No matter how careful you are, that day will come when you spill drink on your phone, drop it in the toilet or even in a puddle. Here’s a tried and tested checklist of how to save your mobile if it gets wet.
- First thing’s first, get it out of the liquid and fast, even if it has made it’s way down the toilet, you need to be quick and delve inside to retrieve it.
- Turn the phone off. This may sound simple but so many people try and make calls or go through the menu to check it still works. If it has turned itself off in a valiant effort to save itself then leave it, if you turn it on it will only do more damage.
- Take the Phone apart. Again a pretty simple task but one many people don’t do. The best way to dry out your phone is by separating the battery, sim card and memory stick.
- If it fell into water, pat the remains dry with a warm towel. If it was a sticky liquid, salt water or mud then give it a quick rinse under the tap. Getting it wet all over again may sound crazy, but imagine what the sugar or grit will do to the phone’s insides!
- Dry it out. There are a few methods to get your phone back to good health. If it’s just damp then you may want to settle for a radiator or airing cupboard stint. If it’s pretty much soaked, the best and most successful option is rice. Put your phone in an air-tight container and cover completely with uncooked rice. Because it’s a natural absorber, it should soak up all the excess moisture.
- Put the box in a warm place to speed up the process, try and leave it for at least 24hours to make sure it’s completely dry.
- Never try and use a hairdryer, or cooker to dry out a phone – it will only damage the mobile further.
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