The iPhone and Apple Watch are two noteworthy devices which are water-resistant. But you should still be careful. Well, it is not so hard to end up with a wet phone, wet activity tracker or a wet smart watch. Here in this post, we are going to reveal some tricks which are useful for drying out a wet device.
Apple has disclosed its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both of which are IP67-rated, i.e. dust and waterproof. This implies they can survive a dunk in a swimming pool, the toilet or the bath, as long as they aren’t submerged more than 1 minute and left there for more than 30 minutes. Well, we should know that all iPhones are not waterproof. So, you need to follow are tips below if you get your iPhone wet accidentally.
At first, you should not try to use it. After taking your phone out of the water, just switch it off and if it’s a phone, then remove all available parts along with the SIM and finally rub it dry on a towel or a cloth. Shake it gently also for removing water from its ports. After that, follow our rips for fixing a water-damaged activity tracker, smart watch or a phone.
Remember that your device may be damaged already and can’t be repaired and these steps may not be helpful to dry out the device or make it working again. Find below some tricks to dry out the device:
The rice trick:
Rice can suck up water amazingly. Make your device covered with rice in a big bowl for 24 hours. Hopefully, you will find then your dry device and will be able to switch it on again. If the trick doesn’t work, then apply it for next 3–4 days.
Other tricks to try:
If there is a good warm airing cupboard in your home, then just leave your phone or smart watch or activity tracker there for 1–3 days as it can help draw out the unwanted moisture from the device.
The following things should not be done by you while fixing a water-damaged iPhone, Apple watch or fitness tracker:
— Don’t put your wet device in the refrigerator.
— Don’t heat up your wet device with a hair dryer.
— Don’t leave your wet device on the radiator.
— Don’t put your water-damaged device in the tumble dryer.
— Don’t through your wet device against a wall.
If it’s your wet iPhone or any other Apple device which you want to dry out, then just tell the truth to the Apple Store, as they can know that your iPhone got wet with the internal liquid detector inside the iOS devices. This way, you can be helped by them.
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