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9 Easy Steps For Fixing Your Water Damaged iPhone

Damaging your iPhone is definitely a nightmare.Because we all know how much expensive this little gadget is. And if we drop our beloved iPhone in a bathtub or in a pool, we just know that nothing good will come out.

When such unfortunate incident happens, we rush to find out solutions to fix the water damaged iPhone. Most people try to fix the iPhone by themselves. And rest of the people, rush towards the local mobile phone repairing shop.

Well, if you find yourself in such a scenario then you should not be worry because I have a solution for you. Recently I dropped my iPhone into the water and instead of thinking to sell my mobile, I simply tried a few hacks and recovered my brand new iPhone.

And for your convenience, I am sharing these easy fixes with you that can help you fix your water damaged iPhone. But first of all let us discuss, how to check whether your iPhone is water damaged or not.

How to Check your iPhone is Water Damage or Not?

Inspecting your iPhone for water damage is not that difficult. Just look for the water damage indicator placed in your iPhone. Each model of iPhone has different location for the water damage indicator.

Please keep in mind that many water damaged phones may still appear to work properly for some time but it is sure that water damages the phone. The water inside your iPhone can cause internal corrosion. And to check whether your iPhone has water in it or not, you can perform a simple test.

Look for the water damage indicator placed inside your iPhone. If the indicator is ‘white’ in colour, then youriPhone is ok. It’s not water damaged and you can thank GOD.

But if the water damage indicator is ‘red’ or ‘pink’ in colour then you are in a problem. Unfortunately, your iPhone is water damaged.

Common Conditions of a Water Damaged iPhone

Your iPhone Won’t Turn ON

If your mobile phone, in this case your iPhone, is not turning on after coming into contact with water, then there might be two possible outcomes. First, your iPhone has been short-circuited. Second, water has damaged some internal parts of your mobile phone.

Your iPhone Won’t Charge

If your water damaged iPhone doesn’t charge then there is a problem with your charging port. Dry your iPhone’s charging port completely to eliminate any further corrosion. And keep in mind that don’t try to plug your iPhone into charging port when there is water in it.

Your iPhone Screen Is Water Damaged

If there are dark spots or lines under the glass of your iPhone screen then your screen is water damaged. In such scenario, you should not visit any repairing shop in first place, just turn off your water damaged iPhone and leave it to dry.

Speakers Don’t Work

If there is water in your iPhone’s speakers, then turn your iPhone off, let it dry as long as possible and then turn it on. After that, try to play any sound from the speakers of your phone to check whether the speakers are working fine or not.

9 Easy Steps For Fixing Your Water Damaged iPhone

Now that your iPhone is water damaged, here are 9 Easy tips for you to get your water damaged iPhone fixed.

Remove Your iPhone From Water Straightaway

If your iPhone fell into the pool or bathtub, then immediately remove it from the water. If it stays longer in the water there are chances of corrosion and screen issues.

Don’t Panic

First thing first, after the incident took place, remember the very first thing you have to do. Don’t panic! You have to act smartly and vigilantly so that you can save your mobile phone from further damage.

Shutdown Your iPhone

Press the home screen button or power button to check if your iPhone is on or not. If it’s on, then quickly turn it off to increase the chances of the recovery. If the power button doesn’t work then leave it as it is.

Remove The Protective Case Of Your iPhone

If there is any protective case on your iPhone then remove it off to clear out the moisture.

Remove The SIM Card

Remove the SIM from your iPhone so that the water inside your SIM card port can escape easily.

Use Dry Cloth To Wipe Down iPhone

After doing all the above-mentioned hacks, take a dry cloth and wipe out your iPhone completely. Make sure to get the moisture out from the headphone jack, home button, charging port, and volume keys.

Place Your iPhone In Warm And Dry Location

One of the recommended ways to get rid of water in your iPhone is to place it in a warm place and let it dry for as long as possible. Try to air-dry your iPhone. If possible, remove the battery. Wait for 48 to 72 hours to let the air completely dry your water damaged iPhone.

Check Out The Water Damage Indicator

Every iPhone has a tiny indicator inside it which tells that your phone is water damaged or not. The indicator turns red if there is water inside your iPhone. Mostly, this indicator is placed in the SIM card port of your iPhone. Use a flashlight to see this indicator.

Backup Your iPhone

If your iPhone turns on after water damaging, then immediately back up your data. It will ensure that even if your iPhone quit working in near future, you have your personal data saved as a backup.

Which iPhones are Water Resistant?

To protect your iPhone from water damage, you can use a good quality waterproof case. But if you don’t like to buy such protective case, then you can upgrade to awater-resistant iPhone. After the launch of iPhone 7 series, Apple is making its iPhones water-resistant with a rating of IP67 and even its newly launched iPhone X series come with a rating of IP68. These iPhones can survive submerged into water up to 1-2m of water for 30 minutes.

For your convenience, here is a full list of iPhones that come with water-resistant feature:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max

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