Many people happen to drop their iPhone in water accidentally. Most of the folks feel depressed when their favorite iPhone encounters water damages because they think that the application might be damaged beyond repair. However, that’s not the case. Moreover, it is possible to fix most of the damages in a do it yourself manner. Follow the water damaged iPhone repair procedure below to fix your device.
Identify your iPhone Water Damage
The damage caused to the iPhone largely depends on how long the device has been in water. When your favorite iPhone slips into water and you remove it from the water immediately, there are likely chances that the device is still on. If it is on, turn it off right away by pressing the power/sleep button on the top of the device. If the device gets stuck on the white pinwheel while turning off, hold the button for some time and the application will get switched off. On the other hand, if the device remains in water for a long time, it will get switched off on its own. If the device gets turned off by itself, do not attempt to turn in on.
Remove the Sim Card and Dry Out the Device
Take out the sim card with the help of a paperclip or the tool you received along with your iPhone. Allow the device as well as the sim card to dry for some time. Now wipe out traces of water from the device with the help of a paper towel. Shake the device gently to remove big water drops from the device. Use a blow dryer to dry out the iPhone as well as the sim card. Set the blow dryer on low heat and dry the sim card opening, the headphone jack as well as the dock connection on the bottom for ten to fifteen minutes. Make sure that the device is still turned off./p
The iPhone Rice Drying Trick
Even after drying the device with a blow dryer, there will be lot of moisture inside the application. In order to eliminate all traces of water from the application, take some uncooked rice and place your device along with the rice in an airtight spot for few days to a couple of weeks. This method takes a bit of time, but you can get rid of all water damages 90 percent of the time.
The iPhone Recovery
After some days, remove the device from the airtight spot and plug it into a socket. Depending on the status of your application, you will see a low battery icon or a ‘connect to iTunes’ logo which indicates that the device needs to be restored or nothing. If you do not see any screen, leave the iPhone in rice for few more days. If you still do not get success, disassemble the device and clean internal parts with alcohol rubbing. In most of the cases, your device will recover from water damages through the above procedure. If the problem is serious and the iPhone does not open up, take the device to a repair shop that specializes in a iPhone water damage repair.
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