Luckily, water resistance has become the standard on modern phones. New iPhones and also Androids are all waterproof to some degree. The water-resistance of a phone is measured on an IP scale. If the phone has a high rating like IP67 or IP68 then no worries, it’s going to be fine! And if it has a lower rating or no rating that means your phone has less water resistance. To dry a wet phone you’ll find many methods online but here are the most effective ones.
Few things you need to do before drying your wet phone:
- Unplug your phone if it is plugged and then remove it from water.
- Turn it off and don’t try to use your wet phone.
- Remove the SIM card and battery because this can cause water to accumulate inside the phone.
- Use a lint-free towel or paper towel to remove water as much as you can.
Methods to Dry a Wet Phone:
These are the most effective way to dry a wet phone. The best part about it is that you don’t need any technical expertise to do this.
1: By using “The Emergency kit” method:
There are some pre-made alternatives on Amazon like ‘Nine Lives’ or ‘Nanoflow X’. All of them work in a similar manner; place your phone inside it, seal the top and leave it for 24 hours. There are desiccants in the kits that absorb moisture and decrease humidity. But sadly you can only use these water-soaking beads one time.
These kits are the best way to dry your wet smartphone but also it depends if you are willing to buy them in advance.
2: “Phone in Rice” method:
Putting the wet phone in rice is an old and very famous method. Take a big bowl then into the bowl place your wet phone and cover it with enough amount of rice. Leave it for at least 48 hours or as long as you can. Before reassembling make sure there are no rice grains inside the phone. A toothpick is the simplest and most affordable tool.
Tip: To speed up evaporation keep the bowl in a ‘warm’ place.
Not to do List:
- Do not shake or tap the phone on a flat surface to remove water.
- Do not use hair dryers because they are more likely to get water into your phone deeper.
- Do not put your wet phone in the freezer.
If you follow these tips, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to dry your wet phone. With a little patience and with the help of some household drying agent we hope you can save your phone. You can check our How To portion for more guides likes this. This is all you need in order to dry a wet phone. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.