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Rice Rice Baby! Apple says "Don't dry your iPhone in a bag of rice"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 20, 2024 10:52AM
They say rice is a poor desiccant and may cause damage.

"Just let it air dry"

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Also,

Don't put it in the microwave oven
Don't put it in a regular oven
Don't put it in a convection oven
Don't put it in a air fryer
Don't but it in the dryer (even on "delicates")
Don't tie it to a long string and try to "spin it dry"

I went snorkeling with my 15 Pro in one of those waterproof bags, but it leaked. Phone was fine. I did get that "Can't charge cuz water detected" message for a couple hours.

Pictured: Apple CEO Tim Apple seen yelling at people drying their iPhones by freezing them, then "Knocking the chunks loose.":

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Re: Rice Rice Baby! Apple says "Don't dry your iPhone in a bag of rice"
Posted by: Gareth
Date: February 20, 2024 11:23AM
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Lux Interior
Don't but it in the dryer (even on "delicates")

Tried this one (by accident). Resulted in a broken screen (although the phone was probably already a goner since it went through the washing machine first! - this was before they had very much water resistance).
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Re: Rice Rice Baby! Apple says "Don't dry your iPhone in a bag of rice"
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 20, 2024 12:25PM
They should make a rice proof iphone.



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Re: Rice Rice Baby! Apple says "Don't dry your iPhone in a bag of rice"
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 20, 2024 12:34PM
…add some shrimp and fry the rice…..



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Re: Rice Rice Baby! Apple says "Don't dry your iPhone in a bag of rice"
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 20, 2024 01:25PM
DO NOT STIRFRY IPHONE
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Re: Rice Rice Baby! Apple says "Don't dry your iPhone in a bag of rice"
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 21, 2024 06:12AM
They say rice is a poor desiccant and may cause damage.


I wonder how it might cause damage.

Being a poor desiccant, I can see how it would allow damage.

I've got a lot of little silica gel packs and some larger mil/spec packs that can be 'dried out' (yes, I know it's already dry) and used to help dry out electronics.

I've never needed them but I can't help but save them every time I find one.






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Re: Rice Rice Baby! Apple says "Don't dry your iPhone in a bag of rice"
Posted by: JoeH
Date: February 21, 2024 10:54AM
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I wonder how it might cause damage.

Not damage caused per se, but I have dealt with grains of it stuck in the port. They can be hard to remove being so smooth. Easily avoided by sticking the phone in an old nylon or similar material. Rice is not the best desiccant, but can do some drying if that is all you have around.
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Re: Rice Rice Baby! Apple says "Don't dry your iPhone in a bag of rice"
Posted by: pqrst
Date: February 22, 2024 11:24AM
Spilt a coffee on a mechanical keyboard. And on the theory that I had nothing to loose, I soaked it in water for 20 seconds, drained it, then put in a mesh bag and spun it around to drive the water out. Then put it on sunny spot. It came back good as new and cleaner too. Keys weren’t removable.
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