Save a wet phone or tabletGetting your phone or tablet wet by the pool or at the beach can ruin your vacation. But a few quick steps and a little bit of patience can save your mobile device. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Sharon Profis has the remedy.
[MUSIC] Without wasting any time, turn off your phone. By doing this within seconds you'll avoid any water short circuit your device. Then using a lent free cloth, dry the outside of your phone, and pay special attention to any ports and speaker. If the battery can be removed, take it out and dry it of separately. Now here comes the remedy. Grab your phone and all its parts and put it in a zip top storage bag along with a handful of silica gel packets. You'll often find those gel packets in new products like shoes and purses, so start saving them now in case your phone ever needs it. The hardest part is the weight. Leave your phone in the bag for 72 hours before powering it back on. If you did everything right, your phone should be back in business. For more tips and tricks head over to cnet.com. In San Francisco I'm Sharon Profis. cnet.com for CBS News.