Dropped my iPhone 4S in the toilet

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I dropped my phone in the toilet but quickly snagged it. Everything is working besides the calling speaker and the mic? should i just let it dry or will i need to get it replaced? thanks:eek::eek:
     
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    steveza

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    Leave it off and somewhere warm so that it can dry out.
     
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    Jordan921

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    Umm I would make sure to put it in a bag of rice and let it completely dry before you use it.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Put it in rice and turn it off or use a blow dryer and hurry. Apple will not replace it as it does not cover it under AppleCare.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    this happened last night.

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    good news my music just started playing!:D let me check calls.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    He means somewhere dry...warm will keep it moist.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    We've done this too. Works great BUT you need to actually sieve the rice first and get as much rice dust off it all so you don't end up with damp rice dust clogging anything up in the phone
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok calls are working i just need someone on the other line to test the mic!
     
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    boomhower

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    Another suggestion to stick it in rice. Also remember your water indicators are not nuked so keep that in mind before warranty work in the future.
     
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    Senseotech

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    Try to make a voice memo, that'll test the mic.
     
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    Big-TDI-Guy

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    90% of water damage people do exactly what you're doing. Shake the water off, let it "dry" over night, and test it the next day. It works! So you continue to use it.

    All the while electrolysis is at work, chewing away the guts of your phone, and you don't suspect anything until its too late. By the time the motor starts buzzing, the speaker cuts out, or it bricks - the damage is permanent.

    Heed the advice of others to leave it OFF and put it somewhere warm and dry - to get the moisture out before it can resume chewing up the innards.

    Just perform a search here and enjoy the hundreds of threads covering this subject. ;)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    What kind of toilet was it?
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Be quick, one of the best tips I know is to suck the water out of it. :D
     
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    kettle

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    thank you :)
     
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    Damn that must have been pretty crappy! LOL :D
     
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    Big-TDI-Guy

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    I really hope that guy had his booster shots recently. In a club toilet, no less. :D
     
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    jokemjokester

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    unless you have AppleCare+
     
  18. Givmeabrek, Nov 6, 2011
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    macrumors demi-god

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    He, he sounds like a popular idea around here. :)

    You could drown it in Vodka first. Then you could sterilize it, dry it, and get drunk all at once...

    Be sure to get your all of your shots ahead of time.....
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Which I'd never buy. Not worth the investment.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    First of all, you dropped it in the toilet? Why the hell would you be holding you phone over a toilet I mean that's just stupid.


    Second, you reached into the toilet?? I mean I understand it's the iPhone but wow.
     
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    Stealthipad

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    You need to wrap the iPhone in a couple of layers of paper towel BEFORE putting in the rice:eek:
     
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    wordoflife

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    They can slip out of your pocket.
     
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    nwmtnbiker

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    toilet>iphone… :rolleyes:
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    iHome should market a toilet docking station so we can avoid these situations.
     
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    yanki01

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    do we want to know...? :D
     

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