Sand proof iPhone with Ziploc bag

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  1. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

    iLoveMyApple

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    I know that sand manages to get everywhere at the beach. I was just going to put my phone in a Ziploc bag. Do you think that'd help? Would it scratch up my screen?
     
  2. GDVI macrumors regular

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    The Ziploc works fine, just don't take it out until you're sand-free. I would just leave it home, though.
     
  3. firewood macrumors 604

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    At least get one of the heavy duty freezer bags. Sand cuts through the thinner sandwich bags really quickly.
     
  4. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    I did that a few days after I got my iPhone, and sand STILL got in. IDK how, but I will say that method didn't work for me. My phone didn't get scratched though :)
     
  5. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    id just leave it at home...or in the whip if it's not to hot.
     
  6. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    I use 2 small ziplock bags but alternate the opening side. It works great I use it on the beach all the time
     
  7. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

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    DryPac

    DryPac and a few other companies make excellent waterproof bags for electronics that are relatively inexpensive and work superbly. You can buy them at Bass Pro or any sporting goods store with a decent Marine/Boating selection.
     
  8. ski2moro macrumors 6502

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    NO to Ziplock bags if you value your electronics. The sand WILL get in somewhere. There are Dry Bags with headphone jacks for under $20 that work wonderfully. Dry Case is one that I have used while kayaking.
     
  9. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    Put it inside a latex hand glove. And tape out the opening.
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    When I go to Maui I just leave it in the car or condo...I don't need to call anyone on the beach, I'm there to relax.
     
  11. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

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    You could always put the extra plastic bag over you head ... if you get the urge.
     
  12. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Usually I don't take my iPhone to the beach, however, during the one or two times that I have, I kept it in a water proof case, which also kept the sand out as well. They are only a few bucks on eBay.
     
  13. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    I do the Ziploc at the beach and it's always protected every generation of iPhone I have had. It has to be the good quality ones, not bargin brand. I also like that you can still use the phone through the Ziploc.
     
  14. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Lol, sort of like the old bag phones. :D
     
  15. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

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    put like 2 layers of saran wrap and rubber bands on top and bottom that way you can still pick up the phone when someone calls or need to use it...thats what i did..:D
     
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  17. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Is that hand glove anything like a foot shoe?
     
  18. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    To be fair, they have those "finger-only" gloves that kinda look like birth control when in the package :)
     
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  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I never take my iPhone to the beach.
    Thats an accident waiting to happen.
    I stick my sim in an old nokia or flip phone instead.
     
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