Dropped my iPhone in water and still works!

Just1nCase

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My friend was using my iPhone 4S with an Otterbox Commuter case and accidentally dropped it in a bowl of soup. It still works! It was probably in there for at least 2 seconds and the soup bowl had 1/3 or 1/4 full of broth. So it wasn't completely submerged.

I haven't experienced any issues so far—music works (text, ringtones, volume controls), calls, receives message, uses the Wifi and 3g with no issues. No response issues too.

Since the Commuter case is seals off the headphone jack and 30-pin connector the bottom, it looks dry. The volume controls were covered as well. It obviously doesn't over the speakers on the bottom and silent button.

I still cleaned, dried, and placed it in a bag of rice. I'm a little paranoid now. Is my iPhone still good or should I still send it off to Genius bar just in case? Do I need to still keep my iPhone in a bag of rice?

The headphone jack is clearly white and bottom pin connector doesn't show any red indicator in regards to the water droppage.

What are your thoughts?
 

DerekTS

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The Otterbox did what it's supposed to do, protect your phone. No need to make a post about it.
 

M Quick

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Always nice to hear someone going through something like that successfully, you usually never hear about such things!

Shine a light in to the dock connector and/or the headphone to see if the water sensors has gone off (turned pink/red). if not, then don't worry.


The Otterbox did what it's supposed to do, protect your phone. No need to make a post about it.

A tip, let that bad attitude go away, or people will do that for you, i'm sure..
 
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SogeKing

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I actually ran my wife's iPhone 4 through a full 50 min. cycle in the washing machine, once i realized what i did i dried it off and stuck it in a bag of rice for a week and it still works i was surprised
 
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DroidRules

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A tip, let that bad attitude go away, or people will do that for you, i'm sure..
There are those that don't think MR = facebook, twitter, ect.

I tend to be one of those people. I still post in the threads because I'm at work and what else am I supposed to do?

Thanks for the heads up about your awesome non soup issue, glad to hear it turned out ok.
 

M Quick

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There are those that don't think MR = facebook, twitter, ect.

I tend to be one of those people. I still post in the threads because I'm at work and what else am I supposed to do?

Thanks for the heads up about your awesome non soup issue, glad to hear it turned out ok.
Sure, that's why i'm reminding him that thinking before replying might be a better and more "professional" way of life.

It's ok if you don't do it all the time, we're humans.. :) What you do at work and what you think is right to do at work is your own business. I Have no problem with that :)
 

Vundu

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Dropped my 4 into a stream onto some rocks and it was submerged for about 2-3 seconds. Apart from a small scratch on the screen and once the headphone jack dried out it worked perfectly.

The phone was naked also. You get lucky sometimes.
 
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aphexacid

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I don't know if everyone is just grumpy as hell, or they're just not reading, but the guy actually asked question in there.

I would let it sit in the rice some more just for the hell of it. If all works, i wouldn't bother exchanging it now. If you see it start doing crazy stuff in another couple weeks, then you can swap it.

Electronics and liquid doesnt always mean immediate death. Usually if its wet, and you cut power immediately and dont try powering it on until its fully dry, it should work!
 

Ca$hflow

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My 3rd gen iPod touch went into the was with my jeans by accident. It went through the entire cycle. Using it to reply to this post. Amazed that it worked.
 

iceterminal

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Immediately stop what you are doing, where ever you are. Go to your local convenience store and purchase 5 each $1 lottery tickets.
 

chilman

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Let it sit in the rice for a couple more days to make sure it is completely dry.
The problem with letting it stay in rice for a few days, the man needs his phone now. We all know without our phones life can be troublesome. Unless he has a back up phone. I only hv one, in this situation would be hard not able to use my phone
 
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