If you’ve made it this far, chances are your phone has suffered an accident related to water or other liquids. Perhaps you have dropped it on the beach, in the pool or in some area of the bathroom. In any case, in this article you will find the actions that you should take immediately and what, under no circumstances, you should do.
My mobile has gotten wet: what not to do
Before talking about the things you can do to recover your device, it is necessary that you know what it is not advisable to perform.
Do not lose your nerves
Although it may seem obvious, it is necessary to remember it. If your phone just took a dip, keep calm. If you have a modern device, it may have some kind of water resistance. And in case it isn’t, if you’ve managed to get it out of the water quickly, you can probably still save it. Whatever the situation, being calm will help you not rush and increase your chances of getting your phone back.
Do not shake or shake the phone
Another not recommended action is move or shake the phone. It may seem like a wise decision to do so, as it conveys the feeling that the water will come out of the interior. However, the opposite is likely to happen and the water will end up dispersed inside the terminal. Also, blowing through the grooves is not recommended.
If it’s turned off, don’t turn it on
It is possible that, when it gets wet, your device has turned off. Or maybe it was already off when he dived into the water. Whatever the previous circumstance, the most important thing is that don’t try to turn it on. This will prevent certain electrical impulses from making a short circuit inside, causing the phone to stop working permanently.
No hair dryers
It is logical to think that a dryer helps to remove water from inside the device. But doing so is likely to aggravate the situation. If the water has not damaged the terminal, it may be apply excessive heat finish doing it. Obviously, this applies to the use of other appliances, such as a microwave or stove.
My mobile has gotten wet: what should I do
After discussing the counterproductive actions to avoid, here are some important steps to take if your phone has just been dropped into water.
Get it out as soon as possible
One of the first things you should do when you find yourself in this situation is to get the phone out of the water as soon as possible. This is especially important if the place where it has submerged is the sea, since salt water is more corrosive. The sooner you remove the device from the water, the more likely it is to function properly again.
Disassemble what you can
Take out the battery, cards, and any other detachable items. This will make it easier for the water to dry out and completely disappear from the inside of your mobile.
Use the alcohol technique
This technique consists of immersing the device in pure alcohol. This fluid evaporates without leaving any type of residue and can help you eliminate the water that has been retained inside the phone. We recommend that you turn off the device, if it did not turn off only when it got wet. In the same way, it is advisable that you remove the battery, if possible. Finally, wait for the device to dry completely and see if it works.
Use the rice technique
Another method that usually works when recovering a device is dip it in rice, a cereal capable of absorbing moisture. It is preferable that you use a jar and, after filling it with rice, insert the device in an upright position, covering it completely. After closing the pot, let two or three days go by to make sure the moisture has disappeared. Finally, clean the phone and see if it works.
A wet mobile: other aspects that you should take into account
There are some things to keep in mind when faced with this situation. First of all, we advise you to have a good habit of perform backup copies of your dataEither in the cloud or on an SD card. Both are good options that resist water without problems. In the event that you cannot recover your device, having a copy of your information will make the consequences of falling into the water less serious. On the other hand, you should be aware that no manufacturer usually covers water damage in the warranty. In this way, if you go to the technical service, you will have to pay the price of the repair.