how much water would cause damage?


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 8, 2012
i get submerging it would most likely destroy an ipad, but what about rain?

am only asking, because my ipad was on the arm of the chair and my dog went over to it and licked it towards the base of it, near the charge/sync port. i called him away, and as far as i can tell nothing appeared to be that wet, just damp.

would that do anything?


macrumors 68020
Jul 19, 2010
It's hard to say. I would let that area dry out 100% before plugging it in, for obvious reasons. I don't think something like that would cause any damage though.

There's a slim chance rain can do some major damage as the majority of the surface area of the iPad is the screen and the water can't get in this way. If it's a torrential downpour though and you're outside using your iPad, it's likely water will enter through the headphone port and charging area, etc.


macrumors 6502
Jul 5, 2011
I think that it will handle it ;) I got some of my electronic stuff pretty wet during different occasions and nothing ever got broken.. But i would let it dry before using it!