Here is how you can completely dry & fix a water damaged iPhone. This guide is based on a true story. So do not forget to follow this detailed guide.
Another day, another tutorial to share with those who are worried about their water-damaged iPhone. Do not worry, if you are reading this blog post, I can guarantee a slow success. Let’s dig into this.
In this modern world, from the starting of iPhone evolution, it is mentioned by Apple that every phone is water-resistant. With time, it is improving every year and it’s becoming more water, splash, alcohol, beer, and even dust resistant. So, if you are one who bought a new iPhone this year, or a year ago but you think your phone is good to go into the shower or a pool for underwater selfies.
We are taking it too seriously and this is wrong. Anyhow, if you thought you can use your iPhone as GoPro for underwater selfies and videos and now your phone is missing Touch, LCD is blinking, Speakers are lower in volume or any other issue, we are going to fix it.
At the very first, I would like to share a real example with you guys and then I will show you the right way to dry out your iPhone. Also, note that it may take 48-72 hours, depending upon the damage happened to your device.
So last night, I was out with my friends for a pool party. I bought an Apple Sealed iPhone XS Max last year and I thought it’s a good idea to take underwater selfies and enjoy this BBQ Party and make it more memorable. No doubt, I was enjoying that moment very much and my phone was working fine. Time passed, we said goodbye to each other I get back to home. After a few hours, before bed my iPhone touch became unresponsive and I was shocked at what’s happening right suddenly. Also, there was some water in the speakers of my phone which lower the volume of my phone. So like you, I searched over the web and found some myths which proved wrong to me.
How to Prevent Water Damaged iPhone from Short Circuit?
First things first, If you are here with a Water Damaged iPhone and want me to save you from major damage then follow the given instructions.
- Do not connect your iPhone to Charger
- Try Turning off your iPhone as soon as possible
- Do not use a Hair Dryer or any other heater to dry it
- Do not use a cotton bud or something else to clean charging port
- Do not put your iPhone under sunlight
[Myth 1] PUT PHONE IN RICE TO DRY IT:
Many blogs over the web will set your mind to put your phone in a bowl of uncooked rice because they absorb water. They are wrong about this because rice has no link to a water-resistant iPhone which is new and never repaired. They suggest you put the iPhone in rice for 48 hours and you are just wasting your time. This method causes corrosion between metals and connectors available on the iPhone board. So do not try this method if you want to save your device from further loss.
[Myth 2] Use Hair Dry or UltraSonic Heater
Never use any kind of dryer to dry out the water damaged iPhone. It is useless and a total waste of time. Also, it may cause more damage to iPhone chips. There are different modules available on the iPhone logic board which requires a specific temperature for proper functioning.
Since there are other myths available over the web, we are not going to discuss them all. But, we are going to follow the best way to dry a water-damaged iPhone.
DIY Hack to Dry Water Damaged iPhone
So finally, it’s time to share the working method with you guys which you can follow in your home. There’s no need to worry about but please make sure your patience is greatly required. Here’s a list of things you need to completely dry your iPhone.
- A Cotton Swab
- Silica Gel (as much as you can find)
- Eject iPhone Simcard including Sim Tray
- A Transparent Zipper Bag
- Download Sonic App from iOS AppStore
At first, make sure your device is power off and then Took a Zipper bag or any bag under which you can put some silica gel, your phone, and airtight that bag. Leave this bag for several hours (depending upon the amount of water in your phone). You can recheck again and again if the issue is still there or not. Keep your phone with silica gel in that bag until you feel the difference and the phone is dry.
Once all the moisture has been absorbed by the Silica gel, you put into the bag take it out and run the Sonic application to fix the water in your iPhone speakers, you downloaded before. Now just set the frequency to automatic or change it if you keep facing muffled sound from speakers. Keep it running until positive results are here.
When your phone is working properly and you think there is no need to take this device to any repairing shop then use the cotton swab or a towel to completely clean the water from your iPhone. Do not forget to clean the whole device. That’s all from how to fix water damaged iPhone.
How to Fix Liquid Detected in Lightning Connector
This common issue is also a part of this tutorial. You can easily fix this warning by following the given steps.
- Shutdown your device.
- Use an alcohol swab and clean the lightning port on the charger.
- With the help of cotton buds, clean the charging port carefully.
That’s all for how to fix a water damaged iPhone. I hope you will find this tutorial useful. Please show patience when you are drying your phone with the help of the silica gel. I hope there will be no moisture left inside your iPhone when you are keeping it for 48-72 hours. But if, still no change or result then you need to take your phone to Apple Repair.
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