Did you drop your PC, Mac, iPad, or iPhone in the pool or leave it out in the rain? First, follow the nine steps listed below to save a water damaged smartphone or device. Then, call Easy Phone at 979-383-4321 to set up a water damage diagnosis and repair service. Our techs have experience in saving water damaged devices and the precious data they hold. We know it's scary when your device falls in a drink and goes on the blink. We know it often holds information and priceless memories. Easy Phone is the company to call when what's in your water-logged device matters more than the device itself. Easy Phone Repairs is often successful in restoring the device and recovering ALL of the precious photos, videos, and contacts held in the previously inaccessible water damaged iPhones, iPads, and tablets they are called out to repair.
Easy Phone Repair's mobile repair units are equipped with state-of-the-art tools and a large inventory of parts to complete your repair with the efficiency, speed, and quality you deserve.
I’m not saying you will always be able to rescue your phone, but these tips will give you a pretty good chance. Be warned: if you’ve dropped your water into a sugary drink or soapy water the chances of success are far slimmer because internal components may be damaged beyond repair. Otherwise, our there is hope! We offer Water Damaged Phone Repair in College Station and Water Damaged Phone Repair in Bryan.
If your phone is wet you should absolutely resist the temptation to turn it on to see if it is still working. You must not try to turn the smartphone on because doing so may damage its internal components, causing them to short circuit. Don’t activate the device in any way other than briefly in order to switch it off (even switching the device off is risky as you need to activate it, but you don’t want it to activate for any reason during the next few steps, so it’s a risk you may need to take
Take your phone out of its case. Remove any screen protection. Your smartphone doesn’t need any of the liquid trapped between its chassis and its case.
First priority is to dry the smartphone out. Wipe it gently with clean material, paying particular attention to its switches, earphone and power ports. When drying inside these areas be extremely gentle as you don’t want to force further moisture into your iPhone. Shake the device gently for a while to try to get any remaining liquid out.
And gently dry the tray. Gently shake the device to try to release any trapped liquid from that area.
Using a hairdryer may help dry exterior liquids but is unlikely to get rid of liquid trapped inside your device. It is more likely to cause trapped liquid to condense, potentially spreading it around the internals and causing further internal damage. (If you do use a hair dryer then wait a day or so before doing so and run it at a low heat). Never leave your device to dry out on a radiator.
If you happen to be fortunate enough to have collected a big plastic box full of the silica bags you find packed inside almost every electronic object then you should pop your phone into that box. Bury that smartphone inside the box of bags, put a lid on the box and leave the phone for at least 48-hours. Resist the temptation to move the box around or look inside until at least that long in order to minimize the risk of follow-up condensation damage.
If you don’t have a box full of silica bags then bury your iPhone inside a sealed box or sealable plastic bag of uncooked rice for 48-hours. This is an old electrician’s trick that takes advantage of rice’s deep attraction to water. The rice should attract all the liquid out of your phone, helping your device to dry as quickly and safely as possible. The problem with this approach is that rice can sometimes fill your smartphone with rice dust, but it does work and can be the chance you need to
If you get your phone dried off and starting up successfully you must know that it is unlikely to be quite the same again. Battery problems (even months later), intermittent crashes, instability and failed startup routines are all symptomatic of water damaged phones, so if these tips do help you get your phone started then please backup your data immediately. If you’ve got a recent iCloud or iTunes backup of your iPhone then you can at least hang onto your data.
Contact your local phone repair shop in Bryan - College Station and see what they can do. The battery is likely to need replacement and they can do this too. Or visit an Apple Store, tell them what happened and see if they can do you a trade-in deal for a refurbished iPhone.