The worst that can happen to your iphone besides a cracked screen is water damage. Unfortunately, water damage is a very common accident.
Day in day out, we hear stories of iPhones washed together with clothes in the washing machine, dropped in the toilet, bathroom steam damage while one is taking a shower or even forgotten it in the garden on a rainy day.
Due to the high frequency of such incidents, we have decided to give you a guide on what to do when your iphone gets soaked.
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When your iphone has been exposed to water or any other liquid, you have a short window of opportunity to save it. This window of opportunity is typically less than a minute, thus you need to act fast.
After you retrieve it from water, unplug it immediately if it was connected to a power source. Moreover, turn it off immediately or even remove the battery where possible.
Don’t be tempted to turn the phone back on after a few hours or plug it back to power. Most people do this because the curiosity to find out whether their phone is still okay surpassed the fear of damaging it further.
By doing so, the logic board is likely to get short-circuited thus causing possible irreversible damage.
Dry the Phone
The next step is to get your iphone completely dry in the shortest period possible. It is recommended to disassemble the phone if you have the technical know-how for it to dry faster.
If you are not sure how to do it, removing the battery, the back case and SIM card tray will be enough. If you have managed to disassemble the device, use an anti-static cloth (one that will not do further damage to the phone or leave any residue) to dry any surface moisture.
There are numerous guides out there that offer numerous ways to dry the phone. The safest way to do it is to let it naturally probably under direct sunlight.
Avoid placing it in the microwave or using a hair dryer because it can melt rubber seals and damage other areas of the frame. Putting it in a freezer or refrigerator may cause further damage because the cold environment will increase the amount of moisture.
The best method is to dip the phone in a bowl of uncooked rice and leave it overnight in a warm place. The rice will effectively absorb the moisture. Once you are sure it is completely dry you can power it back on.
Seek help from specialists
After you have done all that, it is important you pay us a visit whether or not your phone is working. This way, our technicians can help you figure out how bad is the damage and will also advise on the next best course of action.
More often than not, the moisture does not dry completely though the phone might be still functioning normally.
Thus, in the long run, corrosion sets-in to damage the electrical components. As such, we always offer a corrosion cleaning service to minimize chances of further damage.
Moreover, we offer a free iPhone Water Damage Diagnostic service to check on the health of your phone. So what are you waiting for, contact us now to get a free diagnosis service before it gets too late to save your phone!