Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2011 8:10 AM (in response to gds_mac)Sorry about your phone. But the Genius was wrong about the rice trick being and "old wives tale". Dry rice WILL absorb moisture and help dry it out. You can also use those drying packets that come in various products.
That being said, it isn't a cure all. By the time you get the phone dried and put into the rice to finish drying, the damage may have already been done. That might be what the Genius was talking about.Mac Pro, iMac (aluminum), PM G5, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to gds_mac)
gds_mac is correct ... To everyone who has dropped their iPhone into water - do not give up all hope of recovery. Last night my iPhone 3G fell into a glass of ice water (details are irrelevant). I removed it from the water in 2 or 3 seconds - totally submerged. Dried it off with a towel, and stood it up overnight to allow water to drain out the USB cable connector port on the bottom of the phone. This morning, the phone did not turn on. I thought it was dead. I placed it in a ziplock bag with rice for 3 hours. Then I removed it from the rice bag, held the "on/off" button while holding the "home" button and the "volume up" button. The Apple logo appeared, I released the buttons, and the phone turned on. It is working noramally. Everything is fine ... I've tested Apps, connected to PC, etc. Like it never happened. I hope this helps others.