iPhone XR iPhone XR in the shower

Zaco571

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Nov 2, 2018
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Hi guys,
I just bought an iPhone XR and I know that it is water resistant however I am unsure as to if I can take it into the shower or not, anyone know?
 
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arkitect

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Sep 5, 2005
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Hi guys,
I just bought an iPhone XR and I know that it is water resistant however I am unsure as to if I can take it into the shower or not, anyone know?
How do you wash properly with one hand only if the other is busy with your phone?

Unless you're broadcasting nude wet selfies I can't imagine any reason to take a phone into a shower.
Sure, I may be completely uncreative here, but… why?
 

joeblow7777

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Sep 7, 2010
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iPhones may be water resistant now, but I certainly would never get my iPhone soaking wet on purpose.

I always say it's like wearing a bullet-proof vest. In theory, it should protect you from a bullet, but only an idiot would intentionally get shot just because they're wearing one.

Water damage is not covered by warranty/AppleCare, so if you damage your phone that's on you.
 

jona2125

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You can take it into the shower for sure. Long term I'm sure the results are varied but I've had no issues taking my rated devices into saunas, showers, hot tubs, underwater privacy bubbles, or anything else water related and they've been perfectly fine so long as I'm not blasting it with the water streams. I've even had to have several devices repaired for issues and haven't once had any with a tripped moisture sensor.
 

jona2125

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Pretty simple. Apple doesn't cover water damage. There is your answer.
Officially, that is correct but my friend had water damage to his iPhone X and the Apple store replaced it due to a faulty earpiece seal (moisture was being trapped between the glass and display). It's case by case, if water damage is secondary to a manufacturing defect they generally seem fine with fixing it.
 

Zune55

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May 2, 2015
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Hi guys,
I just bought an iPhone XR and I know that it is water resistant however I am unsure as to if I can take it into the shower or not, anyone know?
I always use my phone in shower since the water resistance added in iphones. Never had any issues. But make sure SIM card tray is properly inserted.
 

adamgbiggs

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Jun 28, 2013
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I couldnt imagine being on Facebook in the shower as i lather my hair up with shampoo, water cascading down my soapy body.... wtf would you need your phone for at this point in time that couldn’t possibly wait 5 mins till you are out and dry?

Adam.
 

PBz

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Nov 3, 2005
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Steam can get where water cannot.. and this is from someone who isn’t against washing off my phone with water.. avoid steam with all electronics...even WR/WP IMO.
 
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