Youre using your iPhone and then the worst happens, you fumble it and then it drops into the bath, a puddle, the washing up bowl, or even the toilet. When the iPhone takes a bath, it usually signals the end of its life and no matter how much you hope and pray its not going to fix itself.
Regular iPhone warranties dont cover water damage, so you might be out of luck if it does hit the drink. In the past many iPhone owners have managed to get their water damaged phones replaced by claiming that their phone has stopped working because of another problem. However, in recent times Apple has been doing their best to prevent people from lying about how their iPhone was damaged.
One of the first steps the company took was to place water damage detectors in their phones, but a recent patent application has revealed that they hope to launch a system for Apple Store employees to detect liquid damage in an iPhone, making it much easier for them to deny you a replacement.
Because of this, its now more important than ever for people to repair their damaged iPhone themselves, unless they want to fork out a small fortune for a new phone.
One of the most effective methods of repairing a water damaged iPhone is to use packets of Silica gel. Silica gel is a moisture-absorbent substance which can absorb water from the nearby atmosphere.
You might already have some Silica gel if youre prone to keeping old packaging. Packets of the stuff are usually packed away with electrical products, so you could well have a few packets lying about the house.
If you dont have any gel, you can always buy packets from most arts & crafts stores as Silica gel is also used to drying flowers. Its also possible to buy it online from a huge range of retailers.
Once youve got the Silica gel, you should put several packets into a plastic bag. Then you should put your iPhone in the gel-filled bag and seal the contents. After that you should then store the bag in a dry place for at least three days. This time is to allow the gel the draw the damaging moisture from the insides of your iPhone.
Once the three days are up, you should then perform a complete system restore on your iPhone, which should help to get your iPhone working again.
By following these simple steps your iPhone will hopefully start working once again and you wont have to fork out for an expensive replacement.