[iPhone 7 users] Are you benefitting from the water resistant feature?


DeltaMac

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"benefit" would come when you actually drop it in water (or the toilet :D), and, by definition, water resistant simply means that water would be excluded to some degree, but not completely.
I would think you could not use the term "benefit" for that feature, unless the phone was water proof, which the iPhone, of course, is not waterproof.
Finally, I think the water resistance would only be a benefit, if Apple actually covered liquid damage.
Apple specifically states that liquid damage is not covered --- making water resistance kind of a non-feature, eh?
 

fartnugget213

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I don't test it so no. I like to think of it as insurance for when I do finally drop my phone in some water.

My buddy used his phone in the shower a few times and eventually the phone wouldn't read sim cards. No idea how those two are related but it happened, and I don't think it is a coincidence.

I've been debating whether or not I want a catalyst ip68 case, then I might use it around water :D
 

Hieveryone

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Wait a minute...


If I upgraded to an iPhone 7 from my 6S, I COULDN'T USE IT IN THE SHOWER?

That's what I had in mind bc I usually blast music in the shower and thought it'd be easier to change tracks if I got the 7.
 

cambookpro

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I got mud on my 7+ so just gave it a quick wash under the tap. I know it's not technically waterproof, but I'll take my chances with the IP67 rating... I also tend to leave it in the bathroom if I'm having a shower if rather than bother putting in back in another room like I did with my 6+. This still probably isn't best practice, though, so YMMV..!
 

DeltaMac

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Wait a minute...


If I upgraded to an iPhone 7 from my 6S, I COULDN'T USE IT IN THE SHOWER?

That's what I had in mind bc I usually blast music in the shower and thought it'd be easier to change tracks if I got the 7.
Can you use either iP6 or iP7 in the shower? Sure.
Nobody can tell you what you can do in your own shower. :D
But, if either phone get water damage, there is no warranty.

Just don't let your iPhone get wet.
Easy.
 

Grayburn

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I did on my last holiday. Got plenty of videos of my sons swimming in the pool, on & underwater. I took videos of them & myself going down water slides. I even swam with it in the back pocket of my swimming shorts. Had no problems with it and I’ll use it again in the pool on my next holiday.
 

Hieveryone

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I don't understand. This is really a bummer.

Basically it's best not to get water on the iPhone 7.

If you spill a drink on in, it should be fine. That's about it.

But you shouldn't use it in the shower (or a swimming pool if you are a swimmer). That's what I'm understanding from this thread.

That's frustrating.
 

macintoshmac

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Is the water resistant feature a significant benefit in your life?
I regularly manage to dunk my phone in the kitchen sink as I try to talk and do the dishes same time. Regularly. I also am so addicted to it that in my bath tub I do not relax and bathe but I play Candy Crush and send questionable photographs to my other half. Of course it is significant benefit in my life. /s

Seriously though, I am ever and always careful with my gadgets and do not need water protection for my phones. If it is raining hard, I do not have my phone in my pocket, water-resistant or waterproof be damned. I am not going to ever risk a multi thousand dollar device over my desire to stay connected unless I am in an emergency and saving my life is the top priority.

Having water resistance means that while I will not use it when it is raining, I can go on using it if it is just a very light rain, is all.
 
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I don't understand. This is really a bummer.

Basically it's best not to get water on the iPhone 7.

If you spill a drink on in, it should be fine. That's about it.

But you shouldn't use it in the shower (or a swimming pool if you are a swimmer). That's what I'm understanding from this thread.

That's frustrating.
Do you regularly talk to people on the phone while you’re in the shower?
 

SRLMJ23

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I do not get why any of you would take a chance with this because if your phone dies Apple will not replace it. So you will be either going to your backup iPhone, or you will be dishing out another $1k+ for a new one. I am like macintoshmac, very careful with my electronics.

With that said, if the iPhone 8 is waterproof AND Apple will cover/replace water damaged phones...well...my stance MIGHT change. Cheers! :)

:apple:
 

Jimmy James

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I'm on a 6s. I would theoretically benefit from it. I go hiking in all conditions. I have to put my phone in a ziploc bag to protect it. The gps is an integral part of my gear.
 
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Tthomas612

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I don't understand. This is really a bummer.

Basically it's best not to get water on the iPhone 7.

If you spill a drink on in, it should be fine. That's about it.

But you shouldn't use it in the shower (or a swimming pool if you are a swimmer). That's what I'm understanding from this thread.

That's frustrating.
Let me just say from first hand experience... you can use this phone in the shower. You can swim with this phone. You can take pictures under water with the phone ... YES YES AND YES.

However what people are saying is ... APPLE doesn’t cover it under warranty. If your phone gets water damaged then it’s your loss.

That doesn’t mean the phone can’t do these things... because it can. You can leave in a sink full of water for 30 minutes if you’d like... however there’s the off chance that the phone gets water damage... APPLE WONT COVER IT!! Thats all ... doesn’t mean you can’t do these things with the phone at all...
 
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Grayburn

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I don't understand. This is really a bummer.

Basically it's best not to get water on the iPhone 7.

If you spill a drink on in, it should be fine. That's about it.

But you shouldn't use it in the shower (or a swimming pool if you are a swimmer). That's what I'm understanding from this thread.

That's frustrating.
Clearly didn’t read my post above yours.
 

maxjohnson2

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I's there for accidents. If you say you dont benefit from it would you be willing to buy the next iPhone without water resistant for $50 less? Not likely.
 

Reno Raines

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I'm on a 6s. I would theoretically benefit from it. I go hiking in all conditions. I have to put my phone in a ziploc bag to protect it. The gps is an integral part of my gear.

Same thing with me I love hiking. That for me would be when the water resistance comes in handy. A sudden deluge of rain or me sweating real bad (I live in Ga) is where I think the better water resistance has probably helped me with my 7.
 

TechGod

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I don't have an iPhone but the S8 instead and that has water resistantance too.

It's very useful for me since my phone gets messy regularly and I love being able to use it in the rain without worry.
 
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SRLMJ23

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I don't have an iPhone but the S8 instead and that has water resistantance too.

It's very useful for me since my phone gets messy regularly and I love being able to use it in the rain without worry.
Isn't the S8 waterproof vs. water resistant? Also, just curious...will Samsung cover water damage on the S8 if it is waterproof vs. water resistant?

:apple:
 

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I treat my 7+ like my other iPhone and keep them out of harms way when it comes to water. When fishing offshore or just on the jet ski it goes in a heavy duty ziplock.

Finger ID and the screen works perfectly well while it stays protected.
 
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Tthomas612

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Isn't the S8 waterproof vs. water resistant? Also, just curious...will Samsung cover water damage on the S8 if it is waterproof vs. water resistant?

:apple:
The S8 is rated IP68 whereas the iPhone is rated IP67. They’re both considered water resistant. The IP68 means 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes of water.

No phone is water proof... the google pixel is IP53. Which essentially makes it only dust resistant.

To answer your other question no Samsung nor Apple nor LG nor Google covers water damage. They do this because the phone is “resistant” and not water proof. When a phone becomes water proof that’s when we will see these company’s cover water damage
 

Hieveryone

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The S8 is rated IP68 whereas the iPhone is rated IP67. They’re both considered water resistant. The IP68 means 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes of water.

No phone is water proof... the google pixel is IP53. Which essentially makes it only dust resistant.

To answer your other question no Samsung nor Apple nor LG nor Google covers water damage. They do this because the phone is “resistant” and not water proof. When a phone becomes water proof that’s when we will see these company’s cover water damage
How much better is ip68 than ip67?

I want to switch to the Galaxy S8 so bad but I don't think I can do without Live Photos or 3D Touch tbh.