How To Save A Soaking Wet Phone With These Easy Steps

If you’ve ever dropped your iPhone in the pool, run it through the washing machine, or have it slip out of your hands and into the toilet, you know the meaning of the word “panic.”

Screw things up and you may lose those photos of your newborn you forgot to download and your entire list of contacts. Plus you’re out the price of the phone (insurance doesn’t cover water damage). 
The key is to act fast. Here are the most popular methods of saving your cell once it’s hit the drink.

1. Retrieve it as quickly as possible. If your phone is still in the bottom of the pool or the toilet, get it out ASAP. The longer it’s in the liquid, the greater the likelihood damage will be.

2. Resist the urge to check if it still works or press any buttons, since putting pressure on the keys could shift liquid further into the device. The best thing to do is immediately pull out the battery, thus minimizing power to the device that may cause it to short circuit.

3. Remove any peripherals and attachments on your phone, such as cases. Extract the SIM card and any SD cards it carries, leaving ports or covers on your handset open to aid ventilation.

4. Dry off everything with a portable vacuum cleaner including the exterior of your handset, being careful not to let any water drain into openings on the phone. Never use a hair dryer as it will add moisture inside.

5. When everything's dry, it's very likely there's latent moisture within the device that you'll want to get out before turning it on. The most oft-reported fix for a sodden phone is to bury the handset in a bowl of dry rice. Place your phone in an airtight container and completely cover it with your choice of desiccant. Leave the container for 24-48 hours for the material to draw all the moisture out of your handset. 

6. When you're confident it's dried out, replace the battery and try switching it on. Good luck!
If you own a handset with a non-replaceable battery, like an iPhone or Nokia Lumia, then pulling the battery isn't an option. You'll have to risk pressing a few buttons to check if it's still on and to swiftly turn it off if it is. Take care when handling the phone in this case.

Following these tips will have a good chance your phone could survive its untimely spill. But if it takes an especially big plunge, well, it's over. In which case, it’s time to buy a new handset.
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(Source: PopularMechanics)
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