Fixing Your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 Water Damage
Drop your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS in the washing machine? If that’s so, here’s what you need to do without delay to help save your iPhone 3gs or iPhone 4. If this article’s step-by-step guide doesn’t show results, there’s information in the bottom on how to work with Apple to correct your iPhone 3gs/iPhone 4 or get a new one from the Apple Store.
Basic Steps to go by for that water spoiled iPhone.
1. SHUT OFF THE IPHONE RIGHT AWAY!
2. DO NOT TURN ON THE PHONE until finishing all of the steps. Flipping on the iPhone when there is water inside may cause the phone to short circuit.
3. Take off your iPhone cover and then remove the SimCard.
4. Shake out any additional water.
5. Use a blow dryer on the lowest heat for 15 minutes and try to heat up the phone lightly so that any existing water can easily escape from the phone. Use low heat!
6. Stick the iPhone in a bag of uncooked rice and be certain that it is completely covered. Switch the rice each day. The uncooked rice will certainly soak up moisture and helps take out any additional water within the iPhone. Leave the iPhone in the rice for 48-72 hours for ideal results.
7. Take your iPhone out of the rice and confirm if it works. If it doesn’t work or if you feel excess water in the iPhone, repeat steps 4, 5, and 6. Keep the iPhone inside of the rice for another 4-5 days and check again redoing the process until the iPhone works correctly.
8. This process works best if your iPhone was in water under 30 minutes. If the process does not work after multiple attempts, continue reading.
Apple’s Policy for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Water Damage:
Apple has defined the spots where the water indicators are found on their website. iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 are equipped with Liquid Contact Indicators at the base of the headphone jack. iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 models will also have an indicator on the bottom of the dock-connector housing. These indicators are set off and flipped PINK the moment they come in direct exposure to water or even a liquid containing water. The indicators are specially designed not to be set off by humidity and temperature changes.