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Does a bowl of rice really help wet phones?

Is putting a wet phone in a bowl of rice really the best thing to do?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Aug. 19, 2011 at 20:41

No, silica beads are the best thing to put a water damaged phone in. Saying that, more people have rice at home so it makes a good second choice.

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 19, 2011 at 20:41

No, silica beads are the best thing to put a water damaged phone in. Saying that, more people have rice at home so it makes a good second choice.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 20, 2011 at 08:53

screamingtrees,
matt's right. But rice works. Mind you, when after a dive your phone works, back up everything you can. Keep the memory card out in the air.
A phone or ipod may well appear to have survived a swim, but it can take weeks for the damage to show. Corrosion takes time. A lot of youtube videos and blogposts show this or that device surving incredible bad wet luck. Usually the posters don't return 6 weeks later to say, oops, it's kaputt suddenly.
Many phone repair shops will NOT repair a water damaged phone. They know that a month later people will come back and nag and cry tears of disappointment.
I saved an E61. A full 2 months after the incident black spots appeared on the screen (under, rather)...

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