Say NO to Rice

Say NO to Rice

 

What to Do If You Drop Your Phone in Water
  1. Quick! Get it out of the water!
  2. Turn it off. And leave it off.
  3. Take off any cases or enclosures.
  4. Wipe it down (Use a Q-tip if you need to)
  5. Put it in a bag full of rice!
  6. Leave it in the rice for 48 hours.
  7. Inspect upon removal and power up.

STOP NOW ! Do not follow this advice unless you want to damage your phone more. Read on for the best advice you’ll get from us, the water damage recovery experts.

So the background to this post is we have lots and lots of customers with water damaged phones coming to us each day saying “I’ve done everything Google tells me to, like putting it in rice” and it still doesn’t work. If it worked we would not have a business repairing them, period. After a few years of this we decide to see what people were googling and found all the same advice – pit it in rice ! The very fact all these people come to us is that it doesn’t work.

So does the rice trick work ? No, well we’ve in truth I’ve heard of some people recovering some phones but generally no it will not work. Can a phone survive water damage ? Yes is the answer but follow these tips.

What we suggest you do if you drop your phone in water
  1. Quick! Get it out of the water!
  2. Turn it off. And leave it off.
  3. Take off any cases or enclosures.
  4. Wipe it down with a cloth.
  5. Do not charge it from a power supply
  6. Find someone like us to look at it properly

What do you do if you drop your phone down the toilet. Same thing – just maybe clean it better !

About Mend My iPhone

We are a local repair business who provide fast, reliable and affordable repairs to mobile devices, tablets and laptops.

Market Weighton

9 Southgate, Market Weighton, YO43 3AF

01430 338906
office@mendmyiphone.co.uk

Store Hours
Monday 09:00 - 15:00

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00

Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

Friday 09:00 - 15:00

Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Call Out Service

We also operate a call out repair business - so if you need us to come to you just ask.