Fixing Water Damaged iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus
It is a common occurrence to iPhone users to mistakenly get their device wet by water. There you do not need to be upset because there are ways that you can take to fix this issue on your smartphone. Make use of the following tips on how you can fix a water damaged iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
Shut Down your device
The first thing you should do is to immediately switch off your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. This will ensure that the water does not short circuit the hardware of your device. You can do this by immediately removing the battery after shutting down.
Remove Water from the device.
You can shake, tilt or blow air into the device to dry it off the water as much as possible. This will prevent any further damage to our device.
Open up your water damaged device.
The most effective way of fixing your water damaged device is to open up the case and allow air to enter. You can check out this link iFixit.com for tips on how to open up your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
Dry your device
You should also dry your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to reduce the damage of the water on your device. Instead of using the popular rice method that many people always use to dry up their water damaged cell phone. There are other several methods that you can use to dry up the water from your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
- You can use Open Air: It has been proven that Open air with good circulation is considered to be more effective than other materials that you can make use including materials like silica gel and rice.
- Instant couscous or Instant rice has also been proven to be as good as silica but not better. These materials absorbed water better and faster than just using conventional rice. You can also try instant oatmeal even though it won’t look good on your device.
- Silica Gel. The most effective drying agent is Silica gel, which is readily available in the pet aisle of your grocery store popularly named as ‘crystal’ style cat litter.
Check to be certain if water damaged fix worked
After you have waited for some minutes for the device to dry up, you can try to switch it on to see if everything is working normally. You can also try to charge the battery to see if it works. Other tests that you should carry out is to sync your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to a computer to be certain your device will respond in case you want to restore data to it. You should try to replace the old battery with a new one to see if it works.
If the problem persists after using all the above methods, then I will suggest that you sell your device and don’t forget to remove your SIM card and Memory card that might contain all your important files and documents.