Mixing water with electronics is BAD . . . mixing water with uncooked rice is GOOD . . . so what about mixing uncooked rice with water-logged cell phones?

You’ve probably heard the “hack” about putting wet cell phones in rice . . . especially if you’ve panicked after dropping your phone in the toilet.

But Apple is warning you NOT to do it.  iPhones are more sophisticated than they used to be, and some can handle certain levels of water.  They now have a “liquid detection” warning that tells you if your USB-C port gets wet.

There are things you CAN do:  Dry the phone with a cloth, and tap the phone gently to “drain” water from the ports.  Leave the phone in a dry area with airflow, and avoid putting cables inside until it’s completely dry.

But they say, “Don’t insert a foreign object, such as a cotton swab or a paper towel, into the connector.  And don’t put your iPhone in a bag of rice.  Doing so could allow small particles of rice to damage your iPhone.”

(Gizmodo / Apple Support)