iPhone XS Max Dropped iPhone XS Max down the toilet

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I was using my iPhone XS Max today, walking in to the toilet, my phone fell down the toilet, I pulled my iPhone out and dried it but I kind of don’t want to use it because I feel like it’s not clean, if I put some soap or use wet wipes would this harm the oleophobic coating? Thank you, this is the first time this has ever happened to me any help would be appreciated

And for anyone who says “I thought you had the iPhone XR” yes I do have the iPhone XR as well
 

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A short trip down your post history turned out to be pretty fun. :)

Let me get this straight; you own both XR and XS Max?

Your iPhone already survived a deadly encounter with a spider, so I think it should be able to withstand any abuse from the toilet.
Yes need 2 phones so I wanted the Xs max as my default phone and Xr as work/other phone although my Xr is my favourite. The Xs Max seems to be working fine, no scratches just concerned if I decide to clean the screen with soap or wet wipe would this be safe or could it destroy the oleophobic coating? Thanks
 
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You know when Apple said they tested the XS with lots of different liquids.....wonder if urine was one of them ......
Go swimming with it in a swimming pool. Pools have enough chlorine to kill an elephant. And swimming pool damage would likely be covered by warranty/Apple care. Good luck sir!

Cheers, Azy
If you take it to the Apple Store they will label it a biohazard and shut down the entire block.

That'd be fun.
Could the chemicals in the toilet have caused the oleophobic to be damaged? I know Apple advised against doing so but I was kinda grossed out by using my phone so putting a tiny bit of hand soap on the phone and cleaned it, the phone is functioning perfectly just wondering if the soap could caused the oleophobic coating to be damage, but it doesn’t bother me too much, but would like to know. Thanks

You could get an electronic PhoneSoap.
That looks so cool, think I might get myself one, thanks!
 
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I was using my iPhone XS Max today, walking in to the toilet, my phone fell down the toilet, I pulled my iPhone out and dried it but I kind of don’t want to use it because I feel like it’s not clean, if I put some soap or use wet wipes would this harm the oleophobic coating? Thank you, this is the first time this has ever happened to me any help would be appreciated

And for anyone who says “I thought you had the iPhone XR” yes I do have the iPhone XR as well

Maybe since the spider injected it with poison, then with a mixture of bathroom toilet chemicals, it will turn your iPhone into a super iPhone with super powers? I watched the Spider man series, so it's possible!
 
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Maybe the spider really was a super hero like AntMan, and even though it looked like a normal spider, it had the weight of a full grown man, so you had a man-body standing on your phone ... it was the weight of the thing that caused the little scratch.
 
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My max, my 8, my kid’s XR and my kid’s 8 get wiped off with alcohol everyday. Phones are gross. I have a screen protector so I don’t care about the coating. I have also washed my max with a tiny bit of soap. No issues.
 
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A short trip down your post history turned out to be pretty fun. :)

Let me get this straight; you own both XR and XS Max?

Your iPhone already survived a deadly encounter with a spider, so I think it should be able to withstand any abuse from the toilet.
:eek:Oh so THAT is the infamous spider thread I’ve heard referenced so often! I missed that one. :confused:

Oh well @ThatiPhoneKid Mr. Hanky advises nice circular strokes with a soft microfiber cloth after you do a light wipedown with some isopropyl alcohol.

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I’ve not yet had it damage my displays but I haven’t tried it on any of the new X series phones. My XS Max that I briefly owned had a very odd sticky coating like it hadn’t cured properly.
 
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Think about all the tiny poooo still left. Like a tiny spec. You can’t see it unless it’s through a microscope. The germs. Yucky yucky germs. Each time you text or make a phone call....
Right ^^ above.

@ThatiPhoneKid you don’t wanna bring it near your mouth or nose it gonna smell gross. Get rid of that phone.
 
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You know when Apple said they tested the XS with lots of different liquids.....wonder if urine was one of them ......
They say urine is salty, if it is same as sea water, then it is bad. :)


Sea water destroys any water resistant phone, because it damages rubber gaskets, so I’ve heard.
 
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My max, my 8, my kid’s XR and my kid’s 8 get wiped off with alcohol everyday. Phones are gross. I have a screen protector so I don’t care about the coating. I have also washed my max with a tiny bit of soap. No issues.
Wow thats a bit much, any of them have asthma ?
 
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i think harsh solvents will probably harm the oleophobic coating but at this point that should be the least of your worries. Just slap a screen protector on it after cleaning it and you'll have a cheap oleophobic coating for a month or so. Then you can just keep switching out screen protectors.
 
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