens to everyone, some can be pretty inglorius, like dropping your phone in toilet. Don’t worry, many newer smartphones are water resistant or even water proof. However, if you have an older device, you have to be more concerned about getting your phone wet.

 

If you ever end up with such situation, here is what you need to do first to prevent further damage. The condition of phone depends on how quickly you react,when it falls on water.

 

What to do immediately after your phone gets wet?

 

The first thing you need to do is to recover your phone and get it out from the water as soon as possible. If your phone stays in water for more time, a large quantity of water will seep inside and increase the damage.

 

If you have removable battery, take it out as soon as possible. If the battery is non removable, switch off it first which shutdowns the internal circuit and prevent short-circuiting the device. If you do this, the inner electrical component of phone cannot be damaged.

 

After removing the battery or switching it off takeout removable components like simcard, memory card and protective cases. Wipe the phone with clean towel and make sure that no water gets into the ports of phone further. Now you have to dry your phone.

 

How to dry your phone?

How to dry your phone?

There are several ways to dry your phone. Here, we have compiled three of  the most effective ones below.

 

Vacuum cleaner: You can use a vacuum cleaner to suck the water out but make sure that it doesn’t damage anything or spread water while taking out.

 

Uncooked rice: place the phone in a sack of rice for about 24 to 48 hours. The most common way to absorb moisture from your phone is placing phone in absorbent like uncooked rice.

 

Silica gel: As we know that, silica gel have super water absorbing capacity. You can use silica gel instead of uncooked rice. All you need to is seal your phone in pack of silica gel for 2 – 3 days.

 

After keeping your phone in absorbent for 2 – 3 days, leave it in dry air and then try to switch it on. If it doesn’t turn on, try charging it. If it doesn’t turn on after charging, take it to a repair shop. If the phone turns on, check its speaker and screen to make sure it is fine.

 

Hope these steps help you to restore your device and get it back its life. If you have ever gone through such situation, tell us how do you restore your device life and if you have even better ideas then don’t hesitate to share via comment.

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