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Protect Your iPhone® from Water Damage with These Easy Steps

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://experimac.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Easy-Steps-to-Protect-your-iPhone-from-Water-Damage.mp4"][/video] Water Damage to your iPhone device? Don't fret! If you have ever dropped your iPhone device in a puddle after a rainy day or have witnessed it fall into a pool or the beach, you know how frightening water damage can be. Water can make an iPhone device completely useless as there are several important components that can become damaged and as you may know, water damage will void your warranty. Before you even think about buying a new iPhone device, there are a few steps that you should take to prevent lasting damage.
  • Don't waste time! Pick it up, power it down, dry it off, and leave it alone!
    Saving your phone from water damage is a matter of urgency, so act quick! Whether it's water, soda or juice, liquid can short-circuit electronics so you don't want your device soaking in liquid unnecessarily. Pick up your phone as soon as possible and immediately turn it off. This will decrease the chances of internal components being short circuited. If your device has a SIM card, remove and dry that as well. Also, take a moment and dry the charger port and headphone jack the best you can. Then, just leave it alone and don't touch it again.

  • Myth-bust: rice can't save your phone.
    Despite what some say, putting your iPhone device in a bag of rice after being exposed to water can't save your phone and may make matters worse. Followers of the common myth claim that the rice can dry out your phone. However, by putting your wet phone in rice, you can make matters worse by getting small rice particles stuck in your phone's headphone jack or charger port. And this also decreases the chances of being able to repair the phone as your phone stays wet.

  • Check your warranty.
    It's always important to review the terms of your warranty so you'll know what you're entitled to if you're ever in this situation. Liquid damage voids your manufacturer's warranty including any additional AppleCare® warranty coverage you may have purchased. Some third-party insurance companies will cover submersion, spills and accidental drops. If you are covered, consider filing a claim with your insurance company.

  • Rest assured, there is hope!
    Taking action right away and bringing your phone or tablet to your local Experimac immediately can make a huge difference. If your iPhone device suffers water damage, Experimac's local experts are ready and waiting to save the day! Our highly-trained technicians are ready to do whatever it takes to fix your iPhone device quickly and correctly.
If we are not able to save the device for any reason, we do have a large inventory of reasonably priced, certified pre-owned iPhone devices that you can purchase to replace your damaged device. We all know backing up your device on the iCloud® system or on your Mac® computer at home is critical but these are the moments when we're reminded why it's so important to stay on top of your backups. If you have been doing that, you should have nothing to worry about. Experimac can help move your contacts, pictures, etc. into your new device for you. Stop by your local Experimac store today to see what we can do for you!