Risk For External Damage
Now onto the external from dropping your phone. We’ve gone over how the casing and the screen act as a first line of defense. However, just because these external components are designed to absorb the impact doesn’t mean you shouldn’t repair them. Keeping your smartphone casing and screen in good condition to continue optimal protection for internal components.
Of course, the best way to prevent damage to your smartphone is to not drop it.
What If I Drop My Phone In Water?
If you dropped your phone into water, it’s time to act fast. The longer your phone is in the water, the more likely it is to sustain critical damage. Water doesn’t instantly fill the inside of your smartphone, so the faster you can get your smartphone out of the water the better.
Now it’s time to dry it. Don’t fall for the internet myth about throwing your smartphone in a bowl of rice. The most efficient method is a good old-fashioned air dry. Use these steps if you’ve dropped your phone in water:
- Take it out of the water ASAP
- Turn the phone off so all of the electronics are off
- If able, take out components like the SIM card and battery. This promotes a lot of air flow inside of the phone
- Lay your phone, SIM card, and battery on some paper towels and then cover with paper towels
- Now you wait. Give it a few hours, at minimum, to give it the most time to dry out
Ways To Avoid Damaging Your Phone From Being Dropped
Other than just not dropping your phone, there are some preventative measures you can take to protect your phone. As technology has advanced, smartphones have become more and more water resistant. If you have a model that is much older, you might look at upgrading.
At Oasis Savvy, we can’t stress enough how important it is to have a high quality phone case. The cheap, flashy cases that “look cool” don’t really offer a lot of protection. Rather, they offer an illusion of protection by calling it a protective case. Invest in a high quality case that will actually protect your phone.
Smartphone Repair In Keller, Texas
If your smartphone has sustained damage from being dropped in Keller, bring it to Oasis Savvy. Our experienced technicians will quickly diagnose any and all issues with the phone and provide you with fast, professional repairs. Almost all of our repairs can be completed the same day, too.