Phone is a device that uses either a system of wires along which electrical signals are sent or a system of radio signals to make it possible for you to speak to someone in another place who has a similar device. When your phone is fall inside the water, you should tryout the following instructions:

  • You must not turn on the phone, because electrical components don’t play with water when operating it .
  • You must not plug it in, either! For the same reason.
  • You must not press any keys, because this can make the water push further into the phone system.
  • You must not shake it or blow into the device, because this may also push water into deeper areas of the phone system.
  • You must not apply any heat to the phone system. Remember, excessive heat can also damage the phone system.
  • You must not move the phone around too much, because water must not moving around inside the phone system in other not to cause too much damage to the phone system.
  • Make sure you remove everything that is user-removable. i.e. if your back cover is removable, take it off. Similarly, try to remove the battery (if you can), SIM card, and SD card. Lay it all out on a paper towel. Most phones have no removable backs nowadays (but there are still some!), but do what you can do to saved your phone.


  • You must first clean and try to get rid of all the excess water found on the exterior of your phone.
  • Use a cloth or paper towel to dry out everything as much as possible. Just make sure you don’t mess with the phone too much.
  • Gently dry everything out without moving things around too much. All this water can still make its way inside the phone system, which can cause the phone to damage beyond expectation.


  • The movement of water is very powerful, there are areas the paper towel can’t access. And while we told you not to blow anything into the phone, we didn’t tell you not to suction the water out. In fact, a vacuum cleaner can suck off bits of water from the phone system without too much risk.
  • Just make sure the suctioning doesn’t make the phone move around excessively.

So you did everything you could, and a few days passed. It’s time to see if all your efforts paid off. Take the phone out of wherever you left it and put it all together. Then plug the phone in and try to turn it on. If it works, you have succeeded! Stay on the lookout for any odd behavior, though, at least for a few days. Also, test all the components. Make a call to see if the microphone and earphone work, test the speaker, etc.

Now, if the phone doesn’t work, it’s time to accept defeat, take it to a professional, and see if it can be salvaged.

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