Dropped your phone in the water? Here's how to get it out!

Even if your phone falls in the water, it doesn't mean all is lost. There are ways to save it – you just need to be patient and willing to try a few things.

Follow these simple steps and you'll have your phone back up and running in no time! Plus, by following these tips you can help prevent any future water damage.

Follow these 5 easy steps to learn how to get water from your charging port.

How to Get Water Out of Charging Port

5 Steps

Here are 5 easy steps to get water out of your phone's charging port:

Step 1: Get a bowl of rice.

The first step is to find a rice cooker. If you do not have a rice cooker, any container that can fit your phone and has a lid will work. Fill the rice cooker or container with dry rice so that it covers the bottom.

Step 2: Put your phone in the bowl of rice.

Put the phone in, making sure that your phone is also completely submerged. Yeah, we know, you're probably thinking "who has a bowl of rice just lying around?" Well, just bear with us on this one. Make sure that the charging port is facing down so that the rice can absorb the water.

Step 3: Let your phone sit in the rice for 24-48 hours.

This will give the rice time to absorb all the moisture from your phone.

Step 4: Check Your Phone

Once 24-48 hours have passed, remove your phone from the rice and turn it on. If it turns on, congratulations! You have successfully removed all of the water from your phone's charging port. If it doesn't turn on, don't worry—just follow steps 1-3 again and try again.

Step 5: Check Your Phone

If your phone doesn't turn on, try taking out the battery (if possible) and putting it back in after a few minutes. Once you've done that, try turning on your phone again.

If your phone still doesn't turn on, it's time to take it to a professional who can help you fix any internal components that water damage might have occurred.

Additional Tips

Take a deep breath. Try not to panic in these situations. It is just a phone. It's important to stay calm so that you can think clearly and follow these steps correctly.

Time is of the essence here! You don't want liquid detected to trigger or the phone detects liquid. Take your phone out of the water as quickly as possible.

Use a vacuum. The drying process is daunting. If you run out of solutions, a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to suck out as much water as possible from the charging port can help.

How to Get Water out of Charging Port FAQs

How to get water out of the charging port without rice?

If you have an airtight container or a zip lock bag, you can try to submerge the lightning accessory phone charging port in water and then seal the container/bag.

If you don't have an airtight compressed air container/zip lock bag, then you can try using a vacuum cleaner to suck out the water.

How to get water out of the charging port quickly?

You can try using a vacuum hose or hair dryer to suck out the water, or you can use a paper clip or toothpick to try to remove any debris that may be blocking the charging cable port. If these methods don't work, you may have to take your device in for repairs. Hopefully, you did not have a disable moisture notification or liquid detection alert on your phone.

How to get water out of the lightning connector?

There are a few things you can do to try and get water out of the lightning port connector on your device. You can try using a vacuum cleaner to suck the water out, or you can use a hair dryer on its highest setting to try and evaporate the water. If neither of those methods works, you can also try using isopropyl alcohol to clean out the lightning cable connector.

Change Wrap Up

Dropping your phone in water is never fun, but there are ways to fix it! With a little bit of time and patience (and some Rice), you can get the water out of your phone's charging port and hopefully save your phone from any permanent damage.

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