When you own a smartphone, chances are good that you take it everywhere you go, including the bathroom. This can be awesome when you are sitting down and whiling away your time on a game or an article while going to the bathroom, but a huge disaster when you stand up and your phone goes in the sink or the toilet. Here are some steps that you can follow in order to remove the water from the phone as quickly as possible.
1. Don't Turn it On
When you have dropped your phone in the water, it's going to go dark and chances are good that you are going to want to immediately try to turn it on. Avoid this urge. Instead, check to see if the back can be removed without breaking any seals. If you can remove the back, take off the back cover and slip out the battery. If you see any excess moisture on the battery, dry it off with a paper towel.
2. Try Using Rice
The first thing that you should try is to use rice. Grab a plastic bag and put an inch of uncooked rice at the bottom. You can use either white rice or brown rice. It doesn't matter. Then, put your phone in the bag on top of the rice. Pour the remainder of the uncooked rice on top of your phone. Seal the bag and put it in a cupboard or on a table. You need to make sure that the bag is out of the way so that your phone will not be damaged further. Wait for at least 24 hours for the rice to slowly leech the moisture out of your phone. Once these 24 hours are up, take the phone out of the bag and try to turn it on. The rice should have sucked out all of the moisture, leaving your phone functional.
If you were able to take the battery out of your phone, you might want to put the battery in its own bag of rice. Reassemble the phone with the battery when you have finished waiting.
If you don't have rice but do have a couple of the silicone gel packets, you can use these as well to suck out all of the moisture from your phone.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in repairing your phone. They will have more tips and tricks.