Whenever someone drops a device in water, people instinctively reach for the hair dryer as the go-to option for drying it out.
However, the heat from a hair dryer runs a serious risk of damaging the components of smartphones and other gadgets such as remote controls. The best way to get moisture out of a device is to submerge it in a container of uncooked rice. The rice helps draw out and absorb moisture without damaging any of the components. If you drop a device that’s not waterproof into water, turn it off and let it sit in dry rice for a few hours for the best chance at preventing any damage.