HUAWEI P20 Pro fell into the water: what to do?
Whether in the bathroom or in a swimming pool, your HUAWEI P20 Pro may fall into the water from time to time. Still, it’s not because a smartphone has fallen into the water that it’s necessarily dead. Indeed, it is possible to restart a HUAWEI P20 Pro that has been dropped in water. To achieve this, it is important to follow certain steps. People tend to have bad reflections and this is what can damage the HUAWEI P20 Pro. We will first see the steps to take after the HUAWEI P20 Pro has fallen into water. We will discover in a second opportunity the classic mistakes that most people make.
Steps to follow if your HUAWEI P20 Pro has fallen into the water
If you want to be able to recover your HUAWEI P20 Pro while it is running, we recommend that you follow the steps below.
Do not try to turn on the HUAWEI P20 Pro again after taking it out of the water
The first thing to do if your HUAWEI P20 Pro has fallen into water is to turn off your smartphone. In fact, if it hasn’t turned off, just turn it off. If it’s already off, don’t try to turn it back on just yet. Indeed, if the HUAWEI P20 Pro is turned on and soaked, it can cause a short circuit and therefore toast the smartphone.
Remove removable components.
When the HUAWEI P20 Pro is out of the water and turned off, it should be disassembled as much as possible. This means that, if possible, the case, SIM card, SD card and battery will need to be removed. When you’re done, dry all of these items and move on to the next step.
Vacuum the water that is in your HUAWEI P20 Pro
With a straw, you have to suck up the water that is in your HUAWEI P20 Pro. All you have to do is stick the straw in areas like buttons and vacuum. When you think you have sucked all the water out of your HUAWEI P20 Pro, you will have to start drying it.
Dry the HUAWEI P20 Pro
The fourth step is to dry the smartphone. To do this, we advise you to put it in front of a fan for several hours. Avoid using solutions that heat up your smartphone as this can damage your smartphone. When you are done, we recommend that you leave the HUAWEI P20 Pro in rice for 20-48 hours. The rice will absorb any moisture left in the HUAWEI P20 Pro.
Replace the components and turn on the HUAWEI P20 Pro
When you have completed the above steps, your HUAWEI P20 Pro should be dry. So now you can try to turn on the HUAWEI P20 Pro. In case it doesn’t work, we recommend you to wait a few more days or take the HUAWEI P20 Pro to a repair shop.
What not to do if the HUAWEI P20 Pro has fallen into the water
There are several things to do if your HUAWEI P20 Pro has been dropped in water. The first is to try to turn on the smartphone again right after. This can destroy the HUAWEI P20 Pro. Secondly, it is strongly discouraged to use a heat source to dry the HUAWEI P20 Pro. In fact, procedures such as the oven or the hair dryer heat the components and can damage them. Finally, to remove water from the smartphone, do not shake it. In fact, it could also damage the HUAWEI P20 Pro.