Soumya Prakash Pradhan

In India, people often use different methods to dry out their smartphones if they accidentally get wet.

Many believe placing the phone in a bowl or bag of rice helps absorb the moisture.

However, Apple advises against this method, stating that rice particles could harm the device.

Instead, if you see a liquid-detection alert on your iPhone, Apple recommends not using rice.

Instead, gently tap the phone to remove excess liquid, and then leave it in a dry area with good airflow.

After at least 30 minutes, you should attempt to charge using a Lightning or USB-C cable or connect an accessory.

If you encounter the alert again, it indicates there is still liquid in the connector or under the pins of your cable.

In such a case, leave your iPhone in a dry area with some airflow for up to a day.

You can attempt charging or connecting an accessory throughout this period. It may take up to 24 hours to fully dry.

If your phone has dried out but still is not charging, unplug the cable from the adapter and disconnect the adapter from the wall (if possible). Then reconnect them, as suggested by Apple in their official blog post.

It is important not to use heat sources or compressed air to dry the device.

If you are using an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or a later model, connecting a Lightning or USB-C cable might trigger a warning if liquid is detected in the connector.

If you continue to receive warnings after following the recommended steps, it is best to contact Apple support for further assistance and to check for any permanent damage.

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