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What To Do When You Drop Your iPhone In The Toilet

iPhone In Toilet
John Riggs' iPhone In The Toilet

How many stories do you have that has the phrase, “So, I turned my head for a second…” That just happened to me. Before I knew it, my iPhone was in the toilet completely submerged in water. What now? Is there any chance for salvation? Although chances may be bleak, there are a few things you can do to hopefully resurrect your drowned iPhone.

Why was my iPhone in the toilet? I was potty training my soon-to-be 4 year old son. The only way he’ll stay on the potty is if he plays Angry Birds. So, I’m in the room with him, getting ready for encouragement and cheer if anything happens, my soon-to-be 5 year old needed me for something so I turn my head for a second and that’s as long as it took for him to drop it in the toilet.

I had a camera handy so I snapped a quick picture (not a smart thing to do and I wouldn’t recommend it, BTW) fished it out and plunked it in a bowl of rice to absorb any moisture I can. It better work, that’s my sushi-making rice which isn’t cheap, but then again neither is an iPhone.

I wouldn’t use a blow dryer as I’ve seen on several websites as heat + electonics is bad news. I certainly wouldn’t put it in an oven or microwave, either. The best thing you can do is assume that your iPhone is toast and you’ll need to buy a new one. That way if it DOES work, then congrats!! If not, it’s all good.

If you need sympathy, mine didn’t work, either.

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