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Wet phone

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My phone was on and it got a bit wet it wasn't submerged, I dried it off and turned it off, then I took the back off and the battery out. I left it to dry for a bit, I went online to find out what to do and it was mentioned that there is a small white dot on the back that will change colour if the phone is water logged. It looks white or an extremely pale pink. I put it in rice and then in with some silica gel packs, in a ziploc container because I don't have a bag. I saw this on a telus blog. Is there still hope for my phone.


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Yes.  The white dots are used to deny warranty coverage, should the phone be damaged, they do not necessarily indicate a broken phone. 


My phone took a dive into a pool a few years ago. Still going strong!


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I managed to fix my daughter's waterlogged phone with a similar method. Opened it up, took the battery out and dried up what I could with cotton swabs and small pieces of paper towels. Then I put all the pieces in a medium zip-lock with a big pack of silica gel that I keep in my DSLR lens bag. Put the bag on top of a my espresso machine which was warm at the time. The phone was fine the next day.