3 Tips To Dry Out Your Smartphone (1/3)

What to do when your phone falls in the toilet. (Because it's going to happen at some point.)

1. Remove the BatteryPhoto: ShutterStock

1. Remove the Battery

Seriously, remove the battery. “I know it’s tempting, but resist the urge to power up your phone to see if it works — just turning it on can short out the circuits,” says Joel Johnson of popularmechanics.com. Take out the SIM card, too — it may retain data, such as contacts, even if the phone itself is fried.

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