Rescuing a wet cell phone

Our cell phones have become a part of daily life and as more people spend more time outdoors in the summer and around water, it’s common for cell phones to get wet. Duane Chaffin at US Cellular in Lebanon offers tips on how to rescue a wet cell phone….

Wait it out. Place your device in a dry area with good circulation and wait at least five hours. You could also use a compressed aerosol air duster to blow out the water but avoid using heat like from a hair dryer or microwave and don’t use household cleaning products. Additionally, avoid charging the phone until you’re sure it’s dry. Chaffin said that if you plan to be around water you can get a waterproof phone pouch to protect it.