For years, people have talked of a rice trick to rescue wet iPhones, believing the rice absorbs water. This week, Apple officially released a warning against it, saying rice particles might harm the phone. Other hacks like heat or cotton swabs are discouraged too. Instead, Apple suggests unplugging wet devices, tapping gently to remove liquid, and letting them dry with airflow. After 30 minutes, try charging again; if it fails, wait up to 24 hours. If problems persist, seek professional help. My personal approach would be to power it off, wait 24 hours, then see if it powers on. OF course, many of the modern generations of devices have some level of water resistance.

The company said the popular remedy could cause “small particles of rice to damage your iPhone.”

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