Possible iPhone 6s LifeProof case failure?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by vertsix, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. vertsix, Apr 5, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016

    vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    I casually went swimming today to shoot some underwater video and the LifeProof case seemed to hold up pretty well, so I trusted it for around 45 minutes while swimming.

    I took my phone diving, jumping in, etc. and it seemed to hold up nicely. However, when I opened the case to check for water or moisture inside the case, I found a minimal amount of water around the side of the inside of the case where the volume button and mute switch lie.

    However, I am still unsure if this was a result of opening the case.

    Is this a red flag? Has anyone else experienced this? Could it be condensation?

    Phone is fine by the way, I was smart enough to check it right after the swim to prevent any damage.

    Thanks for any feedback!

    UPDATE: LCI is fine, and I performed the water test yet again, and it successfully passed it. This was probably an issue when I opened the case.
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    I'm not sure, but I don't trust those cases. They warranty the cases, but if your phone is damaged due to case malfunction, you're SOL.

    No thanks.
  3. vertsix thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    I can completely understand this.

    I'm going to check the LCI in just a sec.
  4. jgelin macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    St Petersburg, FL
    On my life proof cases(6/6s+) sometimes the water does get in around the plastic of the case as you’ve said; but it won’t pass the O ring that is there to be the part protecting the phone.
    Most of the time the water does get into that part, and I just dab the exterior with a paper towel and it just pulls the moisture out through the seam in the plastics. :cool:
  5. vertsix thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    That would make sense. Thank you.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 5, 2016 ---
    Post updated with some stuff.
  6. Nancy bout macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2013
    I honestly don't trust Lifeproof-
    I get those underwater cameras they cost as much as a Lifeproof case
  7. HickDead macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2011
    Crappy quality. Made in China for under a buck - sell for about $80. No wonder they hand out warranty replacements for nothing.
  8. Nancy bout macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2013
    Yeah it's overpriced- I have one for my daughter for one reason only accidental dropping in the toilet lol
    She puts her iPhone in back pocket and last Iphone fell in the sink @@ (it actually lived lol)
    But basically those reasons only she isn't to take it underwater and is aware water can and will get in.
    I don't trust it.

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