Sometimes, accidents may happen which may involve your phone falling into water or water getting into the phone. You may have ended up in the rain somehow, or you go punched into a pool or your phone fell into a body of water. Whatever the accident may be, here are 5 things you should do if your iPhone 8 or iPhone X gets damaged by water.
What To Do When Your iPhone X Falls Into Water
Step 1 – Shut it down
First of all, if the phone isn’t turned off already, shut it down. This is to avoid shortcircuiting of your iPhone’s battery.
Step 2 – Shake it off
After you have turned the iPhone off, give it a little shake to get rid of any water hard to reach in your iPhone and which may be in harmful locations.
Step 3 – Open it Up
Now, try cracking your iPhone open. If you can’t do this, you can skip it and proceed to the next step.
Step 4 – Dry your iPhone
Now, try drying your iPhone when you are done opening it. This can be helpful this situation.
You can dry your iPhone out in the open. Open air is just as efficient to dry up your iPhone. However, you should also be careful if you are experiencing a rainy weather as this can even cause more harm to your smartphone. During rainy days, the atmosphere is usually humid so make sure to place it in a safe place.
You can also use water absorbing materials on your iPhone such as rice, oatmeal (which is unfortunately messy) or maybe silica gel (inedible).
Step 5 – Check To Make Sure That Your iPhone Is Still Working
Now, you should try turning on your iPhone to make sure that it is still working. You should also try performing some basic actions on the phone too. If they don’t you should take it to your nearest service store to get it fixed. You can also reach out to local selling platforms to sell your iPhone to someone else who can still make good use of it.