Having an iPhone in the shower..?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by berrytarts, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. berrytarts macrumors member

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    Ok I'm not that good with sciences and all, but here is what I'm thinking about.

    I shower, with my iPhone in the toilet too.
    I use a water heater.
    So, I was wondering, since after a while, the mirror in my toilet gets foggy. Which I think is due to the heat from the water I'm using. So.. I was wondering if this "steam" could somehow cause the water sensors to go off, if they condense on the cooler surface of the iPhone?
    Oh, and I don't touch it when I'm in the shower. (wet hands and all)

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    I hope not, especially since I'm careful not to get any water near it. Was just wondering whether the steam could get to the phone, tripping off the water sensors? Are they that sensitive?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Yes, its called condensation.

    It won't happen over night, but if you continue to take your phone into the bathroom where you plan on taking a hot shower, then eventually the sensor will be tripped off. If you insist on doing so, then at least put your iPhone in a drawer or wrap it in a towel (keep it away from direct moisture/steam).

    Helpful Tip:
    If the water sensor ever turns pink, this will void your warranty immediately. But if you put just 1 single drop of bleach on the sensor, within a minute or two, it will turn white again. I have tried this on my iPod shuffle (it was a false possitive, so I googled what to do and came across this solution)
     
  3. DouchGod macrumors regular

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    Yeah condensation can set the water sensors off.
     
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    i do however think, that the water sensor turning pink from having the iPhone in the bathroom while taking a steamy shower isn't a 'false positive' :/
     
  6. berrytarts thread starter macrumors member

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    I see, Omg, I shall refrain from doing that the next time..

    Thanks everyone! :)

    (was i lucky to have this question answered before damage was done..) :)
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    IMHO, it's best to keep one's iPhone away from sources of water such as a shower, toilet area, bathroom area, kitchen sink, watering the garden, washing the car, etc.

    To me it's not worth the risk.
     
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  9. durawraps macrumors member

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    why do you need your phone with you when you shower? so whats gonna happen if the phone rings? you gonna pick it up?
     
  10. Mr Bigs macrumors 6502a

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    Don't even ask !!! I read one thread where the guy slept with the phone on the pillow next to him.
     
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  12. berrytarts thread starter macrumors member

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    It's just that sometimes, I play music with it when I shower. Entertainment purposes :)

    Haha, nothing of the sort. I don't have obsessions with my iPhone Lol.

    -Lawrence

    Edit: Woah, Lol I don't think I will need that waterproof bag, it looks big!
     
  13. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Or just use a Zip-Lock sandwich baggie. Or two- one inside another. Touchscreen still works and there's double protection.

    I have an FM transmitter connected to my iPhone. I put both inside one ziplock bag, then put that into another (bigger) ziplock bag. Then I tune my waterproof radio to the correct frequency and voila- music in the shower :)
     
  14. ChristianR macrumors newbie

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    wait...that's not normal?

    I've taken my iPhone into a Sauna to listen to music but It always comes in with a sandwich bag around it.
     
  15. Alaerian Guest

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    My nightstand is at the foot of my bed, so I sleep with my iPhone on my bed next to my pillow. Wanna fite? =D
     
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  18. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    When I listen to my iPhone's music while showering I always cover it with the towel or wrap it vertically with toliet paper to cover the headphone jack and pin connector hole.
     
  19. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    iPhone next to your head every night= brain damage in 5 years...:D
     
  20. Amnesia87 macrumors 6502

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    I dunno, I do this all the time but I always just make sure the vent fan is on, so far no problems at all.
     
  21. firewood macrumors 604

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    The specs for the iPhone say not to operate or store it in condensing humidity, which could also trip the water damage sensors.

    Put it in a securely closed zip-lock baggie, and don't take it out until in a dry room.
     
  22. Alaerian Guest

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    Trust me, in 5 years, my iPhone next to my head at night will be the least of my worries for brain damage "causers."
     
  23. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You shower, with your iPhone in the toilet? :confused: You might not want to put your phone in the toilet. This has been known to set off the water sensors.






    :D
     
  24. duction macrumors 6502a

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    jesus h nice.

    water and electronics dont mix ;/

    if apple conformal coated their curcuit boards then you could use them near water and in condensation when ever you wanted :)
     
  25. spikefood macrumors regular

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    If I use the iPod on my iPhone I usually rap it in a towel and only expose the speaker. Re-assures me I'm not going to set off the sensors.
     

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