“OMG! I dropped my iPhone in the toilet. How can I save my iPhone? How to save my data in it? Can Someone give me some help please. Thanks in advance.”
It is not strange that your iPhone dropped in the toilet as many people like to bring their iPhone when they go to the washroom or toilet. Once you suffer from the trouble, you must retrieve your iPhone immediately and then the damage might be reduced. Then you could try to find the method to save your iPhone and the data in it. Are you the poor guy? If so, don’t worry. This post will give you the solution to save your iPhone as well as your data.
Part 1: How to Save Your iPhone
If your iPhone was dropped in toilet, the most important thing right after retrieving it is to turn it off. Remember do not turn on the device if it’s already switched off. The reason is the turn on the iPhone would short-circuit the device and cause more damage. Then please follow below steps to save your iPhone.
1.Get your iPhone off the water and then get a piece of fabric or tissues to get rid of the moisture. Pick a plastic bag with a zipper closure and fill it with raw rice or silica-gel packets and put your iPhone inside it and close the zipper. Ensure that the iPhone is completely covered with rice and there is no air within the bag. Alternatively, a bowl of rice or a well ventilated dry room with a fan blowing cool air will suffice.
2.Allow 24 to 48 hours for your iPhone to be completely dried within the pouch. Before trying to turn on your iPhone, make sure that the LCI is not activated in your iPhone. Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI) is an iPhone feature that gets activated when the phone gets damaged by water. If it glows bright red means water has spoiled the device. It is located at the side of your iPhone.
3.In case the phone doesn’t turn on after drying or the LCI is activated, then rush to the nearest Apple store. The support team would be able to help you in this regard.
Part 2: How to Save Data When iPhone Dropped in the Toilet
If you are fortunate that your iPhone could work well after dropping in the toilet, you could extract your data directly from your iPhone. If your iPhone cannot work normally, you could save your data from iPhone backup. In order to access data in iTunes and iCloud, you may need the third-party software iRefone to help you.
This professional iOS data recovery software could help you to recover lost data on iOS device as well as iTunes and iCloud backup. It supports to retrieve nearly all kind data in your device like messages, notes, contacts, call history, whatsapp, wechat and more. Before recovery, it allows you to preview these data in the interface so that you could selectively choose these data as you like. Download the software below and follow the steps to get back lost data.
Extract Water Damaged iPhone Data from iTunes Backup
Step 1. Run iRefone and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. There will be some backup files listed on the interface. Click on “Select” to choose the backup of iPhone you need.
Step 2. The the software will ask you choose the data you want to display and preview in the iTunes backup. Click on the icon of the data to start the scanning.
Step 3. When the scanning is finished, all of the data you choose in the iTunes backup will be displayed in the interface. Preview them one by one and pick out these data you need to save them on the computer.
Extract Water Damaged iPhone Data from iCloud Backup
Step 1. Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as recovery mode. Then you will see the interface below. Log in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password.
Step 2. After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.
Step 3. When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just choose the data icon that you need to retrieve.
Step 4. Preview data in the software and choose these one you need to recover to PC.