Your smartphone dropping in water doesn’t always have to mean the end of it. Although most smartphones are not waterproof, you can still rescue them after the water disaster. The most important thing is that you should use these tips to save your phone.
Don’t press anything after taking it out of water
The first thing you should do is to immediately remove your smartphone from the water, you know right? Importantly, don’t do anything like turning it on, press any keys, nor blow it, if you are serious about saving your phone.
Open the back and remove the battery
The next thing you should do immediately you remove your phone from water is to carefully remove the battery. This will prevent water from running into other sensitive parts of the phone like the phone ports, holes and plugs. This is obviously for phones whose batteries can be removed.
Take out other removable parts
For those, whose batteries are attached to their phones, they should simply remove their SIM cards, and memory cards. You should also do same even if you can detach your battery.
Dry your phone
There are different ways to dry your phone. The first one that comes to mind is the sun. But there are other ways. You can use a vacuum, or use uncooked rice. Using uncooked rice is the fastest option to dry your phone. The rice will soak the moisture and dry your phone. Your phone should power on at this point. If it doesn’t power on, you should charge your phone. If it doesn’t work… errmm.
You can leave it for a day or two
At this point, you should use another phone and leave the one that dropped in water for a day or two. This will help the phone to fully recover and power on.
You should take it to your engineer if
After a day or two, and it doesn’t still work, you should take it to your engineer for diagnosis. He should do his magic but it may cost you some money. But don’t just give your phone to anyone. You should have a friend who is experienced in phone repairs.
Written by Damilola Faustino