Okay, it finally happened to me.
I dropped my iPhone into the toilet.
I NEVER PUT MY PHONE IN MY BACK POCKET - NEVER - EVER - EVER
Okay. The first thing I did was laugh - true, I laughed.
Why, because it is, in fact, very funny having my phone fall in my toilet.
See… Miss CP had this happen to her a couple of months ago - we laughed then, and I quietly said to myself… "Really, that would never happen to me!"
Well, well, I'm eating humble pie.
Okay. Here's the thing about dropping an iPhone in the toilet, or any water.
You must take it out as quick as possible.
Dry it off immediately.
Immerse it in rice, in a bag or bowl, so long as it's covered.
It automatically shuts off, or you can do it manually.
Wait at least 24 hours before trying to turn it on.
Okay… Now here's my version.
Panic while standing there going "holy shit" and wonder if it really happened.
Gingerly retrieve the phone from the toilet, even though there was no bodily fluids in the water.
Rush to the kitchen and forget where the rice lives.Find it and pour it in a container that's way too small and cuss.
Make a mess of the drawer with the plastic containers searching for a bigger one - still panicking, still cussing.
Stop long enough to pour some wine, spilling a little in the rice - the good gods have no mercy.
Use language reserved for really dangerous, violent, deviants.
Ask someone else's god for forgiveness - because you're a Buddhist.
Bury the dead phone in rice and cry.
Then, search the internet for sage advice.
Now, if you think what you just read is a little wacky you need to go to YouTube and check out some of the real winners that make little videos to tell you what to do.
Honestly… this one takes the cake.
This chick could have said everything she had to say, that was vital, in 10 seconds. She rambles on about nothing for 3 minutes and 20 seconds. But it's the way she does it, all important like, that made me watch. I was in need of a laugh. Plus it does help you feel way smarter when you see something like this.
What's with these goobers thinking they're experts and should dare to put out a video. This diddy has 633 likes, which means there are 633 other goobers that are out on a permanent vacation. This got 151 dislikes - go team!
I know, you all might think - okay, everyone isn't like you Ms. Pearson, and you're right, few are. However, I did drop my phone in the loo and this is the shit I had to wade through to find an answer. Heck it made me feel I should have pooped first, at least it would have been mine I was wading through.
Needless to say, dear Ashley, was useless. Tell me you agree!
Next up was this one.
Now, it's only 1 minute and 53 seconds, again about 1 min and 40 seconds too long.
But, surprisingly it was the one that helped because my speakers didn't work and I blew into them, just like this gal suggested. Yes, yes, I blew my phone! Go ahead Mr. Penwasser… run with this because I cracked up when I watched and listened to this video.
She sniffles a lot, I'm chalking that up to the fact she was crying at some point before filming this… or, like, you know, maybe not! (pass the doob Ashley)
She does get the prize though, because it worked. The prize, me going easy on her… trust me, I've really had to hold the reins tight on these two videos.
So, that begs the question, have you dropped your phone in "water" - be that yours or the sinks? And if so, what did you do?
Inquiring minds want to know.
PS - My phone had shut off automatically and about a couple of hours later it turned on. I manually shut it off and left it in the rice over night.
It was in the morning that I discovered “no sound”. I could listen to a call with the speaker phone, but not with the phone to my ear.
That’s when I discovered the last video. I did blow on the speakers, initially nothing happened. I left the phone in the rice all day while I went to work. Came home, still no sound. So, this time (for Al’s benefit) I really did a serious bit of blowing… damn, there’s just no other way to write this without slinking around in the gutter.
Anyway, it’s all good, everything works. End of excitement!