What to do when your iPhone falls in snow

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Spring is fast approaching and temperatures have begun to rise in some areas of the country. However, there has been a significant amount of snow for much of the country so far this winter season, and there is still plenty of time left for people to get hit with another snowstorm. People very commonly damage their iPhone devices by getting them wet, but in the winter season, more people drop their phones in piles of snow.

If you've dropped your iPhone in a snowdrift, chances are good that your device could have a combination of cosmetic damage from the fall and internal damage from the cold and moisture. While most people are well aware that getting their smartphone really wet will typically cause it to stop functioning, your iPhone can have issues with functionality even if it was only exposed to a small amount of liquid for a short period of time. This means that if the phone should fall in snow for even a couple of seconds before you heroically snatch it back up again, this can be enough to cause it to stop functioning entirely.

Fixing a snow-damaged iPhone
Even though the damage came from snow, the protocol for fixing your device is the same as with any liquid damage. It is important to get the iPhone as dry as possible and to do so as quickly as possible. Remember that when a phone gets wet, it is not a good idea to leave it powered on or to attempt to turn it on if it is off. As MacNewsWorld's Jesse Herman noted, when the device is powered off, the biggest threat is rust, which can be easily repaired. However, powering the iPhone on can cause the water to activate a shortage and render your device useless.

First, use whatever fabric you have on you to dry off the device. The best approach will be to then let the iPhone dry out gradually in a dry room. If that room has heat being blown into it, even better.

“The methods for repairing water damage differ significantly. Even with well-established methods, there's generally room to tweak things and experiment,” Herman wrote. He later added, “The first big concern with any repair is disassembly of the phone. For popular models of the iPhone and Android phones, tutorials exist through forums, cell phone repair shops and DIY sites; find them and follow them, but know they are not perfect – just helpful. Steps will be left out, and surprises are inevitable. Proceed with caution.”

As Herman explained, there are many damage scenarios that are simply better left to professionals. If there is any doubt about the extent of damage or you are not confident in your abilities as a repair technicians, don't hesitate to contact iResQ for our extensive top-quality iPhone repair services.

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