IPhone 6+ & the lake, will this cause long term problems?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Resqu2, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2011
    So yesterday while trying to climb on my pontoon my iPhone in an Otterbox Defender caught the side and instantly sunk, I grabbed it and dried it off immediately and everything worked but when making calls I couldn't hear the other person at all. About an hour later it fixed itself and all has been fine today but I'm concerned about long term effects as I need to keep this phone another 18 or so months. So what do y'all think?
  2. Luis G. macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2015
    I've dealt with quite a few water damaged cellphones when fixing them.
    To be honest it's like 50/50 chance if you are still using them.

    To minimize the risk, stop using the phone immediately afterwards. Turn it off, and put it in a bowl or bag of rice.
    As long as I do the rice trick, no phone that's went into water has died on me yet.
    That's a Note 3, Samsung S4, and a iphone 4s.

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