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You Will Need
- A plastic container with a lid
- A blow-dryer
- A towel
- And two silica gel packs
Remove your phone’s battery. Many circuits inside the phone will survive if they are not attached to a power source when wet.
Remove sim card
Consult the manual to remove your phone’s Sim card, which stores the phone's data and allows it to connect to your service provider. Sim cards can survive water damage.
Dab w/ towel
Dab the phone, battery, and Sim card with a towel, then set the last two items aside.
Dry with blow-dryer
With your blow-dryer set on low (or the cool air blast), dry your phone, getting as much water out of the unit as possible.
Seal with silica gel packs
Place your phone, battery, and Sim card in the plastic container with the silica gel packs. These absorb moisture and can be found in packaging, craft stores, or online. Allow the container to sit sealed for three days.
If your phone does not work after three days, plug it into its charger without the battery. If this works, you will need a new battery.
Call up everyone to explain why you haven't returned calls in three days.