Water: a basic necessity of life and the bane to your smartphone. Unless you have one of those fancy “waterproof” (they really aren’t) high-end phones, you’re probably worried about your precious handheld device coming in contact with water, especially during this monsoon season. So what would you do if you somehow managed to get your smartphone drenched in water? Well, after you’re done panicking, follow the steps below and hopefully, you’ll manage to save it!
The most important thing you need to do is remain calm and move fast to remove the phone from the water. Since most new models don’t let you take out the battery, shut down your phone and avoid pressing any buttons more than necessary. This could push the water further inside.
Continue acting fast and dry your Smartphone!
It’s time to dismantle your smartphone as much as possible. This does NOT mean take apart every screw in your device. Remove the sim card, memory card and, if possible, the back cover of your phone and keep them aside. Grab on to a clean, dry cloth or paper towel and start dab away any excess water. Do not wipe as this might push the inside towards the more delicate parts. Avoid using heat to get rid of the water. This means keep those hairdryers away and defiantly don’t listen to your friend who suggests a microwave. The heat can lead to bigger issues that you don’t want to face in this stressful time.
Now, before you do anything else, we suggest taking your phone to a professional at this point to maximize the chances of survival. Although, there is one more step you can take before doing this though.
The most difficult step: saying bye!
Just for 24-72 hours though. Yes, it’s important to let your wet phones dry out over a period of 2-3 days at least. You can either keep your phone on a dry tabletop for this or bring out the rice and Ziplock bag! Now, before you try this method passed down through ancient times, make sure you wrap your phone in a dry tissue or paper towel. This will prevent any rice or starch from going into your device and giving you another headache. After the 3-day period, take out your phone, switch it on and hope for the best.
This isn’t a 100% guaranteed way to bring your phone back to life, so don’t go throwing your phones in water every other day and expect it to live long. But instead of going through all this, a better method to ensure the survival of your beloved smartphones is to avail our mobile repair services (now available in both Bangalore and Hyderabad) as soon as possible and our skilled professionals will make sure you get Help For Sure!