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If it accidentally fall in the swimming pool/or to something with water, what are the things should I do first?
 

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Hullo and welcome.

Firstly, I am sincerely sorry this has befallen you.

You don't mention which iPhone you have and it makes a difference in that iPhone X and iPhone 11, for example are resistant to water - not entirely waterproof, but resistant. Earlier models are not.

Here are Links to articles giving suggestions on what to do. I cannot guarantee anything they say:

How To Dry Out, Fix A Wet Or Water-Damaged iPhone - Macworld UK
How to Fix Water Damaged iPhone - Expert Guide | iSmash

You will know, I'm sure that Apple does not cover water damage and they have sensors in the device to detect it: Water and other liquid damage to iPhone or iPod isn'''t covered by warranty - Apple Support

I hope things turn out well for you. Good luck.

Ian
 

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If it accidentally fall in the swimming pool/or to something with water, what are the things should I do first?
After trying what was suggested by the last two replies, it might be a good idea to plan on purchasing another phone. Water damage sometimes takes a while to show up. By the way, your question starts off with "if", we are assuming that the phone did get submerged in water.
 
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If a phone falls into water:

* get it out, fast
* wipe it off
* get SIM card and battery out asap
* pour raw rice into a bowl and submerge the phone, battery and card
* leave at least 24 hours before inserting battery and card, switching on and see if it works.

iPhones from the 7 onward are water resistant. The 7 is resistant for 30 minutes up to a depth of three feet, newer versions slightly better.

How to tell if your iPhone model is waterproof or water-resistant - Business Insider
 
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If a phone falls into water:

* get it out, fast
* wipe it off
* get SIM card and battery out asap
* pour raw rice into a bowl and submerge the phone, battery and card
* leave at least 24 hours before inserting battery and card, switching on and see if it works.
Hi Sue and for others to comment about the steps above: 1) Removing the battery ASAP - not an easy or quick task, e.g. for my iPhone XR, I would need a tiny pentalobe screwdriver, warming method, the thin plastic spreaders to remove the back (like in the iFixit kit shown below - I'll probably order one today!); and 2) Use of dry rice has been controversial - see statement below (Source) - googling brings up many 'For' & 'Against' discussions on this topic - for myself, I have a bag of small silicate desiccant packets in the basement (use w/ my small steel hand tools to prevent rust) - I'd prefer to emerge my iPhone in enough silica packs to surround the device. Just my 2 cents - Dave :)
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iPhone Black Screen

First, I thought it must be because of the battery drained. So, I charged it. But it is still showing Black screen. What should be the reason for this? Can anyone give me a solution to fix this please?
 

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Glad to help; but first I must remark that you have just completed a post on water damage to an iPhone.

So a legitimate question to start this discussion is: has your iPhone been dropped in "the swimming pool/or to something with water"? (Direct quote from your last post).

Also, it would help a lot if you told us which iPhone you have and which iOS it runs, please.

With these questions answered, we will do our best to sort things for you.

Ian
 

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Threads have been combined. Please do not start a new thread when the subject is the same.

Thanks.
 
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Extremely sorry, another issue is from one of my friend. I just posted it in same place. My bad. Is there a option to delete?
 

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Obviously, an Admin would decide on deletion; but as Admin chscag has combined your posts, I think it sensible to continue with this thread.

And on that note, may I request you to answer the questions I asked in post #9 please?

Basically, has there been water damage of any sort? What model of iPhone? What iOS is it running?

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Obviously, an Admin would decide on deletion; but as Admin chscag has combined your posts, I think it sensible to continue with this thread.

And on that note, may I request you to answer the questions I asked in post #9 please?

Basically, has there been water damage of any sort? What model of iPhone? What iOS is it running?

Ian
Pardon me. I asked the question on learning purpose. I experience this is a usually common issue among all mobile users. I just asked it because it's good to known about the solutions already.
 

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Pardon me. I asked the question on learning purpose. I experience this is a usually common issue among all mobile users. I just asked it because it's good to known about the solutions already.
Okay. No problem. I thought you had had some water damage. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Ian
 

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Really confused by this, there's little value in us giving your concrete suggestions for theoretical problems that you aren't experiencing, so thread closed.
 
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