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What To Do If Your Ipad Gets Wet And How To Prevent It Using A Waterproof Ipad Case
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Why Water Damages Electronics

Water contains impurities that readily conduct electricity. These impurities, such as salt, allow electricity to travel through the water, which can cause short-circuiting and damage to electrical components. So dropping your iPad in the bathtub while reading an ebook can be disastrous to the circuitry of the iPad. There are several ways to save your iPad from a watery grave.

What to Do if Your iPad Gets Wet

The first thing you should do is dry off your iPad as quickly as possible. Power down the iPad completely and get a freezer bag. Then acquire a desiccant, water-absorbing compound. Desiccants are things like the little silica packets you find in beef jerky and electronics boxes. It is likely that you don’t have any silica packets sitting around, but they are very cheap so it is a good idea to have some available just in case. If you happen to have some, toss a few into the freezer bag with your iPad and close the bag.

For the rest of us, rice makes an excellent alternative to silica packets – and something you more likely to have available in your home. So, for those using rice, fill up the bag with enough rice to cover the iPad on all sides and close the freezer bag.

High heats are bad for electrical devices, so you should not use a blow dryer on the device. It may help remove the water, but simply leaving the device alone for several hours in a warm place will be safer.

If your iPad just got a little damp in the rain you can probably leave it in the bag for 4 to 8 hours. If you have submerged your iPad in a sink, tub, or large body of water then you should leave it in the bag for a minimum of 24 hours. Better safe than sorry is always a good motto when dealing with electronics that have taken a dip. The longer you can stand being without your iPad, the more of a chance you will have of removing all of the water.

Prevent Damage by Using a Waterproof iPad Case

The wisest thing you can do is to prevent this type of damage from occurring in the first place by using a waterproof iPad case. There are a growing number of waterproof iPad case and sleeve solutions on the market today, many of which can be bought at a very reasonable price. A waterproof iPad case can range from models that provide water resistance, to higher end models that are rated waterproof to a certain depth. For instance, the DryCASE Tablet Water-Proof Case for iPad is a waterproof iPad case rated waterproof up to 100 feet.

With the large number of people seeking help fixing their wet personal electronics devices, the risk of inadvertently damaging your tablet or smartphone is greater than you may think. Smartphones and tablets have become indispensable parts of our lives, and because of their portability we expose them more and more to damp places. Your iPad may be handy for looking up recipes while cooking or reading while beside the pool, while boating, or at the beach, but each of those activities includes the risk of spilling liquids onto the iPad. So in addition to your sunscreen and sunglasses you should bring along a waterproof iPad case to protect your device, or at least a freezer bag and desiccant in case of emergencies.

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