4 Best Ways To Fix iPhone Screen Water Damage

Ah, water damage! The age-old nemesis of our beloved electronic devices. One moment you’re casually sipping on your iced tea, the next moment – splash! Your iPhone takes a dive into the depths. Fear not, dear reader; I’ve been down this road before, and I’m here to share the best ways to nurse your iPhone back to health.

1. Immediate Action: Power Off and Dry Out

First thing’s first: if your iPhone is still on, power it off immediately. Every second counts. Resist the urge to check if it’s still working. Electricity and water aren’t the best of pals.

Once powered off, grab a soft cloth or paper towel and gently pat down the iPhone, making sure no external moisture remains.

My personal recommendation: Never use a hairdryer. The heat can damage the internal components, and blowing air can push water deeper into the phone.

4 Best Ways To Fix iPhone Screen Water Damage


2. The Silica Gel Method

While many recommend the rice trick, I’ve found silica gel packets more effective. You know those little packets that come in shoeboxes labeled “DO NOT EAT”? Yep, those.

Place your iPhone in a ziplock bag filled with several silica gel packets and seal it. Leave it for at least 24-48 hours. The silica gel absorbs moisture much better than rice. If you don’t have silica gel handy, this site offers some quick delivery options.

3. Inspect the Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI)

Every iPhone has an LCI (Liquid Contact Indicator). It’s a small indicator that turns red when it comes into contact with liquid. By checking this, you can get an idea of the extent of the damage. Here’s a handy guide on where to find the LCI on different iPhone models.

4 Best Ways To Fix iPhone Screen Water Damage

4. Seek Professional Help

If the above steps don’t work or you feel the water damage is extensive, it might be time to consult a professional. There are several expert repair shops that specialize in water damage repairs. Do some research and find a reputable one in your area.


Water damage can be a real heartbreaker, but with the right steps and a touch of patience, you can give your iPhone a fighting chance. Always remember to act swiftly, use silica gel over rice, check the LCI, and when in doubt, reach out to the pros.

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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