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    Dropped my iPhone down the toilet!

    Help please I have dropped my iPhone 4 down the toilet this morning for about 3 seconds, got it out and sucked the water out (it was clean i swear!!) then i have put it in a bowl of rice beside the radiator, i know your not supposed to try to switch it on and its best if its switched off but the button at the side to put the phone on loud/silent is still working and vibrates, so i think the phone must be still on but the screen has nothing on it. Does anyone know how to switch the phone of without having to see the screen? and do u think there is any hope for my poor phone!

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    dcx_badass

    Remove the battery and put it in rice, the longer it's on the more it … Remove the battery and put it in rice, the longer it's on the more it breaks.




    CAn you remove the battery of an iphone 4 without taken the case apart?

    Banned

    No. .

    Google it, there are loads of stories out there. The battery can;t be taken out but just leave it in a air-tight rice-filled container for 4 or 5 days will be 'reet.

    dangermoose5

    Google it, there are loads of stories out there. The battery can;t be … Google it, there are loads of stories out there. The battery can;t be taken out but just leave it in a air-tight rice-filled container for 4 or 5 days will be 'reet.



    I know the iphone batteries can be removed but not like you can with other phones. Then again OP hasn't got much to lose by taking the shell apart to do it as at the moment their phone could be ^&^*& anyway. Rice trick may work, just don't try to stir fry it after, domestos and pee probably don't taste nice

    celestevernon01

    I have dropped my iPhone 4 down the toilet this morning for about 3 … I have dropped my iPhone 4 down the toilet this morning for about 3 seconds, got it out and sucked the water out



    Now that is commitment, I'd have to think twice about giving my niece or nephew mouth to mouth if they ever fell into a toilet never mind a phone.

    As far as I know, iPhones are not toilet proof. I think you may have killed it. Was it your own toilet water that you drank, or someones else's? The reason I ask, is that you seem very confident that the water was clean. My only advice to you, would be, never drink toilet water, its not good for you. Hope this helps

    Original Poster

    Haha some funny posts here, well it was as clean as toilet water can ever be and i didnt swallow it so i think ill be ok! dont have a tiny screwdriver or anything to take the phone apart so dont think i will be able to do that and the battery was full so it will be hours untill the battery dies. I can here it vibrating from time to time ... i think its screwed!

    http://www.waterproofcasesdirect.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/phone.jpg

    Contact all the people who call you regularly and tell them to ring you via home phone or something for a while but not on the mobile. Mind you you will probably still be getting emails and texts so ????

    Turn it off, stick it in rice and leave it for a few days. When you try to use it again, if it doesn't work it's not the end of the world - you can take it into an Apple Store and get it swapped out. I *think* it's about £130 - not cheap, but much cheaper than buying a new iPhone 4!

    ok how the hell do you drop your phone down the toilet ! I guess you were trying to multi-task (badly) ! do people use their phone & the loo at the same time & do you wash your phone after you have finished.

    "sucked the water out" & "it was clean I swear"

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    oO at the sucking toilet water out lol Blurghh I don't think any toilet water can be proper clean.

    Hope the rice works with the phone xx

    Best place for it, make sure you double flush

    once a phone has had a soaking, I am afraid it's a gonner.

    I dropped my phone down the toilet years ago and it stopped working even after I had left it in the airing cupboard to dry it out.

    richp

    ok how the hell do you drop your phone down the toilet ! I guess you were … ok how the hell do you drop your phone down the toilet ! I guess you were trying to multi-task (badly) ! do people use their phone & the loo at the same time & do you wash your phone after you have finished.


    Back pockets are dangerous places for ladies to put their mobiles

    doesnt holding the home and power button together for about 10 seconds force it to switch off?

    Banned

    You sucked water into your mouth from a toilet?

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tuaw.com/media/2009/11/rivalappletoilet1113.jpg

    WoolyM

    Back pockets are dangerous places for ladies to put their mobiles



    ah yes I see what you mean wooly.

    richp

    ah yes I see what you mean wooly.


    Had a few 'nearly' moments myself

    Who said apple owners are suckers!

    Plum

    Who said apple owners are suckers!



    http://www.lowbird.com/data/images/2010/05/rimshot.png

    hope u brushed ur teeth and used some mouthwash before eating/drinking anything

    WoolyM

    Had a few 'nearly' moments myself



    Are you female? oO for some reason I always assumed you were Male lol

    beth3735

    Are you female? oO for some reason I always assumed you were Male lol


    No, female. Must change the avvy at some point X)
    Its just that I liked the cutting humour of Dame Edna

    beth3735

    Are you female? oO for some reason I always assumed you were Male lol



    WoolyM is female as she is forever cooking and baking cakes.

    tinkerbell28

    I cannot actually believe, that you sucked something that had been down … I cannot actually believe, that you sucked something that had been down the toilet. Thats disgusting, there are specialists sites for that crap, op.


    That got me wondering a bit as well
    Not something I would do

    mutley1

    WoolyM is female as she is forever cooking and baking cakes.


    Being lazy today. About to heat some frozen sausage rolls - left from Christmas

    mutley1

    WoolyM is female as she is forever cooking and baking cakes.



    I did think it was a talented male who liked cooking! lol Need to open my eyes more, Sorry WoolyM

    beth3735

    I did think it was a talented male who liked cooking! lol Need to open my … I did think it was a talented male who liked cooking! lol Need to open my eyes more, Sorry WoolyM


    X)

    beth3735

    I did think it was a talented male who liked cooking! lol Need to open my … I did think it was a talented male who liked cooking! lol Need to open my eyes more, Sorry WoolyM



    men only like cooking if they like eating and their other half always spoil the dinner. then they got no choice.

    mutley1

    men only like cooking if they like eating and their other half always … men only like cooking if they like eating and their other half always spoil the dinner. then they got no choice.


    Hey, I'm as capable as anyone of spoiling a dinner. But I dont usually complain. X) And if anyone else does they can go hungry.

    How are you getting on with your heated rats?
    Edited by: "WoolyM" 15th Jan 2012

    Sucked the water out?! That's just nuts! It's only a phone. But hey, if you get legionnaires disease, ecoli, gastroenteritis or some other sort of flesh eating bacteria, it'll be fine cause you've saved your phone, right?
    Edited by: "ei8hty5ive" 15th Jan 2012

    WoolyM

    How are you getting on with your heated rats?



    i don't think it's rats as they would die after the first cook but these keep coming back. i've eaten a field mouse before and it takes great. yummm..., roasted.

    mutley1

    i don't think it's rats as they would die after the first cook but these … i don't think it's rats as they would die after the first cook but these keep coming back. i've eaten a field mouse before and it takes great. yummm..., roasted.


    Hmmn, Now you remind me of roadkill man

    splatsplatsplat

    "sucked the water out" & "it was clean I swear"ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww



    What? If it was my £500 phone it could have landed right in the middle of a soft tuurd. I'd have still done what was necessary.

    you dropped it where it belongs

    deek72

    What? If it was my £500 phone it could have landed right in the middle of … What? If it was my £500 phone it could have landed right in the middle of a soft tuurd. I'd have still done what was necessary.


    Surely thats when you take it to the repair shop

    I dropped my iPod Touch down a toilet at a service station on Route 66...it was the cleanest toilet I've ever seen! Like yours, it must have only been in for 3-5seconds tops (I've never moved to fast in my life)

    I managed to turn it off. When I got back to my hotel, I popped it under a table lamp for about a day.

    My iPod turned out fine. Apparently you can check for water damage by looking inside the headphone socket & there should be a little white circle, If it turns a different colour (can't remember which colour) then you're screwed.

    Good luck op, hope it turns out fine!

    WoolyM

    Surely thats when you take it to the repair shop



    No need if it's my own poo. I know it's clean.
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