Can A Water Damaged Phone Be Repaired?

A: Yes, it is possible, but you want to make sure you don’t do any further damage than what’s already been done. For example, it’s not a good idea to just let your phone dry out by itself before bringing it in.

Water damage does affect beneath the surface to the circuit board inside your phone. Even if it turns on and seems to work properly, it’s still compromised.

If your phone gets dropped in water, turn it off immediately, and bring it to us ASAP so we can mitigate the damage that the water is causing.

A myth is if you throw it in rice and allow it to dry the water—it does dry the water. The problem is that water has minerals in it. So, when the water evaporates it leaves behind all those minerals and that starts corroding all the metal in the phone. That makes the technician’s job a lot harder.

So, shut it down, bring it to your nearest Fix It Wireless, and let’s get you taken care of.

You may know the feeling if this has ever happened to you. You’re out at Bear Creek Lake enjoying some fishing off the dock. You catch a big one and try to get a picture of it with your phone. You make one wrong move trying to one-hand it and suddenly—your phone sleeps with the fishes.

Now, not only can you not prove you caught a 7-pounder, but you get to go bobbing in the lake for your $1,000 phone thats out on the water. You make one wrong step, stumble and then boom—your phone takes a header into the lake.

Let’s say you’re able to recover the phone from the murky depths. Will it ever work again? The anxiety can be overwhelming.

Cell Phone Repair In Denver For Water Damage?

They say that 90% of statistics are made up on the spot. However, we feel pretty safe saying that 100% of people would freak out if that happened to them. Many people don’t realize that cell phone repair in Denver for a water-damaged phone is possible.

However, what you do immediately after your phone is dropped in water is critical to being able to mitigate the damage. We understand it’s tempting to try a lot of these “home remedies” rather than seek out cell phone repair in Denver near you.

You realize much of your life is in your phone and you begin thinking impulsively. Your pics from your last vacation? Gone. Pics of the grandkids? Gone. Your important business contacts? Gone.

There’s good news though—most newer phones have automatic backup features, so if you have that setup, you should be okay. Additionally, most phones have some degree of water resistance to certain depths.

Now, that water resistance only protects your phone for so deep and so long once it’s in the water. However, it does buy you some time before the water penetrates the phone body.

The key is realizing that you should immediately take the appropriate steps to increase the chances of saving your phone. The main thing is finding the best cell phone repair in Denver, Fix It Wireless. Bring your phone to us as quickly as possible.

Here’s why.

Here’s What Happens To Your Phone When It Falls In Water

Even with “water-resistant” phones, the old saying rings true, “don’t believe everything you hear. Just because a phone claims to be water-resistant, there’s a lot of fine print there.

One of the main points of that fine print is there are limits to that resistance. For example, the iPhone 13 states that it can withstand submersion up to 6 meters for up to 30 mins.

While that may prove to be true, other factors come into play. For example, if you’ve got a small crack in your screen, that resistance is compromised.

So, when the water makes it into your phone, usually the ports and jacks first, the water conducts electricity. Essentially your phone fries itself by way of the water overloading the circuit board with electrical current. However, even with water resistance— the type of water you drop it in makes a huge difference.

Dropping your phone in the pool? Bring it to us for the best cell phone repair in Denver—the odds are good it can be saved. On the other hand, dropping your phone in the ocean? Bring it to us anyway, but your odds are not as good.

Saltwater is highly corrosive to electronics and begins to affect devices immediately. On that note, always use a waterproof case, available at Fix It Wireless if you plan on being on the water.

Emergency Response – Seek Cell Phone Repair In Denver ASAP!

We’ve explained about water and phone interaction enough, let’s get to the heart of the matter—the solution.

Water doesn’t waste any time penetrating the inner components on your phone. So, you have no time to waste in taking action:


  • After recovering the phone from the water, turn it off immediately
  • Wipe it clean with a towel to get excess water off
  • Remove the SIM card
  • Keep the phone upright, charging port down, and bring it immediately to Fix It Wireless.

The worst thing you can do is…nothing. Leaving your phone to dry on its own is a common misstep people make. They let it dry and sometimes the phone will work, with no side effects—for now.

What they don’t realize, is that inside the minerals left over from the evaporated water are wrecking the circuit board. That will eventually come back to bite you in the form of your phone completely dying.

Once that happens you’re looking at buying a replacement phone or at least a much heftier repair cost.


  • Use a microwave to dry the phone – You could lose more than your phone.
  • Don’t put it in the freezer – We don’t even understand the flawed logic on this one.
  • Do not use a hair dryer on the phone – Heat will just fry circuits that are already overloaded.
  • Don’t bury it in rice – Not only does it waste food, but it also wastes precious time you could be spending doing the right thing. This is one of those bogus life hacks that many people believe.

Bring Your Phone To Fix It Wireless

Unless you have an accidental protection plan on your phone, you need to get it to a repair shop right away. However not all cell phone repair shops are equal.

At Fix It Wireless, we only use top-tier parts and expert technicians with years of experience. When you bring it to us, it’s no fix, no fee, that’s how easy we make it here.

Contact us today and schedule an appointment to bring your phone in ASAP!