It happened to everyone. Dived into the pool with my phone in my pocket, taken by surprise by rain, or just dropped into the toilet. Most modern phones are IP67 rated, but when it comes to total immersion, there can be no guarantees. Therefore, today I will give you some useful advice based on my own bitter experience.
Did the phone fall into the water? Get it out ASAP!
The longer the phone stays in water, the more water gets to the internal parts. Modern technologies provide the maximum compactness of the device, in which it will be difficult for water to penetrate into the holy of holies of the device and destroy it completely – however, time is a key factor here.
What should be done:
- Switch off the device immediately,
- Wipe it with a dry cloth or a tissue using alcohol,
- If possible, remove the battery, SIM card and memory card.
What not to do:
- Dry with a hairdryer,
- Put in the microwave
- Put on charge,
- Blow into the speakers.
So how do you get water out of your phone, you ask? There are several effective ways.
Сайт Fix My Speakers
Fix My Speakers Is a free site that will help you eliminate water trapped in your speakers. The service is a simple site with an audio player that plays high-frequency sounds that create directional pressure to displace liquid droplets from the speakers. The service works on any smartphones – just click on Play and watch what happens to the water in the speakers.
Of course, there are different ways to solve our problem, but Fix My Speakers is definitely the easiest and most effective one. If after bathing your phone is still able to work with the browser, just go to the FixMySpeakers website: the gif below clearly explains how the service works.
The site is absolutely free and does not require registration, paid subscription or downloading the application. It will work on both Android and iPhone. Go to the site and click on the speaker icon in the middle – interval high-frequency sound will create pressure that will displace all moisture from the speakers.
Repeat this action until you achieve the desired result.
Placing your phone in a container of dry rice will remove a significant amount of moisture. Sounds like crazy advice, but this method works because rice absorbs moisture very well. You can also try silica gel bags – the same ones that go in shoe boxes and medicine bottles – just place them next to your phone for a few days.