Can rice fix my iPhone?

I dropped my iPhone in salt water, and it still works but there is something wrong with the screen. i had been told to put my whole iPhone in a bag of rice. does that work? have u guys tried it before?

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Don't use rice, quickly take the phone apart and unplug battery. Even if it works now it soon might not work at all. As more power is put in the phone the more electricity can corrode the circuits. And since its salt water it has more conductivity which is a lot worse.

Use isopropyl alcohol to clean the phone internals, be sure not to use too much as the alcohol can damage the screen.

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I might add distilled water will also work as it will remove the salt in the sea water. Then use a high grade of isopropyl alcohol to dry things out.

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Rice does help draw out the moisture, however, before doing that I would recommend opening the phone and cleaning the internals with isopropyl if you can, otherwise the water will start to corrode the components and you might have further issues. Until then, do not charge the phone or power it up until the rice has done its job. Good Luck!

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Rice is good in preventing salt or sugar from caking up. Sadly, it is useless in drying out a phone or other electronics device.

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Sorry but your wrong, rice is a natural desiccant, and has helped many people dry out their phones. A better alternative would be to take the device apart and use a hair dryer on cold.

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Yes rice is a desiccant. It will remove the moisture out of the air within a container of let's say salt. But that's it! It will not absorb the water sitting in puddles inside your device That's why you don't use it. The correct answer here is first disconnect the battery, second shake out & wipe off any visible liquid, third cool the system down to slow corrosion. And lastly the most important of all open the system up to properly clean it ASAP as the clock is ticking....

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That's right, it doesn't dry puddles, that's why in my answer I suggested they cleaned it first using isopropyl. Any remaining moisture that has soaked into something will evaporate and be absorbed by the rice. All in all, I do agree that rice isn't the best thing to use, but if you do not have the tools for opening an iPhone, it can only help.

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As mentioned, disassembly will be required if it's going to last at all. Disassemble (including removing the covers on the logic board) and wash the board and other components (not LCD or battery) with distilled water (ithis what the factory uses) or isopropyl alcohol, and dry with hot air (hairdryer). Put it in a tight container with a good desiccant (regular rice is not a good enough desiccant to work, though if you dry it mostly out 5 minute rice may). Leave in overnight.

A better desiccant, and one that's easy to get, is made from Epsom salts. Fill a shallow pan with an inch of Epsom salt. Bake for 2 hours at 400F. Remove, immediately crack up the resulting sheet of homemade desiccant with a heavy knife or hammer, then put it in a sealed container. Wrap your parts in a paper towel and throw them in the container. Remove after an hour or two.

As for the screen, if it looks odd/shiny at spots, especially with white backgrounds, there's water between the backlight film and LCD. Carefully remove the backlight (leaving the flex attached) and films/filters and dry each off by patting. If you need to clean pat with distilled water. DO NOT RUB. It will bend the film and ruin it. Re-assemble.

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Stop with the desiccant direction its a waste of time and energy! If you have taken the device apart and correctly cleaned it there is no need for any desiccant. A desiccant can be useful when traveling around in a country which is very humid so water does not condense when you store your devices! Not after you have a dripping wet device from getting it wet (rain or dropping it in a puddle or spilling a drink). Besides Epsom salt is corrosive! which makes is a bad choice. When I went to Costa Rica a few years ago I used rice held in coffee filters which was sealed so the rice wouldn't spill out. So my camera gear was safe from the high humidly (nobody wants fogged up lenses).

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