- Do not attempt to switch on the phone nor plug it in because water and electric devices don't go so well together.
- Do not press any button to avoid pushing water further inside,
- Do not shake or blow the device as this will move the water further inside too,
- Do not use a blow drier as this will damage the phone with its heat and;
- do not move the phone around too much to prevent the water from going deeper into the phone.
Nobody wants to remember that feeling you get as you watch your phone, with frozen breath, as it flies its way into water. After that, you get a feeling of bubbles popping in your stomach as you pick it up, fearing what comes next, not knowing whether your precious phone will be dimmed fit for use anymore. Unless your smartphone is the waterproof type, then you've got quite some job to do after that and the best you can do as you prepare to salvage your phone is pray that all goes well.Step number one is definitely taking the phone out of water as quickly as possible then ensure that it's off. If the phone is still on while picking it from the water, switch it off and remove the battery, then place the battery on paper towels on a flat surface.Even as you do that, you should not do the following things in order to increase survival chances of your phone:
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool