Updated Wednesday, February 21, 2024-11:19

All or almost all of us have heard the story of a family member, friend or acquaintance who had an accident with their

mobile phone

, got it wet and managed to get it working again thanks to the

'miracle of rice'


It is true that this cereal is very good at absorbing water, and that is why many people use it to try to dry their device if it has gotten wet. But now


, the maker of the popular


, has recommended against using this method to remove water from its phones.

According to the American company, "doing so could allow small particles of rice to damage your iPhone." Although it also offers a series of tips that we can put into practice when our iPhone gets wet.

And the new models of these phones,

iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

or later, warn you if your phone has excess water. We say excess because many of them are resistant to the liquid element. But not only do they notify you, the problem is that for security reasons they do not allow you to charge your device. Therefore, Apple advises you to carry out this series of



  • Gently tap your iPhone against your hand with the connector facing down to remove excess liquid.

  • Leave your iPhone in a dry place with some air flow.

  • After at least 30 minutes, try charging with a Lightning or USB-C cable or by connecting an accessory.

  • If you see the alert again, there is still liquid in the connector or under the pins of your cable. Leave your iPhone in a dry area with some airflow for a day.

  • You can try charging or connecting an accessory again during this period, but it may take up to 24 hours to dry completely.

  • If your phone runs dry but still won't charge, unplug the adapter cable and unplug the adapter from the wall (if possible) and then plug them back in.