2 Things You Should Immediately Do If Your iPhone Falls In Water

Did you put your iPhone in your back pocket only to forget about it when you went to use the bathroom? As you went to sit down, the phone may have slipped and fell directly into the toilet, ultimately getting wet with the water from inside the toilet bowl.  You may think your valuable iPhone will no longer work for you, but there are some steps you can take before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a new one. It may be possible to save the one you currently own.

Open the Case to Check For Water

It may look like there is only water on the outside of your phone. However, that water could've easily started soaking through the cracks of the iPhone and into the area where your battery is located. For that reason, it is important to open the back case and remove the battery as well as other components, such as the SD card you may have. If you see any water on it, gently wipe it off using a soft cloth and let it sit out on a table for about five minutes before putting it back into the phone.

It is important to open the case right away because you do not want any water to have time to soak into your battery. If you act quickly, it may be possible to remove any droplets of water and use your phone again with no problem.

Visit an iPhone Repair Specialist

If your phone is still not working properly after you have taken the case off and dried off spots that were wet, you may need professional help. Before you consider shelling out the money to buy an entirely new iPhone, consider seeing an iPhone repair specialist who may be able to fix the one you have for much less than it would cost you to buy a new one.

The repair process will all depend on the level of water damage. In most cases, the repair specialist will need to clean out the logic board of the phone. The specialist will have a special set of small tools that would allow him or her to gain access to the logic board. Some of these tools include a precision screwdriver and mini pullers. A small brush may be used to complete the cleaning process as well.

It may not take long for a specialist to repair your phone so that you do not have to go out and buy a new one. Some people may suggest leaving your iPhone in a pile of rice for a day or two, but there is no guarantee that specific method will work out, so it is better to get help from a professional.

Dropping an iPhone in the toilet or any kind of water is never a good thing to deal with, but it does not necessarily mean it will no longer work. You simply need to take action quickly to remove any excess water from the phone and then get assistance from a repair specialist if you are still having some trouble.