It is the sad reality that the iPhones are sensitive and they are dropped so often that causes its damage. The most common damage that can occur to an iPhone is the screen damage. The second most common damage is the water damage that we generally face.
So, if your iPhone is accidentally wet by any reason, either you have dropped it in your bath or swimming pool and now you want to save its inside data and to fix your phone, here are some quick tips that are needed to follow for saving the mobile and its data. Getting iPhone dropped in water does not mean that your phone will be dead. Although we cannot guarantee for an electronic device, but following below steps quickly can save your device. The strategies are as follows:
- Dying Externally:
Take the phone out of the water immediately and do not plug in as it may cause a short circuit and it can permanently damage your phone. Further, if your phone is switched off, do not try to turn it on soon after taking it out of water. Take the SIM card out. Whatever external part is visible and easily available, you need to dry it. Further, you need to shake it gently to clear the parts.
- Turn it off:
If your iPhone is still on, turn it off. Because leaving the phone turned on can cause the short circuit inside the phone and it may damage it permanently. While turning it down you need to be very quick. The second option is to leave your phone is sleep mode, but it will be dangerous if you receive any notification in the meantime. So, the best option is to switch it off.
- Use Uncooked Rice to Dry Out:
Now the interior part of the phone need to be dried out. You can use a hair dryer or any other tool for the heat treatment. There is a way to get the moisture out of the interior part of your phone. You can put your iPhone in a bowl by covering it with the uncooked rice. You need to leave your phone in this condition for 1 to 2 days. This is a very easy way to get the moisture out of your phone.
- Use Sachets of Silica Gel:
Better option than the uncooked rice is the use of silica gel. You can easily get these sachets in the packets of electronic items that are delivered within countries. These sachets are little and inedible. These sachets are required in enough quantity so that they can cover your phone. You can get them through any craft shop or a handbag shop.
- Dismantling the Phone:
If you are confident enough, then you can dismantle it. The best way is first unscrewing your bottom part of the phone with a screwdriver that you can get it from an iPhone repair kit through unofficial accessory makers. But while going for this option you should know that it will invalidate your phone’s warranty and if you are not an expert then you may end up damaging your device rather than repairing it. But still it is the most effective way to dry the inside part of your phone.
You need to take out the battery that will reduce the chance of a short circuit. Then all internal nooks can be dried. With a soft piece of cloth, you need to wipe it gently. This approach would be more suitable in case if you are already out.
- The Next Step:
After waiting for a few days and when you are satisfied that your phone has dried you can go on with switching your phone on. These are all the steps that you can follow while having water damage of your iPhone. At this condition also if your phone is not switched on, then you need to get your phone’s internal parts checked out with and Apple Genius.
You should keep in your mind that a wrong attempt to repair your phone can harm your phone for a long-term. Thus, there is an advice for the iPhone users that in case of such water damages, if your phone is turned on, then you should store all phone data as backup.
If you are still unsuccessful in making your iPhone work again, you can contact a reliable iPhone repair center to get the job done rightly!
Getting your Apple iPhone repaired using third-party repair services like iRepair is the way to go unless of course, you don’t want to void the warranty. However, these experts can handle any iPhone problem with outstanding expertise. You can always contact iRepair to find out more about third-party iPhone repair services.