Soaked iPhone - Works but Battery Drains Fast
I recently dropped my iPhone 4S into a lake. It was submerged for a few minutes before I was able to retreive the phone but much to my suprise, it was still working (the screen was on when I pulled it out of the water).
I tried to turn the phone off, but after doing so it immediatley reset and turned back on. I tried several times using the standard software reset method or also using the power+home button hard shutoff. Either way, it would shut down and then immediatley turn back on.
I was way back into the woods and was not going to get out to civilization for several days so there was nothing I could do with respect to the dried rice trick. So, I blew as much water out of the ports as I could and just let the battery drain down and hoped for the best.
I let the battery drain completely and then after about 5 days I was back to civilization and plugged it in to charge it. It seemed to charge fine and everything appears to be working perfectly...except that it still will not shutdown without immediatley turning back on and the battery seems to drain very quickly, even in airplane mode with everything shut off.
Any ideas on what I can do? Is it worth it at this point (a week later) to take the back panel off and set it in rice? Im sure its all dry by now... Or, should I just get Apple to replace the batter and see what that does?