There are a lot of situations when our smartphone can meet with water. You can fall under heavy rain, knock over a cup of drink on a nearby smartphone or drop your phone completely in the water while taking a hot bath. Recently, smartphone manufacturers have been trying to implement water protection in their devices. However, the percentage of such devices is still very small, so our article will be relevant for a long time.
What to do if the phone falls into the water
As we were taught in the OBZh lessons, the first thing to do is get rid of the source of danger. In our case, we immediately take the device out of the water and turn it off. The smartphone has both slots and headphone / charging connectors, through which water instantly reaches the insides and can cause a short circuit. After you take out the phone, you need to wipe it with a dry towel, and also pull out the battery. So you completely de-energize the device and reduce the likelihood of a short circuit to zero. Together with the battery, we advise you to remove the SIM card and memory card.
2. Wipe all parts of the device well
After you take out the device, you need to thoroughly wipe it with a dry towel to get rid of all visible moisture. Do not use ordinary napkins or a paper towel. It’s no secret that paper napkins not only absorb moisture very well, but also quickly soak, breaking up into small fibers. These villi will clog into the holes and slots of the device and will only make it worse.
Take a rag or cloth towel and wipe the device dry both outside and inside if the water still got there. Do not leave a single drop on the surface, because any small thing can cause corrosion and lead the device to inoperability.
3. Hair dryer or vacuum cleaner?
Most people whose phone has got under water have the following situation. They safely fulfill the first two points of our article, but then they begin to search for additional solutions, what else can be done for a wet device. The most popular options are a hairdryer and a vacuum cleaner.
REMEMBER! Never use a hairdryer to dry your phone. Contrary to the idea that hot air will quickly dry all moisture, you need to understand: the air stream will not only drive water deeper, but it can also melt some details.
You can use a vacuum cleaner to speed up the drying process. During drying, do not hold the hose too close to the smartphone; carry out the procedure for 7-10 minutes.
4. Put the phone in the sun in an absorbent box or rice
Finally, when all the basic steps have been completed, you can begin the longest step. The disassembled phone (we pulled out the battery, SIM card, flash drive) must be put in a container with absorbent material. You probably saw bags with such a substance in shoe boxes.
If the device does not work, feel free to go to the service center.
5. What does not need to be done
Finally, we want to list what you absolutely can’t do if your phone falls into the water
- You cannot turn on the device immediately. You can turn on the phone only after complete drying, when you have waited a sufficient amount of time for all moisture to leave the device. Naturally, in the “wet” state, the device is strictly forbidden to connect to a power source (put on charge or connect to a computer).
- Do not disassemble the device. Most likely you are not an expert, and having taken the smartphone apart (more than pulling out the battery) will only make it worse. Water will go even deeper, and you will break something.
All the best. Take care of yourself and your phones # 128578;