How to fix a phone dropped in the toilet (infographic)

15 May 2013

Ten per cent of smartphone owners have acquainted their handsets with a watery grave by dropping them in a toilet. In an effort to prevent and lessen the impact of such toilet tragedies, a cheeky and informative infographic provide tips on how to resuscitate a water-logged smartphone.

The infographic by Neomammalian Studios illustrates eight steps on how to rescue a phone from a fall in the toilet, and preventative measures to implement if a phone must accompany a user to the loo. For example, act quickly to fish the phone out of the toilet to prevent water from further infiltrating the phone, and invest in a waterproof case.

The infographic even highlights some water-resistant phones that are on the market today.

Smartphone in water image via Shutterstock


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic