It’s every iPhone owner’s worst nightmare – dropping their cherished mobile into a glass of water, the bath, or, worse yet – the toilet. Surely once it’s been dunked, it’s done – right? Wrong – thankfully, there are a few ways you can bring your handset back from the brink of watery doom. However, the best thing you can ultimately do is turn to an expert to make sure that everything is back up and running again – and that your phone is ultimately safe to use! Before you bring your iPhone into Tech CPR for examination, however, there are a few steps you can take to make sure that your device is fully prepared for a safe recovery, and more than a few steps you can take to avoid iPhone water damage entirely.
Firstly, it may sound obvious, but simply don’t take your iPhone out into any area or room in the house where it is likely to come under water damage! No matter how tempting it may be to use your phone in the bath or to leave it on one side while taking a shower, you could run the risk of your iPhone either falling into water or taking on moisture damage. Both could prove fatal for your device – and while our experts at Tech CPR are able to handle any problems that may arise for iPhones and Android devices alike, we do insist that you take the best possible care of your handset possible – as you then won’t need to spend any time without your phone and you won’t need to have to worry about taking it in to be repaired!
Prevention, of course, is better than the cure – but what should you do if you’ve been unfortunate to submerge or douse your handset in liquid? Firstly, get it dry! Get it out of the bath, dried off from any liquids and leave it switched off and uncharged. Plugging your iPhone in, or even powering on, after a liquid accident could create more havoc than you bargain for – keep it away from any power until you get it checked out.
Once thoroughly dried, it may be worth using silica gel – commonly found in packing and packaging – to line a box for you to safely store the handset in. Silica gel in packets can be used to safely remove any undue moisture, meaning that it may be helpful in removing any excess liquid you simply couldn’t get at. Beyond this, you simply need to get in touch with an expert – and, here at Tech CPR, we will be happy to analyse any iPhone or otherwise that is affected by water damage – and, wherever possible, we will repair the damage and restore your device back to health.
Water damage isn’t necessarily the end for your iPhone – simply take precautions and contact Tech CPR the minute you have a mishap! Call us on 01246 452319 or email us for an appointment – or come chat to us in store in local Chesterfield!