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

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    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 Suspended

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    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

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