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I got caught in the rain yesterday, my iPhone 5 was in my pocket. Some water got into it. Here`s the picture, moisture is under screen surface:

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Question is: which area is dry and which is wet? Dark one or light one? I am asking, because the next day dark area increased in size to whole screen size. And now whole screen is dark. I wonder, is now my whole screen dry or is it wet.

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

I've once got water in a Dell (work)laptop and it started to get lighter and lighter the further water got. This is because the screen is built with multiple layers and you got water between them.

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I would definately recommend you to shut down the device and put it in rice.

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