How to Rescue a Water Damaged Phone
Hey there! Ready to tackle the whole water damaged phone situation? Well, you’re in the right place. We get it – water and phones, not the best combo. But fear not, our guide is here to spill the beans on how to fix a waterlogged phone. We’ll cover some tips and tricks we do. So, if your phone took an unexpected swim, stick around. We’re about to drop some real knowledge bombs on rescuing your device. Let’s get started on this wet and wild journey!
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Dealing with a water-soaked phone is definitely a stress-inducing moment, but worry not! Over at Mobile Repairs in Coventry, we’re pros at saving water-damaged iPhones and Samsung phones. Consider this your go-to manual for rescuing your beloved device from the depths of water damage. We’ve got your back!
Step 1: The Most Important!
When it comes to water-damaged phone repair, time is of the essence. Take swift action with these immediate steps:
Step 2: Remove Any Excess Water
Now that you’ve swiftly taken your phone out of the water, it’s time to tackle the excess moisture. Follow these steps:
Shake Gently: Give your phone a gentle shake to remove as much water as possible from its ports and openings.
Use an Absorbent Cloth: Grab a lint-free, absorbent cloth. Gently pat the exterior of the phone to soak up additional water.
Avoid Heat Sources: While it might be tempting, avoid using heat sources like hair dryers or heaters. Excessive heat can damage your device further.
Remember, the goal here is to eliminate as much water as you can without causing additional harm.
Step 3: Soak Up the Moisture
Having addressed the surface water, it’s time to tackle the lingering moisture within your phone’s internal parts. Contrary to popular belief, the rice method isn’t your best bet. Here’s a more effective approach:
Step 4: Wait It Out
Now comes the waiting game. Leave your phone components in your chosen drying method for a minimum of 24-48 hours. This ensures most of the lingering moisture evaporates, minimizing the risk of short circuits and further damage. The specific drying time depends on factors like your chosen drying technique and the extent of water exposure.
For silica gel, the usual drying time is around 24 hours. If you’ve opted for rice or a fan, extending the duration to 48 hours is advisable.
If your phone had a brief encounter with water, it might dry faster. However, in cases of full submersion or significant water exposure, patience is key.
Step 5: Power On & Test
Once the initial drying period is complete, it’s time for the moment of truth. Test your phone for normal boot-up, functional touch screen, and clear audio. If everything seems in order, you might be in the clear!
However, if you notice any issues like a distorted screen, strange noises, or failure to turn on, it’s wise to reach out to us at our Coventry repair store or give us a call. We’re here to help!