Apple finally admits what we always suspected: iPhones and rice don't mix

An image of a phone in rice
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Can you put your iPhone in rice if it gets wet? It's one of those eternal questions that comes up whenever you inadvertently slosh your flat white over your phone in a cafe or drop your device in a canal or a pint of beer.

Popular folklore and TikTok and Instagram 'hack' purveyors would have us believe it's the ultimate emergency cure for a sodden device. However, many repair experts suggest that burying a phone in grain actually slows the process of drying, increasing the chance of permanent damage. Apple has finally come out with its official position on the matter (see our pick of the best Apple deals for bargains if you're looking for new Apple gear).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.