Nothing feels bad than dropping smartphone straight into water. You are there to see that but you can’t do anything, you shout, “OMG! My Phone“. No matter where you dropped it, the expression will be the same as you know the result is not going to be fair unless you’re using those amazing waterproof phones such as Samsung Galaxy S8, Moto G5 Plus, LG G6, etc.
There’s no doubt that the smartphone manufacturers has been moving towards waterproof trend. From past few years, manufacturers has focused on it and trend is booming the industry continuously. But what can you do, if you don’t have such specs in your smartphone? Well, you can do prevention using some pouch or cases (get from Amazon) which protects your smartphone from water but it looks ugly and you can always stick it with your smartphone. Also, you don’t already have knowledge whether the incident will happen.
Anyways, coming to the point, what to do when it’s already happened? We mean, how to repair water damaged phone? That’s what we are ahead to tell you, so with that being said let’s get started. But, remember this totally depends upon your luck, this not works in all cases also when you’re too late to take actions. So, leave it on your luck.
Let’s Take Out the Phone From Water to Repair Water Damaged Phone
Take out your phone from the water and remember be quick doing this. The longer your phone stays in water, lesser the chance of survival. Just after taking it out from the water, make sure it is turned off. In case, it’s on, don’t take the risk and turn it off smoothly. Avoid pressing the keys as much as possible as it pushes the water inside the phone.
Now, if you have removable battery in your smartphone, remove it. Put your phone and battery on a paper towel.
Most of the smartphones these days are able to sustain in simple water damage so below we have mentioned few things you can do (also can’t in some cases) to repair water damaged phone.
What Not do After Dropping Phone into Water, In order to Repair Water Damaged Phone
Prevention is better than cure (it’s easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened). So, before we start with the steps to repair below is few things you can avoid.
- Do not turn your phone to check whether it’s working. The fact is simple, electrical components doesn’t works best with water and it can also cause internal damage. Also, your phone comes with Liquid Damage Indicator which could spoil the warranty as when you turn it on it will be marked.
- Do not plug it in with charger for the same above reason.
- Do not press any keys of your phone, as it will push the water inside the phone.
- Do not blow in to phone with mouth or even blowers, like hair driers.
- Do not apply heat, you can create more damage which will add lost of some more pennies.
Use a Tissue Paper to Dry Your Phone with Smooth Hands
Now, it’s time to dry your phone. As we mentioned above, you don’t have to apply heat or blow air into it, so what to do? How to dry your phone? You can use a tissue paper and use it gently to watery surfaces. Remember, not too much.
If there’s too much water then you can also use a vacuum cleaner to clean it. But don’t shake your phone to remove that.
Last Step to Repair Water Damage Phone
Now, you have done all of the above steps. Let’s begin with the final and main step of making your smartphone live.
Put your smartphone into rice bag. Rice is best for absorbing water and this is one of the most common and simple way to remove water from your phone in order to get it back on work.
Let your smartphone be into the rice for at least 2 days. Yes, keep patience, you have to wait. Control your excitement in the mid to see whether it’s working or not.
After few days passed, you could take your phone out from the rice bag and check the result of your patience.
Now, put the battery in your phone and try to turn it on, if it not works, plug it into the charger and try to charge it. If it not works, try replacing the battery, if it still not works, you aren’t so lucky. Now, get it to the service center and let the professionals do it.