Tech Emergency: How To Save A Wet Phone
At a house party last summer, a guy dove into the pool at full speed. He resurfaced a moment later with an expression of horror on his face. “What’s wrong?” I asked. Wading in the water, he stuck his hand into the pocket of his trunks and pulled out a completely soaked iPhone.
Whether you accidentally jump into the pool with your cell phone or get caught in a crazy storm, a technology emergency of this magnitude can ruin your day. Good news: it doesn’t have to.
According to the experts at DryBox Rescue, a cutting-edge cell phone drying technology, here are a few need-to-know tips for saving a wet cell phone (hint: the old trick of submerging it in rice is not one of them).
1. DON’T put it in rice – starch ruins it.
2. DON’T plug it in – this could lead to electric shock.
3. DO power it off.
4. DO remove the battery if you can.