How to Save Your Phone from Water Damage

by Kaboompics // Karolina,

Think about the worst situation you can with your smartphone. Imagine that you dropped it into the pool and now you are left without a phone for a while because of the water damage. Try as you might, there’s no chance that you’re going to get it alive again. Or maybe you just accidently sprayed some water on your smartphone as you were doing the dishes. When any amount of water gets into a non-waterproof phone, this spells disaster for the internal components. And since most smartphones out there are indeed not water-proof, this should be something that’s always on your mind whenever you are using a smartphone that is not insured, yes, you can get them insured too!

However, there is some good news in this. There are plenty of ways that you can save your phone from having any kind of water damage by implementing these simple steps that we’re going to talk about down below. Keep these tips in mind and you’re going to be able to keep your phone from getting damaged by any kind of water, no matter if it’s a freak rainstorm or you just being clumsy and dropping your phone in the bathtub.

1. Avoidance Is the Best Defense

The first thing you need to think about when waterproofing your phone is to think about it all of the time. And we’re not kidding! You should always be thinking about what kind of water sources or potential water sources are around your smartphone. The best defense when it comes to keeping away that water damage is simple avoidance.

For example, you should never have your phone near your sink when you’re playing dishes. You can easily drop it into the sink or you could splash some water on it and that water can easily get inside the phone. You should never have your phone near the pool this summer if you’re going to go swimming. This is just a recipe for disaster! In addition, you should never try to use your phone when you’re showering or taking a bath. It’s super easy for water to get on your phone this way and cause disastrous water damage. Make sure to keep this in mind at all times and you’re going to be safe.

2. Be Sure to Keep a Case on Your Phone

If you’re not someone who wants to worry about your phone all of the time, then it’s crucial that you get a case for your phone. There are plenty of cases out there for all kinds of smartphones that are waterproof, smash-proof, and all other kinds of –proofs. When you have this case on your phone, you won’t have to worry as much if you accidentally drop your phone in the sink or in the bathtub. You can easily fish it out and just dry it off. Plus, when you have a waterproof case, you are going to be able to protect it from all other kinds damage, like when you drop it on the ground.

3. Think About Waterproof Pouches

If you are going to spending time on a boat or around another constant water source, then it’s important to think about getting a waterproof pouch for your phone. For example, if you are going to a music festival and it might rain during your time there, you should have a waterproof pouch with you that you can stick your phone in when you need to. You can easily get these from any store or you can make them at home with a simple plastic bag. There’s no such thing as too much protection!

4. Think About Getting a Waterproof Phone

Another big thing that you should think about when trying to keep your phone away from water damage is getting a waterproof phone, but there are concerns when buying a waterproof phone too. Phones like the iPhone 7+ and Samsung Galaxy S8 are waterproof in and of themselves, without the need for a case. If you are looking for a new phone and are in the market to get one, then you should think about getting one that’s waterproof. That way, you can go ahead and use your phone in the shower or underwater without having to worry about water damage getting in there and damaging your phone.

5. Never Have Your Phone Near an Open Source of Water

Whenever you are using your phone, make sure that there is no open source of water around. We know that we mentioned this before, but it’s worth having its own point about. There is nothing more important for the life of your phone than ensuring there is no chance of it dropping into a water source. This includes everything from the bathtub to the pool to the beach.

6. Keep It Out of The Hands of Children

Another important step that you can take to protect your phone from water damage is to keep it out of the hands of any children that you have running around. As much as you would like to give them the phone to play some games, this might not be the best idea. If there are any open water sources around, your kids could easily just throw your phone in there because they think it is a toy. For example, if they’re running around with your phone and want to see what happens when you throw it in the toilet, then that could spell disaster for your phone. Make sure to not give your kids the opportunity to play around with your phone that you spent so much money on.

7. Think About Getting a Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

If you are someone who likes to have music playing whenever you’re hanging by the pool or at the beach, then you should think about getting a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. This is going to ensure that you can keep your phone stowed away from the water while you can still listen to your music via Bluetooth. Plus, these Bluetooth speakers are also going to be dust-proof and damage-proof from falls.

When it comes to protecting your phone from water damage, there is no question that this is super important for you to keep in mind. Make sure to follow the steps outlined above and your phone is going to be safe from any kind of harm!


A traveller by day and reader by night' is how I would sum up my life. My wanderlust led me to quit my cushy job at 28 and finally embark on a journey around the world. Since then, I have lived in many countries and soaked in as many books as possible during my travel journeys. Among them, the "Book of Mirdad" is still my personal favourite and holds a special place in my heart. My progression towards writing was inevitable and happened quite naturally. I have been writing for a few years now an...

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