Have you ever dived into a swimming pool while holding your phone in your pocket? Have you ever accidentally dropped your phone while washing the dishes or laundry? Have you ever been trapped in the rain and didn't have an umbrella? Water can damage not just your phone's physical components, but it can also cause you to lose your photos and documents. If you ever find yourself in one of these scenarios, don't panic. In this article, we'll go through some practical steps you can do if your gadget falls into water.
Of course, the first step is to get it out of the water as soon as possible. That is because if you do not do so, more water will enter your phone, and the more water there is, the more damage your device will sustain.
The phone must then be turned off. When your phone comes into touch with water, it may turn itself off. If it doesn't and you don't do this, your phone will suffer from what's known as short circulation, which will worsen the damage to the internal mechanisms. If the power button isn't working and your phone isn't "in-built," remove the battery as soon as possible.
The next step is to take out the SIM card, memory card, headphones, and any other peripherals. It's also a good idea to take off the phone's case or cover. These items can hold moisture, and eliminating them can help to prevent or decrease phone damage. (Don't forget to clean and dry your SIM card, memory card, headphones, and accessories.)
Using a cloth or a towel, dry your phone. This will just address the wetness on the phone's surface. Shake the gadget to remove the droplets that have become stuck inside (be sure not to drop the phone when doing this). Place the phone in a plastic bag and use a vacuum cleaner to remove the air. The liquid will be sucked directly out of the device's inner workings.
The following step is to place the phone in an absorbent material, such as a bowl of rice. A bowl of uncooked rice has been reported to absorb any remaining moisture from the phone and channel it into the rice. For at least two days, place your phone in a jar or bowl of rice. After two days, it's preferable to wait and allow it dry completely before attempting to use it again.
You can now switch the phone on after completing the preceding steps. If it does not function, it is most likely damaged. Even if it does turn on, there's a good possibility it won't be the same as before.
Now is the time for you to speak up. What additional options do you have for saving a wet phone? Let us know what you think in the comments section.
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