The world suddenly freezes when you see your dropped phone in water, you scream in terror, “I dropped my phone in the water!” Whether it’s a pool or a toilet, you just know nothing good will come out of the next few seconds. After all, that’s a high tech device that’s likely worth multiple hundred dollars, and chances are very high that it will be deemed unusable. That is, unless you have one of those awesome waterproof smartphones, like the Huawei P30 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S10.

It’s true that more and more handset makers have moved towards waterproof designs in the last few years, and this trend seems to have no slow down in sight. Still, not all of us have the luxury of a waterproof phone and that means we need to resort to other methods. The best method for preventing water damage is to take precautions beforehand, using something like the CaliCase waterproof pouch for situations where you know you might be making contact with water.