The smartphones are the most regular human companion nowadays. Since, they are always with us, they are also at a risk of falling or getting wet. So, what happens if drop your smartphone into a sink, toilet or pool. Some phones, like the Moto G, Moto X, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Samsung Galaxy S5 Active are water resistant. And some of you might have a good waterproof case. But in case, you don’t own a waterproof phone or have a waterproof case, here is what you should do, if you drop a phone in water. Once, you have a moment of panic, it’s time to save your from getting water damaged. When You Phone Asks – Can You Dry Me Now? Here’s How to Fix a Wet Phone. Check it out!
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Before anything else, you must remove the phone as quickly as possible from the water. The longer it stays there, the more water or liquid might trickle through the cracks and openings. After this, there are certain things that you should do and certain things you should avoid.
Don’t Do THIS
- Don’t turn it on, if it was off or use it in any way.
- Don’t press on any buttons or keys, even if you are trying to check it.
- Don’t shake, tap or bang the phone.
- Don’t try to blow on it as it could send water into other internal parts of the phone, causing more damage in the process.
- Don’t apply any kind of heat, including a blow dryer or microwaving it.
- Don’t take the phone apart as that could void your warranty. Most devices come with a Liquid Damage Indicator (LDI), which could be triggered when you open your phone and could void your warranty.
- First, turn it off, if it isn’t already and place it in an upright position.Source : whstatic.com
- Then, remove the protective casing, if you have one and take out the microSD and SIM cards from their slots. Also, open up the back and remove the battery if your phone supports removable battery.
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- Now, take a cloth or paper towel and delicately mop it dry. Try to avoid spreading the liquid around as it could go to into the phone’s openings. If the water damage is more extensive, you can also use a vacuum to carefully suck out water stuck within the cracks. Source : techtheorem.com
- Next, bury it in a ziplock bag full of uncooked rice. This unusual method works because rice is great at absorbing liquid and is actually a common practice for drying smartphones and tablets.Source :
You can also use a phone drying pouch, if you have one. They are sold in most electronic or department stores. You can also try to put the phone in a dry pouch with a handful of silica gel.
- After one or two days, you can insert the battery and turn on (You must use another phone in the meantime and let it dry for a day or two. Once you have a SIM card, you can use an unused old phone, if you have one or ask a friend or family for the same). Check, if everything is working as it should be. Try playing some music to check the speakers and test out touch screen responsiveness.
- If your phone doesn’t turn on at all, try charging the phone. If not, the battery may still be damaged and you might need to replace it or let it dry for longer. And in worse case scenarios, at this point, you can bring your smartphone to a repair shop to be checked by a professional.
- Finally, If the phone has turned on and is running as it should, you should still keep a close eye on it for the next few days.
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