What if you accidentally dropped your iphone in the pool while clicking pictures or you took your phone in the shower or your phone was in your pocket when it started to rain. There could be many reasons for your phone to get wet and start ringing differently. Obviously, there are precautions you will take to get water out of your device’s system. In this article, I am going to walk you through the steps of what to do to get water out of the charging port or your iPhone got wet and needs to soak the water.
NOTE: When you browse the internet to find a suitable solution, you will find a lot of bad advice to cure water damaged smartphones. Most of this advice is not intended to fix your device and in some cases can cause even more damage! So be aware of those sites that lead you down the wrong path. Don’t follow everything you see on the internet.
What does the presence of water in the charging port mean?
When you connect your iPhone to the charging cable and a warning like “Liquid detected in Lightning connector” appears on your device, it means that your phone’s charging port is wet and damp or the charging cable is wet or damp.
What should you do? if the charging port or a lightning accessory is wet?
- To get started, disconnect all cables and accessories from your iPhone and only plug them back in when your iPhone is completely dry.
- Gently tap your iPhone on your hand with the lightning connector facing down to remove any excess liquid.
- At the very least, try charging with a Lightning cable or connecting a Lightning accessory 30 minutes.
- If you keep getting a notification, there is still liquid in the lightning port or under the pins of your lightning cable.
- Leave your iPhone in a dry room for up to a day. You can retry charging or connecting a Lightning item during this time. It can take up to 24 hours to completely dry.
What shouldn’t you? if the charging port or a lightning accessory is wet?
Here are some things you shouldn’t do if you want to get water from the charging port:
- Do not use compressed air or an external heat source such as a hair dryer to dry your iPhone.
- It is not recommended to insert any foreign/external object, such as a cotton swab, napkin, or paper towel, into the lightning connector to soak in the water.
- Don’t put your iPhone in a rice bag. This can cause small rice particles to damage your iPhone.
- Do not put your iPhone in cat litter or silica gel bags.
What if your iPhone is waterproof?
Most smartphones on the market today are water resistant. But just because your phone is water resistant doesn’t mean it’s immune to liquid damage. So if a metal part comes into contact with a liquid form, it will stop working properly. The same goes for the charging port as well. So if it comes in contact with water or any other liquid, it could damage the internal part like the charging port if no immediate action is taken.
Please note that waterproof phones are not yet available on the market. There is a huge difference between being water resistant and waterproof.
There are other methods you can try. You can try using online tools that will help you fix the water damage issue on your iPhone. In addition, you can try to fix the water damage issue on your iPhone. If it were up to me, I would let the phone dry completely before taking any precautions. And if the matter becomes serious, please contact Apple Support directly or visit your nearby Apple Store to resolve this issue.
Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.