DETROIT (WWJ) – If you have a plan to do any St. Paddy’s Day drinking with your cell phone around – you may want to keep a bag of rice handy.
Best Buy Geek Squad Agent Robert Walker says your electronics are at risk when the booze is flowing, and rice can help get moisture out of a spilled-on phoneREAD MORE: MGM, Greektown, And Motor City Report Strong Profits Amid Pandemic
“You want to get your sealed container, and fill it with rice. Place your phone in there and then wait about 24-48 hours,” said Walker.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic At WCCCD Extends Walk-In Hours
But before you reach for the rice — Walker recommends blotting excess liquid from the phone and taking out the battery — because water and electricity don’t mix.MORE NEWS: Missed Gov. Whitmer's Press Conference? Here's Her Update On The State's Response To COVID-19