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What Should You Do If You Drop Your Phone In Water?


Dropping your phone in water is incredibly frustrating. As you watch it slowly sink to the bottom, you will no doubt be thinking that water damage will cause you to lose all of your data, and you now face a costly replacement.

That is not always the case, though, and acting quickly might be able to help to reduce the damage and ensure an iPhone repair specialist can get your phone back operational.

So what should you do if you drop your phone in water? In this article, we summarize the actions you should take immediately and what you should avoid doing.

What should you do if your phone contacted with excess water
What should you do?
If you have dropped your phone in water, then here is what you should do:

1. Remove it from the liquid

The first thing that you should do is to remove it from the water immediately to reduce the risk of permanent damage.

2. Turn it off

To prevent permanent water damage, you should switch the phone off immediately. While it can be tempting to unlock it and see if it’s still working, this could cause further damage that makes iPhone or Samsung repair impossible.

Turn off the phone immediately

3. Remove protective case

Where possible, remove the protective case to allow air into your phone and excess water to flow out.

Removed case from phone
Removed protective case from the phone

4. Remove the battery, Sim card, SD card, etc

Where possible, remove your battery, sim card, and any SD cards as soon as you can. Removal of these items will allow them to minimize the contact with water and have a chance to savage the data on it.

Separate any removal items from the phone
Separate any removal items from the phone

5. Dry it

Once everything you can has been removed, dab the phone with a paper towel to absorb any of the excess water.

5. Sit it upright

Once the excess water has been removed, sit the phone upright for 48 hours to dry out before trying to turn it back on. If it does turn on, back up your device as soon as possible.

What not to do

Water damage is one of the most common causes of requiring iPhone or Samsung repairs. If you have dropped your phone in water, there are some actions you should avoid doing. One of which is putting the phone in a microwave or using a hairdryer, as this will cause overheating that could result in more damage to the device. Equally, you should not attempt to put the phone in a freezer.
While one of the most common suggestions online is to put your phone in a bowl of rice, research has shown that a good circulation of air is more effective.

Myth: Putting phone in rice to remove water from phone

How to prevent water damage

No one wants to face a Samsung or iPhone repair bill, so to prevent water damage to your phone, you should consider investing in a water-resistant case. This will help to prevent water from seeping into the phone should you drop it.
Of course, the biggest tip to prevent damage, though, is to be more mindful of your surroundings and stopping the toilet texting!

In need of phone repair?

If you have dropped your phone in water and are now in need of a repair, or you have a cracked LCD screen or require a new battery, then Sell Up is here to help you. Our experienced repair partners can help you to quickly fix your smartphone or tablet, and our mission is to offer complete transparency and convenience, getting your phone back up and running as soon as possible.
We only work with those certified repair partners that we trust, giving our customers complete peace of mind that their phone and data are in good hands. Want to find out more? Head over to our repair page today!

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