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How to combat water damage issues to iPhones and iPads

So your iPhone got wet. You dropped it in the bath? The sea? The Toilet ? or the great rains we have been having all across India? now you want to fix the phone and recover the data? Well, we are iRepair are the right people to help you with issues.

Unfortunately iPhones and iPads get dropped and damaged all the time. The most common being screen damages and water damage. Water resistant iPhones has been a key are for improvement and we feel it had be addressed with the 7 Series and will continue to be addressed in the future.

However a quick dip in water or solutions doesn’t mean an end to the device, It may or may not survive this. Through this article we aim to proving some quick and easy ways to fix such issues.

 

Power off

Power Off iPhone

Please avoid activating the circuits inside the iPhone, because this is likely to lead to short circuits – that’s what causes the long-term damage. If the iPhone happens to be switched off, leave it off.

Don’t be tempted to power it up and see if it works. It might, and then stop working forever because you took a look.

So at this point power down or leave the device in sleep mode in the hope that you don’t get any notifications.

 

Drying Externally

SIM card Ejection

Get the iPhone out of the water , And do not plug it into charge

If the waterlogged iPhone is plugged in already, unplug. Don’t turn it on and check for damage, as this can cause short circuits.

If the wet iPhone is in a case, remove it; take the SIM card out too. These steps help to reduce the places where water can linger, and help to avoid damage to key iPhone parts.

Turn the iPhone upside down and give it a gentle shake to clear the ports and sockets. In a few cases people have used hair dryers to dry out the water, we do not endorse it but it has worked from time to time.

 

Dry iPhone out with uncooked rice

Now we need to remove as much as liquid out as possible. To get moisture out of the iPhone’s interior, Many people use uncooked rice, to put their damp iPad or iPhone in a big bowl completely filled with it and leave it there for 48 hours or so.

The rice will absorb the moisture effectively, and rice is mostly available is most households.

 

Dry out your iPhone with silica gel sachets

iPhone Silica

A better option than uncooked rice if you’ve got it is silica gel those packets that come with some electronic components, You need enough of them to cover the iPad/iPhone. You will be able to find these in stores selling shoes or handmade products or even online.

Silica gel sachets should dry a wet iPhone out more efficiently than rice. You should still give the iPhone at least 48 hours to dry out completely.

 

What do you do next

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Once you’ve waited a couple of days and think you’ve successfully dried out your iPhone, you can try switching it on. If it still doesn’t work, or if you want to get the internals checked out, you can bring it down to iRepair India where we offer a free diagnosis for Water Damaged Devices.

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