What Do You Do If Your Cellphone Goes Through the Washing Machine?

If a cellphone goes through a washing machine, or gets wet in any other way, it needs to be dried as soon as possible to prevent the water from doing any permanent damage to the electrical circuitry. To dry the phone, switch it off immediately, remove the battery and/or SIM card, and dry all reachable parts thoroughly. Next, place the phone in a sealed bag or container filled with a desiccant, such as dry rice, for several days to help remove any remaining moisture from inside the phone.