How to Tell if iPhone 6 Has Water Damage

There’s nothing worse than getting your very expensive phone wet. If you have any iPhone 6, or any model iPhone, you may worry about it getting water damage. When you have severe water damage, it may cause your phone to completely shut down and not work at all anymore.

However, when you have minimal water damage, you may not realize it at first and you can do more damage to your phone by not treating this water damage properly and quickly. How can you tell if your iPhone 6 has water damage?

If you remove the SIM tray and look to see if there is a red color inside the SIM card slot, this will help you determine if your phone has water damage. If this is red, it means your Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI) has been activated. This is a sign of water damage.

If the color is white or silver, you do not have water damage. This is very important to determine before turning on your phone, since powering on a phone with water damage can short it out or cause more damage.

If you have water damage to your iPhone 6, it’s always recommended that you get professional help with the repair. However, these repairs can be expensive. A lot of people say the “rice trick” is helpful. This is where you put the water damaged phone in a bag of uncooked rice and cover it completely. Next, leave the phone for at least 48 hours. This will allow the rice to soak up all the moisture that is inside the phone, pulling out more than you could get with a towel or by air drying.

If your iPhone 6 has water damage, you should never try to dry it out with a hair dryer. The heat can damage the sensitive parts of the phone even more than water, and it may never work again. Water damage isn’t always a death sentence for your iPhone but taking the right steps in the beginning can make a huge difference in how well your phone recovers.