A drowned smartphone is a situation in which you or your acquaintances may have already found themselves. How to deal with such a situation? The rice bowl is out and you'd better read our great tips.
A smartphone dropped into the water belongs among 3 most common accidents associated with the use of a smartphone. If you act quickly and correctly, nothing may happen to your smartphone at all.
How to proceed?
Of course, now we are talking about smartphones that have no water resistance certified or only a weaker anti-splash test. Equipment with IP67 and higher they should survive the water accident without difficulty, they just need to be rinsed and dried thoroughly.
Before something happens, you better back up everything to the cloud and make a local file backup. If you want to protect your smartphone as best you can, there is a wide range of waterproof covers that will perfectly protect your smartphone in the event of a fall into the water.
Where did the smartphone fall?
The difference is whether your smartphone fell into chlorinated water in a swimming pool, into the sea or into classic water or a slut. Chlorinated water and sea water are much more aggressive, so the smartphone must be washed immediately in classic drinking or service water.
Even smartphones that have certified water resistance should be washed with classic water, because the certification only applies to classic fresh water.
Take him out of the water now
And dry. If the smartphone is on, turn it off immediately. This step will prevent possible short circuits in the internal circuits of the device. If it is not possible to remove the battery, at least pull out the SIM card and memory card slot. This will at least protect the data on them. Also dry them carefully.
Thoroughly clean every corner of the device without shaking it too much and without blowing places you can't reach, such as speakers.
For more thorough cleaning, it will use alcohol with fast evaporation and high purity. You can also use a cotton swab slightly moistened with isopropyl alcohol.
The rice bowl is not as effective as many of us think. A much better solution is silica gel balls, oatmeal or especially cotton sponges and towels.
But forget about a microwave or oven, dryer, or excessive sun exposure. The water turns to steam at a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius.
This is sufficient temperature to damage several parts of the smartphone, even to short-circuit or melt plastic parts. You can place it close to a heat source to speed up the process, but you don't have to overdo it.
After thoroughly drying each component, wait a few hours and definitely do not connect the smartphone to the electricity until it is completely dry. If you have met all these points, it is possible that your smartphone will continue to work smoothly.
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