What to do if your iPhone gets wet?

We get asked this question quite alot. Whether you have dropped your phone down the toilet, in a puddle, down the sink or in the bath liquid is bad news for your device. So what to do if your iPhone gets wet?

The very first thing you should do is turn off your device. This will prevent the motherboard from being short circuited and if this happens it may never work again. Shake the access water off and clean with a dry towel. Now you want to draw as much moisture out from the inside of your iPhone as quickly as possible. The reason that you want to do it quickly is if you leave moisture on the motherboard it can corrode the components and in time these components will then fail.

Placing the iPhone in a bowl of uncooked rice?

Rice is a desiccant. Insert your iPhone into a plastic bag and place into a bowl of UNCOOKED rice for 3-4 days. It will absorb the moisture from the device and electronics in a shorter time than it would in a warm dry place such as a hot press. To increase the process place the bowl in a warm dry place. Silica gel packets work just as well as rice.

DO NOT Use a hairdryer!

NEVER use a hair-dryer on the warm or cold setting to dry your device. This action will actually force moisture further into the device resulting in eventual corrosion.

Was this successful?

If the rice tatic was not effective you can book it into us for a repair. Even though your device may be working after the water damage, the chances that it will stop working in about 1 month are very high. The components corrode with the water damage. It is recommended the corrosion is dealt within 1 week of the incident. Our success rate for water damaged iPhone is 90%.

The chances are that Apple will not give you a replacement because the water damage indicators have been activated.  Some components may not work after water damage and will need to be replaced. The most common failures are microphone, earpiece and screen. You can book a repair with us by calling us on 07526553526, emailing us at info@ubreakirepair.com or using our contact form.

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