Even if it’s due to catastrophic flooding, spilling your drink, or being pushed into a pool at a party, most high-tech cell phones, tablets, and computers will experience some type of liquid damage at some point during their usage lives.
The good news is that many devices produced in the past few years, particularly many leading brands’ smartphones and tablets, such as Apple’s iPad, have some type of built-in water resistance. So those days are gone when a simple splash would damage a device’s hardware.
Apple’s recently launched iPhone 14 product line, for instance, has a water resistance rating of IP68, which means that under ideal testing conditions, it can withstand depths of up to 20 feet for 30 minutes. However, all iPhone users should take a smartphone’s stated resilience with a grain of salt. “Resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear,” Apple warns on its website, and that generally only applies to fresh water, so we don’t usually recommend trying to take any type of underwater photo in the ocean.
(If your liquid-resistant smartphone has a cracked screen or any type of physical frame damage, that will give away its water-tight seals too, so it’s always wise to get any issues repaired as soon as possible.)
Opposite to popular belief, the “bag of rice trick” may actually end up damaging your smartphone, tablet, or computer additionally, so Instant Mobile Repair doesn’t recommend leaving your water-logged device to sit in raw rice for any length of time. Although the absorbent grains may soak up a portion of moisture, it’s more probable that they will just get stuck in the charging port, bend the essential connector pins out of place, and block your speakers with fine dust.
Rather, a better step is to dry the smartphone rigorously with a clean, dried towel to absorb any exterior moisture and to spray some compressed air into the charging port and loudspeaker holes—the two huge crevices where liquid is most likely to sit stagnant. It is also very crucial for both your health and the health of your device that you don’t try to charge it while it’s still wet!
It takes a slyly small amount of liquid to damage a device’s intricate internal hardware. And don’t forget, when trying to safeguard your device, that time is the most important factor, so the best thing you can do is power it down right away and bring it to a repair expert as soon as possible.
For something more than a light splash, or if you become aware of any change in your device’s performance after it comes into contact with water, bring it to the specialists.
Generally, our knowledgeable technicians will be able to access the device’s internal components to carefully clean up any leftover moisture and liquid while replacing faulty parts, restoring your phone to like-new condition in minutes. We at Mob Edu impart our students with the skills and knowledge to handle any type of mobile repair service. Devices with the most liquid damage will be financially unprofitable to repair; however, if a device has a water-logged hard drive or memory card, Mob Edu also offers data recovery services and training to ensure that none of your smartphone’s important files, photos, or memories are lost.
No matter what sort of damage a device is facing, our Tech Gurus at Mob Edu, who are prepared to handle it, are standing by nationwide to assist seven days a week.