What happens when your phone gets wet?

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2023-01-25 13:09:50

In the process of using mobile devices, most users try to find ways to keep their phones from getting wet. However, there will still be times when accidents happen that you can’t anticipate and whether the phone is waterproof or not, it can still cause some unintended problems.

So what do you need to do after your phone is accidentally splashed with water, let’s find out with Lag.vn.

Shutdown immediately and do not restart

Water is a very good conductor of electricity with dissolved ions, so reactions to electrical currents in the device can damage the important circuit boards in the phone. The first thing that you need to do is turn off your phone and do not turn it on until it is completely dry.

This also means that you won’t use your phone for 48 hours, which is quite inconvenient but it’s the only way you can save your phone,.

Remove as much water as possible

Do not use a hair dryer because it does more harm than good. Airflows can push moisture and heat inside the device’s components, causing it to fail more severely. That means you shouldn’t expose your wet phone to the sun either.

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Instead you should gently shake your phone to remove water from its ports, then wipe it off with a dry microfiber cloth. Next is to disassemble as many parts as possible such as the case, SIM slot, SD card and battery (if possible).

Wipe them clean and keep them in a dry place, but do not remove the device screws as this can cause deep damage and void the phone’s warranty.

To make this process go faster, you should place your phone closer to a window or vent. Another option is to bury the phone in a box filled with desiccant packs, which are better at absorbing moisture than rice and are more helpful in keeping the phone from getting damaged.

Should rice be used to dehumidify the phone?

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Rice is known to be good at absorbing water, but it can’t absorb all the moisture out of the phone. In addition, rice is a food containing a lot of starch, when soaked in water, it will get stuck in the small crevices in the phone, causing them to be damaged more severely.

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