Battery Issues after getting rubbing alcohol in phone- how to fix. IPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pittguy578, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. pittguy578 macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Crazy thing happened. I got bit by a cat and freaked out since my grandma almost died from one due to infection.

    I freaked out. I went into bathroom and grabbed rubbing alcohol and started pouring it on my arm forgetting I still had my iPhone in my hand. Needless to say some alcohol ran down my arm and somehow got through side of case and into phone. It wasn't a bunch but enough. The problem is it was the cheap 50% alcohol my wife got at dollar store . I dried it out but battery still jumping all over place. Not sure if it needs new battery or something needs cleaning . Should I try to open it up and get 90% alcohol and rub it on with q tip to see if that helps before buying new battery's ?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You need to turn your phone OFF and stick it in rice for a day or two. The other 50% of the container is water. I doubt it hurt the battery but likely is messing with the circuitry that tell the phone the charge state of the battery.
  3. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC

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