Introduction: Cheap Simple Waterproof Phone Protector

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1. Baggie (Snap or zip seal, preferably name brand)
2. Bar of soap (Any brand, I used Dove)
3. Device to protect

Step 1: Select a Baggie.

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-Try to choose one that is just large enough for your device to fit into.
-Bags with the zip type seal are easier to use but do not seal all the way unless it is the kind in which the zipper comes off the seal and sits next to it.
-Manual seals are more reliable but are also tedious to use.
-Name brands are generally better than generic versions.

Step 2: Seal the Device and Get It Wet!

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Prepare for the next step!
-Place the device in the bag and make sure it fits.
-It is common for me to place the device in a portrait position relative to the bottom of the bag, and in one of the lower corners, but try what works best for you.
-Try not to use a bag with a lot of extra space unless you are also going to place a charging cord inside to keep it safe as well.
Hint: you can even cut a small hole in the bag, if it is a thicker bag, and feed the cord through it. Don't forget to seal it with something such as silicon, hot glue, or epoxy. Now you can charge your device without having to take it out of the bag in a dangerous environment such as on a boat!

Step 3: Apply the Soap and Rinse!

-Rub the bar of soap against the bag where the screen will normally be, or all over if you prefer.
-Rub it in with your fingers untill it leathers slightly and rinse.
-You will notice how the friction of the bag has changed when you move your fingers across it.
-Repeat this step until the water beading is reduced to a satisfactory amount.
-This step also prevents the bag from fogging as a bonus!

Step 4: Congratulations!

You just made an inexpensive, truly waterproof, protective seal for your device using everyday household materials! This will even work with iPads! (Gallon freezer bags will hold them nicely!)


lee464 (author)2016-02-12

please explain what the soap does. Do you rub it on the inside or the outside of the bag?

SamT37 (author)lee4642016-02-16

Sorry for the late response, I was camping with my family. You rub the soap on the outside of the bag and it helps the bag to repel water so you can see the phone better.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-23

I do this when I go fishing. Two Ziploc bags and the phone never gets wet.

Looks like we both do the same thing. I don't trust just one bag.

its_notjack (author)Jobar0072016-02-06

You don't seem to trust just one comment either! :-P

Jobar007 (author)its_notjack2016-02-08

Of course, I want to make sure that my message comes across! ;)

jptrsn (author)2016-01-26

I use a snack sized bag, which fits really well. Useful for water proofing, or for when I'm doing something messy like painting, but still want to use my phone to control my music.

SamT37 (author)jptrsn2016-01-26

I don't think I've ever seen a snack sized bag, I'll have to look into that.

Roentgenium111 (author)2016-01-24

I wouldn't recommend making any extra holes. And if the phone falls out or something, you can blow in some air before sealing so the the phone can flor.

geekrex (author)2016-01-23

I use this on rainy day ,good work

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