How to save a soaking wet smartphone?

Life without a smartphone is not an option. Who goes without an internet ready phone these days? NONE! But the major Catch-22 of all is what to do if IT FELL IN the toilet? Or you whacked a glass of water on it? What if you forgot it was in your pocket when you skipped into the swimming pool? These are just a few of the thousand scenarios your phone could come into lethal interaction with the fluid. When it happens, as soon as you’re done freaking out, you’ll undoubtedly start drumming all the keys, puffing on it, or attacking it with a hair dryer to get free of all that fluid.
While, these are all well- implying measures, guess what? They are not for your phone. Here’s what exactly you must do. Initially, regain it as nippily as viable. If your phone is still on the foot of the Jacuzzi or the toilette, get it out ASAP. The more it’s in the fluid, the superior the prospect of damage!



The minute the device is no longer flooded, if you can, take out the battery. Don’t even make an effort to power it off. No need to press any other buttons or keys, just tug the battery out. With an iPhone or a different device that’s difficult to pry apart — you’ll cautiously turn-off the device. You need to detach power in the device hurriedly to stop the likelihood of a short circuit.



Next, do not blow-dry it or shuffle in the microwave. The temperature can harm the elusive microchip technology inside. Give it a fast rub with a dry cloth, making sure no water out of the blue ends up tiring into its ports or other gaps. If there are drops of water stuck inside cracks or hollows in the case, try compressed air to swipe it out. Just be vigilant not to knock-back the water more inside the phone.



Then we have a few poles apart options. You can stuff your phone in a bag of dry rice, and let it sit for 24 to 36 hours or further. This is low-priced, stress-free, and can be done in a nip. But this process could have some vetoes: If the rice grips the water, you may be vamoosed with a syrupy rice jumble stuck in its ports. To be benign, cloak the phone lightly in a paper cloth before dipping it into the rice bag.



Keep synthetic desiccants handy. They are far less chaotic, and they work more speedily and professionally than rice. According to Sam Murray in the UK, The Bheestie Bag is one route you can edict and saves on the sill. You can drop your phone in the sealed plastic bag occasionally to make sure no lasting humidity jerks damage inside, or just use it if your phone meets any liqui-emergency. Use Dry-All, another product you can buy and save. Same pact as the Bheestie Bag: you just seal up your phone inside the pouch. You can grab a pouch for as cheap as $6 on Amazon. Your gadget should be bone dry and renovated.


The smartest thing you can do is, begin saving the desiccant packets you’re getting for free. Every time you see a desiccant packet just save it. Roll them into plastic or glass container with an air-tight seal. Now you have your own emergency phone-rescue case all set. Just drop the dipped phone into the container, seal it up, and you’ll get the same results as any of those other money-making routes.


In the wake of these guidelines, there’s a decent possibility your phone can endure its ill-timed trip. But if it’s specifically a big drop, it’s time to buy a brand-new phone.


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Nuur Hasan is a software developer, web developer and a technical writer with more than seven years of experience. He believes that sharing knowledge can do wonders and that is why he likes to blog. His other interests include politics and sports.

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