iPhone XS Max Dropped iPhone XS Max down the toilet

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  1. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The toilet was clean when I dropped it down the toilet, the phone seems fine now, I’ve thoroughly cleaned the phone no scratches so I’m happy and I used a small amount of hand wash on the phone which claims to remove 99.9% of bacteria
     
  2. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    Zero.
     
  3. ibphd, Jan 11, 2019
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    Hi

    I think there is a product that might help with that germ thingy on your iPhone. it’s called OhSeedee Away. Works with those pesky spiders also, and their scratchings.
     
  4. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

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    This thread has officially derailed! Lol
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    The screen protector will seal the germ to the screen. It’s clean!
     
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    Let me be the first. Don't be surprised if when you talk to people, they say your voice sounds like s**t.
     
  7. w_aldo macrumors regular

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    That would completely eradicate the oleophobic coatng
     
  8. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't use a phone that was floating around in a toilet.
     
  9. I7guy macrumors P6

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    I don’t think I would care...just saying.
     
  10. w_aldo macrumors regular

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    You say that until you use a phone without oleophobic coating, trust me.

    I removed it accidentally on my OnePlus One, it’s a pain in the ass.
     
  11. I7guy macrumors P6

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    I couldn’t care if the oleophobic costing gets worn down. It’s better than having a germ ridden phone.
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Honestly, dropping it in the toilet may have cleaned it up.:

    “Because people are always carrying their cell phones even in situations where they would normally wash their hands before doing anything, cell phones do tend to get pretty gross,” says Emily Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Research has varied on just how many germs are crawling on the average cell phone, but a recent study found more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies on the phones of high school students. Scientists at the University of Arizona have found that cell phones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats.” -Time
     
  13. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would the hand soap I put on the phone have off eradicated the oleophobic coating?
     
  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    And this is why I will never buy a second hand iPhone! When you are in the bathroom your iPhone stays in your pocket!
     
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    This thread reminds me of "Caddyshack" with Bill Murray wearing a biohazard suit to retrieve a perceived biohazard from the swimming pool.

    I clean my phone every day with PhoneSoap. And as previously mentioned, keep you're phone in your pocket when in the bathroom. Or better yet, don't even take it in the bathroom when at home.
     
  16. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't even touch it with my bare hands. I'd use gloves. I'd be tempted to throw it away entirely but at that price I'd probably just sell it and buy a new one. to my eyes that phone would be s***. Literally.
     
  17. tt061282 macrumors regular

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    I do own the XR and Max as well. That said I do get what you’re saying about posting history lol.

    OP you iPhones have been through a lot... I MEAN A LOT!
     
  18. w_aldo macrumors regular

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    Probably not, only alcohol strips it off.
     
  19. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve used very strong bactericidal wipes on all my iPhones and iPad screens almost daily for the past 10 years on a variety of different models and never noticed any damage or change in the screen.

    I can’t remember the chemical names but these are hospital, industrial grade agents that have warnings of being carcinogenic.
     
  20. MacLappy macrumors 6502

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    I use wet wipes on my iPhones pretty frequently over the last 10 years, never had an issue with water damage. Even with the iPhones that had no IP 67/68 ratings.
     

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