Dropped 6 plus face down in puddle

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ventana, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. ventana macrumors regular

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    So I dropped it getting out of the car and it fell facedown in a puddle. So I picked it up within a second and wiped it off instantly and blowing on it constantly. At first when I tried to make phone calls I couldn't hear anything at all, 5 minutes later I could hear but it was fuzzy and quiet still, 5 minutes later it was louder and another 5 minutes later it works now fine. Did I just probably get a little water in the ear piece then it dried? I got so scared cause I'm going on vacation in 6 days and need my phone. Also I don't know if it's just me or not but the battery seems to be draining faster. If it works good now is it probably ok?
     
  2. wolfaaron macrumors regular

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    Sometimes it takes time for electronics to start reacting to water damage. I would minimize this possibility by submerging it in silica gel packets or in rice.

    I know people that have spilled liquid on their laptops and they didn't die until a couple of days later.
     
  3. MetalGamer09 macrumors member

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    It will probably be ok but just to be safe i would turn the phone off and put it in a zip lock bag of rice overnight. If there is any remaining water in the phone the rice should absorb it.
     
  4. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    the reciever grill on the front of the device is a little water resistant actually, and also the device can take a quick dive in the water for no more then few seconds, did your plus get completly submerged or only the front
     
  5. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seemed like the front only did the. Water got under my case. My bottom speakers work perfectlly fine. If it's water resistant how come I couldn't hear on the speaker all the way for about 20 minutes?
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Resistant is not the same as water proof.
     
  7. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I did the rice thing last night and it seems fine right now. Crossing fingers it stays fine
     
  8. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Don't eat the rice. XD
     
  9. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    I think it should be fine. They tightly pack in the componenents so much that it actually helps the phone insides block water from going in
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    The symptoms you are describing suggest you got water in the earpice. I have run my gym earbuds through the wash a few times and these are the exact symptoms you describe. I also dropped my Lumia 520 into a puddle similar to how you described and had the exact same symptoms then too. Never had issues with that phone again, although it was (still is) a backup device sitting in my sock drawer. best $35 I ever spent. Use it now whenever we go to an amusement park or crowded event where I'd rather not lose or get my expenive phones stolen.
     
  11. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    You followed all the possible remedies and should be alright. It's not like the phone was submerged in water. For a long period of time Good Luck. All of s well
     
  12. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Usually damages at the speaker and the display aren't recoverable, so you should be ok now.
     
  13. x3n0n1c macrumors regular

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    Throw it in a baggie with instant rice, not regular rice.

    The instant stuff is significantly better at absorbing moisture out of the air.
     
  14. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I spilled some water on my iPhone 5 a while back and it seemed fine. Then a week later, the receiver (speaker next to the front facing camera) failed. Apple gave me a new phone since I had AppleCare+.

    NOW, that's not to say that'll happen to you. But know that you may have to use the speakerphone if your front speaker conks out. If you have AppleCare+ they should replace it no problem.

    What likely happened in your case is a film of water got on the physical grill, blocking the sound. As it dried out, it started working again. Apple has improved the water resistance of the iPhone 6 considerably compared to the 5, so your phone should be fine, but it never hurts to be careful.
     
  15. predation macrumors 6502a

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    don't be waste full.. make some fried rice...

    to OP, should have just sucked on the speaker grill like you'd do if bitten by a poisonous snake.. lmao
     
  16. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    Except... Sucking out poison is the last thing you should do if bitten:p .

    On topic, the phone will most likely be perfectly fine. If you wanna be even more sure, you can turn it off and put it with some silica gel packets for a day or two.
     

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