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What You Should Actually Do If You Drop Your Phone In Water. PS: Leave The Rice for Cooking

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

1. Get Your Phone Out Of The Water ASAP

Incase you didn't know...the faster you take your phone out of water the better chance of survival. We encourage you to act quick, time is of the essence.

2. Power It Down

Worst Case Scenario is a short circuit. To prevent that, double check to make sure that the phone is powered off and if it isn't turn it off as quickly as possible.

IMPORTANT: Don’t turn your phone back on anytime soon. If there’s water inside the phone, it can still short.

3. If You Can, Pull Out The Battery, SIM, and SD Card

The key is to get everything out of the phone so it has more access to air flow. iPhones only let you remove the SIM, but for any other model pull off the back panel and carefully take the battery out as well as the SD & SIM Card.

4. Dry It Out

Dab your phone with a cloth or paper towel, tilt your phone side to side to allow water to drop out. If you have one available use a vacuum to suck water out.

Don't put your phone in the microwave. Not saying you would but just incase you thought about it, don't

Don't use a blow dryer to heat up your phone. Apple says the iPhone tops out at 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Thats not very hot

Does putting your phone in rice really work? Short answer: No. There’s a whole lot of talk about dry rice wicking moisture away, but studies have shown that in a relatively dry climate, the best way to dry your phone is a good old-fashioned air dry. Combined with good air circulation, this method is actually quickest.

5. Come See Us

You can honestly skip the previous step. The best thing you can do in this situation is let the professionals help. We are open Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am-4pm


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