Summer is fast approaching, and that means barbecues, beaches,and the splashing sounds of thousands of smartphones as they meet their watery graves at the bottoms of kiddie pools and oversized margaritas glasses.
Indeed, no summer would be complete without at least one of
your friends or relatives, or even you, giving a perfectly good
smartphone an impromptu burial at sea.But even if your phone takes a dip in the drink, there’s a chance you can save it, but only if you act quickly. Here’s what to do if you drop your smartphone in water.
1. Grab it!
Whether you drop your phone in a pool or it goes for a swim in the porcelain throne, the most important thing to do is grab it.
The longer your precious handset takes a bath, the more likely water is to get inside of and ruin it.
Get your phone out of the water right away, and there’s a good
chance it will be fine.
Of course, if your phone falls into a well or something like that, cut your losses and forget about it. I don’t need anyone blaming me for some kind of Baby Jessica situation.
2. Turn it off
If you grab your phone and it’s still turned on, turn it off as fast as you can. Keeping your handset on while its wet is a surefire way to short its circuit board and ruin it for good.
If your phone’s screen was off and when it hit the water, but
you’re not sure whether the phone powered off or the screen is just blank, see if you can wake it by quickly pressing the Power button.
Should your phone wake up, shut it down immediately. If it
doesn’t wake up, keep it off.
3. Dry it off Now that your phone is off and cleaned,
you’ll have to dry it off. If your handset has a removable battery or removable microSD card, take it out. Similarly, if your phone has some kind of port cover or even a removable back panel, open it up to let your handset air