This disclosure describes techniques to mitigate the effects of fluid submersion on electronic devices such as mobile phones. Per techniques of this disclosure, with user permission and express consent, user context data is utilized to determine a likelihood of a user device being proximate to a saltwater body. Mitigating actions such as disabling the charging port of the device are automatically performed. If fluid submersion is detected, the duration of submersion is determined and a duration of time before the device undergoes damage is determined. Additional information, such as information about repair shops, may be provided to the user based on the extent of damage to the device. The device may be put in a low-power mode in order to extend the battery life of the device while the charging port is disabled.
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Murugan, Kavinaath; Lee, Yun Sun; Bentz II, Michael E.; Brantingham, Luke Manuel; and Kandibanda, Aaditya, "Proactive Prevention and Mitigation of Saltwater Damage for Portable Devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 13, 2023)