If your cell phone gets soaked, don’t panic. There may be time to save it.
Here’s the scenario:
You’re chillaxing on the couch with your smartphone hangin’ next to you on the end table. You reach for your glass of Sunny D and spill faux orange juice all over the mobile. What do you do?
You have to act quickly! First, don’t attempt to operate it. The phone may short out and morph into a very expensive doorstop. Instead, remove the battery, SIM card or memory card and any other removable components as soon as possible and thoroughly dry them with a towel. Don’t put the phone back together right away either. The individual parts must dry for 24 to 72 hours, depending on how bad your skin crawls without access to a usable phone. For maximum dryness, submerge each part in rice inside an airtight container; the rice will absorb any leftover moisture. If all the effort is in vain, be cautious when trying to file a warranty claim. Some phones have water indicators that show if the phone’s warranty has been compromised.