Apple Warns Customers Not To Put Wet iphones In Rice

Apple is warning customers to stop putting their iPhones in bags of rice when the devices get wet. Putting wet electronics into bags of rice to absorb the moisture has long been a DIY practice, but Apple warns that doing so could allow small particles of the rice to damage the iPhone. The company also warned against using cans of compressed air or external heat sources to dry out devices. Instead, the phones should be wiped dry and allowed to air dry naturally until all of the moisture has evaporated. Phones should not be plugged into chargers until they’re completely dry, but wireless charging remains safe.