We bring our mobile phones practically everywhere we go, even to the bathroom, to the beach, to the pool, and other places where water abounds. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of damaged and water-logged phones that have been discarded by distraught owners.
With constant cellular phone usage, it makes sense to have instant first aid solutions for when our phones accidentally get wet.
Here are 10 tips to help save a phone when it accidentally gets wet:
#1. Remove the phone from the water immediately and turn it off.
Phone parts are small and fragile, and they can let moisture in on seconds. So take the phone out of the water right away, and turn it off to prevent it from short circuiting.
#2. After turning the phone off, take off the case and remove the battery.
Doing so will help alleviate water damage to the phone’s circuitry. Next, wipe the phone and its insides using a soft cloth or paper towel.
#3. Don’t forget to remove the SIM card.
Wipe the SIM card dry, as well, and only replace it inside the phone when the whole gadget is ready for use.
#4. Turn off and unplug the phone from external devices.
This includes earphones, memory cards, power banks, thumb drives, and other gadgets that cover the different holes and cracks in your phone, such as phone covers and protective films.
#5. Use a mini vacuum cleaner to blow water out of your phone.
A mini vacuum cleaner will do a good job of sucking any excess water out of your device. It’s important to keep the vacuum cleaner some distance away from your phone to prevent static.
#6. Never use a hair dryer on your phone.
Even at its coolest setting, a hair dryer can push water deeper into your phone, which is dangerous for its electronic components. The heat can melt circuitry, as well.
#7. Dry your phone further by burying it in rice.
Put your phone in a bag or container of rice, turning it over from time to time. This can take two to three days at the most. While this may seem excruciatingly slow, hurrying up the process won’t help your phone at all.
#8. Dry your phone under the sun.
Lay your phone out on an absorbent mat or paper towel and let the sun do its work to dry your device of any leftover moisture.
#9. Put the battery back in and turn it on.
After double checking that all cracks and compartments are bone dry, put your battery back in and turn your phone on. Be alert for strange noises because that may signal a malfunction.
#10. If the phone doesn’t turn on, charge the battery then try again.
Your battery may just be out of juice. However, if all else fails and your phone is still dead, contact the device’s warranty service department and tell them the whole truth. This way, they can find out what’s wrong and repair your phone for you.
Here’s How You Open A Can Without Using A Can Opener
Knowing this little skill can make a huge difference when it comes to survival. Watch!
Imagine going on a camping trip, tired and all after getting to your venue and setting your stuff up. You then hungrily reach for your canned foods and then you suddenly make the shocking discovery that you left your can opener at home! You check your pocket for your trusty Swiss knife isn’t there either.
Do you scream to the heavens in frustration? Apparently, such a traumatic experience shouldn’t mean the end of the world for you. I’m stretching here, of course, but you get the picture – not having a can opener can be a big hassle.
In a video entitled "How to Open a Can without Can Opener - Zombie Survival Tips #20," these two guys show us exactly how it's done.
In a YouTube video uploaded by Crazy Russian Hacker, we learn that there is actually a way to open a can without using a can opener at all. How is that even possible, you ask? Well you gotta check out the clip below!...
14 Air Travel Hacks from Airport Workers to Help You on Your Next Flight
Make traveling by plane a little easier by following these tips from airport workers and flight attendants!
Traveling by plane is no longer as glamorous as it used to be. Now it's more like being stuffed into a pressurized tube for hours while being served crappy food and having tiny cubicles for toilets. But there are some ways you can make traveling by air just a little more convenient for you.
Here are some tips from the folks who work in airports and airlines.
1. Save some money by picking up a luggage cart that has been left in the pickup area.
2. Take batteries out of electric toothbrushes (and other, ahem, unmentionables).
12 Fun Ways You Can Reuse Your Empty Pill Bottles
Don’t throw those pill bottles just yet! You can reuse them for a lot of stuff.
After consuming all your pills, you, like most people, would probably just throw the bottle straight to the garbage bin. After all, it has already served its purpose, right? Well, sort of but no. You might be surprised to know that, yes, that little canister can still be pretty useful for you.
Case in point, the pictures below show us fun, brilliant ways we can reuse those empty pill bottles.
Just scroll down and check out these 12 awesome ideas: