iPhone 7(+) IPhone was in water

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BASRPH, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. BASRPH macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Illinois
    My IPhone 7 Plus landed in the swimming pool. Miraculously it still works fine except the camera lens has some condensation under the lens so pictures are blurry and cloudy. Anyway to dry out the water under the lens ??
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    iPhone 7 Plus is IP67 approved. A quick dunk in the pool should be fine. That condensation is worrying though.
  3. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    I am not sure your water protection actually held up. If I understand correctly, the water resistance seal around the lens housing are supposed to prevent water from getting into lens elements in the first place.
  4. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    This is why apple don’t cover water damage. They know it only works half the time.
  5. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    Maybe the X and 8 devices have better water resistant.
    The condensation will probably clear but it is a bit concerning.
  6. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    If you can get hold of some packets of Silica Gel and put them in a container with the phone.
  7. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2004
    Apple doesn't cover water damage because (among other things) they have no way to control what you do to the phone after they sell it to you.
  8. Relentless Power, Mar 29, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Doubtful. As Someone else mentioned, you can try silica packets, which can be purchased online, but that method will be very time consuming and likely unsuccessful. But if condensation is trapped under the lens cover, there is very little you can do at this point. I believe (From other forum members) Apple can clean under the camera lens cover now with certain iPhones if there was dust, perhaps that’s a route you can check into. But just know that Apple will likely record your iPhone as water damaged if they inspect the device knowingly there is condensation under the camera lens cover.
  9. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2010
    How deep did the phone go in the pool? In IP67, the 7 rating means the phone can be submerged in water for 30 minutes at a max depth of 1 meter (3.3 feet) before it sustains any permanent damage.
  10. BASRPH thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Illinois
  11. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Your main concern now is corrosion of the PCB traces and connectors.

    Many times, water penetrated devices work fine after being submerged in water. But a few months later, the metal traces and connectors on the PCB corrode leading to some other failure. This is especially true if you've submerged it in swimming pool water.

    If you own the device and do not have any extended warranty, I would seriously consider bringing it to a phone repair shop. Let them clean the PCB before something happens down the road.

  12. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    Most likely there was a tiny crack in the camera area. That's how the water got in there.
  13. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Get some rice put the phone in a container or jar and fill it with the Rice
    Leave it there a couple days you should be OK
  14. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
  15. trackbikes macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    100% my 6s ended up in a pool about 2 years ago, there were no problems at the time.. over the last 6 months or so I’ve started to get problems with the volume having a mind of its own
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The 6s also does not have a water resistance rating.
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Problem from water intrusion can show up days later.

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