Sangeetha Pulapaka

This happened once to a person I know. Actually, it isn’t the water that breaks electronics; it’s the small particles that are dissolved in water called ions. These particles cause electricity to go places it’s not supposed to go – this is called a “short” and it’s what ultimately causes your device to break.

Not all liquids are the same, ion-wise. Some have more ions than others. For instance, distilled water you buy from the store will have next to no ions, whereas sea water has a ton of them.


The mobile doesn't work properly when you dropped your mobile phone into the sink, pool or toilet etc. 

The mobile phone is a combination of the electric circuits. Electric circuits are designed in a specific way to perform some activities, by using the electronic components (conductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, transistors, and diodes etc.). We are interrupting the electric circuits by external activities like dropping in water. Hence, circuit not functions well and it delivers high currents to the components these leads to failure of components and circuits. So mobile not works properly.

What happens inside the phone.

When you drop the mobile in the water. the water sinks into the phone. The water covers the electric circuit. We have known that current always choose the less resistive path to flow. Water acts as a less resistive conductor and directs the currents in an improper way these causes damage to the circuit and components. 

How to escape: 

Dot worry you can easily escape from the damage of your phone. 

Dry the phone.

1) Use a cloth, or paper towel to dab your phone dry

2) can use a vacuum to carefully suck out water  

3) Put your phone inside the rice to dry. 


1) Turn it off

2) Don't try to switch on your mobile.

3) Remove all the parts what you can like a sim, memory card, and battery etc.

4) Don't charge it

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