No iPhone 7? No Problem

 

I never realized how harmful it is to have your phone water damaged.

 

Only recently, I noticed these blotches on my phone, each of different shades. I never had any problem with my phone in the past. Upon discovering the cause of 

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Photo: Kelth Rowley March 3, 2009©(CC BY-SA 2.0)

these spots was water damage, I also continued to learn how water damage can short circuit the motherboard of the phone and ultimately make that $500 phone worthless. Luckily, my phone was not severely damaged, except for the still-present dots on my phone. Although all my fears and concerns about my phone were put to rest, I still only had one question: How on Earth was my phone water damaged?

 

For days I continued to research the root of my problem to no avail until I came to a life-changing realization while repeating the same mistake that caused my phone’s water damage: Using my phone in the shower. Even though a phone owner does not stick their phone directly under the water (who would?), the heat and water vapor enter the pores of the phone, inevitably leading to the water damage I have now. With my newfound

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Photo: Jaysin Trevino January 13, 2009©(CC BY 2.0)

research, I tried not using my phone or even having my phone in the bathroom as I showered. However, it was too hard to do as I craved to use my phone in the shower. What other time is better to use your phone besides when you are warm, relaxed, and at peace? Somehow, I needed a way to tend to both my phone’s and my own fundamentals.

 

 

Then, I came across an idea that made me feel so simple minded for not thinking about it earlier. If something could simple cover the phone and not fall off, anyone could use their phone in the showers when they wanted to. However, there were a few standards this miracle item had to meet: Is it completely water repellent? Does it wrap around and stick to the phone? Is it thin enough to still use the phone’s touchscreen functions but still repel water? As I explored for items that met all these requirements, I finally found the Holy Grail of protecting phones in the showers simply in my kitchen cabinet.

 

A plastic food bag. That was all it took. Plastic is a wonderful all-around go-to item. It is thin but still repels water and is resistant enough to withstand the heat of the shIMG_2866.JPGower (I usually shower on the hottest setting). To make sure this worked, I decided to try it myself. I filled my sink with water and placed two cans of tuna inside a plastic food wrap bag while the water was still running. My average shower takes almost twenty minutes, so for good measure I left the tuna and plastic bag in there for thirty minutes. When I opened it, I was astounded. There was no liquid at all to be found in the plastic bag. In conclusion, plastic bags save the lives of those who use their phones in hot showers.

 

 

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