I dropped my 4S in the toilet.

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  1. Dell8991 macrumors newbie

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    Like 10 minutes ago when I was going to brush my teeth I by accidentally dropped my iPhone in the toilet. Everything seems to be working fine besides the speakers don't play music & it keeps asking me if I want to shut off my phone. I looked on other websites to see what to do and it said to check in the headphone hole to see if it was red and mine is. What should I do? Should I turn it off or will that make it worse? Does it need to be put in rice?
     
  2. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    Turn it off, shake off as much water, put it in a bowl of rice to soak up the water for at least 24 hours. If it doesn't work if you have applecare call apple and explain.
     
  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Just in time for a new release! :D


    Sorry, I know how times like this feel. :eek: Rice has seemed to work miracles for some, and nothing for others. No hurt in trying!
     
  4. cableguy619 macrumors 6502

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    lol I just posted that but it isnt showing haha.. where did my post go?
     
  5. moosquared macrumors regular

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    What does a red headphone mean?

    First aid kit for wet iPhone is a bag of rice. Turn it off,put it in a bag of rice for a day or two and then turn it on again. If not, bring it to apple. Hopefully you have an applecare+.

    On the bright side, you now have a reason to buy a new iPhone.:D
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    AppleCare will deny warranty and probably ask him for $150 unless he has AppleCare Plus which then that'll be $75.
     
  7. troop231 macrumors 603

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    He's talking about the water indicator inside the headphone jack that turns red when wet.
     
  8. dontwalkhand, Sep 6, 2012
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    dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Why people don't put the lid down on the toilet is beyond me. It would stop things like this from happening in the first place, as well as germs spreading. Do you know that the toilet water can go as high as 6 feet in the air when flushing without the lid down?

    It also makes it convenient for a quick place to sit in the bathroom when not doing your business, without you having to put it down to sit.

    It will also help equalize the men vs. women toilet seat mantra. It did at my house at least.


    ..... Just in time for the iPhone 5?? ;)
     
  9. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Dropped mine in the urinal. Powered it off, dropped it in rice a few days, working fine after that. Sold it on CL a few months later. :p
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Did you sell with water damage? :D or just yellows0w'd... IYKWIM
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    With water damage. Worked fine for a few months in between, so figured no big deal.
     
  12. Agent-P, Sep 6, 2012
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    Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Seriously. After seeing a video of a toilet being flushed with the lid open in a bathroom with a UV light, I realised how far that water actually travels. Since that day I've always put the lid down. Btw, I'm a guy, so the stereotype doesn't hold true for me.

    EDIT: I found a different video by Dr. Oz where he explains this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtCCwWY0Cu4&feature=player_detailpage#t=208s
     
  13. Geckotek macrumors G3

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  14. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    I guess you are in a crappy situation.
    Puns aside, soak it in rice.
     
  15. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    It does for me, I am a guy, It's called living with a girlfriend who cares about this stuff ;)
     
  16. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I ment to say, applecare+
     
  17. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Welcome to the club. Been there, done that. Of course so has Dane Cook, he has a very funny routine about it.
     
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