Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Am I still able to somehow bring my phone "back to life" after 2 weeks

It was in my pocket while going to the bathroom (February 8, 2017) and it fell in the toilet. I quickly picked it up but I could not turn it off right away because the phone froze. I quickly got uncooked brown rice and put it in a bowl as someone else would do. It started to say that I needed to charge my phone because it was going to die. I did not charge it so it completely died. I tried to let it sit over night in the rice but then the next day after I came home from school and tried to charge it or turn it on.... It wouldn't turn on or charge. I thought it was charging but I looked up online what the symbol I saw was and it meant that the phone is not receiving any battery. I just need answers on if it will work because it is hard to get a new one. I let it sit for a week without charging it and it still would not work. Help??

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As you know water and electronics and electricity are not a good mix.

The minerals in the water cause corrosion and the water also provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the phone's operating design and could damage the components. The corrosion process starts immediately and will not stop until it has been thoroughly cleaned away

Rice is good to eat but does nothing to fix the problems caused by corrosion.

Don't Put Your Device in Rice. Here's Why...

First do not turn on your phone and then you need to with the phone turned off, remove the battery as soon as possible from the phone to minimize further damage.''

Then you need to dis-assemble the rest of the phone and clean all the affected parts using Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+ to remove all traces of corrosion and water. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% or less and is not as effective. If you do check the label to verify the amount

Here is a link that describes the process.

Electronics Water Damage

There is also this link that in general describes how to hopefully repair liquid damage to an iPhone.

Repairing iPhone Liquid Damage

As always with electronics, especially surface mounted PCBs be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board.

Hopefully after you have done all this the phone might possibly work correctly again.

Here is a link to the Ifixit repair guide(s) for an iPhone 6s Plus that may help you

iPhone 6s Plus Repair

If this process seems too daunting, take your phone to a reputable, professional mobile phone repair service experienced in water damage repair and ask for a quote for a repair. If you decide to do this, do it sooner than later.

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