- Testers recommend crystal kitty litter as the saviour of choice
- Super-absorbent crystals apparently trap more moisture than clay cat litter
- Rice is also a good option but you should never use a hairdryer
There’s nothing worse than the moment your phone slips out of your back pocket into the toilet.
And whilst it’s long been believed that putting the drenched device in a bowl of rice will miraculously bring it back to life, experts have discovered what they claim to be a much more effective method.
The experts specifically recommend crystal kitty litter as the saviour of choice for a drenched handset.
On Amazon, the product’s description reads: ‘These super-absorbent crystals trap moisture on contact and when compared with regular clay cat litter.’
The experts say you should try your best to shake the water off the handset as soon as you’ve recovered it. Next, you should air-dry it before leaving it in a bag of kitty litter for as long as possible.
They say that three days is the ideal amount of time to leave it in there and whilst you may miss Snapchat, it’s a far better (and cheaper) option that having to buy a new phone.
There’s nothing worse than dropping your phone in water but experts say you should try your best to shake the water off the handset as soon as you’ve recovered it. Next, you should air-dry it before leaving it in a bag of kitty litter for as long as possible
If you can’t get your hands on any cat litter, rice is another alternative. Simply remove the battery and sim card if possible and leave it in rice overnight.
Silica gel packs, which often come with new shoes and handbags, can also be used. Leave your phone in an airtight container along with the pouch for at least 24 hours.
Contrary to popular belief, experts say you shouldn’t dry your phone with a hairdryer because this can force moisture inwards.