It could happen to anyone, at any time…somewhere, somehow your phone gets dropped into your coffee, or some type similar scenario. It seems like the worst case scenario, and in some cases…it just might be the end of your phone. But before you toss that little water-logged device into the trash can, there are a few things you might want to try.
The first thing you want to do is avoid panicking, as panic will get you nowhere and you could actually, through being upset, do your phone more harm just because you’re nervous…and we all know how we can get when we’re panicking, so stay calm. So now that you’ve poised yourself to approach this seeming-calamity as calmly as possible, the second thing you do (and as quickly as you can,) is remove the battery from the phone. Dry the battery off (if wet,) and put it aside for the time being. Your attention should be on the phone, itself.
There are some who swear by the “phone in the rice” trick, and it can work, however there is a more brazen method you might try, as it has worked more often than not. You take your hair dryer and on a medium-hot setting with high/full blower power, you position the hair dryer as close as possible to the phone, blowing out all portals as quickly as you can, taking special precautions to avoid the phone becoming overly hot. This method is not recommended by any manufacturer, however it can sometimes be the only thing that one can do, in a “do-or-die” emergency, when you’re just going to have to get a new phone if it doesn’t work.
Then, sometimes, just sometimes…after taking the battery out, you just leave the phone alone for a day or so, and you may be surprised to discover that your phone still does work, and you’re a lucky soul. If this happens, you may want to head on out and buy a lottery ticket.