Reviveaphone claims to bring water-damaged phones back to life after 24 hours. Sounds great, but does it do what it says on the tin?
If you’re prone to dropping your phone in the bath, sink, or even worse, the toilet – then Reviveaphone might be your saving grace. This chemical-based solution claims to repair water-damaged handsets by eliminating the nasty mineral deposits that clog up your phone’s circuits.
All you have to do is stick the phone and its battery into the pouch provided and pour the Reviveaphone solution inside. Leave them submerged for 7 minutes, take them out and then leave them to dry for 24 hours in the bundled plastic tray.
Reviveaphone claims your phone should miraculously return to working order after a day, but the instructions do say to leave to dry for up to five days if your handset is particularly soggy.
We tested Reviveaphone with an old-school, cheapo Nokia 100 (we didn’t want to risk any decent handsets) in soapy bath water, waiting two days before we applied the solution (we did this to reflect the fact that most people won’t have the product immediately available and will have to order it in after after water damage occurs).
So did it work? No. Not at all. We tried to turn it on after 24 hours, but the screen was dead. So we left it for another day, and another, and another, and another – but the phone still did not turn on after 5 days.
Although Reviveaphone says it has a high success rate, the company cannot guarantee full recovery. It does, however, offer a money back guarantee on the solution if it fails to work.
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