Did you just drop your smartphone into water? You were kind of panicky, what are you going to do?… Here are some first aid tips for your phone when it get wet.
Step1: Do not turn on the phone
Why do water and smartphones not mix? Because the water shorts out your smartphone’s electrical circuits. So whatever you do, don’t turn it on to check to see if it still works
Step2: Remove the battery and SIM card
REMOVE THE BATTERY, SIM CARD, and also the MEMORY CARD, if you phone has a memory card slot.
Some phones don’t have a removable battery, like the iPhone. So skip this step.
Step3: Freshwater rinse
If your phone is contaminated with salty water after you pull out the battery etc… rinse your phone in fresh water to remove any traces of salt. Salt will corrode your device.
Step4: Dry your phone using compressed air
If you have a compressed air can handy, it is used to clean computers or keyboards – run it full blast over your phone, with the back cover off if you can. Another option, a vacuum cleaner also works, even though it’s pulling the air in the other direction. As long as it’s blowing cool air over those circuits to dry them out, it’s all good.
Reminder: Don’t stick your phone in the oven, even on low. The heat can warp you phone’s circuits, and can melt its internal components. Do not use a blow dryer either, unless it has a heatless setting. but a fan might also help dry your phone.
Step5: Cover your phone with uncooked rice
Some said if putting a wet phone into a sealed container of rice would actually dry it out, and bring it back form the dead. The idea behind the rice is that the dry grains will absorb moisture. It is also good if you have a sealable plastic container, and fill it with enough rice to cover your mobilephone(A plastic zipper bag will work too, at a pinch.) Then bury your phone in the rice, along with the battery and other parts. wait at least 24 or 48 hours for the rice to do its job. sound like zombie eh?….
Another option is the Silica gel, the small sachet or packets that keep the new clothes or shoes dry.
Also it doesn’t matter if your using a white or brown rice as long it’s hard, dry and uncooked. (just don’t add some seasoning packets, unless you want your phone smell like mixed vegies hehe).
After you’ve waited at least 24 hours, Reassemble your phone, charge it and turn it back on.
I read in an articles in yahoo. The result of their experiments wasn’t encouraging. They tested, three phones the (BlackBerry, Droid and iPhone.) and soaked them in water. The BlackBerry they tested did restart, with no apparent long-term damage. But the iPhone and the Droid were dead. After two days in the rice and a full battery charge, neither phone came back to life.
One in three may be slim odds. But since water damage isn’t covered by most warranties, it can’t hurt to try.