How many hours should a phone be dry if water lands on it?

My phone isnt charging but it does turn on. Im worried

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  • 8 months ago

    Unless it's properly opened up and the components cleaned and dried, it may never work after being wet.

    Or it may start working for a while then die for good.

    Ignore anything to do with rice, that is a myth, it does not dry the inside and most importantly it does not prevent corrosion, which is what causes the irreperable damage over time.

    If it's a phone with a removable battery, take the battery out immediately if it gets wet! Even if turned off, there is still voltage on the circuit board and parts may be gradually dissolving in to metal salts.

    The phone should be absolutely dry and all traces of contamination removed from inside it, before any power is applied; otherwise the damage will continue over time.

    That generally means professional cleaning, if you don't want to lose the phone and its content.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Depends on the phone and how much water landed on it.  It may be toast.

  • 8 months ago

    48 hours in a cup of rice

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