Water, iPhones, and incoming calls?

snurblet

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It's been said many times, if your phone (or any electronic device) gets wet, you should not try to turn it on, in order to prevent circuits from shorting when power is delivered to them. But what about incoming calls? I never see any reference to this when the Bag O' Rice trick is recommended.

Would popping the SIM card be advisable? Holding the power button to power down completely still requires the phone to wake up first. ZZZZTT!

Just curious. My phone is safe and dry. :)

PS- Don't say Faraday cage. :p
 

maximo916

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If your phone is powered down, it will not take any incoming calls/data.

But it wouldn't hurt to purchase a Faraday cage. This one has a Buy It Now option lol.
 

snurblet

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Yes, but how many people are lucky enough to have their phones powered down when it hits the toilet bowl? :) Unless immersion tends to short the phone into a powered-down state, anyway, even if it doesn't permanently kill the electronics...