There’s only one thing worse than dropping your smartphone, and that’s dropping it into water. But if you do, don’t despair, because you may be able to repair the damage without having to replace your phone. And it’s definitely worth a try, because smartphones are expensive items and their warranties do not usually cover water damage.
Here are some things to try if your smartphone gets wet:
If after a day or two you feel the phone is as dry as you are able to make it, try turning it on. If it doesn’t work with the battery, try plugging in the charger. If it works with the charger but not the battery, then you may be able to get away with just replacing the battery.
If it’s a very expensive smartphone, it may be worth your while taking it to a phone repairer. The cost of repairing it or replacing some of its components may still be cheaper than buying a new phone.
Whether you are successful in reviving your waterlogged phone or not will depend on how long it was submerged for and how much water got inside. While trying these methods may not be successful, there are several methods that will definitely not work. These include trying to shake the water out of your phone, turning a hot blow dryer on it, or putting it in the oven, freezer or microwave. All these methods will simply eliminate any chance you might have of saving your smartphone.