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Apple Officially Warns Users to Stop Putting Wet iPhones in Rice

Rice NWIDAA new post on Gizmodo (link below) states that Apple has officially told people to stop putting their wet iPhones in rice.

While techs have known this for years, perhaps with Apple saying it the word may get some traction.

Apple has come out and said the rice trick actually could make things worse.

In a recent support document, Apple states that putting wet devices in a bag of rice could “allow small particles of rice to damage your iPhone.” Apple also recommended against using other well-known hacks, such as using an external heat source to dry the phone or sticking a cotton swab into the connector. 

Instead of resorting to rice, Apple provides users with an alternative solution. If your iPhone or charging connector is wet—in the latter case, an alert will appear and disable charging—Apple recommends the following:

  • Unplug the cable from your iPhone and unplug the other end of the cable from the power adapter or accessory.
  • Don’t plug the cable in again until your iPhone and the cable are completely dry.
  • Tap your iPhone gently against your hand with the connector facing down to remove excess liquid.
  • Leave your iPhone in a dry area with some airflow.
  • After at least 30 minutes, try charging with a Lightning or USB-C cable or connecting an accessory.
    If you see the alert again, there is still liquid in the connector or under the pins of your cable.
  • Leave your iPhone in a dry area with some airflow for up to a day. You can try again to charge or connect an accessory throughout this period. It might take up to 24 hours to fully dry.
  • If your phone has dried out but still isn’t charging, unplug the cable from the adapter and unplug the adapter from the wall (if possible), and then connect them again.

In case Apple’s advice doesn’t work, it’s safe to say that you probably need help from professional repair experts.



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