iPhone 7 Waterproof Guide

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iPhone 7 Waterproof Guide

iPhone 7 Waterproof Tutorial And Guide

The iPhone 7 arrives with waterproof casing, new pressure-sensitive home button, and no headphone jack. The iPhone is Apple’s first waterproof iPhone though the company has already released water-resistant devices like the Apple Watch.

The iPhone 7 has IP67 ratings, which means it can be submerged in water to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes. Other smartphones like Samsung, Sony, Moto, have already make waterproof phones –Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Moto G 3rd Generation, and Sony Xperia Z series. Let’s learn more about the waterproof iPhone 7.

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How waterproof is iPhone 7?

So, how waterproof is iPhone 7? The iPhone 7 is waterproof but it doesn’t mean that you can freely use it on the water. The iPhone will survive a dip in the sink or even down the loo, or when you accidentally spill water or sauce on it.

The iPhone 7, with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529, is splash, water, and dust resistant but you should know that liquid damage is not covered under warranty.

Many test iPhone 7 waterproof tests show that the iPhone survive under the one meter water for thirty minutes. The phone then being pulled out of the water and the test showed that the speakers sounded muffled.

What to do if your iPhone gets wet accidentally

Your iPhone 7 may gets wet accidentally or after the waterproof test. Here’s things you should do when your iPhone gets wet:

  • Wipe your iPhone with lens cloth or other soft or and lint-free cloth.
  • Dry your iPhone and remove excess liquid
  • Tap your iPhone gently against your hand with the Lightning connector facing down
  • Leave your iPhone in a dry area with some airflow
  • You can put your iPhone in front of a fan blowing cool air directly into the Lightning connector
  • Make sure that your iPhone is dry before opening the SIM tray
  • Don’t use an external heat source
  • Don’t insert a cotton swab or a paper towel or any other subject into the Lightning connector

Swimming with iPhone 7

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Most people ask this question: Can I swim with my iPhone 7? Well, your iPhone 7 is waterproof but it doesn’t mean that you can swim with it. The IP67 rating means the phone is immune to dust and can be submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes, so deeper water and longer time may damage the iPhone. Please note that liquid damage is not covered under warranty.

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Things to do to prevent liquid damage

There are many things you can do to prevent liquid damage on your iPhone as this type of damage is not guaranteed:

  • Don’t take your iPhone 7 to swim with you
  • Don’t take your iPhone 7 when you take a bath
  • Don’t expose your iPhone 7 to pressurized water or high velocity water, this means you better don’t take your phone when showering, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing, or jet skiing
  • Don’t use your iPhone 7 in a sauna or steam room
  • Don’t use your iPhone 7 outside the suggested temperature ranges or in extremely humid conditions
  • Don’t remove your iPhone’s screws
  • Minimize exposing your iPhone 7 to soap, detergent, acids or acidic foods, and any liquids
    for example, salt water, soapy water, pool water, perfume, insect repellent, lotions, sunscreen, oil, adhesive remover, hair dye, and solvents.
  • Clean your iPhone when it gets exposed with any of the substances above. The complete information about how to clean your iPhone is available at Apple support, here.

Charging the iPhone when it gets wet

Other common questions about iPhone 7 waterproof feature is, can we charge the phone when it gets wet? When your iPhone 7 gets wet or has been exposed to liquid, do not charge your phone until it’s completely dry. It will be safe to unplug all cables and don’t use any iPhone accessories. You will also need at least 5 hours before charging or connecting a Lightning accessory.

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The iPhone 7 speaker sounds muffled after got wet

Some users reported that their iPhone 7 speaker sounds muffled after got wet. Here’s what you should do about it. First, you need to check to see if water is in the microphone or speaker. Water in the port might degrade your iPhone’s speaker until it completely evaporates. In this case, you should dry your iPhone. Try to put your iPhone on a smooth lint free cloth, put the speaker side down and see if water drips out.

Apple provides information about splash, water, and dust resistance on your iPhone. Visit here to get the detail: https://support.apple.com/en-lk/HT207043

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