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I ran my iPhone (4s) through the laundry, left it the above an electric heater overnight and it seems to be working What's the chance of this thing being reliable? Has anybody dried out an iPhone and have it performed correctly for any length of time after-the-fact?
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my GFs how flooded when a pipe inthe bathroom busted and her room was 2 inches underwater with the phone on the floor and plugged in. we dried it out at you break it i fixed dot com (or something similar) and it works just fine
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I washed one , TOAST
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my GFs how flooded when a pipe inthe bathroom busted and her room was 2 inches underwater with the phone on the floor and plugged in. we dried it out at you break it i fixed dot com (or something similar) and it works just fine



When you get a phone wet take it apart as best you can and soak it raw dry rice in a ziploc bag over night.
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Should be fine I've dropped every one of my iPhones in the drink at some point.

Only issue I had was a sticky volume button and some moisture under the glass.

Both went away in time.
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Remove back cover, two screws, see YouTube . Remove battery, again see YouTube.

Bake phone only, not battery, in 200 degree oven for a couple of hours. Reassemble, good as new. Similar to how service facilities handle washed phones.
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My son dropped his in a pool and it was done. Rice, low oven, nothing resuscitated it.
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I dropped mine in the toilet at home ( fell out of top pocket ) took quite a few seconds for me to contemplate my next move.
I broke down and grabbed it, took it to the sink and washed it really good, figured what the heck it couldn't get any worse.
Shook it off, took it outside and dried what I could with compressed air.
That was 2 weeks ago today and it still works as slow as it did before the dunking along with the glass being shattered.
Seeing as I only use it to surf the web and for music I had nothing to loose if it died.
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Yeah, I saw that didn't matter, I haven't downloaded the ISO 7 with or without the waterproofing
I really wasn't looking for an excuse to buy a new phone but I had considered upgrading while I still have a good backup phone.
Phone is working.... got it backed up to the computer this morning and went to the AT&T store, thay don't have an iPhone 5s and if you got to buy one, why not go with the latest.
Thanks for the suggestions
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I ran my iPhone (4s) through the laundry, left it the above an electric heater overnight and it seems to be working What's the chance of this thing being reliable? Has anybody dried out an iPhone and have it performed correctly for any length of time after-the-fact?
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It's really impossible to say. Electronics can get wet with no ill effects. A good percentage get washed during the manufacturing process. Of course, that's with no power applied. It's really going to depend on where the water penetrated, and how clean the circuit boards are. GPS and antenna modules are generally not water tight. You could have a bit of water there that's going to cause dendrites to form later, resulting in shorts. That could happen immediately, or months later depending on the amount of moisture, where it is, and current. City water is full of impurities, so that's not working in your favor.

The heater may have helped a bit, but probably not enough. All you can really do is try to dry it out. Putting it in dry rice works, as does baking*, or vacuum sealing with desiccant. That's about all you can do on your own.

*Baking is not recommended unless you have access to an industrial oven and time. You'd need a low temp bake for probably around 2 weeks or more.
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