Wherein I Give My iPhone a Bath

So I’m messing with the Polaris yesterday after soccer practice when the thing pulls me into the pool. Naturally I had my wallet, iPhone and some important business cards in my pockets. The screen goes all crazy and I think I’m boned. I checked on some sites on how to save a wet iPhone, and they suggested putting it in a sealed container with rice for 24 to 48 hours. OK, I can do that.

Wife gets home half an hour later and she sees me with the phone, a container, and a cup of Uncle Ben’s in the pot, boiling away. Asks why. Light goes off. Points out I’m lucky most of my shoes are the slip on kind.


  1. Mark says:

    I’ve heard that you should stick wet cell phones, etc. in a container full of rubbing alcohol. I understand the alcohol displaces the water in the device and evaporates quickly.

    Never tried it, though.