The rise of memory-capable cell phones means that many people rely on these devices to remember numbers and other important memos. Water damage can be a phone owner's worst nightmare, because it can cause permanent damage, erasing vital information and shortening the lifespan of a phone. With a couple of tricks, your phone can be back to its former state without any lasting effects.
Things You'll Need
- Uncooked rice
Turn your phone off--turning your phone on water is inside could damage your phone.
Open your cell phone completely if it is a flip or slide phone. Wipe the water away from the phone with a dry towel.
Take the battery and SIM card out of your phone--both can be found by removing the back panel of your phone. Set your phone outside for a few hours in the sun to let it dry.
Place your phone in a bowl with uncooked rice for a few hours--the rice will absorb any remaining moisture.
Turn your phone back on once it has completely dried. As long as no permanent damage has already occurred, your phone should be in working order.
Tips & Warnings
- Try to dry your phone as soon as the water has touched it. The longer the water is left in your phone, the harder it will be to fix.
- If your phone is still not working after you have completely dried it, try calling your phone company to see if you can get a new phone.
- Photo Credit cell phone image by Alexey Klementiev from Fotolia.com
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