Did you know that 1 in 10 people accidentally drop their phones down the toilet? For those anticipating this toilet tragedie, here are a few pointers for resuscitating your phone.
How to rescue your phone
- Get your phone out fast. Act quickly, and you can prevent water from further entering your phone.
- Turn your phone off. Leaving it on can cause your phone to short circuit. If your phone has already turned itself off, do not try to turn it on.
- Take apart what you can. Remove any phone cases or covers. Take out the Sim card, memory card, and battery if you can. Place these items on some paper to dry.
- Wipe off as much water as you can. Avoid moving your phone excessively as this may encourage water inside to move around and do further damage.
- Dry it out. Place your phone in an airtight bag of uncooked rice or surrounded by silica gel packets. This will draw out the moisture.
- Leave it to dry. Leave the phone in a warm place, such as an airing cupboard or near a radiator, for 24 hours or longer.
- Resume your business. Remember, you may not have finished going to the toilet!
- Test it out. If it does not turn on after the drying process, try using a new battery. If that doesn’t work either, your best bet is an insurance claim or a new phone.
Use a hairdryer, this will push moisture deeper into the phone or meit the inner components.
Also do not try to charge the phone before it has dried. The power will go into the wrong areas due to the wet mainboard and damage sensitive components.
Remember, you’re better off dropping your phone down a toilet than in a swimming pool or a pint of beer. These liquids are more corrosive.
No luck bringing your phone back to life? May it rest in pee…or worse!
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