Let's be honest and face it.
It's one of our worst fears come true. You dropped your phone in the bath (or, even worse, the toilet), jumped into the pool with it in your pocket, or got it wet while walking in the rain.
Water loss is not covered by the warranties, and all of your photographs and conversations could be lost in that short moment! For certain individuals, this is enough to cause a minor heart attack.
But don't be scared! DFW cellphone and parts have some exciting news for you.
Here are several first-aid tips to secure smartphone after it has been submerged.
- Take it out of the water immediately
It may seem obvious, but you may believe it is already too late and not worth rushing to get it. However, every second count, and you may always have a chance to save your phone if you're lucky.
- Turn it off
If your phone does not turn off automatically when it falls into water, do not hesitate to turn it off or remove the battery to shut it down immediately. It will be protecting your phone from short-circuiting.
- Take out the battery (if possible)
If your phone, such as an iPhone, does not allow you to remove the battery, skip this stage. However, if removing the battery from the phone is necessary, do so without hesitation. It will help keep the phone from overheating. Remove the battery to cut off the energy supply and prevent further damage.
- Take out the sim, memory cards, and all other removable parts
Remove the SIM card and the microSD card if possible. Also, Remove all of the covers and connectors that mask the phone's holes and slots. Dry your phone with a microfiber cloth or a towel. Be careful not to tap or shake your phone when doing this, as you might be shifting liquid around within it.
6) Dry it with a soft towel
You may also use a soft paper towel or cloth, just make sure it's lint-free. Make sure no water gets through any holes, cracks, or ports. You can also dry any sections you were able to remove with your towels, such as the SIM card, microSD card, and battery.
You've arrived at the 'wait and see' stage of this adventure. The most important thing right now is to let your phone dry out.
One to two days is the normal period of time suggested in this case.
- Put it in a vacuum bag
Place the phone in a plastic bag and suck the air out to create a vacuum. It would suck the liquid out of the phone's inner workings.
- Put it in a bowl of rice or other absorbents
It isn't a myth. You won't be able to reach inside the phone if you dry it with a handkerchief, so you'll need something to contain the moisture...like uncooked rice. Place the handset, along with all of its components, in a bowl of rice and leave it for two days. Some absorbent fabrics, such as cat litter or silica gel sachets, may be used instead.
- Turn it on...and keep your fingers crossed
With some luck, once your phone is dry, it will continue to work normally. It could also keep running, but with odd new glitches. Over the next few days, keep an eye on it and test its success on main tasks like playing music, taking pictures, and so on. If you find any issues, it might be necessary to get it fixed or replaced.
It's crucial to keep your phone at least two days to dry before turning it on because if a single water particle remains inside, all of your efforts will be for naught.
Best of luck!