My 4S decided to go for a swim.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eckscaliber, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
    This just occured 15 minutes ago and since I never thought I would get my iPhone wet, I figured I would share.

    I was in the bathroom finishing my business and in the process of pulling up my shorts (slippy mesh). My phone was hanging halfway out like it often does in this situation. The toilet just started the flushing process. At about knee level I receive a text and as I reach for the phone it takes a dive fully submerging itself for a good 3 seconds. It was even rotating with the water. As I looked at it, I was waiting for the lockscreen to fade out, since it was lit due to the message being received. But it continued to stay lit.

    I quickly dove in after it, ripped the case off, and dried it off. It seems to be working at 100% without any issues. I seriously never thought water and my iPhone would have an encounter, let alone one of this magnitude.

    My case is an Otterbox Commuter. Though they are not advertised as waterproof, mine did the job.
  2. isoft7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2011
  3. emacna1 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2012
    I would be weary (sp?) as your phone might still end up broken.
  4. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
    its luck of the draw pretty first gen Itouch went for a swim too and still works great
  5. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    Posted this before but a buddy was taking a leak one day and placed his phone on top of the toilet, it went off and vibrated into the toilet before he could react... b/c ya know once a man starts taking a leak it's pretty much impossible to stop :D. We're all in the living room and then heard a bunch of cursing coming from the bathroom lol.
  6. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    I had a 3G fully submerged in a sink full of water for a few seconds (no case) and the thing worked fine afterward. No way of really telling if it's the case that made the difference.
  7. isoft7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2011
    What? 2 downvotes for my joke???

    Okay, if you didn't like that one, how about this!

    Think different... more like STINK different! AMIRITE?!?!?!
  8. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
  9. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Just because it's working now does NOT mean it's ok.

    You should immediately turn it off and, with a flashlight, check the water sensors to see if, in fact, water did or didn't get inside.

    If they're still white, consider yourself VERY lucky, put back in the case, turn it on and continue as normal.

    If they're pink or red, keep the phone off and throw it in a bag of rice for a few days to make sure the internals are completely dry.... yes, DAYS!

    Corrosion can easily destroy your phone - and it won't happen instantly.
  10. megapopular macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2007
    Good luck with the phone... and be careful as not to get pink eye!!
  11. isoft7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2011
    Still no luck?

    What about this?

    The OP obviously mistook the S in the iPhone 4S to mean iPhone 4 Swimmers. NOMSAYIN?!?!!
  12. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    We have to know...

    Number 1 or Number 2 ??????

  13. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Life proof!!


    Don't know if I'd really recommend the case buts it's durable and water proof.
  14. Eckscaliber thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
    Haha you are correct.


    I didn't even consider the corrosion factor. I'll take a look at the water sensor.

    For those dying to was in fact a "number 2"
  15. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I'd put it in some rice regardless to attempt to suck any residual water out.
  16. taipan61 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
  17. bdoople macrumors member


    Apr 18, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    I love you.
  18. Eckscaliber thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
    I asked her if she knew of any places to cool off around the area. I guess she found the closest option.
  19. isoft7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2011
    Forever alone no more!!! <3<3<3
  20. danetello macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    Nice to see that the phone is still working, but it may break soon because of the water damage. Also warranty is probably void now :(

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