So you have dropped your iPhone mistakenly into the bathtub, swimming pool, fish tank, or just got it exposed to the rains? Now you may want to fix it and recover all the data faster. At GSM Support, you are at the right place for iPhone repairs.
iPads and iPhones are prone to damage all the time and most common issues are water damage and screen damage. It seems Apple should consider these issues and design their future releases accordingly. For the time being, here are some quick and simple steps to fix this issue. A quick dip of liquid or water is not the end of the world.
First of all, you need to turn off the device. You may not want the risk of short circuits which can cause expensive damage for the long term. If iPhone seems to be turned off, leave it. Don’t turn on the phone to see if it’s still alive. Until it gets completely dry, don’t do this. It might stop working permanently. Simply turn it off or just leave it in sleep mode if you are not getting any notifications.
Dry from Outside
Quickly get it out of the water and don’t connect it to the charger. If it is plugged in already, quickly unplug it. Don’t turn your device on and look for damage as it may lead to short circuits. Remove the wet iPhone from the case and remove the SIM card. It will help you open the places where water may cause damage. Turn the device upside down and shake it gently to clean the sockets and ports. Don’t use the hair dryer to dry out the phone.
Keep it in raw rice
You may want to remove as much water as possible from the device. To remove the moisture completely from the inner parts, uncooked rice can be the good option. Put your wet iPhone in a bowl of raw rice and leave it for up to 48 hours. The moisture of the device will be completely absorbed by the rice.
Use Silica Gel Sockets
If rice is not enough, you may try your hands on silica gel sockets to dry out your iPhone. It is the way better choice than raw rice if you have some. You may get some silica gel packets with some electronic devices. You should collect enough of them to cover your iPhone or iPad. You can also get these in various online stores or stores offering handcrafted supplies or shoes. These packets can easily dry out a wet device much better than rice. But you still need to leave your iPhone for 48 hours to get it dry properly.
What if it still doesn’t work?
So, you have dried out your iPhone completely in raw rice or silica gel packets and waited a few days? You may turn it on. If it is still not working or want to check out if the parts are fine or not, simply bring it to GSM Support for quick repair and diagnosis of your water damaged iPhone.