(Closed) NWR: My drowned iPhone :(

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Post # 3
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i left my phone in the washer once. and after it dried, it was kaput. 🙁  but i hope yours makes it through!

Post # 4
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ugh, I would die! I don’t really have any suggestions but I hope its okay. My iPhone is my lifeline, I couldn’t imagine being without it!

Post # 5
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh no! Poor you! Fingers crossed for the iBaby… I’d be absolutely lost without mine.

Sorry no helpful ideas, best of luck with the rice, I’ve heard that can work quite well.

Post # 6
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I drowned my iPod and my husband’s phone all in one fell swoop.  It was not a fine moment.  I got downgraded to a nano after that because I didn’t feel I deserved a full iPod if I was just going to flush it!

Post # 7
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That sucks! I recently did the same thing with my droid incredible (and it survived!)! Except my phone only fell into a cup of water, but it fell in charger and battery side down and there was water hanging out behind the screen.

Good job on getting it into rice though…  Your best bet is to take it out once a day and give it a few good stong shakes to get out any excess water and then put it back into the rice.

And wait as long as you possibly can.  I would also call AT&T and see if you can activate an old phone to use in the meantime (or if they can give you a loaner phone while you wait)… The longer you let your phone sit the better!


Post # 8
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

first, sorry that happended.. major suckage day for the redherring.

secondly, save yourself a headache and take the battery out and DO NOT turn it on until it is completely dry. If you didnt turn it back on after getting wet and took the battery out it should be good to go ofter sitting in rice for a few days.

That being said, you should still prep yourself for the worst case scenario….




Post # 10
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@redherring: gosh dont you want to kick yourself in the behind when your gut was right!! 

Totally unrelated to the iphone but I just recently had an “I shoulda’ listened to my gut” moment too.  This weekend I was taking down our artificial xmas tree (barefoot) and I thought to myself, you know I should put shoes on, and just as quickly I thought to myself…nah…I’m good — why do I need to wear shoes in the house. 

I kid you not, less than 3 seconds later, I stubbed my toe on the tree and sliced it up pretty good.  Serves me right for abandoning my God given feminine instincts…

I guess the lesson we both learned this week (all be it too late) is …ALWAYS and I repeat ALWAYS go with the gut.

🙂  seriously, I hope your iphone comes out ok…being phone/text/internet less sucks.

Post # 11
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I once dropped my cell phone in a sink full of water. I put it in a container of rice for about a week and it worked perfectly. Hoping your iPhone works after the rice trick!

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