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Fact or Fiction? Put your phone in rice to dry it out.

Cell phones have revolutionized the world and have become everyone's favorite pocket-mate. They have become an essential part of our lives, and we invest a lot in them to be able to connect to the world around us.

However, phones can also cause a lot of panic should your phone get wet from a rainy day, fall into a pool or get splashed on in the bathroom. Water can destroy a phone very quickly, and usually important components can become damaged the moment they come into contact with a liquid. Warranties don't usually cover water damage either. This leaves many users desperate for ways to fix water-damaged phones.

There are many suggestions about how to fix a water-damaged phone at home. One of the most popular ones dictates that you should put your phone in rice to dry it out.

Unfortunately, this is a MYTH.

The idea is that the uncooked rice will absorb the moisture from the phone. However, putting a water-damaged phone in a bag of rice is not a good idea for several reasons. Despite the common myth, dry, uncooked rice will not help your phone or tablet dry out. Phones sometimes turn on after water exposure, regardless of whether or not it was put in rice afterwards. Regardless, the rice will not absorb all the moisture and water from the phone, but can instead cause rice grains and particles to get lodged into small places in the phone and cause further harm and long-term damage.

It's essential to take your phone to your local Experimac store right away so that the phone can be dried and cleaned properly before the internal components have time to corrode from sitting in the water.

Home remedies aren't easy and usually don't work; in fact, they typically allow for more damage to be done. The easiest way to fix your phone is to drop it off with the highly-trained professionals at Experimac, who offer same-day service and a 90-day guarantee on all services.