newbie to water damage prevention

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by louis2008, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. louis2008 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
    hi, I'm new and I've done some search on Google about waterdamage but I've got some questions

    1. Where is the water sensor on iPad mini 2?

    2. People say that ONE moisture could change the colour of the water sensor, does it mean that ONE moisture could water damage the iPad? I don't think it makes sense. and I think unless we seal the device and never take it out we can't eliminate moisture by 100% during normal use. What is the logic/fact behind?

    3. Although this is a new iPad, I don't want to spend any more money on something to avoid water damage. In fact, during normal use and assume NO accidents like dropping on the floor or into the toilet flush, but I can't avoid humid, or going in or out of room with different temperature and humidity. In that case, is it okay to go without any protective gear
  2. AndreaBk macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2014
    Listen, mark in the water sensor and a water damage to the phone is 2 different thing. Personally i had my 4s left out in the rain for about 2 hours, when i found it it was turned off.. I dried it for about 3 hours with a hair-dryer than it was turning on without problems.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Its pretty simple, don't get it wet and it will work fine.
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    If you're one of those people who steam up the bathroom like a sauna when you're showering, I wouldn't leave the device on the counter during that time. Better safe than sorry.
  5. louis2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
    though it is working, won't it already have possible underlying problems you can't observe? like overall speed/performance slowed down, corrupted files etc...
  6. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2014
    You are being overly cautious. Typical humid air will not cause moisture problems with your iOS devices. You don't need to do anything special to avoid moisture problems other than avoid contact with actual liquids. If you expect to have this potential, then a waterproof case can greatly reduce your risk.

    About the only time I would worry about moisture in the air is if you spend a lot of time near the beach. The moist and salty air near the ocean IS a problem and will corrode nearly anything metal or electronic.

    Without a case, if you use it in the rain you do risk water damage if the rain happens to drop into the headphone port or charge port. If you drop it in water then you also will likely have damage. If you get any electronic device wet you risk damage that can kill the device permanently. There is simply no way to predict how much or how little water exposure it might take.

    My own iPhone 4S currently has every moisture indicator triggered from a drop into a puddle in the road. However, after placing the phone in silica desiccant for several days the phone still works as good as new. So, you never know!

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