iPhone 5s water spill!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by yazounet, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. yazounet macrumors member

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    Hey you all.

    I want to be quick and precise. I have an iPhone 5s and a glass of water spilled on it and I took the phone a wiped it off in milliseconds. It didn't even stand under water for a second and wiped off and even sucked from the holes in case theres water. I didn't have any water mark on phone for about 1 hour.
    So my main concern is what is the risk assessment?
    Will my lovely 1month old baby survive this stupidness caused by an idiot friend?
    Oh btw I just turned my phone off and put it in a box of rice. Is it true that iPhone 5/5s are very powerful against water damage..?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. yazounet thread starter macrumors member

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    Btw water damage indicators are totally white.. Good news right?
     
  3. XxLucyxX macrumors newbie

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    I think it will be fine. Keep it in the rice for 1-2 days then check on it and hopefully it will still be working :)
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'll probably be fine.

    iPhones aren't waterproof, I don't think they're anymore resistant to water damage than any previous iPhone.
     
  5. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    This is disturbing. :confused:
     
  6. yazounet thread starter macrumors member

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    I was not scared at first then I googled "water spill on iphone" and likewise googling your symptoms and seeing you are cancer!!!! It always says that iphone will definitely be damaged WTF! I am more and more scared :(
    Are there any stories out there where theres some water spill and nothing happens?
    :confused:
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    How much water was spilled on the phone?

    If it got inside the phone, it can cause corrosion over time and serious problems. There isn't a whole lot that can be done about it.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Risk assessment = Risky business for sure.

    Stick it in rice, as recommended. Good luck.
     
  9. yazounet thread starter macrumors member

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    Well half of glass mainly from the sim slot side and on mainly on the glass not near speakers or charging place.. It could only get inside from the touch id sensor but i quickly took it away. Like half of a second. Nice reflexes :)
    Is there a way i can check if it got inside of it?
     
  10. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    one time i was in the bathroom and somehow a single drop of water splashed and landed on the touch id sensor and it said invalid fingerprint! funny how it landed right in the home button. but you should be fine with it in the rice for a couple days.
     
  11. yazounet thread starter macrumors member

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    Well i checked and checked the touch id, after the incident for like 100 times it was working now it is turned off i am just hoping it will do the same again. Hope yours is still functioning
     
  12. dennisjr631 macrumors 6502

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    I had the same thing happen when my iphone 5 was a couple weeks old. My son knocked over my beer and half of it spilled on my phone. I just wiped it dry and never had any problems even after a year.
     
  13. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you are okay. I have spilled on the face several times with no problems.
     
  14. yazounet thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank god some of you has good stories out there :) i am just resisting the urge to charge my phone i know you guys said to rest the phone in rice for couple of days but 24 hours isnt ok? I am like every urban individiual in need of my gadget. Isnt it how funny we are so dependent to those iphones ?
     
  15. yazounet thread starter macrumors member

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    Guys!
    Thanks for the support :)
    24 h passed after i digged my phone in a box of rice
    I just got it off and heres the result:
    1- touch id functioning
    2- on off button is functioning
    3- theres no water mark on the screen which i used to have on my old iphone 4s
    4- it is charging
    5- no water damage indicator turned red
    6- speakers are functioning
    7- microphone is functioning
    8- normal telephone speaker functioning

    Anything i need to check?

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    Guys!
    Thanks for the support :)
    24 h passed after i digged my phone in a box of rice
    I just got it off and heres the result:
    1- touch id functioning
    2- on off button is functioning
    3- theres no water mark on the screen which i used to have on my old iphone 4s
    4- it is charging
    5- no water damage indicator turned red
    6- speakers are functioning
    7- microphone is functioning
    8- normal telephone speaker functioning

    Anything i need to check?
     
  16. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I think your quick reflexes saved you. Well done.
     
  17. ItBeMe22 macrumors 6502

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    Just to be safe, sell it to your very good friend or on E-bay end of problem. :D
     
  18. yazounet thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh no funny my dear :)
     

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