I accidentally soak my Mobile phone in the water!!!!

By Lana
April 7, 2013 7:20am CST
What the!! I really had a bad year with my mobiles I already soak 3 phones this year and all of them soaked accidentally, It really was not meant for me even I do extra care.. so sad ;(
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@Ghajini (776)
• Philippines
7 Apr 13
Sad to hear that but actually there's still a chance to save that phone. Once a cellphone gets contact with water, quickly remove the battery, try to drain most of the water by shaking it and using a cloth but the best thing to do is get a cup or any container depending on the size of your cellphone, fill the container with raw rice grains, and bury your phone under it. This method is effective have saved my cousin's smartphone, the explanation behind this method is that the rice grains will absorb the moisture in the device, by the way you'll need to leave your phone buried in the rice grains for a few hours, if possibly a day, to be sure that most of the moisture have been absorbed. A few years ago, I accidentally left my cellphone on a dining table, and it got soaked on some drips of water on the table, my mistake was that I didn't turned off the phone immediately, thus it broke completely, short-circuit caused by water.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 13
I didn't know that could work! Thanks for the tips. Good thing I have never had a soaked phone ever.
• United States
7 Apr 13
Yep good thinking there, Rice, dry beans, anything that absorbs water will work.
8 Apr 13
NICE! it's effective. Many thanks!!
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@cupkitties (6811)
• United States
7 Apr 13
Sorry bout that. You might want to look into some water proof cell phones.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
i am wondering how and why your mobile phone would be soaked in water? when you are in the bathroom, you must not bring it inside, and never wash dishes along side your phone, nor put your phone beside you when you are eating. this are one of the reasons i see why yours would be exposed to the dangger of it being soaked in water. mine is not being soaked but the phone slipping my hand. haha usually its just slippery and i would lost control holding my phone and i would accidentally drop my phone, luckily its not as fatal and my phone would be left unscathed because of the phone protector.
12 Apr 13
I was texting and it slip off my hand, I was really juvenile with my mobile
• Netherlands
8 Apr 13
If your phone is not working anymore, try to put it in a little basket with rice in it. The rice will absorb the water in the phone, and your phone could be working again in just a few minutes!
12 Apr 13
Welcome to Mylot!!!
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 13
You soaked 3 phones already? Luck must really hate you I dropped my phone once into the toilet. It felt from my jean's pocket. But I just close my eyes and pick it up, then run to clean my hand as well as the phone. I took off its battery, wipe it clean and dry it under the sun. Thank God that worked. Why haven't you try drying it even once? 3 phones... If it's me i'll revert back to smoke signal.
12 Apr 13
ha ha that's funny soak in the toilet ha ha I let it dry since I was so excited to read my bf's text message I didn't wait 24 hrs. to dry it up, poor me
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
Are you texting while doing the laundry? But seriously, I really try to keep my mobile phone as far away as possible when it is possible to fall into a water container. Coz I know that it would take me months before I could be able to buy myself a new one.
12 Apr 13
ha ha guilty assault haha
@rosekiss (30085)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Apr 13
I am sorry that you lost three phones by them landing in the water. I try to keep my phone away from water, as replacing them that often, is very expensive. I will take mine in the kitchen while I am working there, but i don't put it close to the sink. I do carry it it my pocket, but i do make sure that my pockest are deep so that it doesn't fall out. If that happens again, you should put the cellphone in a bowl of rice, which will dry it out, but you do need to take the back off and remove the battery before you put it in the rice. Make sure that once your phone gets wet, that you don't try to turn it back on, until it is completely dried out. I am not sure how long it takes, but at least 24 hours. The reason I know it workds, is that it has happened to my grandson, and the rice idd dry out his phone. Take care, and have a very good day.
12 Apr 13
yes I start to stay away my phone from any water area here in our house prevention is better than cure. ha ha
• India
7 Apr 13
Hi friend, sad to hear about this, as you mentioned you already socked 3 of your phones previously, so it is not your first time. Here after don't keep your cell phone near to the water and be careful with it. Hope this kind of incidents never happen in the future
8 Apr 13
Thanks for the advice ;)
@cynthiann (18629)
• Jamaica
7 Apr 13
tp lose three cell phones in a year must be very expensive for you. I have lost two cell phones and one was stolen from me and last year - I dropped one down the toilet Not good at all. So my one was drownded too!
8 Apr 13
and it really suckzz the feeling when you dont have a phone to use
7 Apr 13
hi! Try to buy a phone that is water proof. Some mobile company offers phone that is water proof even you accidentally soak it in water. I think you'll never have to buy another one after that.
8 Apr 13
yes I guess waterproof mobile will solve my money taker mobile
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
7 Apr 13
I am so sorry to hear that, you accidentally soak your cell phone, I make sure I don't carry my phone in, any pockets on my clothes because, that can happen you go to wash your clothes, and you leave your cellphone in the pocket, on a item you are washing, I hope you are able to buy, another cellphone.
8 Apr 13
yes I was planning to buy today hope it will not soak
• Shenzhen, China
16 Dec 14
lol,if you know that there are this technology can make any smart phones be waterproofing,who you take this service???only 20 dollars and within 20 minutes.
@ChoukseyMK (1054)
• India
12 Apr 13
i experienced this. my mobile dropped in seawater. unfortunately my all contacts were saved in phone memory which could not be recovered and i had no backup.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
8 Apr 13
Sometimes that happens but have you tried putting your phone into a bag of raw rice yet? I've known people that have dropped their phone into a mud puddle or into their fish tank and they let their phone sit in a bag of rice for a day or two and their phones turned back on and were usable again. The raw rice helps to absorb all of the moisture out of your phone. I can't guarantee that it will work but I suggest you give it a try as I know others who have been able to salvage their phone doing so.
• China
8 Apr 13
I also soaked my mobile phone in the water! The mobile phone I only used three monthes, at that time I was sad too. Be careful next time. Maybe you can put your phone in a special bag in which your phone is not that easy fall to water.
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
8 Apr 13
Just remove the battery and let it air dry for about a day or two. And get yourself water resistant phone next time.You must have that one.
@0323JD (31)
8 Apr 13
I think there is a new phone that is waterproof. I should recommend that to you, it's a nice phone and lots of features. ^^
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
8 Apr 13
Oops, sorry to hear that. Try to get some bag of rice and put it in. I never try it myself, but I saw couple times on TV that bag of rice (uncooked of course) is one way to dry your mobile phone. Good luck and be careful next time.
@emily7339 (1340)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 13
Well, I am really sorry for you . Looks like you have not learnt from your past lessons, you need to be careful next time not to keep it in your pocket. Soaking three mobiles in the water in this year is a lot to bear. Phones are not cheap, I hope you can salvage it and able to use it again . if otherwise, you will need to spend money again to buy new one
@joliefille (3697)
• Philippines
7 Apr 13
Sorry to hear about that unfortunate accident. I haven't experienced having accidentally soaked my phones in the past. Hope next time you will remember not to soak them anymore.