Dropping your Google Pixel 2 into water is probably the worst nightmare you can think of when it comes to the destruction of your smartphone. That and it falling from a very high platform would be heartbreaking to anyone with a high-end smartphone phone like the Google Pixel 2. Fortunately, there are ways that you can salvage your phone and that is what we are going to tackle in this article. So be sure to religiously follow the instructions provide so that you won’t have to buy a new phone.
One of the immediate things that you can do when you suddenly drop your Google Pixel 2 in the water is to quickly remove the battery. This will help it from short circuiting the vital components of your phone.
When your Google Pixel 2 becomes drenched, you must remove as much water as possible to protect the integrity of your smartphone. You can do this buy strongly shaking the device or by tilting it or blowing on the damped parts to dry the water as soon as possible.
Open Your Water Damaged Pixel 2
Once you get your phone wet, immediately open the case of the phone and let some air into the case to help it evaporate the water that has seeped inside. Check out iFixit.com to find instructions for opening your Google Pixel 2.
Drying your Google Pixel 2 is the best thing that you can do after water exposure. There are a couple of tips and tricks that you can try at home but the best and easiest one would be to just let it air dry on top of a table or counter or somewhere that is dry and has very good air flow. If that doesn’t give you the comfort that you need in drying your phone, then here are a couple of ways to do so to put your mind at ease.
- Open Air. The open air drying method is the best possible way you can dry your smartphone. We’re placing it here again to remind you that you that leaving your phone to dry is surprisingly
- You can also use some Instant couscous or instant rice to absorb the water that has leaked into your phone. These two materials are great at absorbing water so they’ll most likely be able to dry your phone. Instant oats is an alternative too but it’s just too messy afterwards that it is not worth the trouble
- Silica Gel. The best common drying agent is silica gel. It can be found in the pet aisle of your grocery store as “crystal” style cat litter
Check to See if Water Damaged Fix Has Worked
When your smartphone has dried out, try turning it on again to see if it is still function like usual. Or you can connect it to a PC or Mac to see if it can still transmit files and data. Also, check to see whether it will still charge.
If your Google Pixel 2 is broken beyond repair, you might still be able to get some money for it. Just make sure to remove your sim card and memory card when you finally sell your phone.