Many of us have faced the water ejection problem once in a while. If you own an iPhone, you know that it is not the most waterproof device in the market. Even with all the precautions you take and other safeguards to keep it dry, there are some chances that your phone will get wet. When this happens, your phone starts making noises. Check out if you also experience this problem: – You take a quick bath or sink your phone into water accidentally, leaving it there for a few minutes as you rinse it off; – You spill water on your phone while taking photos outside. Here’s one thing we can assure: Let it be rain or snow, nothing is going to help when it comes to recharging your phone after being immersed in water;
Did you take a bath or accidentally sink your phone?
We did, already, but do you remember the water damage repair process? This is just one of the many steps. If you didn’t take a bath, then you need to first verify that your phone is actually wet so you can know how severe the damage is. For example, some wet spots on your phone’s back cover might not cause any problem. Is your phone completely submerged? Is it a scuba diving trip gone wrong? The first thing to do is to take your phone out of the water. Make sure the inside and outside are dry. Give it a shake or two if you can.
Check if your phone is wet
Okay, now that you have taken your phone out of the water and let it dry, you need to see if it is wet. This is the most difficult step in the process. When you have water damage, you won’t be able to tell if your phone is wet or not. In order to know this, you need to ensure that there is no charging cable connected to your phone. Open the “Settings” app, find the “Battery” section, and turn on “Battery Percentage”. Now, check to see if the “Battery Percentage” animation is full. If it is not full, it means that your phone is charging. This will show that your phone is charging even when it might be wet.
Take dry showers, don’t use the bathroom while your phone is on the charger, or in general use extreme caution when using a charger and keep it away from water.
This is obvious and expected. However, if you are still finding it difficult to keep your iPhone dry, follow these guidelines. Make sure that your iPhone is completely dry before placing it back on the charger. Place your iPhone inside a cloth bag or a plastic bag to keep it away from moisture. Do not put it on a desk or table that is near a water source. Do not leave it unattended while charging. Not just all these, but also, ensure that your iPhone is placed inside a dry bag or case.
Water Damage Repair for iPhone
While we can’t guarantee that your phone is perfectly dry after getting wet, you can at least try to repair the damage. Turn on your phone, and then open “Settings” > “Battery” > and click on “Water Damage”. If your screen shows a red exclamation mark, “Wet”, you need to follow the steps in order to repair the damage. If your phone is completely dry, simply follow these steps: – Press and hold the “Home” and “Power” button and tap the “Emergency SOS” button, until your phone vibrates – Inside the “Emergency SOS” menu, find the “Water Damage” option and tap it. This will activate a process that will help restore your phone to its original condition. – After the process is complete, your phone will be able to work normally again.
Hope you have learned a thing or two from this article. As the article states, water damage is a common problem that affects many devices. Once this happens, it is hard to tell if your phone is damaged or not. There are things you can do to fix the problem, but first, you have to be sure your phone is actually wet. Now, you know what to do if your phone has been wet. Do not take a chance again and keep it dry. You can avoid this problem by taking these precautions.