iphone 3GS dropped in pool

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bella82785, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. bella82785 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    I just dropped my iphone 3GS in the pool for less than ten seconds probably. It remained on as normal, but I was using the ipod and it no longer plays. It also went right to silent mode. I can still send and receive texts. I answered a call but could only hear the person from the speaker, they couldnt hear me. Currently doing a system restore, and plan on submerging it in rice when its finished. Should I turn it off for this? I've heard that if it stayed on you should leave it on?

    I've been holding out for iphone5 and really hope to avoid buying a brand new one outright:(
  2. saintetienne macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Best to turn off asap , then silica gel in a sealed container is best
  3. saadahmed786 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    if its on now..i dont see why it wouldnt turn back on after the rice. i would personally turn it off because the rice absorbs the water from the phone, so thus water moves out of the phone... moving from one area in the phone to another.

    you need to replace the headphone jack to fix the headphone issue.
  4. bella82785 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011

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