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How to Save a Wet Smartphone

It’s inevitable that at some point your smartphone will want to test the water and go for a swim. When that time comes, don’t panic. Follow these steps from Wired.com instead.

1. Retrieve phone from toilet/Jacuzzi/wine glass.

2. Take out the battery and any data cards. If you have an iPhone or other device that doesn’t easily give up its battery, power it down.

3. Wipe down the phone. Don’t blow-dry it or stick it in the microwave, which can damage its electronics. Use a can of compressed air to blow water out of crevices, but be careful not to blow it farther inside the device.

4. You can put the phone in a bag of uncooked rice, but this can get messy. It’s better to keep a synthetic desiccant handy. These include the Idea Mia Jet Bag Tech Cell Phone and Gadget Rapid Dry Recovery Solution and the Dry-All Wet Smartphone Emergency Kit. You can also find a retailer near you that has a DryBox, which dries electronic devices in minutes.