How to deal with water damage to your Mobile Phone
We have all experienced that surge of panic after dropping our iPhones into the water. It may not be as bad as we think, so don’t panic. If you act quickly and immediately take your mobile phone to 3C’s repair specialists, your phone may still be able to be repaired. If that is not an option, say you dropped your mobile phone in the water late at night, you can take steps that will prevent further damage and increase your chance of getting it working again. Here are the steps you need to follow:
1 – Take immediate action
Modern mobile phones aren’t waterproof; they are manufactured with metal frames and glass and sealed, so they’re water-resistant. So, it’s critical to act fast to have a chance of saving your mobile phone. Water can short-circuit mobile phone circuits, and sitting water will cause corrosion to the coils, resistors, and circuit boards. The mobile phone’s internal components can suffer further damage from salt, minerals, chemicals, and dirt.
2- Make sure the mobile phone has been turned off
When your phone is on, it is recommended that you turn it off. Attempting to perform other functions or pushing buttons could result in further damage. In order to prevent damage to your cell phone, it is a wise idea to turn it off when it is not in use.
3- Dry your mobile phone after removing the case
With a microfiber cloth, dry off the outside of your mobile phone. If you don’t have one, you can use paper towels. Using your screen cleaner, you can sanitize your mobile phone. When drying out a phone, do not rub it dry; instead, gently pat it to absorb any water.
4- you need to remove the SIM card and any attachments
The SIM card and microSD card, as well as the headphones and cords, should be removed. Using your SIM card in a replacement mobile phone may be possible if your SIM card or microSD has not been damaged. This will ensure that you will still have access to your stored information while your mobile phone is in repair.
5- Take the battery out of the device.
The battery should be taken out if possible. This is not possible with an iPhone. Taking all of the other steps listed in the how-to get water out of your iPhone guide should still be done before proceeding with step 6.
6- is to hold the mobile phone upright
The phone needs to be propped up so that water cannot sit on any electronic components, which could cause corrosion. Water can also be removed from the charging port using this method. If your mobile phone needs to be repaired, bring it to 3C’s service center as soon as possible.
If you drop your mobile phone in water, you should avoid doing these things.
- Dry your phone by patting it rather than rubbing it.
- It would help if you didn’t shake or blow on your mobile phone, as this could result in even more water entering.
- Pushing buttons may cause further damage if it’s left on.
- Avoid using electricity or electrical devices like hair dryers, microwaves, and vacuums when drying it.
- The mobile phone can be damaged by extreme temperatures, such as freezing or being near a radiator.
- It is not recommended that you disassemble your phone beyond removing the battery, SIM card, and memory cards because doing so could result in more damage or invalidate your warranty.
Remove moisture from a Mobile Phone using uncooked rice.
Uncooked rice is recommended all over the internet as a way to dry out a mobile phone. Please do not attempt this, however. In the past, this trick may have worked for older mobile phones with removable backs and batteries, but it won’t work with the latest mobile phones. It has no long-term benefit and won’t work for any mobile phone. When a mobile phone is exposed to water, the minerals left behind will eventually damage it, causing the mobile phone to become unresponsive over a few weeks or months. To prevent such a situation, you must seek the help of a specialist.
You Can Get Your Mobile Phone Repaired at 3Cs.
Is it possible to fix a water-damaged mobile phone? We can fix your phone in most cases. The cost of repairing your mobile phone is typically lower than the cost of buying a new one. In order to avoid losing your data, it is important to have your water-damaged phone repaired as soon as possible.