How to Save a Water Damaged Apple iPhone – Best Tips to Follow

Have you dropped your iPhone in the bathtub, the sea or the toilet? We will help you to save your waterlogged iPhone.

We often damage our iPhones, the most common is dropping our iPhone and cracking the screen, thanks to its slippery edges and the second most common is water damage.

Water damaged iphone

However, dropping the iPhones in the water doesn’t mean its completely dead or can’t be used. There are still chances that your iPhone can still survive.

We will help you with the best tips to save your waterlogged iPhones or iPads. ( You can also apply these principles to any other electronic devices).

Now what you have to do first is take out the iPhone from the water as quick as possible. The more time it’s in the water, the more damage it will do to your iPhone. And if your iPhone is off, don’t turn it on & try checking if it’s working, switching on can damage the circuits inside.

If you have a case on your iPhone, remove it, take your SIM out too with the SIM ejection tool. If you are planning to remove the battery you will void the warranty but this could reduce the number of nooks and crannies where water can linger, and will help you avoid damage to your key iPhone components.

Wipe down every water drop from the screen or the back or the sides.

And then turn the iPhone upside down and give it a gentle shake to clear the ports and sockets. Even though you have wiped your iPhone, do not switch it on to see if it’s working, because this is likely to lead to short circuits – that’s what cause long-term damage to your iPhone. If you do switch it on it might stop working forever.

How to fix

Don’t use a hair dryer or other heat treatments to your iPhone as they can damage the internal components of the iPhone. Now to dry the iPhone we use uncooked rice and place it a bowel and pack it air tight. But this may get dust or even entire grains into the ports. A better option than uncooked rice is silica gel – those little (and inedible) packets that come with some electronic components. Just cover the entire iPad/iPhone and it will dry a wet iPhone out more efficiently than rice. You should still give the iPhone at least 48 hours to dry out completely.

And then after 48 hours try switching it on. If it doesn’t you are out of luck. And if it does the first thing is to back up everything from your iPhone.

Fix a iPhone from Water Damage – Tips to Follow 

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