We have all experienced at some point that our mobile phone has fallen into a puddle, the toilet, the pool, or some other place with water. And although it is a common accident, it is important to know how to act at that moment to avoid further damage.
First, it is necessary to keep in mind that most smartphones have very sensitive sensors that can easily be damaged by moisture, which could mean the end of the warranty. Therefore, it is important to be cautious and act quickly.
The first thing you should do is to calm down. If your mobile phone is on, turn it off as soon as possible and remove the battery, if possible.
Do not turn it on again, as the internal circuits could burn out and make device recovery impossible.
Although many people recommend using a hair dryer or putting the mobile phone in rice to dry it, these methods are not effective and can damage the internal components.
The best thing you can do is to remove the mobile phone from the water as quickly as possible and dry it with a dry cloth. Try to remove all the moisture you find in the available places and in the openings.
If you have some silica gel packets, submerge the mobile phone in a bowl full of them and let it rest for at least three nights.
This will help to absorb the moisture.
If you are still afraid to touch your phone after the accident, it is recommended to take it to a technical assistance service or to a trusted repair company that has adequate tools to recover wet mobile phones.
Another important tip is that if your mobile phone has fallen into the sea or saltwater, it is necessary to wash it with fresh water to remove the salt that can be corrosive to electronic components.
According to experts, toilet drops are the most frequent. Therefore, it is recommended to be careful when handling your mobile phone in the bathroom and not to carry it in the back pockets.
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By following these tips, you will be able to recover your device and continue using your smartphone as if nothing had happened.