How does the display react with water drops?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Canadia69, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Canadia69 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    very excited about the waterproofing of the phone. Mainly because it's in my daily routine to take a bath (or shower) and bring my waterproof Bluetooth speaker and just relaxing on my phone. But you probably noticed that when the display is wet or has drops of water on it, it messed up the touch sensors...doesn't always work until I dry it

    Just now I watch the "introducing iPhone 7" video by Apple and noticed that there's a woman that seems to be using her phone in the rain (pic posted)...

    So do you think that they made the touch sensor capable of differentiating between actual fingers and water drops?? Will I be able to use my phone when it is wet?

    Really hopes so

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  2. burntice macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Everything I've read states the phone responds well in water. However once it's wet you are suppose to wait 5 hour before charging it.

    I'm personally happy to see this new feature but not mentally prepared to expose my phone to water on purpose.
  3. Canadia69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    I'm not worried at all about 6S+ got wet daily and I never encountered any problems..its just being able to use it while wet ... Very curious to try it out
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
  5. Canadia69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    Lol I'm careful though...I don't submerge it..
  6. burntice macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Yea mine has gotten a lil wet from time to time. Nothing like getting out of the shower your phone is ringing and you can't answer it because your fingers are damp.

    Good luck though l!
    Post a video of you getting it all wet and how it reacts. Of course not while you are in the shower.
  7. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
  8. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I don't know about the new 7 but it's impossible to unlock the old Touch ID sensors when you're slightly sweaty. And I'm not talking dripping in sweat sweaty after intense exercise, I find it impossible on a hot day.

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