Showing posts with label SOLUTION TO I PHONES REFUSING TO POWER AFTER SOAKING INTO WATER IPhone 8. Show all posts
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR APPLES I PHONES REFUSING TO POWER AFTER SOAKING INTO WATER

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR APPLES I PHONES  REFUSING TO POWER AFTER SOAKING INTO WATER


Check your pants pockets or laundry basket before you fire up the washer to make sure no iPhone's are in the mix. I can speak to this one from personal experience: I had to buy my wife a new iPhone after I accidentally puts hers in the washer for an unintended rinse and spin.
What can you do if your iPhone takes a soaking, then refuses to power on?
Apple advises that if any liquid hits the phone, wipe it off with a soft, lint-free cloth. Also, make sure the phone is dry before you open the SIM tray (something you typically do only if you need to replace or swap the SIM card). To dry your phone and remove excess liquid, tap it gently against your hand with the Lightning connector (the connector on the bottom of the phone) facing downward. You may be able to speed the drying process by pointing a fan blowing cool air into the Lightning connector. Don’t try to dry the iPhone using a heated source, or insert a cotton swab or paper towel into the Lightning connector.
Also, make sure you don’t plug any cables into your wet iPhone. Don’t charge it. Resist the urge to power it up to see if it does work. After you think the phone has sufficiently dried, wait five hours before you attempt to charge it or turn it on.
Here’s another tip if you want to remove the moisture from the impossible-to-reach guts of the phone. You need a drying agent, and the most accessible type for most people is raw, uncooked rice. Place your iPhone in a container of uncooked rice that’s large enough for the grains to completely cover the phone. Leave it there for a day or two so the rice can sop up most of the internal moisture. Then pull it out and give the power button a go.


If you’re all butterfingers with your iPhone when in the bathroom or near a pool, there’s another option: a waterproof case. Such enclosures add more bulk to the iPhone than regular cases, but they provide the best protection against your phone taking a deep, dangerous and potentially costly dunk.