Don’t Try This at Home: Samsung Galaxy S4 Survives Toilet Swim

Have you made a habit of carrying your cell phone in your back pocket?

If you’re a woman, there’s not really a great place to keep it, unless you have an Otterbox and a screen protector, and keep it safely tucked into a nice, scratch-free area of your purse. (I cringe to remember when my first glossy phone met up with an emery board in my purse soon after I got it.)

You’ve heard countless times not to put mobile phones in your pockets for health reasons. If that’s not enough to scare you, think of the money spent on that phone, and then imagine bending to pick something up off the floor that your cat left you. Then, imagine if you will, that money wedging itself out of your pocket and plunging down into the deepest part of your toilet. Then remember that money is usually salvageable from water, and cell phones are often not.

I had that very experience yesterday with my phone. How horrifying. Immediately, we pulled the battery and tossed everything in a bowl of plain white rice and to let it absorb for the evening.

When I turned it back on 4 or 5 hours later, it worked.

It worked, it worked, it worked!

white rice saved my samsung galaxy s4

Hey white rice, thanks pal.

For some reason, luck was on my side for the first time in a very long while. Had to happen one day.

The only thing that went wrong was that this morning at 7:30, the clock read 4:30 AM, even when set to the proper timezone. I fixed it manually and, amazingly, everything still seems to be working 8 hours later. Speakers are great, headphone jack is cool, camera works. I assume the actual phone part works, but who uses that, right?

I will not go as far as to say that it’s waterproof, but something went right in that (clean) toilet. Samsung Galaxy S4, you just can’t stop me from loving you.

Have you ever had a phone fall into water? What did you do? Did it survive? Tell me about it in the comments.

About Nikki

I've been writing since I was in kindergarten where I Crayola-markered an epic tale of a tiger and a balloon on a stack of lined papers folded into a booklet and stapled along the edge (carefully, and by my teacher). I love DIY, sewing, folksy music, animals and getting out to look at and listen to nature.
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