Technological devices such as our smartphone, iPads, tablets, iPhone and other types of mobile phones are so precious to us that we do everything to within our power to see that our smartphone are far away from danger. Some factors which can cause danger and havoc to our smartphones are inevitable. An example of such danger is when your phone gets into a pool of water or a pool of water.
There are things to do when your smartphone gets into the water. You might be walking on the road and then your cell phone makes a sound of notification. On trying to bring out the phone from your pocket and see what could have made the phone to ring or vibrate, it slipped out of your hands and fell in a drain by the roadside.
Another case is when you are returning home from work or from any activity which you did during the day; suddenly the weather starts acting funny, it starts to rain and you have no bag or waterproof around you, then, your mobile phone gets soaked with water. What will you do? In this post, we will teach you on 5 Things which you should do whenever your mobile phone gets soaked in water.
5 Things To Do When Your Smartphone Gets Into Water
1) Take the Phone Out of Water:
As I said, whenever your smartphone or your mobile phone gets into water, the first step you should make in saving the phone is to take the phone out of water. The speed and fastness which you use in bringing the phone out of water may determine if your smartphone will be fixed or not.
Once your smartphone gets into water, be it in the stream, drain, drainage canal, pool, gutter or in a bowl or bucket of water, the first thing you should do is to get the phone out of water. If the phone gets into the water and you are successfully able to get it out of the water quickly, then much damage might not be done to the phone.
But unluckily for you, if you take a whole lot of time before getting the smartphone out of the water, it can incur and bring damages to the phone such as battery damage, charging port damage, screen damage, speaker damage. In most cases, it damages the phone completely as such mobile phone that stayed for a long period of time in water may hardly be fixed and even if it is fixed, the phone will not be as effective as it was before it got soaked with water.
2) Disable the Phone and its Accessories
Number two item on this list is you to disable the phone. If you have experience on how to loosen the screws on a smartphone, then you have access to tools like a screwdriver, you can loosen the screws on it and see how far the damage has gone.
If you don’t have experience on how to loosen the phone or if you have no access to a screwdriver, you can remove the battery of the phone and remove the phone casing and other accessories.
3) Drain the Water
If you are able to loosen and disable the phone, see to it that you drain the water from the phone after bringing it out of water. Do not keep the phone aside and expect it to drain itself. If there are traces of water in sensible places such as the charging port, battery terminal, you should look for a dry piece of cloth or rag (a soft one is advised), make sure that you clean every trace of water which you can see. Gently clean the mobile phone, do not be in a haste to clean the mobile phone, you may damage some parts if you do so.
4) Find a Cool Dry Place
Find a cool and dry spot where you will keep the phone. If such an incident happened at night, you can look out for a place where the phone can dry quickly. A good spot is under the Air conditioner or fan, it will cool the phone and dry the water which got into the inner sensitive places.
5) Take it to a Technician:
The last step you should do to keep your smartphone in shape after it gets into the water is to take it to a good phone engineer or technician, who is able to repair the damages. If there are changes that needed to be some such as buying of phone parts (IC, board, charging port) or servicing, the engineer will let you know and he will handle it since it is his profession.
Smartphones need to be handled with care as you use them, should in case liquid substances such as water, soft drinks etc get into your smartphone, the tips outlined above should be used and implemented whenever your smartphone gets into the water.