What to do when your iPhone gets wet
What do you do if you drop your iPhone in the sink and Apple refuses to fix it? Find out with these tips and tricks to dry out a water-damaged iPhone
Whatever you do - don't get your iPhone wet. Because odds are it will stop working and Apple specifically refuses to cover water damage in its warranty.
Don't try to go to Apple Store and plead ignorance either. The iPhone has a 'Liquid Submersion indicator' inside it that turns pink on contact with H20 - so they can see through your fake smile.
So if Apple won't help, do you simply have to cut your losses and buy a new one? Not so fast. Plenty of people have successfully dried out soaked iPhone and are happily using them post water-gate (sorry).
Remember, if you have completely drenched your iPhone don't try to restart it by plugging it into a power source. Be patient and follow the steps below first.
The best method is to get hold of some packets of Silica gel - which is extremely moisture-absorbent - that is often in the packing of expensive and water-sensitive electronics components. Check your old hi-fi or Blu-ray player boxes: you may find one these distinctive small sealed packages lying amidst the styrofoam.
Otherwise you can find it at most Arts & Crafts shops - it's used for drying flowers - or you may be able to blag it from an electronics store. You can also order it online from places like eBay.co.uk
Pack the iPhone in a sealed plastic bag with the packets of Silica gel and store it in a dry place for three days or so. That should ensure all the moisture is extracted from your iPhone.
If you can't get hold of the Silica gel quickly place your iPhone in an airtight bag or box of uncooked rice. This will keep it as dry as possible while you wait for your Silica gel bags to arrive.
Finally connect up your iPhone to your PC via USB, then boot up iTunes and do a complete software Restore. This should provide you with the best chance of resurrecting your drowned iPhone.