If you ever had trouble getting water out of your charging port you’re not alone. Luckily there are many ways you can get the water out and it doesn’t have to be a painful experience.


If you’ve ever had your iPhone get a bit wet, you’ll know that it isn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to mitigate the effects. One of the most important is to make sure your charger isn’t sitting on the wall socket. By disconnecting it, you’ll be able to remove the water before it has a chance to seep into your phone’s components.

As you unplug your charger, take note of how much water has accumulated. While it’s not likely you’ll need to drain the entire contents of your device, a quick wipe with an absorbent cloth will get you on your way to a squeaky clean charge. Once you’re ready to go, be sure to leave your phone in a well-ventilated area for at least a day. Depending on how bad the water damage is, you may want to consider taking it to a professional repair shop instead.

The old adage is that a lukewarm cup of rice is not an optimal way to dry your phone. A better option would be to place your smartphone in a large container of crystal-based cat litter. It’s also not a bad idea to use a vacuum hose to get rid of the moisture as quickly as possible.


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Isopropyl alcohol

If your phone’s charging port has water in it, it can lead to all kinds of problems. Water can soak into the device, causing it to melt. However, there are some steps you can take to get the water out. This will help you avoid even more damage.

First, you need to clean your charger port. Use a cotton swab or toothpick with a small bit of cotton attached. Dip it in isopropyl alcohol and wipe away any visible debris.

Next, remove the device from its power source. This is crucial because there could be electrical charges transferred to the device. Once you have done that, you should set it aside for a while to dry. You can also use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to suck out any excess debris.

After your device has dried, you can begin to rinse the alcohol off of it. Be careful not to over do this. Using too much alcohol may cause your device to damage other parts of it.

Compressed air

It can be frustrating when your phone gets wet. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to clean your iPhone’s charging port. The trick is to not damage your phone while you are cleaning it.

Before you start, make sure you are wearing gloves. You should also avoid sharp objects, which could pierce or snag the port’s pins. Other potential dangers include using an electric cable or a hairdryer.

You will also want to find a well-ventilated area to dry your device. Do not place it in direct sunlight. This can cause more harm to your phone than good.

If your charging port is wet, it’s best to let it air dry for at least a few hours before checking its charge. Some devices may take longer than others.

Another easy way to clean your iPhone’s charging port is to use compressed air. While the name sounds a little cheesy, it can help remove debris and moisture from the port. A can of compressed air can be purchased from most electronics stores. Be careful not to blow into the port, as this can create even more moisture.


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Avoiding foreign objects in the charging port

When you’re using a charging port, you must be careful to avoid foreign objects from getting into the phone. Foreign objects can scratch the internal components of the phone. If the foreign object is metal, it can chip and corrode the phone. To avoid this problem, you can use common household items to clean your port.

You can flush debris from the port with compressed air or a bulb syringe. You can also use a toothpick to scrape away debris. A flashlight can also be used to inspect the port for obstructions. After cleaning the port, you should let it dry for at least two or three minutes.

Using a hairdryer or a sharp object to scrape away debris can damage the metal inside the charging port. Using a toothpick or a cotton swab to scrape the port wall can help you avoid foreign objects from entering the phone.

Leaving your phone in a dry location will allow air to flow into the port and force any moisture to drip out. However, if you’re using a charging port that’s clogged with dust, dirt, or other foreign objects, you may need to do some serious cleaning.