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water damaged iPhone memory recovery

I had a complete dumb moment and went into the pool in my clothes on a very hot summer day(AUS) without remembering my phone in my pocket. It was submerged about ten seconds, completely filled with water I think. It's been dried out as much as I can without taking it apart. I know I should've been regularly backing it up but I almost never touch my laptop and the two weeks before my dumb moment I'd misplaced my charger for it so I hadn't even been able to turn it on. Context aside.

I don't think I'm still covered for a replacement phone, and honestly I was still very happy with my 5s. I was wondering if any repair types know if it's possible to recovering the memory from he phone in some way?

Eg taking it to a repair tech and having them pull certain parts(I know it's memory is integrated somehow but I don't know the specifics about what water could do to different bits) and put them into a working frame I guess? Though I'm aware this may rightly cost a bit I've basically got most of my life on this thing so I'm hoping instead of spending money on a cheap and nasty replacement I'm hoping I can recover it's brains.

Or am I screwed in terms of anything not available via the cloud(not much because I didn't use the cloud because I had/have a 64gb phone and didn't think I'd ever be so bloody dumb)

It sat in the hot sun and got shaken out water wise, I left it to dry out for a few days before trying to charge it, and after 12hrs charging there was still no signs of life. So it seems very dead to the world(though it might be the buttons not communicating with the rest or god knows what I don't)

Thank you in advance.

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@failsnail sorry but you cannot remove the memory IC from the board for any recovery. It is paired to multiple other processors on your board and heavily encrypted. So, that is not an option. the only way to get anything of the board is by trying to get your phone to last long enough to make a backup. For now, do not try to turn it on. If you have the tools, use these guides] to remove the battery. If you have never worked on a phone with water damage, now is really not the time to practice. I'd suggest that you contact somebody who might be able to assist you with that. Try and contact this user and see if he can help you out.

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Thanks I'll keep it off charge, and with no experience in water damaged phones I'll refrain from poking at it myself. I'll get in touch with someone about repairs and see what they think looking at it in person.

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Your best option would be to open the phone up and try to clean it out as best as you can. I have had luck reviving water damaged phones by scrubbing the logic board with %90 or higher rubbing alcohol. The alcohol not only displaces the water, but it also helps to clean off any corrosion.

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