I dropped my iPhone in water. Help?

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28 / 06 / 2016

I dropped my iPhone in water. Help?

What to do if your 650$ iPhone slipped out of your hands in water?

As you probably know, liquid damage to iPhone or iPod isn‘t covered by warranty. All devices are equipped with Liquid Contact Indicators that show whether your iPhone has contacted water. That’s why, it is highly important to take measures immediately after the incident.

First of all, don’t panic. There are a lot of fortunate cases of saving iPhone after taking a bath and we have several tips to increase the chances of getting your iPhone back to life.

1. React as quickly as possible

Do not let the device stay underwater for a long time. The sooner you will take it out, the more chances for it to survive.  

2. Turn the iPhone off right away

Hold down the power button until it shuts off. Importantly, do not check your device to see if it works to avoid short-circuiting. If this happens, you will lose your last chance to recover the phone.

3. Dry it

Pull out the SIM card and put your iPhone into something that absorbs water. Among the most popular water absorbers are new silica gel packets and uncooked rice. Submerge the device in the bag with rice or silica and leave it for at least 48h.

DO NOT leave the iPhone in the sun as the heat is more damaging than helpful.

After 48h turn the power on and check what happens. If it doesn’t boot up, then try charging it. If the iPhone is still dead, the best option will be saving the data stored on it. Sync the iPhone with another device and upload the data on it.   

Recovering an iPhone after falling into the water may seem impossible, but if you're patient and do everything right then miracles can happen!