How to get water out of charging port iPhone

Vineet Maheshwari

Many new iPhone models are water-resistant, but charging cables are not. While enjoying the beachside view in Goa, my iPhone and charging port dropped into the water. However, I managed to get water from my iPhone using the water eject Wiri shortcut; I was still having difficulty removing water from the charging port of the iPhone.

I tried multiple methods to get water out of my charging port immediately. I guess one of the ways worked for me, but not sure which one worked. Therefore, I will share some methods to get water from the iPhone charging port. Let’s check out the working method one by one.

NOTE: When you surf the internet trying to find a suitable solution you will find a lot of bad advice to cure water- damaged smart phones. Most of this advice does nothing to repair your device and, in some cases, may even cause more damage! So be aware of those sites who guides you towards wrong path. Don’t follow everything you see on internet.

What does the presence of water in the charging port imply?

When you connect your iPhone to charging cable and an alert like “Liquid Detected in Lightning Connector” appears on your device, it means that either your phone’s charging port is wet and moist or the charging cable is wet or moist.

What should you do if the charging port or a lightning accessory is wet?

  • To begin with, you need to disconnect all cables and accessories from your iPhone and do not reconnect them until your iPhone is completely dry.
  • Tap your iPhone gently on your hand with the lightning connector facing down to remove excess liquid.
  • Try charging with a Lightning cable or connecting a Lightning accessory after at least 30 minutes.
  • If you continue to receive an alert, liquid is still present in the lightning port or under the pins of your lightning cable.
  • Allow your iPhone to sit in a dry area for up to a day. You can try charging or connecting a lightning item again during this time. It may take up to 24 hours to completely dry.

Methods to Get Water out Of Charging Port On iPhone

1.      Wait and Let It Dry

When the water went into my iPhone’s port, one of my friends suggested I wait for a few hours to dry the charging port automatically. However, I tried different methods to fix the water damage. But we also suggest users wait and let the charging port dry automatically. Apple said it might take around 24 hours to dry the iPhone thoroughly.

2.      Shake Your iPhone

When your iPhone comes in contact with water, you will see a notification popup on the screen that notifies the user about the water damage to the iPhone. You should disconnect the charging port or any other connected accessories from the device at that time. After that, shake your iPhone while lighting the connector facing down and gently tap on the upper side to remove water.

3.      Sunbath Your iPhone

To automatically evaporate water from the iPhone charging port, we suggest you put your iPhone in sunlight and expose it to the air. But make sure you check your iPhone every time to avoid permanent water damage. When you see the temperature warning alert, you better cover the phone and cool it down.

4.      Use Cooling Fan

You can also take help from a cooling fan to a dry water-damaged charging port on your iPhone. Turn on the cooling fan, and keep the iPhone at the proper distance in front of blowing air to dry the device fast and remove water.

5.      Use White Rice

After trying the above methods, if your iPhone’s charging port is still in contact with water, then putting iPhone into a bowl of uncooked rice for a couple of days may help to get rid of the water-damaged charging port of the iPhone. Submerging the iPhone inside the uncooked white rice will induce dryness by absorbing all the moisture left in the phone and fixing the water damage issue.

What should you not do if the charging port or a lightning accessory is wet?

Here are some things you should not do if you want to get water out of the charging port:

  • To dry your iPhone, do not use compressed air or an external heat source such as hairdryer.
  • It is not recommended to insert a foreign / outside object, such as a cotton swab, napkin or a paper towel, into the lightning connector to soak in the water.
  • Do not put your iPhone in a rice bag. This could result in minor rice particles damaging your iPhone.
  • Do not put you iPhone in cat litter, or silica gel packets.

What if your iPhone is waterproof?

Most smart phones on the market today are water-resistant. However, just because your phone is water- resistant that does not mean it is immune to liquid damage. So, if metal component comes in contact with any kind of liquid form, then it will stop working properly. Same goes with the charging port as well. So, when coming in contact with water or any other liquid the internal part such as charging port may get damaged if immediate action is not taken.

Note that waterproof phones are yet not available in the market. There is a huge difference in being water resistance and being water proof.

There are other methods which you can try. You may try using online tools which helps you to fix water damage issue on your iphone.Other than that you can try to repair the water damaged issue on your iphone. If it were up to me, I would let the phone dry out completely before taking any precautions. And if the matter gets seriously directly contact apple support or go to the nearby apple store to resolve this issue.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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Vineet Maheshwari is a passionate blogger and relationship oriented digital marketing consultant with over 10 years of experience in SEO, PPC management, web analytics, domain investing, affiliate marketing and digital strategy. He has helped high tech brands connect with customers in an engaging manner, thereby ensuring that high quality leads are generated over time.
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