Yes, we often make mistakes, terrible mistakes which might include spilling water on your phone. Again ‘Yes’, We can’t fake a friendship between water and mobile devices. technology and water make poor bedfellows (Martyn Casserly). However, there’s still a way to follow if your phone touches water badly.
This article will give you every possible information which will guide you through the recovery process of your phone if you happen to mistakenly spill water on it. You might want to continue reading.
Here’s what to do if your phone gets in touch with water
So you mistakenly gave your mobile a cup of water ney? A cup of juice maybe. The first thing you need to do when your Phone touches water is, “Don’t Panic”. Yeah we know the device is important to you, maybe it was a gift from someone special but being calm is very important and is the very first step in saving your dehydrated phone, (Did someone say dehydrated? Wow!).
Turn the Phone “Off”
I must say you’re very lucky if you had to follow this step. A phone should go “Off” by itself if it gets in contact with water, still being “On” and allowing you to power it ‘Off’ yourself is a good sign. Unplug it from the socket if its connected and remove the battery if it’s removable. All these must be done quickly, you will not love the result if this water meets the circuits when they’re still functional.
Clean and dry the phone
The second step is to use a smooth and dry piece of clothing, clean your precious device carefully and dry it in the open. You will still want to leave the device for a long while even after the drops of water seize.
Use dehumidifier or a bowl of rice
This will also help alot if your Phone touches water. With the absence of a dehumidifier which is important at this moment, you can place your phone in a bag of rice for a while. The rice will help in drawing out the moisture and absorbing it, making it safer for power “on” trial. If you’ve tried turning it ‘On’ after 24 hours and it fails, put it back in and try later.
If the device fails to work after trying all these, you should sadly consider buying a new one.