A couple of days ago I fumbled my phone and it fell right into a 24 ounce glass of water. It was completely submerged. I snatched it out as fast as possible and immediately dried off the outside with a paper towel. I figured that it would be dead, but didn’t want to lose hope so easily so I opened it up and took out the battery and memory cards. After drying the inside I left it over night under a ceiling fan.
The next morning I told my youngest what I’d done and he said he’d heard that putting it in rice would draw out water that might have seeped into the internal bowels of the phone. Since he’d got the information from the internet I figured it must be true. 😉 Or at the least it couldn’t hurt…so the phone went into a sealed bag of rice for another day. Then came the moment of truth. I put the phone back together and turned on. It worked!!
My analysis of why the phone worked is thus:
1) The most probable reason is that no water got into the electronics of the phone and everything I did was wasted energy. In short, I got lucky.
2) There was a small probability that my actions saved the phone, but not very likely. However, the effort was worth it as it saved me from the trouble of replacing a phone. Something to keep in mind the next time I’m at a party and decided to jump into the pool with my phone in my pocket…and information that might help you in a pinch.