Monsoons have arrived and so has the tricky problem of using your phone while you are caught in a sudden downpour. Water damage is not covered under warranty and the moment even some moisture is detected in your phone it is considered to be out of warranty. Here are seven tricks and tips to protect your phone from water damage. Also Read - WhatsApp is soon to change the way your data is backed up: What it means?
Bluetooth headsets/Wired headphones: It is always safe to make use of Bluetooth or wired headphones during rainy season. With this you can keep your phone inside your bag or pocket. Most Bluetooth headsets and wired headphones have higher degree of water resistance than your phone. Also Read - WhatsApp introduces 'Papa Mere Papa' stickers to celebrate Father's Day: How to download, send?
Zip pouch: This may sound weird but a simple zip pouch could go a long way in protecting your phone from water damage. Also Read - iPhone users now get Picture-in-Picture mode for YouTube videos worldwide
Waterproof cover: This is another option which can save your phone during monsoons. The one drawback it has is that the waterproof covers are available for limited phones. Mostly the waterproof covers are available for costly smartphones.
How to fix a water damaged phone
If your phone has been damaged by water, here are somethings you should and should not do. Most important of them is to resist the temptation to switch your phone on.
Take out the battery: If you notice that water has entered your phone, first thing you should do is make sure you remove the phone battery and let it dry. Also open the back panel of the phone and let the components dry. The only drawback is for phones that don’t have a removable battery.
Don’t use hairdryer: Never use a hairdryer or fire to dry your phone as it would fry your phone.
Old rice trick: One of the oldest and simplest tricks is to put your phone in a box of uncooked rice overnight. The rice will absorb some moisture.
Don’t use your charger: People often tend to plug-in their chargers while their phone is wet. But one should always keep in mind that you should not plug-in a charger till the time you are convinced that the phone is completely dry.