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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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Dropped iP5 in water

It was completely submerged for about a second, quickly fished it out and turned it off within 5 seconds. Ran to the nearest tissue box and dried the outside, now it's lying inside a bowl of rice. Anything else I can do to try and make it survive?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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At this point there isn't much else you can do (you did everything you should've). Just make sure to leave it in the rice for at least 24 hours (I would say 48 hours to be on the safe side) and hope for the best.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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The chances of it surviving would be much better if the battery was removable. As said you've done all you can do at this point.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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Taking the sim tray out may aid the drying.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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How often do iP5s survive complete submersions? I heard they had some aqua repel thing? And i saw the video where it's still playing a video just fine under water, and didn't die until it was boiled.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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How often do iP5s survive complete submersions? I heard they had some aqua repel thing? And i saw the video where it's still playing a video just fine under water, and didn't die until it was boiled.
They generally do very poorly, problems my show up over time as minerals and salts in the water do their thing.

Leo Laporte had an iPhone with Aqua repel (or similar) it died quick death in a glass of water.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:09 PM   #7
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How often do iP5s survive complete submersions? I heard they had some aqua repel thing? And i saw the video where it's still playing a video just fine under water, and didn't die until it was boiled.
The iPhone 5 itself is pretty shrouded, due to the lighting connector...
I would kinda be surprised if your iPhone wouldn't make it.
Many of my friends still handle w/ their iPhones even though they dropped it multiple times in water haha^^
But maybe they are just lucky, hope yours will make it.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:20 PM   #8
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Thanks for the responses guys, and I just read that the rice bowl should actually be closed, is this true? I'm using an open bowl.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:22 PM   #9
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Yes, putting it in a closed container will help.

The longer you are willing to wait the better. 48 hours minimum.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:25 PM   #10
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The iPhone 5 itself is pretty shrouded, due to the lighting connector...
I would kinda be surprised if your iPhone wouldn't make it.
Many of my friends still handle w/ their iPhones even though they dropped it multiple times in water haha^^
But maybe they are just lucky, hope yours will make it.
Bear in mind there are holes for the speaker, etc.

If it doesn't die now, it will probably die a slow death in the future.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:31 PM   #11
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If Motorola can make "waterproof" phones, why can't Apple?
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JLz-AB7tTb8

Given the circumstances and your swift actions, I'm sure your phone will be fine.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:43 PM   #12
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I half-submerged my iPhone 5 in a cocktail 9 days ago.

It was only in the liquid for around a second and amazingly, it took no damage whatsoever. The liquid contact indicator wasn't touched and there appears to be zero corrosion, everything is working normally. I did quickly dry it out, but I didn't turn it off or anything.

I just wanted to share my experience to offer some hope. While our incidents are clearly a bit different, the phones seem reasonably resistant to fast dunks in liquid... although I'm hardly recommending it, of course.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:33 PM   #13
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I'm trying to look inside the sim thing for the water sensor, but I don't see anything, white or red. How obvious is it to see?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:23 AM   #14
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I've also used combination of hair dryer and rice..kept in rice for few hours, and blown hot air for 1 min, break 30 secs break.....
like that for about 10 times..again few hours in rice..spent day and half to get my iPhone 4 in perfectly working condition.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:29 AM   #15
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I watched the cnet torture test for iPhone 5 and it survived 2 hours in a freezer, one hour in an oven at 200, under water with the screen on for a certain time then put in a bag for 2 days, several drop tests, and a bonus washing machine cycle inside a pair of jeans (which is soon fell out of). I'm not the wreck less type but the phone can endure some elements and I'd say you'd have a decent shot at having it come on.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:22 AM   #16
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this seems cool:

https://www.liquipel.com/
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:00 PM   #17
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Thanks for the responses guys, but about that water sensor? I'm trying to look all around inside the sim hole and I don't seem to see anything, white or red. Can someone take a picture of theirs maybe?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:42 PM   #18
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As others have said, you have done what you need to do. Now you just have to wait awhile, at least 48 hours. I hope your iPhone is ok.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:56 PM   #19
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Thanks for the responses guys, but about that water sensor? I'm trying to look all around inside the sim hole and I don't seem to see anything, white or red. Can someone take a picture of theirs maybe?
The liquid contact indicator is in the middle of white disc on the upper side of the SIM slot, so that's the side that the display is on, the front of the phone.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3302?v...S&locale=en_US
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:34 AM   #20
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The liquid contact indicator is in the middle of white disc on the upper side of the SIM slot, so that's the side that the display is on, the front of the phone.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3302?v...S&locale=en_US
Yeah I've seen that article, and I just can't see anything. No white disc, no red disc. I just see a hole right in the exact spot where it looks like the indicator should be. Could the phone have been made without an indicator? It was one of the earlier ones when Apple hadn't gotten their **** together.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:41 PM   #21
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Yes no maybe so?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:36 AM   #22
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Typing this from my phone, so glad to have my baby back and amazing that it can survive a full dip in water. I still don't understand why I don't have a water sensor in my sim tray though...
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:00 PM   #23
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The the bag with rice and phone in the sun. You need heat to force the water trapped in the phone t evaporate into the rice.


I revived a completely soaked Kindle Fire with this method. Put it in the back seat of my car next to the rear window for about 8 hours.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:48 PM   #24
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If you dropped it in fresh water, I would expect a more or less full recovery. Salt water is a different story.
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I half-submerged my iPhone 5 in a cocktail 9 days ago.
What kind of drink was it?
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