One of the ever present hazards in our world of electronics is exposing them to water. Water causes electronics to short circuit and become damaged. There is no software fix for water damage, and each case is different as different part of the phone may get wet and need repair of replacement.
Sometimes, home remedies to repair a water damaged smartphone (like putting it in a bowl of rice) do work. But more often than not you’re going to need a professional to assess and repair your water damaged smartphone.
Water Damage Tips
As with most things in life, prevention is better than cure, and water damage to smartphones is no different. Try to keep your phone out of reach of puddles and pools and don’t expose your phone to extremely humid areas (like showers)
However, there are instances where nothing can be done, but you can take steps to minimise the damage:
- Do not turn it on
- Do not press any buttons or keys
- Do not shake, tap or bang the phone
- Do not blow on it. This could send water into other internal parts of the phone that it hadn’t already reached, causing more damage in the process
- Do not heat it up
What you trying to do is limit the amount of water that gets into the phone and its distribution. You are trying to keep the damage contained to the areas that have already gotten wet. Turning on the phone could cause an immense short and completely fry the phone so you want to avoid that at all costs.
At Oakville Tech, we understand the human condition and that accidents do happen. AS such, when we deal with water damaged smartphones we try to repair as much as possible and keep your data intact. Contact us today to save your waterlogged phone.