1. Dome's Avatar
    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?

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by Dome; 07-02-2012 at 05:43 PM.
    07-02-2012 05:41 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    I would take the back off there is prob still alil water .. Take it off for piece of mind then I would replace the battery since you have it open


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    07-02-2012 06:07 PM
  3. ctc799's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me with my iPhone 4. I ordered a new battery through iFixit.com (cheaper than an out-of-warranty repair at Apple) and it was very easy to replace with no problems since. I would definitely take the back off as soon as possible to blow some air through all the corners of the device though.

    The hardest part of the whole process was living 4 days tethered to a charger. :P
    07-02-2012 08:09 PM
  4. rjansen3's Avatar
    You most likely need a new battery. Check ubreakifix.com. They might have a location near you.
    07-02-2012 09:23 PM
  5. Sharma15's Avatar
    You're warranty's gone soo look for a new battery and an "how to" guide to replace the battery. I'd clean the phone and ports as well before reassembling.
    07-02-2012 09:27 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    Battery swap is pretty simple ... Screen swap a little harder lol .. ..


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    07-02-2012 11:32 PM
  7. graceann07's Avatar
    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?

    Any thoughts?
    oh,...sorry to hear that...i think your battery was affected that's why it's drain very quickly...maybe you should buy a new battery for your iphone 4s...
    07-10-2012 04:15 AM
  8. Shooter03's Avatar
    One word.......LifeProof


    #thatisall
    07-10-2012 06:07 AM
  9. samthelegoman1's Avatar
    Here's a "hush-hush" solution: since the water indicators have obviously been tripped, take a very thin paintbrush, dip it in a little bleach, and apply inside the headphone jack and in the dock. This will return the water sensors to white, which may get you a free replacement from Apple. Try at your own risk 😉
    07-13-2012 11:24 AM
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