What to do if you drop your iPhone in water

This may be a more common instance than you may think.  Dropping one’s iPhone in water is one of the most common reasons for iPhone failure.  So, if you do happen to find out that your iPhone does not float. What should you do?

  • The first and most obvious is to remove it from the water as quickly as possible.
  • Turn your iPhone off by holding the home button and the power button until it shuts down.
  • Place your iPhone in a zip lock bag with some uncooked rice.  No, this is not the start of some strange recipe.  The rice will do what it is best at – absorb water.
  • Leave your iPhone in the sealed zip lock bag (try to get as much air out of the bag as possible) for at least 48 – 72 hours.  This will give the rice enough time to absorb the water.
  • After the wait period remove your iPhone and cross your fingers.  If it starts you may have dodged a bullet.  If it doesn’t start it may be time to see Uncle Steve and fork over the dough for a new iPhone.
  • There are also some repair options to look at as well. iFixYouri being one such example.

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