Cell phones seem to be able to do just about everything these days, but one thing they can’t do is get too wet. There are cases and other solutions for those who want to take their cell phones with them to wet places, but for the most part, water causes panic for cell phone owners. So what are some options for people when they are trying to save their investment?

For starters, it is easy to begin panicking once a person sees their phone is soaked. However, by far the most important thing to save is the SIM card. This is the card that stores all of the important phone information, so even if the phone is damaged, a person can simply transfer all of their data to another phone. No matter what brand of phone a person has, they should always know where to find that card.

The second thing to do if a person does not have a kit is to find dry rice and submerge the phone into it. Rice is something that just about every household has, and it can help absorb a lot of the water while trying to save the phone. Never try to power on the phone right away, because that could actually do more damage.

Many people who have accidents are not prepared, but for those reading this who want to be, there are a number of options out there to consider. There are recovery kits designed to work in similar fashion to rice, only faster. There are also cases that specifically focus on keeping electronic devices safe and dry. Depending on what type of phone a person has, they can usually find an option that fits their needs in a store or online.

All in all, there is really no way to save a cell phone that has had too much water damage. However, with just a little bit of time being soaked, they have a fighting chance. Do whatever possible to give it a shot, and you might just be surprised.