Your phone got dunked in water? Here’s what to do

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If your precious smartphone gets water spilled on it, or falls into a bowl of water or the PC bowl (yuck!), don’t panic. There is something that you can do immediately to save it.

Sony Xperia ZR - Waterproof smartphone: Your phone got dunked in water? Here’s what to do

What To Do:

  1. Turn it off immediately, and if the battery is removable, do remove it
  2. Immerse the phone in a container of dry uncooked rice for about 8 hours
  3. Put the battery back in and turn it back on.

Why rice? Rice is an absorbent and so absorbs moisture. When you immerse your wet phone in rice, the rice absorbs the moisture without putting your phone at the risk of heat. Sunning your wet phone can actually be damaging, as direct heat isn’t exactly what the doctor ordered.

Alternatively, just buy a waterproof smartphone instead if you regularly hang around a lot of water, so you never have to worry.

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By Mister Mobility

I have been tech blogging since 2003, I have owned and reviewed hundreds of smartphones since my first in 2001.

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