How to Get Water Out of Charging Port? (Quick & Easy)

Have you ever dropped your smartphone in the bathtub or unintentionally put water over it? It happens to a lot of people.

Water-resistant smartphones are more widely available than ever before, although they are still vulnerable to water degradation. Any equipment may malfunction, particularly if its charging port is wet.

Although if you are having no idea how moisture entered the charging port of your smartphone, most devices will alert you to its existence.

Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to quickly dry your tablet or smartphone.

So, let’s get straight to it and discover exactly how to get water out of the charging port.

Don’t stress out if you accidentally threw your smartphone in the water or got your charging port wet. There exist methods to rescue your smartphone from major damage immediately.

Follow these instructions thoroughly:

  1. Switch off your smartphone right away.
  2. Remove any additional items, such as headphone wires, adapters, or even the smartphone cover.
  3. Place your smartphone upright so that gravitation can keep the water from getting any deeper within.

How to Get Water Out of Charging Port?

When working with problems with charging ports, cords, and adapters, always wear protective gloves. To put pressure inside the charging port, avoid using any sharp items.

This is to prevent electric shocks and unintentional damage to your charging port.

To begin, turn off your smartphone and tap it carefully to eliminate all remaining water. We may now go on to other solutions.

1. Remove Any Excess Moisture

To begin, you must remove the moisture. Take a little piece of delicate cotton microfiber cloth and do this.

Now, carefully massage the cloth inwards to clear your charging port. Next, leave your smartphone to dry for approximately half an hour or longer.

Applying too much pressure may cause the water to enter the port.

2. Allow It To Evaporate

Allowing the smartphone to dry completely is one of the most effective methods.

The water within the port will normally evaporate in a couple of hours. Make careful to keep the smartphone straight as you’re doing this.

It’s likewise a great idea to keep your smartphone in a well-ventilated environment.

3. Make Use of a Wireless Charger

Wireless Charging

If none of the ways above work to charge your smartphone using a cable, consider a wireless charger.

Nevertheless, before charging, make sure both the smartphone as well as the wireless charger are completely dry.

4. Expose it to Air and Sunlight

It is well recognized that sunlight and warmth, in general, are supportive of evaporation. If your smartphone becomes wet, consider leaving it out in the open to allow airflow to circulate into it and dry it off.

Furthermore, sunshine can aid in drying off the water content.

Nevertheless, this approach must be used with caution because continuous sun exposure can cause irreversible harm to your phone’s parts, such as the batteries, display, and tiny circuit board.

5. Use a Cooling Fan

Cooling Fan to Dry Wet Smartphone
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Furthermore, you may speed up the drying process by placing the damaged smartphone in front of a blower or a dry place with adequate airflow.

After brushing some water off the smartphone, position it a safe distance away from a fan blowing cold air to obtain optimum efficacy and faster drying.

Make certain that the fan blows evenly into the smartphone port. However, keep an eye on the fan speed to avoid pushing water particles farther inside the smartphone.

This will undoubtedly aid in the drying process.

6. Use Silica Gel

Using Silica gel to dry phone
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Apart from rice, silica gel retains a large amount of moisture. Silica Gel, trust it or not, is an excellent moisture absorbent.

You’ve undoubtedly seen sachets of silica gel within purses or shoe boxes that you’ve purchased. These tiny silica gel packs exist solely to absorb moisture and keep your luggage, clothing, shoes, and other belongings safe and undamaged as a consequence of humidity.

For the record, silica is a type of dehumidifier that absorbs humidity and helps to keep moisture to a minimum level.

Silica gel packets, due to their high absorption capacity, might be useful for drying off a wet iPhone. Simply place your afflicted smartphone and a few silica packages in a tight-fitting container with a decent lid and cover it.

Next, wait a few days for the silica gel to complete its job and dry off your smartphone. Based on the state of your smartphone, the waiting duration is generally short (no more than four days at most).

If you are in a water damage scenario and possess silica gel on hand, it will come in helpful. Simply check them out; they will assist you in repairing your water-damaged smartphone.

7. Use Some Quick Rice, not Dry Rice

using rice to dry phone

Rice may be somewhat more effective than absorbents like silica gel in eliminating water from your smartphone charging port.

Contrary to popular belief, raw white rice may not be optimal for such smartphone rescue operations since it works inadequately as a drying agent. Couscous, quick rice, on the other hand, is a relatively effective absorbent, meaning that it can aid your water-damaged smartphone to some level.

You must turn off your damaged smartphone and immerse it in rice. Make sure it’s totally buried in a rice-filled bowl and leave it for a while, perhaps one or two days, depending on how damp it is, and the rice can promote drying by soaking all of the water that’s left inside the smartphone.

Some individuals feel that this strategy is nothing more than a stroke of luck.

Some, however, feel that this strategy to eliminate water is effective. Even if this approach is controversial, it is one of the do-it-yourself alternatives for repairing water-damaged smartphones.

Aside from charging port issues, this rice method may also be utilized to cure moisture issues in the smartphone camera lens.

8. Use a Hair Dryer (In Very Low Heat, Only Cool Air)

To use the hairdryer method, turn on the “Cool” setting and blow at a slower rate onto the slightly tilted device. Heat may damage your smartphone’s circuitry, so use a dryer only if it offers a “cool” option.

Using a suction tube to evaporate moisture from your smartphone’s charging port, on the other hand, may be beneficial.

To do this, simply attach a hose to any vacuum cleaner, and you’re good to go. Connect the vacuum cleaner nozzle to your device’s charging port, then switch it on and wait for it to begin vacuuming.

The vacuum will surely aid in the removal of moisture from your smartphone’s charging port. Likewise, you must exercise caution with the vacuum cleaner’s vacuuming force to ensure that it does not compromise other smartphone components.

9. Contact Customer Care

If none of the preceding alternatives work and you suspect the charger port is defective, you may contact customer support.

Users of Samsung products can reach out to their Support website or visit Samsung’s walk-in service facility. If you own an iPhone, you may reach out to Apple Support.

If your smartphone still doesn’t power on after you’ve tried the methods listed above, you can take it to a nearby repair shop.

Myths About Smartphone Drying: Do They Really Work?

While trying to preserve your smartphone from water damage, it’s normal to worry and take immediate action.

However, not all tricks are created equal. Let’s go through some of the things you shouldn’t do while attempting to clean your smartphone.

1. Prolonged Sun Exposure

It’s popular to assume that leaving your smartphone out in the sun for a long time is a good idea. Prolonged sun exposure, on the other hand, might cause lasting harm to your smartphone.

The batteries in your smartphone can overheat, and hardware parts such as the micro circuit board can be destroyed.

The extreme temperature may potentially cause your phone’s screen to break.

2. Dry White Rice

A traditional technique of drying your smartphone is to place it into dry white rice overnight. Unfortunately, it does not always function well.

Small dirt particles or perhaps even rice kernels can sneak into the charging port.

You can also use the other ways listed above or insert silica gel packets nearby the charging port.

3. Cotton Swab

Using cotton swabs to remove extra moisture from your smartphone may appear to be an excellent solution, but it is not. Rubbing the swab within the port will allow the microscopic cotton dust particles to enter.

The swab might also drive the water deeper inside.

4. Paper Towel

When you place a paper towel within a damp charging port, the fabric will become wet and may enter the port. Wet tissue fragments will be challenging to remove from the port.

So, it is advised to avoid using this procedure.

5. Hose Vacuum

While using a vacuum hose may remove some water, as discussed above, the air pressure may compromise the internal components of your smartphone.

Furthermore, a vacuum hose cannot remove other liquid debris from the port.

6. Hair Dryer

A hairdryer blasts air straight into your phone’s charging connector. This will force the water further within, maybe causing more damage than good. You may also use it sideways at a medium speed and with cold air.

7. Letting Your Phone Sit

If you’re unclear about what to do, you may consider leaving your smartphone on its own for a prolonged length of time, like a few days. Nevertheless, this might result in an issue known as Corrosion.

It is the gradual deterioration of electronic components caused by environmental conditions. It may take many weeks to see rust signs on your smartphone.

8. Swinging or Shaking the Phone

The wetness will not be removed by shaking the smartphone. Rather, it may force the water further into the charging port. This can cause extra harm and make drying your smartphone take longer.

9. Toothpick

Sharp things, such as a toothpick, might cause further damage to your device’s charging port. So, although if you wrap cotton over them, it’s preferable not to employ toothpicks.

Conclusion

Surprisingly, numerous users have this assumption when they get the trendiest cellphones since everyone expects they will be waterproof. To be honest, the notion that these smartphones feature IP ratings often raises one’s trust and negligence while using their smartphones in or near water.

Submerging any device underwater isn’t really encouraged, regardless of whether it has an established IP rating, because your warranty doesn’t really cover water damage, although if the device possesses an approved IP certification.

We can irreversibly damage our electronics if we do not take better care of them and place them close to water sources. 

To dry your smartphone, follow the instructions in the articles. If the procedures do not succeed, take your smartphone to an authorized mobile store.

FAQ

Is it possible to charge my smartphone if the port is damp or submerged in water?

No, plugging in your smartphone while the charging port remains damp is not a smart idea. This can damage your device’s hardware and cause the port to cease operating entirely. When inserting it into a charger, there’s also the risk of electrical shocks.

How can I tell if my charging port is broken?

The following are some indications that your charging port may be compromised:

  • To recharge your smartphone, you must hold it at various angles.
  • Because your cell only charges via wireless charging, there’s nothing problematic with the battery itself.
  • There is dirt and particles buildup surrounding your charging port.

Should I employ a wireless charger when the charging port is damaged by water?

Indeed, wireless charging devices do not interfere with the device’s inbuilt recharging parts, so you may use them to charge your phone while it is drying. To prevent electric shocks, fully wipe off your smartphone prior to placing it on the charging.

What happens if water gets in my charging port?

If you recharge your smartphone when the charging port is damp, the connectors on the port or the cable might deteriorate and cause irreversible damage or cease working, resulting in connectivity difficulties for your smartphone or accessories. 

Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Shabarish Balaji

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