Yes it does, especially if you put the phone and the rice into a sealed plastic bag.
But while the rice will draw out the moisture, that doesn’t necessarily mean your phone will work properly afterwards.
Also, rice may get stuck in the headphone socket.
Soaking the phone in pure alcohol may be a better bet.
How long do you leave your phone in a bag of rice?
Many folks swear by stuffing your phone in a bag of dry rice, and letting it sit for 24 to 36 hours or more. This is cheap, easy, and can be done in a pinch. But this method could have some negatives: If the rice absorbs the water well, you may be left with a mushy rice mess stuck in its creases and I/O ports.
How can I dry my phone without rice?
Blow water off of the phone components and wipe them dry with a towel. Blowing on the electrical parts of your phone will remove the majority of water from them. Wiping the phone parts down with a clean, dry towel will remove any remaining moisture on the parts’ surface.
How do you get moisture out of your phone?
Put your phone in a bowl of uncooked instant rice for 48-72 hours. Pour 4 cups (900 g) of rice into a large bowl. Then bury your phone and its disconnected battery in the rice. The rice will help draw out any residual moisture in your device.
How do you dry electronics without rice?
If you decide to use a drying agent, don’t use uncooked white rice. Instead, go with silica gel—the best performing agent of the ones used in the Gazelle experiment. If you don’t have any silica gel laying around, use instant couscous or instant rice as an alternative.