Apple says putting your iPhone in a bag or rice is not a good idea


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Tale as old as time, it's a common thing for Asians to put their wet phones inside a container or bag of rice. However, Apple does not recommend doing that as there is a chance of damaging your iPhone.

On Apple's support page, it is advised to iPhone users to avoid that. This is due to the small particles of rice that can damage the iPhone, particularly the Lightning or USB-C connector. Additionally, users also should not dry their iPhones with an external heat source or compressed air, and not insert a cotton swab or a paper towel into the connector.

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If your iPhone pops out a liquid detection warning, Apple recommends users tap their iPhone gently with the connector facing downwards, then leave it in a dry area with some airflow for at least 30 minutes. You can try to charge again after that but if it's still happening, repeat and try again. It could take up to 24 hours to dry fully.

It may seem odd that the iPhone can't take small particles of rice even though it has an IP68 water and dust water-resistant rating. However, dust and small rice particles are entirely different elements. With that said, take out your iPhone from that rice pack now!