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Readers Respond: How Have You Fixed a Wet iPod or iPhone?

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If your iPod or iPhone has gotten wet and you've done something about it, what worked for you in fixing it? What didn't work? This isn't a place to ask for help; instead use post here if you can share your experiences and help others save their devices.

If your wet device has dried, you may want to check out these articles for fixing common software problems:

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Don't eat cereal and text

I dropped my iPod in my milk. What should I do? I have no rice. Please write back anyone.
—Guest Yikes


I dropped my iPod nano 7 in soup and now my computer doesn't recognize it!
—Guest soup

it works a little

ok… so you may leave your iPod 4 in the rain for about 2 hours and you get scared it won't work, but really when mine was out for, ya know, 2 hours, it still works just has weird lines on the top. So what you need to do is dry it with a towel paper optional and then you put in rice for 24 hours, but still you see the lines. So next what you need to do is use a hair dryer. It works. What you do is put it on low and cold. Next blow it in the headphone hole and the charger hole and all around the iPod for about 20 minutes and there you go, a fixed iPod.
—Guest venessa


I was cleaning my glasses with my cleaning liquid and it went in by accident. I tried using it but I noticed things acted funny. None of the left or right side of my iPod was working. I don't know what to do. HELP ME. It's not water, it's a cleaning liquid. I don't know if it will ever go away. I need help.
—Guest Benzo

I'm an idiot

I was at my friend's house with my phone in the pocket of my swimsuit when I jumped in the pool. It was about 5-8 minutes before I realized my phone was in my pocket. So I dried my phone off and the screen was black, but it was 30 minutes before I got home. Then I put my iPhone in rice and put it on the windowsill. Is my phone gonna die? Plz help
—Guest Mad

iPhone 4

I went in the ocean with my phone rolled up in a shirt (don't ask) in my pocket. I was in for a minute, then I almost had a heart attack realizing it was in there. I've been blow drying it on low heat for an hour or so.
—Guest Jake

Rice method

* Put a bowl full of rice on your table * Put the device in the rice * Let your device dry in the rice

How to fix wet iPod

—Guest Da stupid one

iPod fell in water

I was jumping on my bed and forgot my iPod was there and it fell into a cup next to the bed. I grabbed it after it had been in there for 4 secs. It worked ok untill 1 day later. I can hear the charging sounds but the screen won't turn on!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!
—Guest LimeArrow

Swimming. wet iPod 5

I went swimming and I kinda forgot to take my iPod 5 out......... it was like 5 mins underwater. Plz help
—Guest Daniel

Don't know what to do

The sound of my iPod touch is weird. My mom thought that it was because it was wet but I never saw when or how. What could I do if my iPod is wet for more than 3-4 days, maybe 5??? Pleaaase help!!!!
—Guest Meyo

Not a good week

So earlier this week my relatively new 4th generation iPod touch fell out of my pocket onto hardwood floor, shattering the bottom half of the screen. It still worked, so I put some clear tape over it to "fix" it. So about 20 minutes ago I was eating soup and using my iPod. Suddenly, chaos. I dropped it in the soup, then pulled it out as quickly as I could. I tried playing music on it but the speaker wouldn't work. Now it's sitting in rice and I'm hoping for the best.
—Guest ugh

Shirt and sink problem

I just got out of the shower and I put my iPod 4g on top of my shirt. I went to go pick up my shirt and I forgot I put my iPod there and it fell right in the sink that had about an inch of water in it. I immediately took it out and started sucking all the water out with my mouth at every place the water could get inside. It's working the same but I hope nothing happens.
—Guest Tiffany


So after taking a deuce I started washing my hands and had my iPod on the toilet paper which was on the side of the sink....reached for the soap--knocked it over--ipod fell--"NOOOOOO." Grabbed it out of the sink filled with water--then I panicked and wiped it off with a towel and my texting app was still working, so I texted my friend about it and I was so suprised it still worked! While texting I was trying to get the water out the home button by holding it down... Then my screen slowly turned white and... it cut off. When I press the home button it just goes white... I put it in rice overnight and checked it after eight hours but... it's still the same, so I turned it off and then put it back in the rice. I'm gonna leave it alone for about three or four days now (CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT).
—Guest JacksRicochet

Pushed in pool

So my friend pushed me into the pool and my iPod was in my pocket, but I jumped out immediately and dried it with a towel really good. It still worked, but I shut it off and immediately put it in rice and it's going to stay there for a whole day just to be safe! Wish me luck!!
—Guest A person

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