So, Whenever you drop your iPhone in water, in the bath or in the sea, it will be damaged. Apple has not made their devices waterproof like Samsung did with their Galaxy S5. When you drop your iPhone in water, it will be damaged. Based on reports, water damage is the most frequent iPhone damage after broken screen issue. If you drop your iPhone in water and don’t know what to do, then probably your device will be useless. But, i am going to show you how to fix a water-damaged iPhone or any other water-damaged device.
iPhone Water Damage Solutions, Fix & Tips
I would like to tell you that if you drop your iPhone or any other electronic device in water and try to rescue it following one of the solutions i will provide, the rescue isn’t guaranteed. But you can’t try and in most of the cases you probably will rescue your device.
How to fix a water-damaged iPhone
The first tip i am going to show you is probably a reflex for most of electronic device users. When you drop your iPhone or any other device in water and get it out off the water, the first thing you do is to wipe the water from its surface. Don’t hesitate. Just grab your device and start drying all the water with a soft cloth. Dry as much water as possible. If your device is turned Off automatically, don’t Turn it On. If you try to turn on and see the damages, you will damage more because water will cause short circuits and your device may be dead after that. If you plugged in charging, unplug it carefully.
Also, try to clean all the inside the ports and sockets. Wipe as much water as possible. Shake your device carefully to help the water come out from the ports.
As i mentioned before, if your iPhone is turned Off, leave it. Don’t turn it On. Your device may die only from your curiosity to see if it turns On or not. If your device isn’t turned off after falling in water, i suggest you to turn it off by pressing and holding the power button until it turns off. Don’t wake you device. Try to turn it off without waking your screen.
How to fix a water-damaged iPhone: Drying it with rice or silica gel sachets
After you dry all the water you can find with a soft cloth, now you should do the real drying process. Also, don’t use hair dryer to dry water out. They will damage more your device. Don’t use any fan to dry your device. Most of experts suggest to use uncooked rice. Put your device in a big bowl and cover it with uncooked rice completely. Leave it there for 48 hours. The rice will dry all the water left inside your device.
Another suggestion is to use packets with silica gel. Silica Gel Packets come with some devices, mostly electronics, inside the box when the device is shipped from a country with a humid climate. However, you will need a lot of Silica Gel Packets so you may need to buy them from a shop near you.
Silica Gel dry out your iPhone faster and is more efficiently then using rice. You should leave your device for 48 hours covered with silica gel.
So, try these solutions with your device and after 48 hours, try to turn it On. If it works then you are lucky. You have saved your device. There are also reports that the device may work well for a long period of time and then start showing problems.
If you are planning to sell your device, then read this article to learn how to backup and reset your device to factory settings :
- How to Backup your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch
- How to Reset your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch to Factory Settings
Hope you enjoyed all iPhone Water Damage Solutions, Fix & Tips i provided.
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