Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. 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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Water damaged iPhone reboots when I shut it off

I dropped my iPhone 6s in the start of a river earlier today, it was maybe half a foot in water and we picked it up aprox 10 seconds later. When we took it out the water it was still on (I had the camera app open) and I tested the speakers which didn't work for the next 5 minutes and shut it off about 10 minutes later. Everything was working fine after we took it out of the water, but I still shut it off to not cause shorts or further damages. As soon as I got home (15 mins after the water drop) I put it in rice. I left it in a sealed container filled with rice for about 9 hours until I went back to check up on it, by accident I turned it on somehow and everything was working perfectly, even the sound. The wifi, speakers, touch screen, everything was fine except for the lock button. So I tried turning it off through touch assist and noticed that as soon as I turned it off, it would reboot to the apple logo for 4-5 seconds and shut off, then it keeps repeating that until I press harder on the lock button/tap on the back of the phone for it to turn on again. I put it back in the rice container for it to dry more overnight, I turned it off but it keeps rebooting. It'll keep doing so until it runs out of battery. I think the lock button might be sticked, or maybe it's a software issue. Regardless I'm not too sure what to do or what's wrong with it? Do I have a chance at saving it, should I just replace the battery?

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First of all rice never helps as it can't get into the phone.

Take out the logic board and follow this guide to clean it:

Electronics Water Damage

Source: Gigabit878

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I can't take the logic board out, I'm not experienced with taking apart iPhone's and I don't have the tools


Then take it to a repair shop and see if they have the tools and maybe a ultrasonic cleaner.


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