Apart from getting infected by a fatal virus and breaking the screen which calls for iPhone 7 cracked glass repair, getting your phone in contact with any liquid can put it into a life-threatening situation. Here are some proven safe and effective steps to rescue your wet phone.
Apart from getting infected by a fatal virus and breaking the screen which calls for iPhone 7 cracked glass repair, getting your phone in contact with any liquid can put it into a life-threatening situation. Times when your phone accidentally slip out of your hand while taking a photo or video of you drinking your favorite juice or coffee or perhaps when using the toilet. Or maybe, you get into the pool without realizing that your phone is still in your pocket. Well, that’s just a few of the many instances your phone can get into contact with a liquid.
Chances are, you will freak out and do things you probably saw in some DIY cellphone repair videos or posts like placing it into a container of dry uncooked rice, drying it either with the help of a hair dryer, soaking it under the heat of the sun, and keeping it in the freezer for a few hours.
Well, guess what? While some people believe they are effective, these so-called hacks can be more dangerous to your phone than you think of. You surely don’t want to add more damages while fixing one damage, right? If so, stir away from these DIY hacks.
So, what shall you do to breathe life back into your beloved smartphone? Here are some proven safe and effective steps to rescue your wet phone.
Get your phone out of the liquid immediately
First and foremost, you need to retrieve your phone as fast as you can. The quicker you get your phone out of the liquid, the lesser the possibilities of serious damage.
Avoid the “short circuit” damage scenario
If your phone is wet and the electric power is still flowing around, your phone can get short circuit damage. In order to avoid this scenario, you need to carefully remove the battery as soon as you retrieve your phone. Never attempt to press any button or to switch it off manually. But if your phone has a built-in battery or if it is impossible to quickly remove the battery manually like in the case of an iPhone, you have no other choice but to carefully turn the power off.
Take out all removable parts and accessories
If opening your device won’t void its warranty, do it at once. Remove the casing, MicroSD card, SIM card, headphones, and other removable parts and accessories. This will expose greater area, making it quicker and easier to dry your phone.
Dry your phone
Use a clean soft cotton fabric to dry your phone. Don’t rub the fabric into the phone as this can cause damages. Carefully pat it dry instead. If you have a small vacuum cleaner, use it on your phone to remove and suck out the excess liquid from beneath. Remember not to hold the vacuum too closely to your phone to prevent creating static electricity.
If you have some synthetic desiccants or silica packets on-hand, you can also use them to dry your phone. You need an ample amount of silica packets, though, to make them more effective in drying your phone and you also need to keep them, together with your phone, in an airtight plastic pouch.
Wait and be patient
Patience is a virtue and you’ll need it now more than ever. Wait for at least 24 to 48 hours before you turn on your phone.
If you have tried these steps already but to no avail, bring your phone to a trusted cell phone repair shop. Also, if in doubt consult a professional. This is way less costly than attempting to repair your phone by yourself and ending up buying a new one.