So you decided to jump into the pool with your phone? Maybe you were using it while doing your business, then got up and it slid right into the toilet? No matter what happened to cause your phone to get wet, there is still hope for your phone. Give it the best chance to live on with these steps.
Step 1. Power Down. NOW!
It’s not so much the water that damages electronics, but the short that can happen if you power them on when they are still wet. Keep your phone off until you know it’s totally dry.
Step 2. Shake it Out
Aggressively shake the water out of phone as best you can to get all of the water you possibly can out of the phone.
Step 3. Disassemble (If you can)
Take the case off, headphones, SD card, SIM card, battery, rear cover, and any other items that might be attached to your phone. If you’re a bit handy, disassemble your phone. If you need directions on how to take your phone apart, do a Google search or have a look over at iFixIt for the best steps.
Step 4a. Blow
Use a vacuum, blower, or your own breath to blow water out of the nooks and crannies of the phone. After you have manually blown as much as you can, leave the phone in front of a low running fan for 48 hours.
Step 4b. Force Dry
Submerging your phone in 2 quarts of one the following agents can expedite the process of drying your phone. Doing this is an alternative to leaving the phone in front of a fan.
- Silica Gel
- Kitty Litter
- Instant Oatmeal
- Instant Rice
Hopefully after following these steps, your phone will fully recover without issue.