How to fix a wet phone. Act quickly and get to a Redux machine. Remove the phone from the liquid. Turn the phone off. Remove the battery and other removable components. Dry your phone and battery with a clean, dry cloth. Do not push any of your phone’s buttons. Avoid the DIY phone-drying hacks you might find online.

What not to do

  • Do not turn it on
  • Do not plug it in/try to charge it
  • Do not press any buttons or keys
  • Do not shake, tap or bang the phone
  • Do not blow on it. This could send water into other internal parts of the phone that it hadn’t already reached, causing more damage in the process
  • Do not use a blow dryer – it can have the same effect as described above. Heat could also cause further damage.

10 steps to saving your water damaged phone

1) Turn It Of Immediately

2) Now remove all the accessories like battery, Sim card, Memory card, and cover

3) Use a Cotton Cloth, Toilet Paper or Napkin to soak water from your phone and soak as much as possible

4) Now Wrap Your Phone in a Tissue Paper and Remain it For Some Time

5) Bury the Phone in a Ziplock Bag Full of Uncooked Rice. Rice is Great for Absorbing Liquid and This is Actually a Common Method For Drying Smartphones and Tablets.

6) Now Let The Phone Dry For One or Two Days and Don’t Try to Insert Battery or Switch It on Before 2 days

7) You can also you silica gel pack instead of rice as silica gel pack has more power to absorb water as compared to rice. These gel packs are mainly used in shoe boxes

8) After a couple of days, you can remove the phone from the rice back, insert the battery into the phone and switch the phone on.

9) If your phone doesn’t turn on, try charging it. If it doesn’t charge, the battery may be damaged. You could try a replacement battery, or consider taking your smartphone to a repair shop to be checked by a professional.

10) If your phone has turned on and it is running as it should, you should still keep a close eye on it for the next few days, to see if you notice anything out of the ordinary. Play some music to check the speakers and ensure the touch screen still responds as it should.

In the future, avoid taking the phone with you when you go to the pool, use the bathroom or do the dishes.

Water resistant cases

Water resistant cases

Hopefully these steps have helped you rescue your phone from death by drowning. If you want to protect your phone from water damage in future, you can also purchase a waterproof phone case. There are some good options available from brands such as Otterbox, Griffin Survivor and Catalyst

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