What to do if you iPhone falls in the toilet

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1. Pull it out immediately
2. Dry it off as best as you can
3. Don't assume that because it looks fine, it is fine...it's not
4. Remove the SIM card
5. Take a cool blow dryer to it for 10 minutes
6. Stick the phone in a bag of dry rice, and leave in a dry place, like a boiler
room.

Probably most important of all, do not put your iPhone is your back pocket when you go out and proceed to get a small buzz from two Michelob Ultras. It could be a recipe for disaster.

That's my PSA for today.
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Yep. My phone has endured a few water/liquid incidences (although not necessarily toilet dunks).

The most important thing is to turn it off and let it stay off until it dries completely. I like to save the silica packets from new shoes and the like and place the phone in a plastic container with a couple of them for at least a day. I usually try to wait at least 3 days before even turning it back on.
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Also do not put the phone on before drying for days.

If all else fails, try replacing the battery, that worked for me.

I've water damaged different iphones twice, including a toilet related incident.
Same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago, except I can't even blame a buzz, just carelessness. I put my phone in my back pocket (which I never do) because we were at a loud bar and I wanted to feel it buzz if my babysitter called. And then because I am a germaphobe and it is literally my biggest nightmare to have to reach into a public toilet, I just stood there and stared at it while bubbles came out. I just swapped it out for a new one at the Apple store for $125.
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My husband's friend had his iPhone 5 in his front pocket of his shirt it was the very first day he had it , and he bent down to look in his septic tank because they were having problems and it fell in!! ( gross!) he did not bother trying to "fix" it, he had it replaced ASAP!
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Originally Posted by mrspoppers
Ironically, I ordered the iPhone 5 two days before my mishap.

Same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago, except I can't even blame a buzz, just carelessness. I put my phone in my back pocket (which I never do) because we were at a loud bar and I wanted to feel it buzz if my babysitter called. And then because I am a germaphobe and it is literally my biggest nightmare to have to reach into a public toilet, I just stood there and stared at it while bubbles came out. I just swapped it out for a new one at the Apple store for $125.
Originally Posted by rileyb
Oh no! That probably ruined your night.
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My husband's friend had his iPhone 5 in his front pocket of his shirt it was the very first day he had it , and he bent down to look in his septic tank because they were having problems and it fell in!! ( gross!) he did not bother trying to "fix" it, he had it replaced ASAP!
Originally Posted by adorame06

Oh no.

'Hello, At&t? Somebody stole my iPhone.'


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isnt there a waterproof APP that one can download?
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Thank you for that. Haha. I have dropped mine in a sink full of water, and I drop it from a standing position many times a day (over exaggeration, but it seems like it because I am such a klutz with it). They are much tougher than they look. They might be a little cooky afterward, but that's better than broken.

*I even dropped it at work and watched it bounce into a pipe, in the floor, than ran into the ceiling of the office below me. That was a slow motion "nooooooooooo" moment. Smh

Pardon all my edits. It's being very temperamental today.
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Last edited by Fifi.G; 11-11-2012 at 12:35 PM.
Thank you for that. Haha. I have dropped mine in a sink full of water, and I drop it from a standing position many times a day (over exaggeration, but it seems like it because I am such a klutz with it). They are much tougher than they look. They might be a little cooky afterward, but that's better than broken.

*I even dropped it at work and watched it bounce into a pipe, in the floor, than ran into the ceiling of the office below me. That was a slow motion "nooooooooooo" moment. Smh

Pardon all my edits. It's being very temperamental today.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Well, look what you've done to that poor phone! I'd be temperamental too!
my brother was sitting at his desk at work and charging his phone and it was on the desk and cracked the screen into a million pieces. The screen cracked by itself, so he says. But I wouldn't doubt it because he has the iphone curse.
isnt there a waterproof APP that one can download?
Originally Posted by OBB
You're joking I know, but there are waterproof films that you can have put on you're phone as well as waterproof cases.
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I use it. It works. I put it in my sports bra so I don't have to use bulky arm straps for running and I am the master of sweatiness. My iphone will come out dripping wet, it works. I used it in the shower the other day to listen to music.
I've put it in my sink under water to prove that it works. It works...up to 6ft.

That being said it's hard to hear on speaker phone you have to pop open your charging area to hear better. Only complaint.
If I ever drop a phone in the toilet, I will pull the flush handle and walk away and say, "I lost it." I'd not go in after it.

Just say no.
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Thank you for that. Haha. I have dropped mine in a sink full of water, and I drop it from a standing position many times a day (over exaggeration, but it seems like it because I am such a klutz with it). They are much tougher than they look. They might be a little cooky afterward, but that's better than broken.

*I even dropped it at work and watched it bounce into a pipe, in the floor, than ran into the ceiling of the office below me. That was a slow motion "nooooooooooo" moment. Smh

Pardon all my edits. It's being very temperamental today.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G

It's not for me. I think if I ever give up my iphone I should just go back to a Nokia 3310.

and yeah, iphones are tough likkle *****es. I've heard ppl go "ouch" after seeing my phone drop. The only thing I can say is, "one day this phone is going to give up on me."
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Last edited by kayb; 11-11-2012 at 07:55 PM.
If I ever drop a phone in the toilet, I will pull the flush handle and walk away and say, "I lost it." I'd not go in after it.

Just say no.
Originally Posted by goldencurly
Really? An empty toilet...at your neighbors party?

I didn't even hesitate. I'm glad I acted quickly. Had I been out at a bar or restaurant I would have been totally screwed. No blowdryers or bags of rice in those places.
If I ever drop a phone in the toilet, I will pull the flush handle and walk away and say, "I lost it." I'd not go in after it.

Just say no.
Originally Posted by goldencurly
Really? An empty toilet...at your neighbors party?

I didn't even hesitate. I'm glad I acted quickly. Had I been out at a bar or restaurant I would have been totally screwed. No blowdryers or bags of rice in those places.
Originally Posted by medussa
Yes mine was at a bar. Thank god is was just pee(and mine).
If I ever drop a phone in the toilet, I will pull the flush handle and walk away and say, "I lost it." I'd not go in after it.

Just say no.
Originally Posted by goldencurly
Really? An empty toilet...at your neighbors party?

I didn't even hesitate. I'm glad I acted quickly. Had I been out at a bar or restaurant I would have been totally screwed. No blowdryers or bags of rice in those places.
Originally Posted by medussa
Actually, the bartender produced a bag of rice for me, but it didn't work. Mine fell in before I peed, but still. Gross.
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