Introduction: Fix Your Ipod or You Iphone If You Get It Wet

Fix Your Ipod/Iphone


ElayneJ (author)2015-08-10

I love how almost everyone in the comment section gets their iPods submerged in water and hen the first thing they say they do immediately afterwards is try to turn it on to see if it works.


JillDuggar (author)2015-07-18

I have revived phones that got wet, but they always had some issues after that. Did you remove the battery and dry out the innards as much as possible before putting it in the rice? Try to be patient and let it dry out for a few days, which I know is hard to do, before you put the battery back in to try it. And you also can try the way.

How to fix a water damaged iphone

MakiQ (author)2015-01-17

PleasePleasePlease Help Me! I dropped my ipodtouch 4 into a bath and I didnt know to turn it off, I ended up putting it inrice but its not working halp

cgross (author)2011-04-11

my ipod touch (4th generation) decided to jump out on my had and go for a swim in my bath tub. it doesnt turn on now. ive put it in rice and am gonna leave it in there for about 3 days. will it survive or is it a gonner???
please help

AshleyP2 (author)cgross2014-11-22

the same thing happened to me have you found a solution but mines a iphone

I just had that happen to me and it works after a day! Weird thing is before I couldn't turn it off, so i figured it was frying away. Apparently it didn't. how ever the light is a little glitchy

sam34 (author)cgross2011-11-06

idk i hope alot of people say it will i just put ine in rice hope it survives

rc_c (author)2014-11-19

so i dropped my ipod in the toilet and didnt realize it until about 10 seconds later i dried it and then with my hair drier it wouldnt turn on so i left it standing up overnight to see if the water would come out in the morning it didnt work so i pluged it in and it turned on and then it turned off now it doesnt turn on at all i dont know what to do my parents will kill me if they find out. Help!

bamaplayer101 (author)2014-06-27

alright last night or yesterday at noon I was going to get in the shower and for some reason some idiot put a huge cup of water in the shower well I go to turn on the water and I had my phone in my hand listening to music and I dropped it in the cup for about 10 seconds or less and I put it in a towel and rapped it really tight and then after I got don't with the shower I got out I tried to turn it off because it was like a little light around the outside of the screen so I had to hard reset it and then about 2 hours later I went to a neighbors and got some rice and it has been in there over night for about 12 hours how long do I need to wait??????? HELP PLEASE

pooper1800 (author)2014-02-18

i got my ipod wet in the tub then i stupedly went and charged it and now my home button dosent work it is in rice plz helppppppp

vicki_probs (author)2013-01-08

so i was at school , and i left my ipod in a lu lu lemon bag, in that bag i had my ipod and body mist perfume. i forgot mmy ipod at school that day. then the next day in the morning (today) i came to school and i noticed that my bag was wet and that my ipod was to. so i went and got rice from the cafiteria. i pressed the top button on the ipod and it showed the "plug in" sign. then i put it ina cup of rice but i put in upside down.. so that i could charge it at the same tiime. so in a few mins it turned on then i went to eat. when i came back the ipod wasnt on it was completly black.. and i pressed the home and top button and it didnt worrk!! i think that because i put the ipod upside down the liquide wend deeper into the ipod!! i left it in rice over night! what shuld i do ? my parents will kill me if they find out !! please answer quick .

DBAGS1321 (author)2012-05-06

Hi yesterday night I jump in the pool with me iPod in my pocket swam around for about 5 mins and then realized it was in my pocket. Then I went straight into my house to put it in a bag of rice. Left it in there for about 24 hrs and still a black screen. Another thing Is it was on when I went into the pool:(. Please someone help me FAST because I'm my parents will ground me when they find out.

Humster11 (author)DBAGS13212012-07-21

Sorry but your screwed. 5 minutes is passed the point of no return

Andrea99 (author)DBAGS13212012-06-24

same thing happened to me, but i jumped in the pool with it in my pocket TWICE and swam around for like 5 minutes when i realized it was in my pocket. You should leave it for a few days or weeks and don't turn it on. When its the end of a few weeks or days charge it and then see if it works. if it doesn't then IDK.

johnnyvick (author)DBAGS13212012-05-18

umm my suggestion is a short in the battery i have an ipod that i dropped into a pond while it was plugged into an extension cord and i replaced the battery and now it works

mikeymike909jr (author)2012-07-21

im a idiot so i got peanut butter on my ipod then i washed it off tottally forgeting that it would short circute and to make it worse i got sunblock in it so ya it works kinda but the screen looks wired like way darker and it has wired shapes inside i can see when i look at screen can i fix it some how? Please respond quick please.

P.S. i don't got rice i don't think D:

Jaelovesharry (author)2012-06-14

Uhh ok so about a week ago I just in the pool and it wasnt till about mid air the i realized my ipod touch was in my back pocket i was in the water for less than a minute so i took it out and let it dry but now my screen is whiter than before and the light sometimes goes back to normal but its more of a flicker so i was wondering because its already dry is it going to stay like than or will it go back to normal in a few months or what and if not about how much would it cost to get it fixed?

bubblie (author)2012-06-11

So i just washed my ipod touch. i found it aboutt an hour after my washer shut off and i tried to turn in on and it didnt. i dont have any rice what do i do?!

gheex3 (author)2010-09-22

Alright peoples, i need serious assistants asap. I brought an ipod nano at the end of last year and had it for two wonderful months before it got drowned in my perfume. It got wet and it would only work while being plugged into the wall or the computer, as it still does. As soon as i pull it out of a power source the screen goes black and thats the end of it. Ive been searching google for 7 months now trying to get my ipod to work after being wet 7 months ago. After reading these above comment it made me think so i plugged it into a power source and i could still slightly see water in the screen so i blow dried it for 2-3 minutes on low and the water disapered but it has made no change to how it works. Might i add that it doesnt play songs when plugged in or out. After leaving a comment here i am going to try your rice theory. Has anyone else got any ideas what so ever about how to fix the love of my life? Please help! My ipods on life surrport!!!

UgniusR (author)gheex32010-11-12

Try putting in a bowl of rice and leaving in by the window or somewhere sunny for a day or two. Hope it helps

Taddle (author)UgniusR2012-03-15

Noooo, don't put it in the sun! It can work, but sometimes just ruin it.

The nerdling (author)gheex32011-06-21

try changing the battery

krizabal (author)2011-07-04

what rice should I use
the cooked one or the uncooked one
I know that question is weird but Im just a kid

sam34 (author)krizabal2011-11-06


manway (author)2011-08-26

If you get any electronic device,cell phone, iPod,2 way radio or anything like that wet,
1. If it's off LEAVE IT OFF If it's on Shut it OFF IMMEDIATELY!
2. Remove the battery immediately. Dry the battery off.
3.Take off any cover plates to open the device Put the device and the battery(not installed) in a plastic Ziplock bag of dry,uncooked rice,it will take some or all of the moisture out of the device.
4. Better still is go to a store that sells silica gel Amazon dot com sells it, it's used to dry fresh flowers or take moisture from closets and such) You can buy it from Michael's Craft stores in the flower section Leave it in the bag for at least 24 hours.
5. After looking at the device and checking there is no more moisture. Re install batteries and switch on,it should be fine.

jade29 (author)2011-08-12

i dropped my ipod in the toilet and i dnt know what 2 do!!! my mom sayd 2 put it in rice but we only had flavored rice so i put it in that... can i save it???

krizabal (author)2011-07-04

I need a serious help ASAP
My iPod got wet accidentally and I turned it off and it kept on flashing and the power off button kept on flashing and I was thinking of bringing it at the apple store but I know my parents are going to be mad at me. Anyways I'm trying to turn it off and in the few minutes it just turned on by itself and I was trying to play a song and its not working. The volume thingy,I tried to adjust it and it says that im using headphones I really need your help about drying it off
Thanks if someone responded!

clee12 (author)2011-05-30

So i dropped my ipod in a puddle of water and turned it on to see if it still worked but right after i turned it on it showed a white screen then turned off now its not turning it broken or can i be fixed someone please help me!!!

The nerdling (author)clee122011-06-21

put it in a bowl of rice for about 4 weeks, my cousin's one got wet, we did that and it worked again

vintagered (author)2010-08-24

My son dropped his ipod down the loo. then turned it on. I couldn't turn it off ( it did show the connect to itunes screen which I ignored)but left it fro 2 1/2 day next to the de- humidifier in our conservatory. same principle i guess. Anyway, looks like it fixed it. Hope this helps someone. Strangely the white paper thingy in the ear jack still shows as white not red as if wet. no idea why but at least its working.

faery_1389 (author)2010-04-23

My water bottle decided to spill in the bottom of my bag... when I retrieved my ipod it didnt seem to be too wet and was on, so I switched it off... Thinking that it hadn't actually got that wet I tried to turn it on a little later to find that it wouldnt switch on...turns out it got wetter than I thought... Any saving it? Thanks :)

hide98 (author)2008-09-17

I use this method with all my electronics. Just a note, when I got my iPod touch wet, after using this method I had to plug it into the computer to start. Don't know if that's just because it was so dead it couldn't show me the dead battery sign or what, but if yours still doesn't start after the drying period(leave it as long as possible, 1 day minimum but 2-3 days is better) try connecting it to your computer.

jasmine90 (author)hide982010-04-10

suppose u have the ipod on hold? does the rice method still work?

izzi303 (author)2010-03-15

 Or, you can use 91% Isopropyl alcohol to dissipate any water.

toezter (author)2009-01-14

Shouldn't you turn OFF the device first? I've had this happen to cellphones where I can easily take out the battery, then let it air/rice dry over days. Biggest mistake is to turn it on while its wet.

PrettyME (author)toezter2010-01-15

yes i agree.. and for somebody like me who is a techie i should know better.. i always advice it to my clients but when it was my itouch that fell into the toilet bowl, i didnt think twice of picking it up from the from the said toilet bowl! LOL i know its growse but hey i can always use anti bacterial sanitizer to clean my hand. but then biggest mistake i did ( i panicked ok!) was wipe it off with tissue and turn it on! now i see a white screen.. its charging though, if i put it in my ipod dock it will play the music library it last played. but i cannot change the playlist as i cannot see anything on the screen except white light.. it happened yesterday, im hoping this rice thing will fix it.. (crossing my fingers!)

alopez3378 (author)PrettyME2010-03-03

That happened to me tonight - did leaving it in the rice work?

Phil B (author)2008-09-17

Interesting. You are using the rice as a dissecant. Sawdust would probably work, too. I saw a friend's classic iPod go for a swim in a pool of soft drink when he had to brake hard and an open can of cola flew forward into the same cubby where the iPod was resting while it played. He needed a new controller and it cost him $80. The fix for computer keyboards doused in cola and other sticky substances is to flush the keyboard thoroughly in distilled water and then let it air dry for a few days. Tap water contains traces of minerals that can short tiny circuitry. I am wondering if your dissecant fix would work in every situation. I guess it could be worth a try.

Brigitte.azzi (author)Phil B2010-02-16

The video has been deleted. Plz may someone tell me what's this rice method ? Thanks .

Phil B (author)Brigitte.azzi2010-02-16

Bury a wet iPod or iPhone in a can of uncooked rice and leave it for a couple of days.  The rice draws the water out of the electronic device and absorbs it.  The electronic device may work again, or not.  See also my earlier comment above.  Above all, do not power up the device while it is water-logged.  Remove the battery as soon as possible.

kate_10 (author)2009-06-28

omg! thankyou so much i thought i was out of ipod for a minute then found this video and tried my ipod works perfictly fine!!

Hannah92 (author)2009-04-02

yay thanks! The rice thing worked and I used rice cereal as well! Although my wheel thing isn't right just yet (:

cali_mrtnz (author)2008-12-30

Cool idea... I never thought of rice... I've drowned my 2G Nano before. I was running a bath for my brother, putting him in, all while listening to my favorite tunes. Lo and behold, my two year old toddler of a brother decides to yank on my headphone cord, ripping it out of my ears and submersing it into a hot, bubbly grave. Or so I thought. I did the same thing I did when my phone got wet from condensation; I stuck in the AC. We had a window unit air conditioner, and I put it IN the unit, next to the air output area. In dried up nice and fine, except my spin wheel would only work right after I unplugged it, until i turned in off once. From then on, i had to charge it to make it work, or be content with continuous shuffle thereafter. Sawdust would probably be too fine of a material; it could get stuck in the female plug. Another better idea could be that silica cat litter; the "crystals". Of course it may take a different amount of time, but in would still do the trick, wicking away and absorbing the liquid. (and with standard desktop keyboards, you can pop off the keys and clean it out with q-tips. Just saying.)

mweston (author)2008-10-21

Nice acting...

chris_arg (author)2008-09-27

awesome! does this work for all ipods? is it for sure it will work? thanx!

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