Infographic presents the dos and don'ts of saving a phone from water damage

Infographic presents the dos and don'ts of saving a phone from water damage
If there's anything that most cell phones don't get along with, that would be water. Actually, all liquids may potentially damage a handset if given enough time. That's why liquid damage is, unsurprisingly, one of the leading reasons why phones come to an untimely end. 

But a phone that gets dunked in water or any other liquid isn't necessarily destined to fail. There are several things one must do in order to save it, however – taking it apart and getting it dry immediately would be a good start. Some solutions, on the other hand, don't help – solutions like shaking the device or drying it with a hair dryer. 

More tips on how to deal with a wet cell phone are available in the infographic below, along with a handful of facts about wet cell phones. If anyone has their own way of dealing with water damage, don't hesitate to share it with us down in the comments!


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16 Comments

1. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Helpful tips, though I self taught myself the taking apart and drying step. I was running around crazy when my phone would just restart when it reaches the boot screen. First time I used my hair dryer in years xD. I think non uni-body devices have an edge here?

5. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

If you use a hair dryer, you will melt down every single solder in the phone. (Because solder melts in low temperture levels)

2. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

That's when Xperia Z comes in and saves the day!

7. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

If your toilet isn't deeper than 1 meter

10. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Xperia Z is only water resistant if (Sony's Words): all the flaps are closed properly. Only Sony defines what "closed properly" means

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Right row I have the xperia go . Love it's waterproof build. I'll be upgrading too the Z Ultra.

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I only have one advice. Dont fap to porn on your phone in a toilet.

4. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I feel guilty. You can read minds. I don't like you :-(

6. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

...and then the people who do this say "I was on facebook"

16. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

PERFECT ADVISE EVER!!!!

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I dried the phone in the sun by removing all parts and then reassembled it and it worked for me. LOL... There is a FACEBOOK group dedicated to people who drop their cellphones in the toilet. BTW, very nice & helpful tips, dos and don'ts... but i don't understand the 'Bury it in Rice' concept. Can any1 explain, why?

13. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Rice is very absorbent in moisture.

15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You should eat the rice after it absorbs the toilet water.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well rice absorbs the liquid.12hrs then its dry...

12. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

soaking it ric eis one of the most effective ways to absorve moisture. worked for me 3 times already

14. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I guess in 850,000 cellphone meet there death at the toilet most of them are men lol.

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