Questions about wet cell phone?

Alright guyysss... I dropped my phone in a pool of water today and it was completely submerged (way to go genius). As soon as it fell in (maybe like.. 5 seconds after it fell in) I grabbed it out of the water, took out the battery, and dried the insides as best I could with paper towels. Now heres where I went wrong; I didnt know that you werent supposed to turn your phone on afterwards and, out of instinct, did exactly just that -.- It worked at first, then froze. I took the battery out and tried it again and it didnt work :/ Unfortunately, I was at school at the time and it was the beginning of the day. Say I dropped it in the water around.. 7:20 am and wasnt able to put it in rice til 5:30 pm (i do sports). Out of experience or just common knowledge, how likely is it that my phone will be okay? How long should I keep it in the rice? Also, its a droid charge if that helps you answer it more accurately. Thanks for your help!

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    You need to try Silica Gel Packets to dry out your phone. There was a good article on that explains how to dry a wet cell phone, iPods, or any electronics. You need to place your phone in a zip lock bag with Silica Gel Packets. Silica Gel will remove all the moisture from the phone and its components, something air drying will not do!

    Just Google "Silica Gel Packets" and you will find several companies selling these products. There is also a web site called: that has them.

  • 4 years ago


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  • 8 years ago

    If you are lucky it will start after few days if dried completely otherwise sorry.

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