Maybe you got caught in a rainstorm and your phone got soaked. Or perhaps you accidentally dropped it in the toilet. Maybe it was just a simple knocked-over glass of water. Whatever the case may be, you now have a soaked cell phone.
Although most cell phones nowadays do have some degree of waterproofing, water can still do some real damage to your phone. And after drying your phone, you may notice that some things aren’t working properly. So can it be saved? Or do you have to spend hundreds of dollars on a new phone?
The good news is yes, wet cell phone repair is possible. And yes, iDropped can fix any water damage that happened to your phone. But first, try these methods to stop any further damage to your phone.
Wet Cell Phone Repair: Can it Be Fixed?
Depending on the extent of damage that was done to the phone, it is possible that you may be able to fix the issue at home. Here’s what you should try, and what you shouldn’t.
What To Do
Remove the phone immediately from the source of the water. The longer it’s submerged, the harder it will be to fix it. If the phone is powered on still, turn it off immediately. An electrical charge can seriously damage wet circuitry so the quicker you can turn off the phone, the better.
Remove the case, if there is one. Keeping the case on the phone could trap water in the phone.
Dry off the phone as best as you can with a lint-free cloth. That includes the headphone jack, SIM slot, charger, even your camera lens!
You may want to disinfect the phone as well, especially if it fell in the toilet.
If you’re able to, remove the battery from the phone.
Stick your phone in a bag, seal it up and let it completely air out for at least 24 hours. You may also want to stick a paper towel or napkin in the bag to absorb any moisture.
What Not To Do
Do not put your phone in uncooked rice. As we’ve explained in a previous blog, that could cause more damage than fixing the issue.
Do not blow-dry on the phone or put it in the oven. As you can imagine, the heat will fry the delicate electronics inside rather than dry it out.
Do not start mashing on the buttons to make sure everything is working properly. That too could damage the phone.
And do not turn the phone back on for at least 24 hours. In fact, the longer you can go without turning it on, the better.
How iDropped Can Repair Your Water Damaged Phone
So you followed all the steps above. But once you started using your phone again, you noticed that things are not working as well as they use to. Maybe the water did more damage than you first thought!
If this is the case, it’s time to call in the experts. iDropped has been fixing water-damaged phones for years. We have the knowledge and experience needed to bring your phone back to its former self. Before you go buying a new phone, why don’t you take your phone to the closest wet cell phone repair shop? We’ll be happy to help!