Uh-oh, did you happen to drop your beloved iPhone in water? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. Asurion – America’s most popular technology protection company, has teamed up with Broke & Chic to tell you that “there’s still hope” if you happen to get your phone soaked.
Note: These tips are not guaranteed to restore a wet or damp phone to its normal functionality. The best insurance programs cover water damage, which will provide a (DRY) replacement phone!
♥ Remove the battery and SIM card immediately to prevent moisture from moving through the circuit board and causing short circuits in your mobile phone.
♥ Dry off excess moisture by hand.
♥ Remove any covers, cases or external connectors to open up as many gaps and crevices as possible for the water to escape.
♥ Place your phone, battery and SIM card in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice for 24-48 hours. The rice will act as a desiccant, which will pull moisture out of your phone.
♥ Do not dry out your cell phone with a blow dryer. The heat, even on the lowest setting, could fry your phone. Try using a vacuum instead to remove excess water from inside your phone without causing any further damage. Also, refrain from pushing buttons on your phone before it has dried out. Doing so will allow water to seep deeper into your phone and cause further damage.
Hopefully you won’t ever need to do this but if you do, know there is still a chance to revive your phone.
Don’t forget to enter the Asurion/Broke and Chic giveaway going on until August 1, 2012! Just tell us your mobil phone mishap for a chance to win a $40 iTunes gift card.
* Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Asurion.