Why you shouldn’t dry your iPhone in Rice Liquid damage is one of the most common problems that iPhone users encounter with their precious smart phones. Although caution and extreme care are practiced by majority of iPhone owners, accidents do happen. In these situations, time shouldn’t be wasted over crying or moping and quick intervention should be of top priority. There are two types of approach when dealing with a liquid-damaged iPhone. Resourceful individuals would usually go ahead and follow DIY tips that are commonly posted on online forums. Here are a couple of DIY tips that iPhone users normally perform when they encounter liquid damaged iPhone problems. You may have accidentally dropped your iPhone in the sink or you forgot to remove it from your pants before throwing it in the washing machine. There are many situations wherein your iPhone ends up wet and drenched in liquid. The initial reaction among iPhone owners is shock and then followed by feelings of denial, anger, bargaining, and then depression. Yes, it is pretty much similar to that of losing a very special companion that you have cherished and valued from the very first moment you took out the iPhone from its box. There are natural reactions, especially among those who really saved up to purchase their iPhones. Do recognize these feelings and get over it as quickly as you can. The cries, groans, and moping wouldn’t help in fixing your iPhone at all. After half an hour of moping, it’s time for you to take action and find ways to repair your liquid damaged iPhone. The first solution that comes to mind is to dry the iPhone with a hair dryer. If this hair drying tool is powerful enough to dry hair within minutes, it probably would do a mighty fine job of drying the insides of an iPhone too, right? Although this may be the first option that will enter your mind, you need to consider a few things first. For one the electrical heat generated by most hair dryers is too intense. By directing heat to the inside of your iPhone, you may be turning the problem from bad to worse. The components inside your iPhone such as electronic circuits, wirings, and the motherboard are filled with elements that easily melt under direct heat and sunlight. Too much heat will result in melted and then fried internal parts. Your iPhone may have had a chance to be repaired, but because you were eager in using high heat to dry the components quickly, you just destroyed and ultimately killed your smart phone. If you are still willing to take the risk and try out using a hair dryer for your wet iPhone, make sure to use low heat and create a big gap between your smart phone and hair dryer. Dry slowly and intermittently so the components inside are given adequate time to cool off before you start blow drying the iPhone again. The result of blow drying your iPhone with low heat may end up unsuccessful. Although there are cases when this actually works, iPhones that were soaked for a really long time in the waster may not be fixed or repaired using this method. Silica Gel You are familiar with silica gel, but you are quite clueless with what they can actually do. Packets of silica are always placed in new products that you purchase from the mall. Manufacturers use silica as a desiccant. Silica gel supposedly works as an effective drying agent, thus it is used when packaging new items. The same principle is true when you place your wet iPhone in a bag that is stuffed with silica gel as well. The silica gel is supposed to absorb the moisture from the internal components of an iPhone. Hundreds of iPhone owners who made the mistake of getting their smartphones soaking wet swear by the effectiveness of silica gel as a powerful drying component. The only drawback of using silica gel is the fact that majority of us do not keep silica gels on hand. Since they are generally poisonous, almost everyone throws them out afterwards. For those who are determined in using this liquid damage method, make sure to wash your hands after handling silica gel. You may buy silica gel in bulk in arts and craft stores. They are fairly inexpensive, so there really wouldn’t be a problem in purchasing them. Mix it with rice Placing your soaking wet iPhone in a bag full of rice is the most popular solution among those who are hopeful of fixing their smartphones at home. A lot of people who supposedly have tried this method of making an iPhone work again would dry their iPhones and placed them in a container full of uncooked rice. A lot of people claim that this works quite well in removal of moisture from the inside of iDevices such as iPhones, iTouch, and even iPads. Although this may be the case, the problem of dust may create bigger problems on the long haul. The iPhone may also be unable to work properly after drying it using the rice method. There really is no solid set of reasons as to how rice can be an effective and inexpensive solution of fixing a liquid damaged iPhone. The only solution to such a dilemma is by seeking professional help. Specialists who have undergone proper training of fixing the inner workings of an iPhone will be more than able to ultimately dry and fix your iPhone. These DIY methods may work in some cases, but performing them most often results to more damage, and in worst cases, the ultimate death of your beloved iPhone. Seeking help directly from an iPhone technician or specialist will also ensure that all parts and components of your iPhone are properly diagnosed and fixed as well. If you really aren’t knowledgeable and skillful in repairing an iPhone, might as well the premium and go for professional repair services instead.