1. Angmoe's Avatar
    Was riding my motorcycle in heavy rain today with my phone mounted on my handlebars... Now people I call cannot hear me, I cannot dictate a text message and google does not pick up anything I say. I tried recording a video and audio is very muffled. Everything else appears to be fine including charging... Any suggestions?
    06-15-2021 06:01 PM
  2. leerandall's Avatar
    Was riding my motorcycle in heavy rain today with my phone mounted on my handlebars... Now people I call cannot hear me, I cannot dictate a text message and google does not pick up anything I say. I tried recording a video and audio is very muffled. Everything else appears to be fine including charging... Any suggestions?
    Buy yourself a can of compressed air at Best Buy and blow the mic and speaker holes out.
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    06-15-2021 06:17 PM
  3. o4liberty's Avatar
    Try putting it in a bag of rice to help absorbe the moisture.
    Angmoe likes this.
    06-15-2021 06:26 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Phones are not designed to handle water (water resistance is just a gimmick, especially in your case), so don't be surprised if you require a repair shop visit to fix it. Depending on how far inside the water got, you could face ongoing problems as it starts corroding the internals. If you haven't already, get any data you don't want to risk losing backed up, and stay on top of keeping a thorough backup.
    Angmoe likes this.
    06-15-2021 06:29 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try a hair dryer on see if you speed up the drying in the speaker and microphone
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    06-15-2021 08:31 PM
  6. Angmoe's Avatar
    Try a hair dryer on see if you speed up the drying in the speaker and microphone
    That was my only available option last night... This morning, all is working fine!
    Thanks all
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    06-16-2021 05:59 AM
  7. J Dubbs's Avatar
    That was my only available option last night... This morning, all is working fine!
    Thanks all
    Yep hair dryers can work miracles in those type of situations, they're like WD40, they can fix things that seem beyond fixing
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    06-16-2021 06:20 AM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    That was my only available option last night... This morning, all is working fine!
    Thanks all
    That's so awesome that it's working well again! Yay, and phew!
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    06-16-2021 07:18 AM
  9. o4liberty's Avatar
    Great!
    06-16-2021 08:26 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    That was my only available option last night... This morning, all is working fine!
    Thanks all
    Glad to hear that
    06-16-2021 09:13 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yep hair dryers can work miracles in those type of situations, they're like WD40, they can fix things that seem beyond fixing
    Ah yes WD40
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    06-16-2021 09:14 AM
  12. sulla1965's Avatar
    IP 68 is not a gimmick. Plenty of videos showing phones being water tested show this. Ip68 just means the phone can easily withstand being exposed to water for a bit. Obviously extreme conditions are more of a threat. So always use common sense even if the phone is IP68 rated.
    Gary02468 likes this.
    06-16-2021 12:41 PM
  13. Mooncatt's Avatar
    IP 68 is not a gimmick. Plenty of videos showing phones being water tested show this. Ip68 just means the phone can easily withstand being exposed to water for a bit. Obviously extreme conditions are more of a threat. So always use common sense even if the phone is IP68 rated.
    Until manufacturers warranty for water damage, it's a gimmick.
    06-16-2021 01:05 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Until manufacturers warranty for water damage, it's a gimmick.
    I agree it's not covered if it gets water damage, but it's not a gimmick as it can save your phone over one without IP water resistant under certain condition .
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    06-16-2021 02:23 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    I agree it's not covered if it gets water damage, but it's not a gimmick as it can save your phone over one without IP water resistant under certain condition .
    I feel like "IP 68" is if you accidentally spill some water on it, or if you're out in a very light rain and want to check something. But otherwise, I don't take chances.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-17-2021 07:03 AM
  16. Ten Four's Avatar
    Personally, I use a vacuum cleaner to suck the water out of the phone--using compressed air will blast it inside further. Then I put the phone in a ziploc plastic bag along with a dehumidifier substance like silica gel that will create a very dry atmosphere. Leave it there for a few days to absorb all the moisture from the phone. Avoid heat and blowing into the phone.
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    06-17-2021 10:45 AM
  17. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    I will not say it's a gimmick, but the fact remains that not one OEM will cover water damage in their warranty. So then, letting any water touch your very expensive electronic device is a risk you are taking upon yourself. If you expect your phone to perform like a car in the rain, then you must surround it with a water proof case of some sort.
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    06-19-2021 08:41 AM

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