Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Dropped in Toilet Water 35 mins ago

Guys i need help, im new to this but this community seems so smart about these types of things, i dropped my phone in the toilet and during flushing i dropped it in the toilet and picked it out immediately, i had no rice here so i nipped to the shop and put it in a bowl of rice approx 35 mins after the contact with water, is it saveable?

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Before I get into the actual fix for the phone, rice fixes nothing. In fact, it often makes things worse because you think you fixed it when in reality basically did nothing and the damage to the board gets to the point it is beyond repair for many people, which usually means replacing the whole phone. This is a waste of time and is a myth that somehow hasn't died yet.

The main thing to do with water damaged phones is to unplug the battery and cut off power as soon as you can. The problem with this on the iPhone is late model 4's and newer use a P2 Pentalobe, which very few people have in their toolbox. Most electronics oriented driver kits include it now, but it's still not common.

The first thing you want to do is to remove the battery to preserve your chances of repairing your phone. You can refer to this guide to do it: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement

Once you remove the battery, remove the mainboard from the phone. The link to do this can be found here: iPhone 6 Logic Board Replacement. Once the board is removed, follow this guide as a starting point to clean the board: Electronics Water Damage

If you have access to a ultrasonic cleaner and solution to clean the board, this is the route I recommend taking to clean it. While it isn't worth going out and buying one for a one time project, it may not a bad investment. Not only will this clean the board more thoroughly and get under the chips, but it will improve the odds the phone will work again and is unlikely to fail due to delayed corrosion. The main reason I am suggesting an ultrasonic cleaner is it is NOT possible to clean under the chips with alcohol and a toothbrush.

If you want a low cost one and have more then one use case other then cleaning your phone, Harbor Freight sells a small one for $78.

The next thing to do is to replace the battery - do not clean this or attempt to reuse it. In most cases with water damaged phones these are compromised in some way. The damage is usually limited to runtime (and it's so bad you're forced to replace it anyway), but if the runtime is fine and the BMS is damaged you're asking for trouble.

While the board is out this is also a good time to clean the connectors for things like the TouchID sensor and camera modules. Since you already have the phone taken apart, this is also the time to check for damaged components in other areas and replace them before reassembling the phone. It's likely your speaker and headphone jack will be damaged, so I'd recommend ordering replacements when you order the battery. If you don't need them you have extras in the future.

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Save the rice for cooking (although not that used rice)

Give this video here a shot:

How to get rid of water damage iPhone 6

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Appreciate, shall have a browse now fella.


I beleive @nick is pretty good with these issues


@captainsnowball is there anyway i can private message him


I don't think so...


Maybe tomorrow @oldturkey03 or @mayer will be able to help.

Note to Mayer: sorry I've been calling you so often. just trying to send people to get help where my expertise end.


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Aaron Cecil you should've skipped the rice. It does not work and does not protect your phone from corrosion. The very first thing you want to do is to not try to restart/sync the phone. This may further damage your phone. The next thing to do is to clean it. Disassemble your phone using these guides. You must remove all the EMI shields of the logic board. If you do not remove those you are not cleaning 3/4 of the board. Clean everything with +90% (no less than 90%) isopropyl alcohol. Follow this guide, and even so it was written for an Apple iPhone 3G all the points are still pertinent to your phone. Pay particular attention to the SMD components, check for charred missing or broken missing. You can then dry the board in an oven or equivalent at 220deg F (not higher;-) for a few hours. Best way to clean it would of course be through an ultrasonic cleaner. Consider professional help with that When it is properly cleaned, replace the battery. All these steps are to avoid delayed failure caused by corrosion. Once all this is done, reassemble your phone and reevaluate.

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