Dropped iPhone 5 in water then charged

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Azizavine, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Azizavine macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2016
    I dropped my iPhone 5 in the water today (with a water-RESISTANT case) and I plugged it into the charger 10 minutes after drying it to make sure the charge was still holding. (Dumb, I know.) I unplugged it, turned it off and put it in rice for an hour. After another hour, I turned it on to check if it was okay. Then I turned it off again and turned it on after a while to fix the audio jack. I did not know that I was not supposed to charge it nor turn it on. It has been sitting in rice for two hours now. The phone was working fine. Please tell me if there is anything I can do to prevent any damage?
  2. daflake macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2008
  3. Azizavine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2016
    Currently anything I could do please...lol
  4. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    well that was dumb. whats next? taking a shower with a blow dryer?

    i wouldnt have turned it back on for at least a day or two not one or two hours
  5. daflake macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2008
    Leave it in the rice for a few a day or two and see how it fares. If all is well, you should be good to go.
  6. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
  7. Azizavine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2016
    It's water resistant, not water proof. There were still some small openings in the case that allowed the water to go through
  8. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

    Dec 20, 2013
    Austin (supposedly in Texas)
    that is what you should have done.
  9. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2012
    You should have left it in the rice for several days, not an hour or two!
  10. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    There are some legit sites that have shown rice is not a cure all by any means. May work for a bit, but in the long run, iffy.
  11. Azizavine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2016
    Any other options? I don't have any gel silica packets
  12. canuckRus macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2014
    Take it in to have it checked out. Put an end to your torment.
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's not so much the rice as it is whether or not corrosion that will impact something will happen or not. For many things work fine down the road still, for others not so much.
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It will be a while before you know for sure. You did about everything you can do WRONG!
  15. Kaylor macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2011
    Long Island, NY/Houston, TX
    If you don't have the ability to take the phone apart or take it to someone who can check it for damage, the best you can do is leave it off and in some kind of desiccant. The water will eventually evaporate, but since you can't open the phone easily it's difficult to get air circulating through the phone to speed up evaporation and get the moisture out of the phone. The only way to prevent future damage is to make sure the phone is as dry as possible before you turn it back on, or else you risk shorting something.

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