Dropped your iPhone 6 in Water or Liquid?
Helpful Tips To Fix Your Water Damaged iPhone In Lakeland, FL
Oh no! Did your iPhone take a swim with you in a pool? Did you wash it with your laundry? Water may be fun and healthy for us humans, but iPhones and other electronics do not like water! Here are some helpful tips to fix a water damaged iPhone.
Most importantly, do not attempt to turn on a water damaged iPhone. This is hard to resist, but your iPhone logic board will immediately short ou and add to the cost of repairs (or completely damage it) if you attempt to turn on an iPhone while wet inside. It's best to get your iPhone internals professionally cleaned before any corrosion sets in. Corrosion can develop on your logic board within 24 hours of being wet.
Secondly, do not use microwave or stove to dry the water out! A microwave, really? You would be surprised to hear the stories that we have heard.
Now that you know what not to do — here is what you need to do QUICKLY in order to save your iPhone! First, remove your SIM card and shake out any excess water inside your iPhone.
After removing your Sim Card and shaking out the excess water you can easily take a hair dryer on low heat to quickly dry out the moisture. It's very important to not heat up your phone excessively. It's safest to hold the hair dryer about 4-6 inches away from your iPhone. Your goal is to dry out the water and not excessively heat up the internals. Be sure to keep moving the hair dryer around the iPhone and to not stay in one spot for more than a few seconds. If you feel uncomfortable using a hair dryer on your iPhone then you can use rice.
Why rice? It will absorb the extra water left inside of your iPhone. Why rice? It will absorb the extra water left inside of your iPhone. You may need to wait 2-7 days depending on the length of time that your iPhone was submerged in liquid. After the waiting process, plug the phone into a charger. If the charging symbol comes on, then there is a good chance that the phone will likely boot itself back on when enough of a charge has been reached. Congrats – you did it! It's still a good idea to get your iPhone's logic board cleaned as corrosion can and will build up in your iPhone.
If you do not see anything on the screen within 3 minutes of plugging it in, then unplug it from the wall without attempting to turn it on. Your only hope is to try a professional repair shop at this point.
Other tips and advice:
• If your iPhone is still covered under an Apple Care Program, go first to the Apple Store in Orlando or Tampa or call AppleCare. You may be able to get it replaced for as low as $199. We are hearing more and more that Apple is being more lenient regarding situations that involve water damage. (It also helps to be REALLY nice to the people at the Genius Bar.)
• Also, if you bought your iPhone from Best Buy, or used a credit card that offers protection, then you may be able to get some of your money back or get the phone replaced for free. Do not forget to check these options!
• Some banks also offer an electronic protection plan included into account holding. It's a good idea to check with them as well on their account benefits
If you could not fix your iPhone's water damage or if you need another repair, then try checking out www.iPhoneRepairPolkCounty.com or call 863-937-5443 here in Lakeland, Florida.