Un-dunking your cell phone

If you’ve ever dunked, washed, or otherwise immersed your phone in water, you feel like you’ve lost everything. But what if you could undo the dunking?

Take your freshly dunked phone, get a cooking pot or deep bowl, fill it full of uncooked rice. Submerge the phone in the rice and leave it there for a few hours or overnight.
Afterward, it should work as normal.

It needs to be noted, however, that this is not guaranteed to work; but it should.

And now, a couple of things that you should definitely not do with a wet phone:

  • Use a hair dryer to dry it off. The heat can damage components.
  • Put it in the microwave. The metal will spark and internal components can short out, so even if they were to dry, they would be fried.
  • Leaving it out to air dry. This would work with a CRT monitor, but not with a phone; the water would have no where to go, and could continue damaging internal components.

Also, this is intended to work with water or water-based liquids (like coffee), not with syrup based liquids like soda (the water leaves, leaving the sticky syrup behind).