Rinse off iPhone 7 plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Thoughts on rinsing iPhone under gently flowing sink faucet water for about 2-3 second every so often...pointing the lightning port downward to minimize water entering there? Should it be able handle this level of water?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Do you work in a dirt pile or something? :) I wouldn't chance it, because I can't afford to take the risk. I simply use a damp paper towel or similar when my device gets too dirty for my liking.
     
  3. fizz003 macrumors newbie

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    i used my phone while in the pool and ocean and then rinsed it out under the tap no issues.
     
  4. Europa13 macrumors 6502

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    Why? Just clean it with a damp cloth if it's that dirty.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Seems like a really bad idea considering there are people that are having their phones die because they took their phone in the rain. As stated above, just use a cloth.
     
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    Don't do anything that could potentially damage the phone
     
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    Let us know how it works out. My thoughts are: Do not do it!
     
  10. pr0230 Suspended

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    Don't forget to put a drop of DAWN on to remove finger prints... But just One Drop...
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    You know, when you are being sarcastic, you should state "/s". Some people might not know you are joking around and might damage their advice because of what you said.
     
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  13. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't worry... I could see the sarcasm a mile away;). But thank you:).
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    Who had their phone break from rain water? That seems nuts!
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    No...not dirt... but phones test out to be incredibly dirty and full of germs. I like the idea of being able to get it clean especially this time of year.
     
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  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, just wash it under hot running water and anti bacterial soap to get rid of germs.
    And then start a thread like this one.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...rry-disapointed.2018610/page-16#post-24039690
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Read some of the other threads on here before you take that risk.
     
  17. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    Rinsing a phone is too much risk IMO.

    If you really need to get it very clean, dampen a paper towel with rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl typically in stores) and gently wipe down. Don't use too much liquid because it could get into ports. Repeat as necessary to get out stains and dirt. Then polish off with clean microfiber cloth.
     
  18. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    This this kids, is why Apple doesn't cover water damage under warranty.

    Why, would anyone think of washing their phone in the sink to clean it? Can it handle it? Maybe. But why would you do that?

    It's like people are just completely clueless that they are using ELECTRONICS. Yes, they've done a fair job in sealing it in with rubber gaskets and seals, but these are still ELECTRONICS.
     
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    As far as "ELECTORNICS" in general are concerned, even Apple's own instructions for some of their electronics--the Apple Watch to be specific--call for washing/rinsing with water: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/04/30/apple-watch-sticky-digital-crown/ (and that's back in the days of the first generation of the Apple Watch).
     
  20. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well....the same company says you can swim with their watch...even in the ocean... and my headphones are able to be used for swimming too. Those two devices have similar holes for speakers and buttons etc. I have friends with android phones that have been to water parks and gone in the lazy river and down slides without a case and they were totally fine...so it isn't unreasonable to think that a splash under the sink should be okay.
     
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  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The Apple watch and the iPhone is totally different devices.
    Especially when it comes to water resistance.
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    Sure, then go for it...
     
  23. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    The Apple Watch Series 2 was designed to be worn while swimming. Not the same thing as the phone at all.

    I use Zeiss eyeglass cleaning wipes on my phone all the time. They kill germs, leave it clean, and don't use nearly enough liquid to risk damage. The wipes are also cheap and come individually wrapped in a big box.
     
  24. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I dampen some paper kitchen towel with anti-bacterial spray (Dettox here in the UK) and thoroughly wipe my phones down once a week. Even if by some cruel quirk of fate my phone became caked in horse plops I still wouldn't rinse it under a tap, come on now..
     
  25. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    So should I stick phone in microwave to charge and dry it after washing it off in sink?
     

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