You may recall that a few months ago I dropped my mobile phone in a thermal pool in Taupo. I dried various drying techniques, but alas, it was thoroughly fried. Even the much-vaunted rice technique didn’t work. Perhaps it was the combination of the length of time it was in the pool (about 30 minutes), and the chemicals in the water
But this time around, the rice technique did work. Yes, I dropped my phone again, this time in the gutter outside our house. I had it turned off and pulled apart and dried within minutes, and into a jar of rice. I left it there for about 40 hours, and then very nervously dusted it off and turned it on. It worked!
Perhaps it would have been fine anyway. Even so, should you drop your phone in water, I recommend the rice technique.