Save Your iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 from Water Damage

Did your iPhone got wet? Well, that hurts and I know it too. It can take place to everyone, but here is how one could save spending money on repair work. It’s a guide on what you want to do to remove the water and the other options if that doesn’t work.

The Apple Store Policy for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Water Damage: Apple has defined where the water indicators can be found. To see the image of the water indicators’ location, please see the website below for more detail. iPhones are equipped with Liquid Contact Indicators at the base of the headphone jack. iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 models in addition have an indicator at the base in the dock-connector housing. These indicators will be activated and turned PINK whenever they come in direct contact with water or even a liquid containing water. They are developed not to be set off by humidity and temperature changes. See the graphic of the water indicators at the author’s website. If the pink indicator is visible, it means that your service for liquid damage is not insured through the Apple one (1) year limited warranty or AppleCare Protection Plan (APP). However, you can replace your malfunctioning phone for a refurbished iPhone for $199 from the Apple Store as opposed to the full priced iPhone. Also, in the event bought your iPhone from Best Buy or used a credit card who offers protection/insurance on your iPhone, you may be able to get some money back or even a new iPhone free of charge. Check all of the options before you actually repurchase a new iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4.

Getting your iPhone Professionally Fixed at a Third-Party Store: If your sensors are pink and your iPhone is simply not working even after you’ve tried to dry the iPhone of all the water, you can you could try and take it into a repair shop. They will charge you a small service fee to appraise the damage and then provide you with an estimate of how much it will cost to fix the iPhone. You can figure out if you wish to work with them to restore it.

Easy Steps to Go By For a Water Affected iPhone. 1. TURN OFF YOUR IPHONE RIGHT NOW! 2. DO NOT TURN ON YOUR iPHONE until finishing all of the steps. Flipping on the iPhone if there is any water in the phone could cause the phone to short circuit. 3. Lift off your iPhone protective case and then take out the SimCard. 4. Shake out any additional water. 5. Use a hair dryer on low heat for 15 minutes and attempt to heat up the phone mildly so that any existing water may make its way from the phone. Use the lowest heat setting! 6. Put the iPhone in a bag of uncooked rice and ensure that it is 100% covered. Swap the rice daily. The uncooked rice will take in moisture and will help remove any additional water inside the iPhone. Leave your iPhone in the rice for 48-72 hours for the most effective results. 7. Take your iPhone out of the rice, and verify to see if it works. If it doesn’t work for you or if you see additional water in the iPhone, repeat steps 4, 5, and 6. Keep the iPhone inside of the rice for an additional 4-5 days and check again redoing the approach until the phone works. 8. This step-by-step method is ideal when your iPhone was submerged in water for less than 30 minutes. If the process does not work after multiple attempts…

Prevention: One way to guard your iPhone from future damage is to purchase a reliable case. It’s important to get a case that has all-side protection.


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