My tiny, sleek iPhone popped out of my pocket and into my toilet. The toilet was empty and newly cleaned, but my heart jumped as I watched it splash into the bowl. I reached in with one hand, grabbed a hand towel with the other, and dried it for the next ten minutes. Oddly enough my phone continued to work. I thought I’d dodged a bullet, but less than thirty minutes later the phone showed no signs of life.
So I googled for ‘iPhone in the Toilet.’ From the search results there are clearly a lot of iPhone users who have had the misfortune of dropping their phone in the toilet. I don’t know why but I find this particularly amusing. Perhaps those little phones are too sleek for their own good. Perhaps, they need more traction to keep them in a back pants pocket.
Either way the sites I found suggested putting the iPhone aside to let it dry out for at least a few days. I plugged the phone into the charger and allowed it to sit overnight. Miraculously it started without error the very next morning. “Hooray,” I thought, I don’t have to buy a new iPhone.
But now the phone is intermittently turning off. It seems every time it falls into sleep mode it shuts itself off. So now I’m back to setting up an appointment at the Genius bar and explaining to the poor Apple employee that yes I dropped my iPhone in the toilet.