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

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

  1. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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