You never thought it would happen, but it did— you dropped your iPhone in water.
You were able to fish it out quickly, but now you have to spring into action quickly to prevent further damage.
Here are four things you can do to salvage your device:
1. Power down immediately
Press and hold the power button at the top right of your iPhone. You should see the “slide to power off” appear. If you see the Macintosh spinning wheel, you want to continue holding down the power button until your machine is completely off.
2. Remove subscriber identity module (SIM)
You can use your SIM removal tool or a regular paperclip to do this. Press the tool or paperclip into the hole to pop out your SIM or microSIM card.
3. Put your iPhone in a dry environment
Fill a ziplock bag or Tupperware container with instant rice or silica gel. Put your iPhone inside the bag or container and seal tightly. Do not reopen for at least 72 hours.
4. Sit tight
Typically, it takes a minimum of three days before the internal components of your iPhone are sufficiently dry out for you to begin the process of powering back up. You can try using your old SIM card or have a new one ready to insert
Technology is no doubt an important, if not integral part of your daily life. That’s why it’s good to know that the experts at Austin Mobile Computer Repair are there for you when you need us most. When something goes wrong with your smartphone, desktop or tablet computer, we’ll be there on the double!
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