So, Booze is Better Than Rice for Drying Out Wet Phones

Just don't get too excited and go dumping your wet iPhone in a glass of pinot grigio just yet.

Up until now everyone thought that when you accidentally drop your phone in a puddle/sink/toilet, the best chance for your device was to plunge it into a bag of rice or stick it in the hot press and leave it overnight but it turns out that there's actually a much better solution and it involves the cause of and solution to all life's problems.

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According to the BBC's science magazine Focus, while rice does dry out your wet device it's nowhere near as effective as pure alcohol. Why? Here's the science:


"Soaking the phone in pure alcohol may be a better bet. The alcohol drives water out and removes any mineral deposits."

But before you run off to the offo demanding a bottle, pure alcohol is 'highly flammable' and 'must be treated with the utmost care', so don't go getting too many ideas. It may just be easier to buy a new phone.

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