3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2012 9:28 PM by GeekBoy.from.Illinois
sarahnam90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Could someone please help me...?

I dropped my phone in the toilet and took the phone out immediately but it turned off automatically. 

I put it in rice with silica gel for 24 hours. I wasn't sure if it was perfectly dried or not but I thought it might work again so plugged the adapter and waited.

But the power wouldn't turn on and I looked at the camera and I could see the moisture inside the glass........

I was shocked....

Should I put in back in rice? Is there any hope for me............?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: I dropped my phone in water.
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,780 points)

    It is likely dead now that you tried to charge it and turn it on. 


    You should have let it dry for a week or so.

  • 2. Re: I dropped my phone in water.
    Coskun908 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    you have to take it to a technician

  • 3. Re: I dropped my phone in water.
    GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,775 points)

    About 2 weeks ago my wife did the same thing with her iPhone4.  She got it out of the water in less than 10 seconds, and luckily she had hers in a Mophie Juice Pack Air.  She put it in rice for 3 days and when she pulled it out, she was able to make a full backup that we then restored onto my old iPhone 4.  After 2-3 more days in the rice, I checked her iPhone out and it worked, except that it thought the headphones were pluggd in when they weren't.  About half an hour of the car defroster blowing straight into the headphone port solved that problem, but it needed about another half an hour to cool down enough to turn on without the over temperature warning.  It would have been better to go back into the rice for another 3-4 more days, but I needed my iPhone back for work, so I took that shortcut.