Everyone makes mistakes. The worst mistake one could make with their iPad is obviously
making your device wet. It has happened to everyone at least once. Apple products can be
quite expensive. And if your iPad is wet, everyone's natural instinct is trying to save it at their
There are a lot of quality covers in the market which could actually protect your device. When it
is in water, the water will enter inside it and creates damage. No covers could avoid this
When you have a wet iPad, you will obviously panic and try to make things right. But what if you
do the wrong thing and things end up like chaos. So it is better you read this blog and then take
the right move. And remember it when this incident happens again.
So what should you do if your iPad is wet? What should you don't do? Let us find out!!
Firstly let’s move on to the don’ts
● The Rice: Most of the people have heard the story where a device which was wet was
saved by leaving it inside a rice container overnight. Well, the best you could do is skip
the rice. Make it the last option. By the time you utilize it to leave it with rice, you can do
what may work. Rice can be quite dangerous too. Because of its minute size, it can get
inside your iPad easily. And this makes things worse. The dust present in the rice makes
it way worse. The dust can’t be easily removed if entered on the iPad. So better, Skip
● Hairdryer: Hairdryers may cause extreme heat and make things the worst. Always avoid
the use of a hairdryer. They also have the potential to spread the water to a place that
wasn’t damaged and can create more chaos. To dry your iPad, you can use a dry towel
and pat it dry.
● On or Off?: After you pat dry your iPad, now you must choose whether to turn on your
iPad. If it was already on, then things are simple. Power it off or put it on Suspend mode.
If it is on suspend mode, don’t wake it. It makes things worse because parts of the iPad
are still running when it is on suspend mode. Try to power it off. Please leave your iPad
alone to dry up in the course of two or three days.
● Space heater: Never put your wet iPad next to a space heater. The enormous amount
of heat that will be put on the iPad, which damages your iPad even more. When next to
a space heater, your iPad has the potential to burst and create injuries.
Let’s now check out what the dos are:
● The case: If your iPad has a protective case, the first thing you should do is to take it
out. It helps the water to come out from the charging connector, headphone jack, etc.
● Shake!: Yes, shake your water out. Shaking helps a lot to let the water out. And take
your towels to dry pat your device again.
● Remove the SIM card: Save your SIM card once your device is a bit dry. The iPad
never gives you access to the battery, but you can save your SIM card and keep it dry.
● Silica Packets: Silica packets can absorb most of the water which is inside your iPad.
Take them and put them with your iPad. It will soak up the extra moisture present on
your iPad. The more you get, the more useful it will be.
● Gravity and Silica packets: You can also use the help of gravity. Just keep the packet
next to the charging connection and every other input part and keep it in an upright
position. The gravity will help the water to ooze out, and the silica packets will absorb
SO NOW WHAT?
After you try your best to dry your device, everyone has a doubt what now? Well, the answer is
to keep your iPad still for a couple of days so that the moisture inside gets completely dry. In
some cases, it doesn’t even dry up after a couple of days. Try turning on your iPad after some
days, and if it still doesn’t turn on or when it turns on and has odd behaviour or odd display like
multicolour, it is better if you take your iPad to the nearest Apple Store so that they can take
care of the problem.
A very common problem that occurs when an iPad gets in contact with water is battery damage.
So the problem can be easily solved by changing the battery of the iPad.