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Dropped Your iPhone in the Water? What to Do and Who to Call for Mobile Water Damage Repair in Perth
Few things feel worse than watching your brand-new iPhone drop into the toilet or a sink full of water. An iPhone is an expensive piece of hardware, but just a few centimetres of water can easily destroy them. While newer iPhone models are supposed to be fairly waterproof, it’s still a good idea to take a few precautions if or when your device ends up submerged.
At iCare Mobile Repair, we help customers with iPhone water damage in Perth. Often, we receive calls from customers who have just dropped their phones into the water and are wondering what to do. Below, we’ve outlined a step-by-step process that will hopefully help you save your device.
How to Save a Water Damaged iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Turn the device off: Your first impulse when you get your iPhone out of the water will probably be to test the device a bit to see if it still works. This strategy causes more problems than it solves. Instead, you should immediately turn your iPhone off. The reason that water is such a problem for phones and other electronics is that it causes the circuit board to short out. These short circuits will only occur if there is electricity running to the circuit board when it gets wet. The sooner you shut off your phone, then, the less opportunity there is for short circuiting.
- Dry off the exterior: Use a towel or cloth to dry off the outside of your phone gently. Don’t use anything that produces heat—such as an oven or hairdryer—to try to ‘dry out’ the inside. If your phone gets too hot, that will cause a whole other set of problems.
- Use the rice method: At this point, you should already be thinking about arranging an iPhone water damage repair in Perth. Before you can take your phone in for repair or assessment, though, you need to be able to turn it back on, and you can’t do that until the water inside has dried out. Putting your phone in a plastic bag full of rice and sealing it will draw the water out of the phone. To be safe, leave your phone in the rice for at least 24 hours—more depending on how long the phone was underwater and the depth at which it was submerged.
- Call iCare Mobile Repair: If your phone won’t turn on after you pull it out of the rice bag—
Or if you just want a professional opinion to know whether your phone has lingering water damage—call iCare Mobile Repair. Our mobile water damage repairs in Perth make it easy to troubleshoot issues with water damaged iPhones. We even come to you, so you don’t have to take time out of your busy schedule to drop your phone off with one of our technicians.
Get a Second Opinion on iPhone Water Damage in Perth
Even if you aren’t sure that your iPhone has permanent damage from its brief swim in the water, it’s good to consult with a pro to be sure. To get a mobile water damage repair in Perth, give us a call at iCare Mobile Repair today. You can reach us by dialling 1300 000 199.