Huawei P20 Pro Lite or P20 fallen into water - immediate measures

The Huawei P20 Lite and the P20 Pro are two more beautiful models from the range and offer a great price/performance ratio. However, they have one disadvantage compared to the P20 Pro: they are not waterproof.

This brings us to the topic:

What do I have to do if my Huawei P20 Lite or P20 has fallen into water?

Our following tips should help you to react quickly and thus avoid technical damage to the electronics:

Immediate measures for the Huawei P20 Lite in case of contact with water:

Step 1: Switch off the Huawei P20 Lite!

Press the Power On/ Off button and let the smartphone shut down. This means that the voltage and current flowing through the Huawei P20 Lite will be reduced, which means that the risk of a short circuit due to the ingress of water is reduced. This way, damage can already be avoided.

Step 2: Huawei P20 Lite Drying

Drie the smartphone as well as possible with a cloth, for example a towel. Move the Huawei P20 Lite back and forth to reveal any infiltrated water from the device.

Step 3: Open Sim Card Tray

Open the sim card compartment of the Huawei P20 Lite, allowing water to escape from the smartphone.

Step 4: Allow to dry permanently

Now place the unit either in an airy place with indirect sunlight or on a low-level heater to dry.

Step 5: Remove water and moisture from the housing.

To accelerate moisture removal from the Huawei P20 Lite, you can place the phone in a bowl of rice.

Rice has the ability to remove water or moisture from its environment, which helps to prevent water damage to the Huawei P20 Lite.

Step 6: Wait and see!

Allow the Huawei P20 Lite to dry until you think there is no moisture left in the unit.

This can take up to 1-7 days! If you are convinced that the water or moisture has been completely evaporated from the Huawei P20 Lite, you can now switch on the unit.

Now for the first time electricity flows through your smartphone again. Now test all functions of your Huawei P20 Lite.

We hope that your Huawei P20 Lite survived the fall into the water without much damage.


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