Guys, this is serious. How many people do you know who have already dropped their smartphone into the water? Probably at least one. And how many of those have recovered their handsets? Most likely, few. Let’s talk here about some essential tips for when this accident happens to you.
The essential checklist:-
Do not keep the appliance switched on
If it is off, keep it that way. If it is on, turn it off immediately. Keeping connected will cause components to short circuit as water causes things that should not be connected to each other.
Do not put in a power source
Worth the same for the tip from above. Do not connect your device to a charger or computer. Power passed through the cable can damage components.
Do not heat up
Passing the hair dryer too close to the appliance can melt solder and components, making the situation even worse. And do not even think about microwaves, this can cause an accident.
Do not blow or shake
By doing this, you can bring water to places that were not previously wet and increase the damage.
Do not let it go
It fell into the water, wet? Do not drop the appliance that way. Take care as soon as possible to see if you can get it back.
Now, what should be done:-
Take it out of the water immediately – Even if it means putting your hand on the toilet. The faster you get out of the water, the more chance of survival.
If it is not already off, do it on time. This will lessen the damage.
If your device is a type of device which a removable battery, remove the cover and battery. as well as chips and memory cards. Dry these items separately.
Remove covers and cases
To avoid unnecessary water accumulation, remove any cover and case or hood. This will help dry faster and prevent water accumulated in these items from flowing into the apparatus.
Pass a towel
Use a towel that does not release plush, and avoid the toilet paper, which also leaves pieces. Tap gently with the towel on the appliance, on all sides, and leave the appliance on the towel so that any liquid that falls get absorbed.
If it really plunged into the water and there is too much liquid, you can use a vacuum cleaner and liquids to remove excess water. Make sure you have removed the loose parts of it before.
Let it dry
Until you can take in a technical service, you can leave your smartphone dry, and the best method is rice. Take a plastic bag (those with zipper are the best) and put the volume of the smartphone on raw rice five times inside that bag. Arrange the appliance inside, in the middle of the rice, and leave it still for up to five days. Do not takeout before that.
After a few days, try turning the unit on. If you do not able to do so, recharge for about 20 minutes and try again. If it gave no sign of life, it did not work. But keep an eye on it for a few days to see if anything weird happens. Steaming on the camera and muffled external sound are some of the symptoms, and it should go back to the rice.
Contact the service
Inside or outside the warranty, contact the manufacturer’s customer service and find the best location near your home to take the appliance. It probably will not get cheap, but it may be worth it to you.
Beware of waterproof devices:-
It is worth noting. It’s not because your smartphone is waterproof you can do anything with it. Inform yourself very well before anything else.
The tech giant Apple’s iPhone, for example, is tough, but the company says on its own website that it does not give any guarantee if something happens. And, generally, there is a limit of time in which the apparatus can be immersed, what type of liquid it can withstand and what the temperature.
It is good to read the device manual as well as the information on the site. Until you keep this information in case you need any proof of the warranty.
So, if you ever let your cell phone fall into the water? What did you do to save it? Share your opinions in the comment section below.