This happens with many of us and it’s very obvious thing! We all juggle with these large Smartphone and incidents do happen with them. It’s not always the same that phone falls into water but it also do drop on the hard surface resulting in display crack which costs a lot!
So, in today’s article we will be discussing about some cool methods and steps to follow if you have mistakenly dropped your phone in water! Immediate action can actually save your Smartphone.
1. Switch it off!
The first and most important thing to do when a mobile falls in water is to switch it off.
This will ensure that the power supply is not flowing through the device. If your device has fallen in the water don’t ever think to use it after taking it out from the water. If you do so this can result to a short circuit in your device which will make it completely dead and you have to get a new one for you. So, it’s always advisable to power off the device immediately after the incident.
2. Wipe it to the core.
The second thing you need to do is just wipe the complete device with an absorbent cloth or tissue paper. This will ensure that there is no water on external surface that may later get into the device.
3. Remove Battery
While on some smartphones you cannot remove the batteries, but if you can, that should be your priority. Remove the battery from the phone and do clean the battery panel of the device as well. Clean the battery connectors properly.
4. Tilt and shake a bit
After third step all you need to do is just tilt and shake the device a bit only! This will make sure that the water present in ports will come out! If you shake it harder then there are chances that water could get more inside the device like towards its motherboard!
Remember, DO NOT SHAKE IT RIGOUROUSLY, it can cause more damage, just shake and tilt!
5. The Rice Burry method
This is the most advised method now a days!
After following the above stated methods don’t ever think to start the device and see if it’s working or not!
This is because you have just cleaned the external water. Now, take an air tight container and then fill it with uncooked rice. After that put the device as well as battery in there and burry it properly. Let it be there for next 48 hours and don’t even open the container till then. After 48 hours take the device out and power it on. If you can taken all precautions properly, your device should turn on and work properly like it used to.
Remember: Many people believe that before putting the Smartphone in rice, they should use hair dryer. But it is risky, because the air force may send water droplets further inside the phone causing further damage to sensitive circuits.
6. A visit to service centre
if the above methods don’t work then you have to visit to an authorized service centre. They will check the device and will do the possible process to bring back the life into it.
- Never shake the device hard! This will cause more damage.
- Always try to carry a water protection bag if going outside in rain.
- Try to get insurance for a 1 year term.
- Don’t start the device before 48 hours!
- Always be quick and take the device out of water in minimum time.
- Mobile warranty will not cover the accidental drop in water.
- For Samsung users, if your motherboard has some traces of water and your device is working fine the service centre will not let you claim the warranty. (Self Experience)
- Always try to invest in water proof Smartphone like Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, and Sony Xperia series and like that.