How to repair your phone if it gets wet?

By: Liliana Andersson - February 08, 202274 Views

Did you drop your phone into the pool, or in dropped water or some liquid on your phone?  We’ve got a few ways to repair your phone once it gets wet. Many smartphone companies claim to have water-resistant smartphones, but that is not true. The truth is that these phones are resistant to minimize damage and can get damaged after certain exposure to water. If you are looking for some ways to fix your phone after exposing it to water, then this article might assist you in repairing it.

First, you need to know how water damages your smartphones.

The spaces in your phone from where the liquid enters are-

  • The headphone jack
  • Charging Port
  • Speakers
  • Microphone
  • Sim Tray

Once the water enters your smartphone’s internal system, it usually doesn’t start. Yet, there are some other side effects like muffled sound while listening to music or attending phone calls, damaged/dark display, rusting of internal parts, damaged charging system.

Here are nine easy steps to repair your smartphone-

Your phone can be repaired if there is mild damage caused by water-

Switch off your phone

Usually, when your phone drops in water, it loses its display. But if your phone is still fine, it is better to restart it or switch it off to avoid any damage. If the water has damaged your phone’s internal parts, then it is possible that it can lead to a short circuit and cause irreparable damage once you switch it on. Make sure there is no water in the internal parts of your phone before switching it on.

Remove the battery, sim, and memory card.

Though many phones come with irreplaceable batteries, if your phone’s battery can be replaced, then do it to dry the internal parts of your phone.

Dry the internal parts of your phone

To do this, you can use a towel or a dry cloth or even use a vacuum or dryer.

Note- Do not insert anything into the headphone jack and in the charging portal.

Clean your phone with a wet tissue or cloth

If you dropped your phone into detergent water or juice, you must clean it with a wet tissue to clean the particles left behind as these particles like detergent, sugar, and salts can cause more damage to the phone than water.

Keep your phone in an air-tight container.

You can keep your phone in an air-tight container, or you can even hold it in a container covered with silica gels. This will absorb all the moisture in your smartphone.

Avoid using hairdryers to dry your phone.

Using hairdryers can damage your phone more, as the heat from these dryers can damage the internal parts of your smartphone.

Do not shake or blow on your phone.

Try not to shake your phone a lot or blow air on it, because doing so will lead to more damage as the water might inter more serious into the internal parts. However, if there is excess water in the headphone jack or the charging portal, you can blow lightly to get rid of it or use dry tissue.

Avoid charging your phone.

Do not charge your phone until and unless you’ve dried your phone completely. Doing so can lead to a short circuit, which can even damage your phone’s motherboard, which will lead to permanent damage.

If you own an Apple smartphone, you must wait for 5 hours before charging it and waiting for your phone to dry completely.

Consult a technician

If your phone is completely damaged and you cannot restart it, you must go to a technician to get it repaired. Do not try to unassemble your phone by yourself.

A professional technician will always know what to do and always replace the damaged parts of your phone, giving your phone a longer life.

How can the Recycletroop service help you?

It is always best if you take your phone to a technician to avoid damaging it more, though it is best to buy the internal parts. Recycletroop have all the inner parts of all the modules of cell phones.

And the best part of buying the parts from Recycletroop is that you get a lifetime guarantee and warranty along with them and easy return and refundable service.

Wrap Up

To sum up, everything has been stated so far, the best way to avoid technical damage to your phone is to take it to your nearest specialized store and get it repaired by a professional technician. It would be best if you didn’t panic in such cases because even non-water resistant phones are reparable, and their internal parts can be replaced.

Liliana Andersson

Liliana Andersson is the founder and CEO of RecycleTroop, a one stop supply chain solution for mobile repair businesses in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our services include the recycling of broken broken screens, spare parts, sale of used phones and accessories. Recycletroop is proud to serve clients globally. Liliana enjoys providing her customers with a much-needed service for cell phone related problems. Apart from that, she enjoys traveling, surfing and spending time with family.