How to fix a water damaged phone: So you have dropped your smartphone into the toilet, sink or pool. do not panic! If you act quick you’ll be able to prevent your smartphone from turning into water broken. In today’s article, we’ll show you how you’ll be able to save (or try at least) a water that has just dropped in water.
First of all, take away the phone from the water as quickly as possible. The longer it stays there, the a lot of water or liquid can run through the cracks and openings of your phone. Once it’s out of the water, there are certain stuff you need to do quickly, and certain stuff you ought to fully avoid doing so as to stop water harm.
What not to do:
-Do not turn it on
-Do not press any buttons or keys
-Do not shake, tap or bang the phone
-Do not blow on it. this might send water into different internal components of the phone that it hadn’t already reached, inflicting a lot of harm in the process
-Do not heat it up (that includes using a hair drier or microwaving it)
Your phone will still be saved! try the following steps before forgoing.
10 steps to saving your water broken phone:
1. turn it off if, it isn’t already and hold it upright.
2. take away any protective casing and, if your phone has them, take away your SIM and microSD cards from their slots.
3. Open up the back and remove the battery, SIM card(s) and microSD card if you’re able to (note that this may not be possible with all phone models).
4. Use a cloth, sleeve or towel to dab your phone dry. Avoid spreading the liquid around, as a result of that could push it into a lot of of the phone’s openings. simply soak up as much as possible.
5. If the water harm is more in depth, you’ll be able to use a vacuum to carefully suck out water stuck from the cracks that are harder to get at. make sure any tiny components, like the microSD card, SIM card, or battery, are out of the way before trying this.
6. Bury the phone in a ziplock bag full of raw rice. Rice is nice for absorbing liquid and this can be truly a standard technique for drying smartphones and tablets. you’ll be able to also buy dedicated phone drying pouches, that are worth having at home if you are the clumsy sort. If you do not have one at home, do not bother going out to buy one. Indeed, time is of essence, therefore get your phone into rice as soon as possible.
7. Let your phone dry for a day or 2. don’t be tempted to switch it on see if it still works. place your SIM card in an recent phone, or ask a friend or family if they need a spare that you will borrow.
8. after a few of days, you’ll be able to remove the phone from the rice back, insert the battery into the phone and switch the phone on.
9. If your phone does not activate, try charging it. If it does not charge, the battery is also broken. you may try a replacement battery, or think about taking your smartphone to a repair shop to be checked by a professional.
10. If your phone has turned on and it’s running because it should, you should still keep a close eye on that for the next few days, to see if you notice something out of the ordinary. Play some music to check the speakers and make sure the touch screen still responds as it should.
Hopefully, it’ll start as normal once more.
In the future, avoid taking the phone with you once you head to the pool, use the bathroom or do the dishes.