Do you want to take your iPhone inside the pool to take underwater selfies? In this situation, you may want to understand what iPhones are waterproof. So here is the guide to know about the waterproofing of iPhone models.
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What iPhones are Waterproof?
Basically, no smartphone is waterproof, not even the Apple iPhone nor the Airpods.
Waterproof implies a device that is totally durable from water. It means your phone will work fine after you leave it inside the pool or in a bucket full of water for a long period.
To simplify that, let’s suppose that you just go swimming with your iPhone, and it is left in the water for an extended time. In this situation, your phone will be damaged.
However, your phone could be water-resistant. It means that it is made to survive liquid contact to a certain limit. Yet probably damaged by water under some conditions. That is why the manufacturers use the term water resistant.
So, you know that there is no such iPhone that is waterproof. Let’s take a look at which iPhones are water-resistant.
Which iPhones are Water Resistant?
iPhone 7 series and later models of iPhone all the way up through the latest iPhone 15. Yet, the degree of water-resistant protection time and depth differ among the iPhones.
Here, we have described the all-water-resistant iPhone models, their IP ratings, and the resistance of their depth and time.
|iPhone Models||IP Value||Water Depth & Time|
|iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, and Se (2nd Gen)||IP67||1-meter water depth for 30 mins|
|iPhone XS, XS Max, and 11||IP68||2-meter water depth for 30 mins|
|iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max||IP68||4-meter water depth for 30 mins|
|iPhone 12, 12 Plus, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13, 13 Plus, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max||IP68||6 meters for up to 30 minutes|
NOTE: From iPhone XR models ahead, till the iPhone 15 Pro Max is resistant to falls from other fluids like juice, soda, coffee, beer, tea, and soda.
What is the Difference Between IP67 and IP68?
The dirt and water resistance of the iPhone is shown in IP: Ingress Protection. After IP, you will see two numbers that state how water and dust-resistant the device is. The first number indicates the dust resistance. The highest number of dust resistance is 6. However, the second number indicates the water resistance.
The iPhones that have the IP67 ratings are waterproof at 1 meter of water depth for 30 minutes. At the same time, the iPhone models that have the value of IP68 are waterproof at 2 meters of water depth for 30 minutes. IP68 rating is the maximum IP value of iPhone models right now.
Activities Water Resistant iPhones Can Handle
When you buy a new iPhone, its water resistance aptitudes are capped by seals. That blocks the ports and other openings. Yet these seals can fade after some time because of your daily use.
Apple company gives no guidelines about when this protection is expired. So, the capability of water resistance or waterproofing in the iPhones is up to guesswork.
Here, we have shared the circumstances in which you avoid using your iPhone.
- Cleaning your iPhone with pressured air.
- Swimming, bathing, or in the steam room while taking sauna.
- Revealing your phone to pressurized water, for example, jet skiing, water skiing, showering, surfing, etc.
- Using the phone outside Apple’s recommended temperature.
- Sinking your iPhone for any purpose intentionally.
- Try to avoid using soap detergents, acids or acidic foods, and any liquids near your iPhone, including lotions, oil, perfume, insect repellent, adhesive remover, hair dye, and solvents.
Basically, Apple says, “Soak your iPhone submerged in water at your own risk.”
What to do if my iPhone Falls in the Water?
Are you thinking of bringing your iPhone, which has water-resistant capabilities, with you on the swim to take some underwater selfies? Kindly don’t when you don’t want to damage your phone.
But what if you accidentally fall your iPhone in the water? In this situation, follow these crucial steps to clean your iPhone.
- Step 1: Switch your iPhone off immediately.
- Step 2: Remove the case of your iPhone.
- Step 3: Dry your phone with a soft cloth. If your iPhone gets wet from any other liquid than water, then rinse your iPhone under clean water. After that, take a soft cloth, clean your iPhone, and dry it.
Don’t dry your phone with an external heat source, and don’t insert a cotton swab or paper towel into the lightning port because it can damage your phone’s internal parts.
NOTE: Keep in mind that don’t take apart your iPhone by yourself because it can damage the internal parts. If your phone gets any severe liquid damage, then contact Apple for repair.
Is my iPhone Water-Resistant After Repair?
Suppose your iPhone gets damaged, and you replace any part of your iPhone. In this situation, the technician would open your iPhone. When an iPhone is open, the waterproof seals get cracked, and it require to be replaced to warrant the water resistance.
If you repair your iPhone at an Apple-approved outlet, the water resistance of your iPhone will still be integral. But if you get a repair from any third-party outlet, you could lose your iPhone water-resistant warranty competencies.
NOTE: Keep in mind that the Apple warranty does not cover water damage.
People select third-party repairers because they have lower prices than Apple’s official technicians. Moreover, Apple’s official repairers cost a hefty amount for any repair. But they ensure that you will get your pay.
How to Protect Your iPhone from Water Damage?
When you are at the beach or pool, your iPhone will get water splashes or accidentally fall into the water. To protect your phone from water hazards, you can use the below-mentioned tips to get prepared to protect your iPhone.
- First of all, try to avoid water contact
- Keep your hand dry and clean before using your iPhone
- Using waterproof cases for iPhones
- Put your iPhone into the waterproof pouch
- Get a survival waterproof dry bag
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