Common domestic accidents have seen people lose their smartphones in water overtime but quick solutions to the problem have emerged.
Phones usually slip out of our hands or pockets dropping on the ground, wet floor or even in a bowl of water from time to time or you could decide to jump in the pool forgetting that your mobile phone is still in your pocket.
There is still hope that the phone is not totally damaged. Try out these tips immediately you remove the phone from water, it wouldn’t cost you a dime.
Check out the well tested steps to salvage such accidents below:
1. Do not turn back on your phone right away (keep it off until you know it’s totally dry or if phone is still on immediately take off the battery).
2. Remove all peripherals from the device (back cover, case, battery, headphones and any other removable gadget).
3. Use a vacuum to drain moisture from the device (Try to get as much of the water out of it as possible).
4. Use a substance with a high affinity for drawing out moisture (An inexpensive option is to place the phone in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice or desiccant “usually found with new shoes” for at least 24hrs or just cover the phone in towels).
If the above steps fail, kindly refer to a professional phone repair with a history of success around you.