How to Dry Out a Wet Phone

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The realization there is a difference between waterproofing and water-resistance can for many people come far too late. While many modern manufacturers now certify smartphones for protection against water ingress, at least for a time, many more are simply splashproof. A dunk in the bath or a swimming pool can still mean a death sentence for these devices. This is why we are featuring Marie Black’s excellent article “How to Dry Out a Wet Phone”.

Before your phone or other tech gets anywhere near the water, make sure you have checked its water-resistance rating. This will be expressed in the specification as an IPXX number. The first X here is for solid particles such as dust and goes as high as 6. The second X is for water-resistance, and goes from a scale of 0 to 9, where 0 is zero protection and 9 is the most complete protection available.

If these tips don’t help, before you decided to switch phones contact GizmoDawg. We can clean or replace your circuit board, check for battery damage and replace if needed, and replace a damaged display or any other damaged components.

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