First Move: Fresh Water Damage iPhone Desperate times call for desperate measures, and it is very alarming you will do strategies at your own risk; and some disasters will be beyond rescue. Here are some few tips, somehow like first aid, if your phone dropped in fresh water. 💦Get the device out of the water right away, if you haven’t already, and don’t even think about plugging it in. 💦Switch it off. Don’t be tempted to turn it on and check for damage, which can cause short circuits. 💦If the device is in a case, remove it. 💦Take the SIM card out. 💦Wipe the excess and exterior liquid off everything you can reach. 💦Turn the device upside down. 💦Give it a gentle shake to clear the ports and sockets 💦Draw as much interior liquid out as possible. The Next Move: 💦Don't try to use a hair dryer or other heat treatment. It can damage internal components. 💦Many people swear by uncooked rice, advising owners to put their damp iPad or iPhone in a big bowl of the stuff (cover it completely) and leave it there for 24 hours or more. The rice will absorb the moisture effectively, but may get dust or even entire grains into the ports. Be warned. 💦Another option is silica gel – those packets that come with some electronic components. If you can muster enough of those to cover the iPhone. They’ll dry it out more efficiently and less messily than the rice. 💦Once you’ve dried out your device, you can try switching it on. 💦If it still doesn’t work, or if you want to get the internals checked out, you can ask Apple to take a look, but bear in mind that iOS devices have internal liquid detectors, so there’s no point pretending the device went wrong of its own accord. They will know. Bad submersion may cause long-term damage, particularly to the battery, that only becomes apparent months later. We’re all human and things get dropped, so it’s best to anticipate this. If you really want to use your iPhone to take pictures or videos on the pool or in the bath, consider buying a waterproof case.