Q: Can I go to the Apple Store and get my water damaged iPhone repaired?
A: Apple does not cover water damaged devices and does not repair them. There’s an LCI (Liquid Contact Indicator) installed in the device and can be checked by an Apple technician to determine whether your iPhone has been exposed to “water or a liquid containing water”. If so, the warranty is void.
Do you know that 85% of all water damaged iPhones can be saved if you bring it early enough to a local independent iPhone repair service that may be able to recover it? Our water damage charge is from $30 and we serve the residents of Boston, Massachusetts. We don’t charge if we can’t fix your iPhone. “If a device is exposed to water or other liquids, corrosion—an irreversible deterioration or degradation of materials—may result.” This may cause the device to malfunction and in some cases it is not fixable.
How you should handle your electronic devices when the water damage occurs:
- Immediately power off your device after contact with liquid occurs! Do not try to turn the device back on! This is a very common mistake people make.
Please don’t put it in the bag of rice 🙂 Putting iPhone or smartphone in the rice for a couple days just gives the liquid more time to do damage to it.
If you have a Bheestie Bag on hand, immediately put your water damaged iPhone into it and bring it as soon as possible to a repair center. It will increase a chance to save it.
It is important to regularly back up your data using iCloud or iTunes. We are not responsible for the loss of information while servicing your iPhone.