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Did you know roughly 1 in 5 phones accidentally wind up in a toilet? What’s the best way to try to save your most important gadget if this is its fate? A quick reaction is most important: Grab the phone right away! You can wash your hands later. Take a paper towel and try off as much external moisture as you possibly can. The next step depends on your type of phone. If you have an iPhone, toss it in a bag of rice and set it in a warm space, like near a window. If you have a phone with an easily removable battery, take it out and put each part of the phone – battery, back casing and the main part – in the bag of rice in a warm spot. Wait 24 hours, re-assemble your phone and try to power it on. If you’re lucky – and were quick to action – your phone should be just about back to normal. Good luck.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.

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