If your smartphone falls in water, it is important to act quickly to try to minimize any damage. Here are some steps you can follow:
Remove the phone from the water as soon as possible.
Turn the phone off by holding down the Power button. If the phone is already off, do not try to turn it on.
Remove the phone’s battery, if possible. This will help to prevent any short circuits that could cause further damage.
Dry the phone as much as possible, using a towel or a dry cloth. Be sure to get the phone’s ports and crevices as dry as possible.
If you have a bag of uncooked rice, place the phone in the bag and seal it. The rice will absorb any remaining moisture from the phone. Alternatively, you can place the phone in a container with silica gel packets, which can also help to absorb moisture.
Leave the phone in the rice or silica gel for at least 24 hours to allow it to dry completely.
After 24 hours, try turning the phone on. If it does not turn on, or if it turns on but does not function properly, you may need to take it to a repair shop or contact the manufacturer for assistance. It is important to note that even if you follow these steps, there is no guarantee that your phone will be saved. Water damage can be difficult to repair, and the extent of the damage will depend on the type of water and how long the phone was submerged. If your phone is not repairable, you may need to consider replacing it.