In this tutorial, I will tell you and show you how to save your iphone from the depths of the deep, whether it be a pool, the sink, the ocean, or some other water reservoir, this should help. If you find that you can't save your phone, I'm sorry for your loss. About a month ago, I dropped my iPhone, well I fell into the pool with my iPhone, but thats pretty much the same thing. Anyway, when this happened, I figured,"Oh, why don't I just set it on the table and let it dry off, it should turn out fine!". Don't do that! Whatever you do, don't do that! I let it set, and two days later I found myself looking up ideas for phone replacements. When I went online to find out what to do if this happened, I couldn't find anything that was particularly helpful, but then i realized that each article or blog told to do something, but left out other things. Even the other instructables didn't do the best job explaining it. This brings them all together, plus some tips I learned, all to help you and your phone make it through the tough moments after you drop it in water or any liquid. This technique should work for all phones and not just the iPhone, even though the phone that I dropped in water was an iPhone, and the pictures I'm using are of an iPhone.

Disclaimer:  I do not guarantee that your phone can be saved. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Step 1: Turn Off Your Phone

Yes, I know it sounds silly and basic, but this is the very first thing you want to do before anything else. If you decide, oh, my phone will be fine if i leave it on, don't come crying to me about how your life is ruined because you can't text or call anyone. Turning off your phone stops the battery from frying the phone, and prevents the phone from trying to restart over and over again.
I open my phone got a toothbrush and achol open my phone and brush the motherbord and all the little parts make sure you disconnect
<p>Lectric Wizard &amp; SuperTech-IT's comments are adding very valuable information missing in this tutorial. Take notice.</p>
I'm a little concerned about you suggesting the removal of an I phone battery. It's not quite as simple As unscrewing the screws and sliding the back off. Most likely since the phone has been dropped in water the warranty is now void anyway, but if it's not, by removing the back of the phone, it will be. It's also not a very easy thing to do. You have to separate the glass from the rest of the phone, and that's very difficult to do. In fact, I completely destroyed my phone while attempting to do that. So, that's just a word of caution to our readers.
Living on the coast &amp; being in the electronics industry, I would not recommend this method for salt water emersions. Drying out the water only concentrates the salts causing more short circuits &amp; corrosion.Only thing to do is try flushing the phone with distilled water before it drys out (after removing battery &amp; SIM). Then you can try drying it out this way. Great idea for fresh water though !!
Excellent point. I have seen phones that would short out on a humid or rainy day simply because the salts on the board only needed the moisture in the air to become conductive. Plus this will also corrode the board. <br>If you have the phone disassembled to the point of disconnecting the battery (in the case of non-user-removable battery packs like the iPhone, iPod, etc) I recommend you rinse the board with distilled water and then bathe it in alcohol before setting it aside to dry. since you have the board removed at this point, there's no reason to use the rice method for absorbing the moisture. For phones that have easily accessible and removable battery packs, I would recommend your method.
I shorted out my phone by carrying it in my bra when I worked up a sweat and it got too wet! :-/
<p>Just as well. Although unproven, some are trying to prove a link between carrying your phone there and breast cancer.</p>
Yes, I no longer carry my phone there routinely. But it seems that if that were true, men would be coming down with cancer of the buttox or groin from carrying the phone in their pants pockets. As you saod, umproven. But I'd rather not take the risk. Thanks. ;-)
Ugh ~ typos can't be corrected here?! :-/
When drying in rice, the iphone has to be ensambled?
The phone does not have to be assembled, because the rice works either way, so its your choice.

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