5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2014 1:59 PM by Ralph9430
Dulcebabyyy Level 1 Level 1

What should i do if my iphone dropped in water?

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.2
  • rae anne Level 1 Level 1

    put your phone in a bowl of rice and let it sit in there over night turned off it is already isnt.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Dry it off and take it to your Apple Store ASAP. Hope your insurance bill is paid up.

  • chesterapple Level 1 Level 1

    I thought I would post some replies to the 'wet, nonworking iphone' discussions to encourage others to wait a bit and to dry out their phones for a longer period of time. Last Wed. afternoon I got my iphone wet and thought it was fine because it still worked, however, a couple hours later it was dead.  I made the mistake of recharging then and also started trying to restore, but got nothing but hardware start up error messages on the phone and the dreaded 4013 or 4005 in iTunes.  I tried several times a day to restore with the same result.  In between, I put the phone in a bag of rice.  I think the advice elsewhere to power down and dry thoroughly is the best advice and I did not follow it because I already thought I was doomed.


    I was going to go to Apple/ATT today - Monday - to get a new phone, but we had another snow dump so I'm housebound.  With nothing to lose, I pulled the phone out of the rice this morning and it restored!  I've lost a bunch of pix and some contacts that were not backed up, but I've not lost months of of spending on my 2 yr. contract without having a working phone.


    So, if your phone gets wet, don't give up right away.  It took almost 6 days for my phone to dry out.


    Good luck to anyone else who has this problem.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Know that because you have done this your phone's liquid detector will show it was dropped in water. This means your warranty, if you have one, is now void. It also means Apple will no longer provide service on the device should you ever need it.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6

    Drop your phone in the water? Start saving for a new phone or a replacement phone by paying the out of warranty fee.