When Cell Phone Gets Unwanted Bath


We carry those cell phones everywhere.

We buy protective covers in case they drop and break. Sometimes we buy replacement insurance.

And now you can buy protection against water ruining them.

During my last visit to the Verizon store a woman came in moaning that she had dropped her phone in the washing machine. The salesman assured her not to worry, and for $23 he put the phone into a new “dryout box” that sometimes solves the problem. It did not.

Ah, but here’s something my personal IT expert says does work:

If the cell phone gets wet, put it into a bowl and cover it with dry uncooked rice. The rice should absorb the moisture.

It’s worth trying before you pay for dropping it into a magical drying box. ###