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How To Protect Your Phone From Water Damage

We live in London, it’s almost inevitable that at one point or another you’ll end up with a water damaged iPhone or Android. As a repair company, we care a lot about the devices you use every waking minute. Our phones are personal. We FaceTime our best friends and family, schedule important reminders to our calendars for work, even find live updates for public transport. That being said, it’s in your best interest to know how to protect your phone from water damage. Listed below are some helpful tips we found to help you keep your phone dry.

Avoiding Phone Water Damage

Use a Waterproof Case

It’s winter. Let’s face it, in the UK it’s almost always rain season. Investing in a good waterproof case now could save you money in the long run. Some of our favourites are:

Pelican Marine Case

Pelican Waterproof Case Water Damage

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Catalyst Waterproof Case

Catalyst Waterproof Case Water Damage

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LifeProof Waterproof Case

LifeProof Waterproof Case Water Damage

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Use Headphones

An easy way for your phone to avoid getting wet on your daily commute is to simply keep it in your pocket or bag. Use a set of headphone if you need to speak with someone urgently, or pop into the nearest cafe to use citymapper. Wired headphones, even bluetooth headsets will have better water resistance than your phone.


Use a Zip Pouch

Another way to protect your phone from water damage is to secure it in a zip pouch. You can find Vansky waterproof pouches on Amazon for a reasonable price that will fit most phones. They are a best seller and are fully submersible up to 30m, perfect for any activity involving water.

What to Do if Water Still Gets Into Your Phone

All of these options can certainly reduce your risk of water damage, but nothing is a one-hundred percent guarantee. If your phone manages to still get wet you can use the good old, tried-and-tested dry-out method by following these steps:

*Remember if your phone is fully submersed in water and unprotected, don’t turn it on.

If it is still on:

  1. Switch off the phone.
  2. Wipe down the phone with an absorbent cloth or tissue.
  3. Remove the SIM card, memory card and battery from the phone. (iPhones simply need to remove their SIM card.)
  4. Bury it in a bag full of uncooked rice.
  5. Let it sit in the rice for 72 hours before switching it on.

We hope this helps to keep your phone dry and connected to the world around you. Accidents happen, and water damage isn’t something that is covered under warrantee. Make sure you’re careful when it’s raining, and more importantly around water. 

Looking to Get Your Device Fixed Quickly?

Remember to keep us in mind next time your phone or tablet is damaged. 

At Repairly, we collect, repair and return your device in an average of 2 hours and 06 minutes. All you have to do is enter your postcode and book. You don’t even have to leave your home.

Check us out here.

Not only do you get your phone collected and delivered for free, Repairly offers a 12-month warranty. Often, it works out cheaper than getting your phone fixed with Apple directly.

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