Did your iPhone recently fall in the water? Don’t worry! It is still possible to save it with the practical tips we present below. But first, find out what you should absolutely avoid in order to preserve your device.
What to avoid when your iPhone is damaged by water
If your iPhone has suffered a water accident, avoid shaking it to try to get rid of the water or trying to dry it with a heat source. These actions may permanently damage the components. Also, we do not recommend disassembling your smartphone yourself if you have no experience in the field, especially if the device is still under warranty, as this could cause irreversible and uncovered damage.
What to do if your phone suffers water damage
Your first instinct should be to remove your phone from the water as quickly as possible to limit the damage. Then turn it off and remove the SIM card. Once this is done, here are 2 solutions available to you to save your iPhone:
– Dry the device with a cloth
Hold your iPhone vertically so that the water flows downwards, then wipe it gently with a soft dry cloth, not forgetting the openings at the earphone and charger inputs. When you notice that no more water is coming out of the phone, place it upright on a stable surface and wait a few hours before turning it on.
– Dip the phone in a bowl of raw rice
Dip your iPhone in a bowl of raw rice or silica gel for about 48 to 72 hours. These elements have the ability to effectively absorb moisture and thus dry your phone. After 3 days, try turning on the unit to see if the solution was effective.
What to do if the damage is more extensive
Even after applying the previous tips you still can’t turn on your phone? Do spots appear on the screen? This means that the water infiltration has caused more extensive, but generally reversible damage. In this case, we recommend that you call a qualified professional to repair your iPhone.
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