How much do you love your device or how much does your life depend on your device? Whatever your answer, we can all agree that the worst case scenario for a smartphone user is wetting any mobile device.
Theoretically, the biggest enemy of electronic devices is water, which overheats circuits, interfering with their productivity and often causing them to burn out.
Water – the “universal fluid”, the “life-giving fluid” whatever you call it. It’s not something you don’t associate with electronic devices. Even a small amount of water can cause a large electrical circuit to break down in a matter of hours. So, why is this happening?
Why is water so bad for electronic devices?
Water is a fluid made up of 8 parts oxygen and 2 parts hydrogen. Most electronic circuits are made of metals such as gold, tungsten, nickel, and steel, and whenever water enters your circuit, it reacts with the metal, causing corrosion, malfunction, and the closure of small components such as mosses and resistors.
If water is left on electronic circuits for a long time, it will slowly begin to interfere with the wires in the components and force them to burn out.
So, at worst – your iPhone gets wet. You put it in a bucket and put it in your toilet or soak it in rainwater. Here are the steps you can take to protect your wet iPhone.
Step 1: – This is the first and most important step.
The first thing you need to do is suck in as much fluid as possible from your iPhone. You will need a vacuum cleaner to do this.
- Install a hose with a suction hole in the vacuum cleaner.
- Press your hands on the mouth of the pipe so you can control the suction manually.
- Turn off your iPhone and make sure your SIM card is removed.
- Now activate the vacuum in the central power setting.
- Carefully move the suction hole through the charging ports, audio output holes, SIM slot and other places where any liquid can enter the device.
If you do it carefully, the whole process will take about 20-30 minutes.
If you do not have a vacuum cleaner, a hairstyle also works well.
- Attach a straw or thin tube to the back end of the dryer and secure it well with duct tape.
- Cut your hands near the mouth of the tube to control manual sucking and follow the same steps as above.
Step 2: – All you need now is a pillowcase and a vacuum cleaner / hairstyle.
- Hit a pipe at the overflow end of the vacuum cleaner.
- Wrap your phone in a cloth and put it in your pillowcase.
- Insert one end of the pipe into the pillow case of the iPhone you have and seal the end well with a tube tab.
- Turn on the vacuum cleaner.
The strong air coming from the vacuum cleaner helps to dry out the final fluid that has entered your device. This process takes 2-3 hours.
Step 3: – Call the nearest Apple Store / Repair Center or Mobile Repair Store and send the cell phone so they can do the rest.
Things not to do
- Never attempt to power a wet smartphone.
- Never connect a power cord to a wet smartphone.
- Do not follow the illusions you see on the web, soak your iPhone in rice, cat litter or silica crystals. They don’t work!