At eProvided, our professional file recovery team has encountered all kinds of damaged devices. Examples include smartphone salt water damage. And thus, we use every technique and tool available to retrieve your lost data. A common problem with smartphones is failure after exposure to salt water or fresh water. In particular, spilling a drink over your cell phone, or maybe you dropped your smartphone in the toilet. To illustrate, if immersed in salt water, serious harm to the internal components will take place.
Smartphone salt water damage.
In particular, salt water is very detrimental, due to the build-up of sodium and oxidation. You should keep your smartphone bagged or on shore altogether when near the sea. Damage to smart phones is common once submerged in salt water.
To this end, our team has great experience in recovering data from smart phones or cell phones. Storage devices affected by salt water damage, even if immersed for two months have a chance at file recovery! Consequently, make sure your cell phone or storage device continues to perform at its best after exposure to salt water. eProvided has created a list of tips in case your phone becomes corrupted or won’t boot. Follow these smartphone tips closely if you want a chance at saving your lost data. Here’s some tips.
Remove smartphone from water ASAP.
This is an obvious tip, but don’t underestimate its value. Don’t sit and watch your phone soak. Extract it as quickly as you can, as safely as you can. You should never endanger yourself, or others to reach it, but you need to act fast to retrieve it.
Leave smart phone switched off.
Whatever you do, leave your phone switched off – if you turn it on, you can cause it to short circuit … and damage it beyond repair. Remove the battery and the SIM card, and try to keep the handset as still as possible (the more you move it, the more likely moisture will seep from one area to another).
Soak your phone in fresh water.
Dropped your phone in salt water? Okay – don’t panic. As salt is known to corrode the internal components, drop your phone into fresh water to wash the salt away. How long should you do this for? That depends: the longer your device was exposed to salt water, the longer the rinse should be.
Salt water damaged smartphones corrode faster, ship to eProvided.
Fresh water inside your smartphone is not the same as salt water. Salt water is much more damaging to the circuits inside your phone. Corrosion to the NAND chips, controller circuits and connections become extreme.
Grab a soft cloth, start wiping.
Use a soft cloth (or tissue paper) and dry any excess moisture inside the phone. Move the tissue carefully, be gentle. Avoid letting lint or strips of tissue remain inside your smartphone after drying.
Dig out the bag of rice.
Place your phone and its battery into an airtight container, and fill it with dried rice – this will absorb all excess moisture. A tupperware box will work, provided it’s big enough, while jars or sealable plastic bags make good alternatives. When phones have been exposed to fresh water, leave it in the rice for 24 hours; when it’s been for a soak in salt water, try 48 hours.
Putting it all back together.
Insert the battery and the SIM card back into your phone, then switch it on (don’t plug it in, though): if the phone still fails to work, put it back into the rice box for another 24 hours. If it still won’t work beyond this, then you may need to get the handset recovered by data recovery professionals.
Smartphone salt water damage professionals.
Worried about losing your data after your phone gets wet? Bring it to us – we’ll retrieve your media and files from your handset and/or memory card. We know how much of your life is stored on your phone (we do it too!) and how upsetting it can be to think it’s all gone. Call us on 1-866-857-5950 to learn more now!