Fantastic piece from The Verge that analyses the myth behind the “rice treatment” to wet phones. Three lessons learned:
- Never, ever, try to power on the phone after it getting wet. Wait until it dries completely.
- The idea is to “expel fluids out” from the phone. Rice doesn’t help, but at least “hides” the phone from you, and makes you don’t have the temptation to power it. Not bad.
- Rice was used for photographers as a substitute to silica to keep exposed film dry.
And still, people will try to bring back their phones to life putting them in rice if they get wet. Let them eat cake. What matters is to leave them drying completely.