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

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Getting your iPod or iPhone wet can seem like a disaster. Whether your device only works partially or has completely stopped working, a wet device may seem like you're on your way to the store to buy a new one. But that's not necessarily the case. If you're looking for tips about how to fix a wet iPhone or iPod, click the link above this paragraph for a few suggestions.

On the other hand, if your iPod or iPhone has gotten wet and you've saved it, you need to share what you did—-there are people out there you need to learn from your experience. What worked for you in fixing your device? 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:

Otherwise, read on:

Share Your Experiences

F****** stupid

I was on the dock at Geneva on the lake when I got up with it in my hands and I dropped it. I dove in to find it and I ran up freaking out and I put it in rice. I left It in for a day but it wouldn't work when I got it on the charger it opened up and it said that my iPod COMPLETELY reseted. So now I'm pissed.
—Guest Lucy


My iPhone 5c was sitting next to my sink when I was cleaning it and my phone slipped in. Got it out, towel, and put it in rice for a day to sit and it still worked, but there were lines on the screen and they started to get darker and the volme does not work.
—Guest anne

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

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