Dropped my iPhone 5s in the toilet

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by michellexxx, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. michellexxx macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2016
    My phone was in my pocket and fell in the toilet and I instantly took it out and dried it but it had a case on which I couldn't remove. I tried to turn it on and it worked but it went white for about 2 seconds and went back to normal. I had no time to fix it so I left and when I came home 7 hours later I put it in rice. So is there a chance my phone will work? And if not I should get a battery replacement right?
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    It's possible that it will work fine after being thoroughly dried. Only time will tell.

    Sanitary??? That's a different question. But hey, what's a little s*^t in a phone by your face? Lol.

    Nobody can say for sure if you'll be fortunate to have it survive or not. Best of luck. Let it dry thoroughly.

    And the next time someone asks... Let them borrow your phone. Wait until they're in the middle of a call, then tell them where it's been.

    You'll have fun
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    As the first reply stated, time will tell. Water is an excellent conductor of electricity so hopefully it did not penetrate into the phone itself and cause any shorts. Be careful with the rice and watch that no grains get into the headphone opening or the charger connector.
  4. xixi.li macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2015
    Unfortunately, you used the phone while the inside was wet, meaning you most likely have caused a short which has blown some components in the phone. it sounds like the damage has been done and will need to be repaired/replaced. Drying the phone off does virtually nothing, it's what is inside that counts.
  5. Silvrbill macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2013
    Actually pure water is a poor conductor of electricity.
    It's the impurities and minerals in it that conduct.
    In this case it sounds like there were plenty of both......
  6. ifixscreens macrumors newbie


    Aug 24, 2015
    United States
    The best thing to do for a situation like this, is to leave it off for 2 days or so and let it dry on rice like you did.
    Hope that worked for you. Let us know!
    and if it need any replacement or repairs pay us a visit

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