We have all believed in the myth that there is no way to mix water and electronics, especially, cameras, music players and smartphones. Today, almost every other person uses a smartphone, which also work as the music players, cameras, personal computers, web browsers and maybe even as a portable office of some sorts for many people. Therefore, it has become even more crucial to safeguard your smartphone and prevent it from getting wet under any circumstance. Even then, it is possible for accidents to occur, irrespective of you being extremely cautious.
The iPhone is one of the so called ‘aqua-phobic’ phones and the manufacturer (Apple) still hasn’t undertaken waterproofing even for its recent devices i.e. the iPhone 6s/6s Plus.
A lot of you might make the assumption that iPhone repair is hardly possible and once damaged, it cannot be fixed, but this might not always be true. Even though there might not be a full-proof of ensuring a complete iPhone repair once it has been damaged by water, there are some steps one can take to keep it functional.
Overhauling the iPhone
Follow these simple steps to help your iPhone sustain some of the water damage and remain operational:
Silica gel technique for iPhone repair
Among the various tested methods for iPhone repair, one of the guaranteed successful methods requires the use of Silica gel. This is an extremely moisture-absorbing substance, which is commonly found in brand new handbags. It can also be found in a pair of new shoes.
For those who do not lose their packaging for high-end cameras might already have it in the house. Simply pack your iPhone in a plastic sealed bag, among several Silica gel packets and keep it any dry place for at least 3 days.
At last, connect the iPhone to a PC and load iTunes, attempting a total ‘Restore’. This way, you get the best opportunity to get back your iPhone back to its pre water-damaged working condition.
Where to get silica gel packs
When you use the silica gel method for iPhone repair, you need to source it from somewhere convenient. Majority of use might find silica gel packets lying somewhere in our homes, especially if we do not throw away the packaging for high-end cameras and other similar electronic devices. If not, silica gel is easily available in arts and crafts stores too, since it is utilized in drying flowers. Alternatively, you can also get it from any electronics store or order it online.
While iPhone repair is in progress, you can put your SIM card in any other temporary phone. This way you can ensure that your iPhone device completely dries out and is free from any moisture.