iPhone in pool

Otacon132

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Figured id share this, friends phone fell in the pool, submerged for about 2 seconds..yes fast reflex's huh?


she shaked the hell out of it all worried and well....it worked fine for the most part, there was a straight diagonal line across the screen that was basically water trapped in there, as well as some message kept popping up for a day or 2 saying that "this item is not meant for the iPhone" or something. Well, eventually the water started evaporating in the screen, and the phone is completely back to normal after a week as if nothing ever happened.


Anyone got any similar stories?
 

theotherallen

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i do....

i work in a restaurant, and we're obviously told not be using our cell phones at work. but since in my downtime, a nice text message now and then, or a check of the weather comes in handy, i keep it in my pocket. I was bussing a table, when the tray tipped and water spilled allllllll over me, and only on my left side (the side where i keep my iPhone, of course). So, i freak out, but can't publicly because im in the middle of the restaurant, and im not supposed to have my phone on me. Since it was through my pocket and my apron, it wasn't as bad as a pool, but the water went straight into the dock connector. I finished the table, and went into the front room, and freaked out! I was blowing air into my phone for a good 5 minutes, and also kept getting the "this accessory was not designed to work with iPhone" message. Everything still worked just fine though.

my real worry was that i had modded it, so what happens if i have to bring it in! Since everything worked fine, i wasn't as worried, but i went home and reset it, just to be safe. Since then, no issues. I was so thankful, i went out and bought a leather case to keep it safe in my pocket.
 

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i do....

i work in a restaurant, and we're obviously told not be using our cell phones at work. but since in my downtime, a nice text message now and then, or a check of the weather comes in handy, i keep it in my pocket. I was bussing a table, when the tray tipped and water spilled allllllll over me, and only on my left side (the side where i keep my iPhone, of course). So, i freak out, but can't publicly because im in the middle of the restaurant, and im not supposed to have my phone on me. Since it was through my pocket and my apron, it wasn't as bad as a pool, but the water went straight into the dock connector. I finished the table, and went into the front room, and freaked out! I was blowing air into my phone for a good 5 minutes, and also kept getting the "this accessory was not designed to work with iPhone" message. Everything still worked just fine though.

my real worry was that i had modded it, so what happens if i have to bring it in! Since everything worked fine, i wasn't as worried, but i went home and reset it, just to be safe. Since then, no issues. I was so thankful, i went out and bought a leather case to keep it safe in my pocket.
i would definitely invest in some water-resistant pants.

i've worked in a restaurant and have had similar things happen to me, but usually it was someone else spilling something on me...

waiting is definitely a dirty job
 

connie

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You got really lucky. A water bottle spilled over on my iPhone and after drying it and sticking it in a bowl of un****ed rice over night (rice absorbs moisture) the top part of my screen would not work on touch. I could use the bottom half but not the top. I restored and no luck. I had to get a replacement phone:(.
 

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Actually, I was doing dishes last week while listening to music and my iPhone fell in the sink. It was under the faucet for about 2-4 seconds with the Agent 18 on. I let it dry and there's no difference whatsoever.

- John
 

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Actually, I was doing dishes last week while listening to music and my iPhone fell in the sink. It was under the faucet for about 2-4 seconds with the Agent 18 on. I let it dry and there's no difference whatsoever.

- John
you are very lucky my friend.

with my luck, the next time a raindrop gets on it it'll fry.
 
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yeah um i just dropped my iPhone earlier and it was still wet outside from the rain.. i dropped it as i was walking into my home >< someone found it and returned it to me but its been giving me this message saying this accessory is not made to work with iPhone. and it says no sim when i have my sim in it do you know how long this will stay?
 

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yeah um i just dropped my iPhone earlier and it was still wet outside from the rain.. i dropped it as i was walking into my home >< someone found it and returned it to me but its been giving me this message saying this accessory is not made to work with iPhone. and it says no sim when i have my sim in it do you know how long this will stay?
The chances are it will stay that way I'm afraid. There are specialists out there who can try things with it , but the reality is it's probably a case of buying a service exchange replacement.

keep it in a warm dry ventilated place just in case. Chanting, candles, runes and good old fashioned screaming might just help so don't give up.
 

spud

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FYI, for any submerged phone. Take some uncooked rice...instant/non instant and put it in a bowl, then submerge your phone into the uncooked rice. The rice draws out the water quicker than letting it sit on its own. This has saved a number of peoples phones.
 

Lincoln

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The chances are it will stay that way I'm afraid. There are specialists out there who can try things with it , but the reality is it's probably a case of buying a service exchange replacement.

keep it in a warm dry ventilated place just in case. Chanting, candles, runes and good old fashioned screaming might just help so don't give up.
Specialists! Lol.

You make it sound as if the iPhone has some rare medical condition.

- John
 

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I bartend and was showing my phone to one of my regulars.. Well when I was taking it back i let the bottom of the phone clip one of the caddy's (holds bev naps and straws) and flipped the phone right outta my hand and straight down into the sink... I swear i moved faster then than I ever have in my life and actually caught the phone before it hit the bottom of the sink...

WELL... for 2 weeks I go the whole this is not designed to work with the iPhone message and my headphone jack didn't work... not to mention the phone would pick and choose when it wanted to play audible sounds out the bottom speakers... finally after about 2 weeks everything went back to normal and my phone now works perfect...

This was in early October and just a few days ago the strip just above the bottom set of buttons stopped working... I am pretty sure they are unrelated but thought I would throw that out there...

Got a new phone now
 

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FYI, for any submerged phone. Take some uncooked rice...instant/non instant and put it in a bowl, then submerge your phone into the uncooked rice. The rice draws out the water quicker than letting it sit on its own. This has saved a number of peoples phones.
This is true but in my case it did not work for fixing the dead part of the touch screen, I think once that goes it goes even when the phone completely dries.