Ever drop your iPhone in a toilet?

United States
April 28, 2010 11:36pm CST
I only had my iPhone for about a month and I accidentally dropped it into a toilet. I was cleaning an office and listening to music on it, and it fell off the holder I had attached to my pocket. Water damage is not covered by the warranty, so I had to pay for a replacement phone. They said a lot of people drop their phones into toilets. My sister said something funny. She said my iPhone does so many things, there should be a Swimming App for it, hahaha! They do sell waterproof cases. I should get one. The good thing is how everything for the phone is connected to iTunes on my computer, so when I got my new phone, all I had to do was hook it up to the computer and everything that was on my old phone got put on the new one. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
13 May 10
OMG! That is just awful! I can't imagine dropping my iPhone into the toilet! And before I read this I had no idea that the iPhone had a waterproof case available! The only similar thing that ever happened to my family is when my husband has a full glass of water on his nightstand. He also had his cell phone right next to the glass. Early one morning the phone rang and he drowsily picked it up to see who was calling. It was a bill collector and my husband muted the phone and went to put it back down on the nightstand. But unfortunately he missed and dunked it right into the glass of water! We had to get a replacement phone when that happened. It was a while ago and it wasn't an iPhone or Blackberry back then. I think it might have been a Motorola phone. Anyway, it was the same difference - it is very hard to come back after your phone has been immersed completely in water. I think it sucks that AT&T doesn't offer the option of phone insurance for the iPhones. Probably because they are so fragile/easy to break or damage. Oh well... Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
• United States
3 Jun 10
Haha this is halarious lisa. Brad told me about this but i figured he was just lying. I take it you got a new one? What did it cost you? By the way, Sorry about the dracup comment. :P
• United States
29 Apr 10
Oh that must have been a bad day! I don't get my iPhone anywhere near water. If I go to the restroom I leave it on the ground. I've taken it to the beach a few times but it stays in the car. I had a flip phone and I had just bought some new board shorts. I put my phone in my side pocket and dove in, the next thing I remember was forgetting my flip phone was in my pocket. I took it to the AT&T store and the guy told me to leave it on my dash (this was in Florida) and let the sun dry it out. It worked but I'm not about to try that with my iPhone!
• United States
30 Apr 10
Someone told me if you get a phone wet, you can put it into a ziplock baggie with some rice in it, and seal it up, and the rice will absorb all the moisture. I forget if it's instant rice or regular rice though.
@aaitrahb (52)
• Australia
28 Jul 10
I slipped into the ocean with my iPhone in my pocket. It wasn't on a contract and didn't have an insurance so I didn't bother replacing it. Now I have an iPod Touch and am thinking of getting the iPhone 4. The good thing about this incident is that it's inspired me to do some work and forget about it.