Toilets, coffee mugs and bathing tubs are all a vital part of our daily lives. However, these items can lead to ruin your phone too if you accidentally drop your phone into any of them.
If you have dropped your phone in bathtub, or even uglier the toilet, or in the coffee mug, or in your pet’s bowl or have forgotten to keep the phone outside from your pants while using washing machine, then do not worry as we have shared some tips to save a phone dropped in water or any other liquid.
It can be accidentally or someone’s naughty deed. All you need is to take an action faster. The very first step will always be the removal of phone from the liquid as soon as possible and immediately switching it off or removal of its battery.
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After that, I am going to explain in the below part where saving a phone dropped in water will become easier. Have a look.
How To Save A Phone Dropped In Water ?
STEP 1 – So, guys, as I have told earlier, immediately remove the phone from the water as longer the time the phone lies into water, more, is the chances of its damage. So hurry up and take it out of the water.
STEP 2 – Immediately remove the battery of the phone by opening the rear cover of the device. Don’t stuck in the traditional method of switching off the mobile phone. Just open the rear cover and remove the battery. This is done because longer the battery would be kept into its drawer, the chances of short circuiting of various elements in the mobile phone’s circuitry become more. So, better to remove the battery first.
STEP 3 – Now unpack the phone with the rear cover, with the simple parts which do not require a need of professional tools. Remove the SIM card(s), the memory card and other components of the phone.
STEP 4 – Use a dry cloth or towel to clear the visible water from the mobile phone. It should be noted that water will rinse inside the circuit which you cannot clear using the towel but the water on the exteriors should be cleared first.
STEP 5 – Now hold your phone tightly and vigorously shake it to bring out maximum water you can, from the internals. Do it for few minutes and then try drying your phone using various drying methods.
STEP 6 – Now you have to apply the drying methods as the last saving step to save your phone dropped in water. This step should be followed for at least 3 days and you should keep the phone aside from the reach of other people as if anybody starts the phone by putting battery, there is a risk of full damage. So be patient now. Follow the below methods to save a phone dropped in water.
Method1 – Rice Bowl Method
In this method, you should take a bowl of rice (raw rice). Keep the phone in the rice and then cover the surroundings of the mobile phone with rice keeping a little portion of phone visible. Keep the bowl somewhere in lone place for at least 3 days. Rice will absorb all the moisture of your phone (from internals too). After 3 days, there is 95% chances that phone has been saved from damage if you took those early precautions successfully (picking up phone from water and removing battery immediately).
Method 2 – Use of Vacuum Pump
Use of the hair dryer and blowers are the most common things which people do to evaporate the water or remove the water from phone’s internals, but they themselves damage the phone by heating the water and the vapors deposit more inside into phone. Rather you should use the vacuum pump which pumps out the water inside the circuitry. This method is not as efficient as the above one as sometimes due to use of vacuum static charges are created which further destroy the phone.
Method 3 – Use Silica gel
Similar to method 1, silica gels are very good absorbers of water. You need to buy some of the packets from market. Take a bowl and then cover your phone with the silica gel packets. Keep the bowl aside for three days. After three days, you can put the battery in and switch it on to check if it is working properly or not.
NOTE: If your phone does not starts, then you should now rush to your manufacturer exchange and ask them for a solution. Water dropping causes the warranty to be void. However, they will charge some money to clean the internal parts by opening them through the professional tools and cleaning them individually using the alcohol.
So, this post is helpful to everybody who owns a phone. I have lost my Apple iPhone due to unawareness of what to do to save phone when dropped in water. That is why I compiled this post. Like and share us on Facebook, Google Plus or any of your favorite social media site.