There are a myriad of guides out there on how to get water out of your phone if you ever mistakenly drop it in water, but there aren’t too many guides that are particular about the phone charging port.
I thought we should share these tips, and hopefully, they will come in handy whenever you want to get water out of your phone charging port. These tips are sure to work for you whether you’re using an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Note: we will recommend that you confirm that the water hasn’t penetrated your device, as turning your phone ON and attempting to charge it when it is having water in the panel can lead to more damage, sometimes completely roasting the panel.
How to Get Water Out Of Phone Charging Port Using Wool
One way to get water out of a phone’s charging port is using cotton wool or an absorbent cloth. First, turn your phone Off so that the pin doesn’t cause bridges in the electrical >> wrap cotton wool or a tiny piece of absorbent clothing around a toothpick, pin, or needle (ensure this is tiny enough to fit into the space in the charging port) >> and gently move it around, drying the port >> you’d want to leave your phone turned OFF for some time so air gets into the port before having it turned ON.
How to Get Water Out Of Phone Charging Port with Rice
It’s a fact that rice helps phones dry quickly, and for your charging port, its sure is something we know can work. If you have used wool and the phone is likely still sending you the moisture warning message, try placing your phone inside dry rice overnight. It always works.
Note: You’d want to be careful when putting your device in rice. Small particles of rice can damage your phone, so you’d want to be sure no particles enter your phone after water gets out of the charging port.
How to Get Water Out Of Phone Charging Port with a Fan
A standing fan is a great source and more powerful force of air, and a consistent one. Compared to just leaving it to dry on the dining table, a fan is concentrated, the air is dry, and it is consistent, so all parts of the charging port get dried faster. Placing your android device or iPhone in front of a fan after using cotton wool or dry cloth actually works better.
How to Get Water Out Of Phone Charging Port with a Vacuum Hose
This is another great option. The water in the charging port isn’t enough to damage the machine, so you can get away with using a vacuum hose to suck out the water from the charging ports. Works wonders.
What To and Not To Do When Your Phone Gets Into Water
If a whole or part of your phone gets into water, or say you were drenched by the rain, leading to water entering the charging port, speakers, mouthpiece, battery, and some other parts of your phone, here is a checklist of things to and not to do.
Turn Phone OFF Immediately
If you discover that water might have entered your phone, have the phone turned OFF as soon as possible. Water is a powerful conductor of electricity, and while the electricity flowing from your battery into your phone is mild, the water in the panel is powerful enough to cause a lot of damage to your phone. You’d want to have it turned OFF and left until you’re 100% certain that the panel is dried before restarting the device.
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Rinse in Fresh Water
This might sound counterproductive, but for many situations, it’s the right thing to do. When your phone drops into saltwater, like at the beach, or into some other liquid other than freshwater, you would want to have the phone turned OFF, and rinsed in freshwater. Having substances like salt or oil either inside your phone panel or in the charging port is just as bad as using a wet phone. After rinsing, try drying thoroughly with a dry cloth, and thoroughly drying the charging port and other ports and spaces, and then give the phone some time to dry up.
As long as your phone is still wet, and for some time after getting water out of the charging port, it’s not recommended to plug your device into a power source. Moisture takes some time to dry, so try to not have any power plugged into the phone for at least 5 hours. Even after this time, if your device comes with a wireless charging feature, we recommend using this until you’re sure your phone is working fine.
Too Much Heat Is Bad
Yea, a measure of warmth around your phone is great for helping your phone dry fast after dropping inside a liquid but be careful of how much heat your phone is exposed to. Leaving your phone out under the sun shouldn’t do damage, but having it too close to an electric bulb or fireplace could damage things. In fact, for most liquid drops, leaving your phone in a well-ventilated area is just perfect.
Disable Moisture Notification
This is strictly for people who are certain that their charging ports are dried but are still getting a notification that it has moisture (Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, S9, S9+ or S10). Something similar should be on other android devices.
Go to Settings >> select Battery Usage >> scroll down to Recent Battery Usage >> find and tap on Android System >> tap on Force Stop (you will get a warning that it could cause system problems). Turning it OFF did away with the “Detecting Moisture” notification that was making it impossible to charge my device.
Don’t Try Blowing the Water Out with Your Mouth
Wondering how to get water out of phone charging port, many of us would quickly try to blow the water out of the port, but blowing into your smartphone charging port often forces the water to go further inside the charging port, making it harder to dry.
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