1. iMore Question's Avatar
    My iPhone fell in water today it's the 5s is it done or a chance of life?
    05-12-2014 09:16 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Put it in a jar with rice. And don't close the lid.. Keep it in there for a day or two.. The rice will absorb the humidity. Then let it cleaned ultrasonic by a renown repair-shop for phones..
    Last edited by yukhalilsel; 05-13-2014 at 09:12 AM.
    05-12-2014 09:30 PM
  3. DroidArmy's Avatar
    Okay, this sometimes works. Follow my instructions EXACTLY and your iPhone will be fixed. Go to your fridge and make an eggo waffle. Not for you, for the phone. It's obviously hungry after that refreshing swim. Put a piece of the eggo waffle in the charger port and add syrup to the screen. The iPhone won't accept the food if it isn't delicious. Next, let your phone tan. I suggest a sunny California beach for the best results. Your iPhone wants to be pretty, and you should let it. Now it's enjoyed it's day and is starting to get tired. Put your iPhone to bed and read it a story. Yes, a good one. How about the story of the little train that could? Wake it up in the morning after 11 hours exactly and it should work again.
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    05-12-2014 09:43 PM
  4. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Okay, this sometimes works. Follow my instructions EXACTLY and your iPhone will be fixed. Go to your fridge and make an eggo waffle. Not for you, for the phone. It's obviously hungry after that refreshing swim. Put a piece of the eggo waffle in the charger port and add syrup to the screen. The iPhone won't accept the food if it isn't delicious. Next, let your phone tan. I suggest a sunny California beach for the best results. Your iPhone wants to be pretty, and you should let it. Now it's enjoyed it's day and is starting to get tired. Put your iPhone to bed and read it a story. Yes, a good one. How about the story of the little train that could? Wake it up in the morning after 11 hours exactly and it should work again.
    Very helpful bro. Very helpful.


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    05-12-2014 09:44 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    Hopefully you powered it down as quick as possible
    05-12-2014 09:45 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hopefully you powered it down as quick as possible
    I hope you mean my advice?
    05-12-2014 09:47 PM
  7. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Okay, this sometimes works. Follow my instructions EXACTLY and your iPhone will be fixed. Go to your fridge and make an eggo waffle. Not for you, for the phone. It's obviously hungry after that refreshing swim. Put a piece of the eggo waffle in the charger port and add syrup to the screen. The iPhone won't accept the food if it isn't delicious. Next, let your phone tan. I suggest a sunny California beach for the best results. Your iPhone wants to be pretty, and you should let it. Now it's enjoyed it's day and is starting to get tired. Put your iPhone to bed and read it a story. Yes, a good one. How about the story of the little train that could? Wake it up in the morning after 11 hours exactly and it should work again.
    We need sources. Sources!!!
    05-12-2014 09:54 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Put it in a jar with rice. And close the lid.. Keep it in there for a day.. The rice will absorb the humidity. Then let it cleaned ultrasonic by a renown repair-shop for phones..
    This usually works, but its not as good as DroidArmy's advice.
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    05-12-2014 09:54 PM
  9. DroidArmy's Avatar
    We need sources. Sources!!!
    The source of this information is my extremely intelligent brain and personal experiences
    05-12-2014 09:55 PM
  10. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The source of this information is my extremely intelligent brain and personal experience
    Maybe you can try this out on your iPhone again and make a YouTube video for us to see.
    05-12-2014 09:56 PM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    I hope you mean my advice?
    I did had to edit thou
    05-12-2014 10:01 PM
  12. EauRouge's Avatar
    Okay, this sometimes works. Follow my instructions EXACTLY and your iPhone will be fixed. Go to your fridge and make an eggo waffle. Not for you, for the phone. It's obviously hungry after that refreshing swim. Put a piece of the eggo waffle in the charger port and add syrup to the screen. The iPhone won't accept the food if it isn't delicious. Next, let your phone tan. I suggest a sunny California beach for the best results. Your iPhone wants to be pretty, and you should let it. Now it's enjoyed it's day and is starting to get tired. Put your iPhone to bed and read it a story. Yes, a good one. How about the story of the little train that could? Wake it up in the morning after 11 hours exactly and it should work again.
    someone has too much time on their hands
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    05-13-2014 09:08 AM
  13. EauRouge's Avatar
    Put it in a jar with rice. And close the lid.. Keep it in there for a day.. The rice will absorb the humidity. Then let it cleaned ultrasonic by a renown repair-shop for phones..
    Do this, but don't close the lid... the moisture has to be able to escape somehow. I'd keep it there for 48 hrs
    05-13-2014 09:09 AM
  14. Tartarus's Avatar
    Do this, but don't close the lid... the moisture has to be able to escape somehow. I'd keep it there for 48 hrs
    Good one, I've never had to deal with moisture before, so I was not sure about the lid. I'll edit it right away.
    05-13-2014 09:11 AM
  15. bobbob1016's Avatar
    Put it in a jar with rice. And don't close the lid.. Keep it in there for a day or two.. The rice will absorb the humidity. Then let it cleaned ultrasonic by a renown repair-shop for phones..


    Rice only works anecdotally. And then causes other issues unless you use only a pure organic rice. If you use rice that has been dyed, it will leave residue all over your phone, and inside the headphone jack as well as the lightning port.

    Rice can't work on an iPhone. It isn't magnetic with water, it has to make direct contact. It won't be able to make direct contact without you opening the phone. Opening the phone and putting rice on it could make the residue issue worse. The rice rumor keeps going because some people's phones work after rice, but they would have done the same in an empty jar as well. It could absorb humidity, but if you're in a humid place already, it won't really work. It could only pull a little bit of water out of the phone through humidity anyways imho.

    There is no way anyone could know how bad the water damage is, so no one could really tell you what will and won't fix it. Your best bet is the ultrasonic cleaning mentioned in the quote.
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    05-13-2014 10:31 AM
  16. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Bad luck bro. Wait until iPhone 6 gets releases. Till then use a Nokia low end mobile


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    05-13-2014 10:50 AM

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