Today, my wife hands me a hat on the docks, and somehow manages to drop her cell phone
. It bounced around the dock
, and went between boards into the lake.
It was easily 10 minutes before we found it.
I wrapped it in toilet paper, and drove to a grocery store to purchase
In a zip lock bag, with rice, it stayed the afternoon sticking out my sun roof in the rice bag, to stay warm.
4 hours later I taped it to the center of a fan blade, and spun the phone
10 minutes. This pushed any water
back out the holes it came in, driving the water
backwards out the holes. (my idea, found this nowhere on the Internet)
Then I used a shop vac to vacuum every opening on the phone
. I used duct tape to make a tight seal, so the air needed to be pulled from the phone, along with any residual water.
During the vacuum process, I accidentally pushed a button on the phone, and the phone lit up as normal.
I powered the phone down, and it is now sitting the night again in the rice bag.
There is life after your iPhone
spends 10 minutes (at least) at the bottom of a lake.
I dropped my phone in the bath tub a year ago, 3 seconds in the water, used towels and a blow dryer to dry mine, and it shuts off several times a week, having to be hard started by pushing two buttons at the same time for 30 seconds.
Interesting to see if hers comes out of it better than mine.
We will never again go near the boats without our iPhones in zip lock bags.