iPhone Dropped in Water…How Should I Fix It [5 Quick Tips]

by dave on August 7, 2010

I know very few of you would be actually reading this once your iPhone is submerged into water…obviously you will be looking into your wet iPhone! So it’s better just to have this kind of info read before such accident happens. Water can really damage your any electronic item unless it is water proof. Here we will discuss few tips that can save your iPhone (or for that matter any mobile phone) that dropped in toilet (eeeee) water. How to fix iPhone damaged / dropped in water:

1- Remove your iPhone out of water ASAP- That’s pretty self explanatory. That’s the first thing everyone would attempt to do. Even though the exterior of today’s smartphones are really good but water can still seep in very quickly,  perhaps in a matter of seconds; so grab your iPhone or mobile phone out of water ASAP.

2- Power off your iPhone (or remove the battery of your mobile phone)- If it’s your iPhone immediately power it off. For all those who have their mobile phone dived into water, just remove your battery if it is easier or else power it off. For iPhone users, if it freezes with white pinwheel on the screen, hold down the power button and home button until it turns off. It is imperative to close down the electric current and we can only do by turning it off or removing the battery. Cutting power to your phone is a crucial first step in saving it.

3- Remove the SIM card- This is also important to remove the SIM card so that it can be dried out in open and can help you to get connected once again.

4- Dry your phone now- Once you have done the above measures, its time to think how you can dry it. You can shake it, use towel or paper towel, remove moisture wherever you see it, and may be consider putting it in an uncooked rice bag! The rice would absorb moisture so put it in a tightly sealed bag.

5- Don’t use hair dryer; use vacuum cleaner- If you’re thinking to use hair dryer as a drying option then know that hair dryer has the risk of pushing water further deep; instead vacuum cleaner can suck it all. So vacuum cleaner is preferred over hair dryer as a drying option. If these tips do not work out you may consider contacting Apple or AT&T. Or may be you can let us know your story in comments if your iPhone ever dropped in water.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mr. Waltz August 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Damn this was helpful.
Good stuff mate.


Aryan February 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I dropped it right into a chicken curry that i was cooking! and I’m unable to turn it off :-(

have done the other steps you have mentioned!!


Roshan February 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

hello this is my first thread on this website…here goes….my iphone 2g dropped in the bucket filled with water…i grabbed my iphone outta water within 4-5 secs….n dried with towel by removing sim card…phone is working properly but i have the following problems
1)my phone’s upper half looses the touch sensation…which means i can access the lower half of my screen…as i touch any icon in the upper half there is no response.(its paralyzed)
2)I cant hear voice on call
3)on the other end receiver cant hear my voice
please help me on this m really worried :(( :(( :((


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