Rice won’t save your wet phone. It won’t damage it either.

Fantastic piece from The Verge that analyses the myth behind the “rice treatment” to wet phones. Three lessons learned:

  1. Never, ever, try to power on the phone after it getting wet. Wait until it dries completely.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Source: Can rice actually save your wet phone? | The Verge

Author: Javier Pastor

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.