Share your iphone drops stories

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NeonCore, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. NeonCore macrumors newbie

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    Just dropped my iPhone 7 from 3 feet bed recently got two dent in upper left and lower left corner and I don't care as long it is working.
     
  2. BigMcGuire, Dec 29, 2016
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    All my drops have occurred while opening/closing car doors while having the phone in my hand and I bump the door abnormally and the phone goes flying. Breaking a screen this way prompted me to get a case after going caseless for all my phones up to that point. I've had a few phone drops since then but the case has absorbed every drop with no damage to the phone. (Apple leather cases shred like crazy after a drop onto cement -- was taking a macro of a spider and it decided my hand was a great place to jump on (jumping spider)).

    Like my car, I figure any unique identifying marks are personality traits. As long as the screen isn't cracked or operation hampered, it doesn't bother me. But since I use cases all the time now, my phones are usually like new when I trade them in.
     
  3. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    the same day i got my water damaged iPhone 6 replaced via Apple Care+ it slipped out of my hand and flew face down across the concrete of a bridge and stopped moving on the edge of the bridge just as it was about to fall down on the highway right below. Not a single mark on it. I got super lucky.

    Meanwhile a friend of mine without AppleCare+ had his phone in his frontpocket and kneeled down to tie his show and it fell out of the pocket and the screen broke around the home button.

    AppleCare+ seems to add an invisible protection bubble around my iPhone 6 as i dropped it quite a few times and nothing ever happened. I bet now that i have no AppleCare+ on my iPhone 7 Plus it will break on its first drop lol
     
  4. Applejuiced, Dec 29, 2016
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    Last week I was headed to the bathroom to take a major number 2 so I was kinda in a rush. Off course I have to get the iPhone ready and use it to pass the time while sitting down doing something valuable. You know Facebook viewing, checking emails and sending out imessages etc...
    I take it out of my pocket before I sit down and it slips out of my hand headed straight down towards the toilet. Mind you I haven't done anything in there yet and its filled with somewhat "clean" water. The toilets there have this automatic flush system with the sensors so not sure if my 7 plus will fit and make it down that hole and disappear in the sewer system or if not those jets that spray the water in and refill the bowl will destroy my "water resistant" iPhone 7. Most likely wont survive and Im thinking to myself this crap is going to cost me an arm and a leg:D
    I try to grab it in the air with a quick move like a Ninja while its falling but I fail to catch it while I panic and think to myself wtf? Luckily enough my hand knocks it out of the straight heading path to the toilet bowl and it lands on the floor to the left side of the toilet.
    I have a decent Spigen case on my 7 Plus and it survived the fall without any casualties. I pick it up quick and double check the screen is not cracked and doesn't have any other damages and I have a big relieved smile on my face while my heart is racing but happy that nothing happened to my 7 Plus.
    From now on when I have Taco Bell for lunch while Im at work I try not to wait till the last minute to get to the bathroom and rush things because that's how accidents happen :D
    Hope you all have learned something valuable today from my iPhone drop experience.
     
  5. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Thank you for an awesome and hilarious post (had me laughing)! LOL.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its my pleasure sharing my fun and weird stories:D
     
  7. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    I tried to put my iPhone 5 in my left pocket but let go before it actually slipped inside. iPhone 5 fell onto the linoleum kitchen floor and there was no damage. That's all.
     
  8. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    that happened to me in my Lederhosen on the way to Oktoberfest this year. Everyone around me had the most hilarious impression of shock in their faces and i was like ITS FINE ITS FINE
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I actually thinks it's worthy to say it's your cars fault and not yours for the drops. That's why I do with any drops, I deflect the blame on something else and it makes Me feel better.
     
  10. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Well I don't use cases (just glass screen protectors and skins on the back). With that said I don't typically ever drop it although the few times I have they have been from like 2 feet (at most) onto a wood floor, nothing has ever happend luckily.

    Although one time I was out in the garage and I set my phone on a work bench and started using a grinder (which was attached to the workbench) I was not paying attention and the vibration of the table made my phone drop from a good 4-5 feet onto the garage cement floor. I was scared to look at it as all I heard was the sound of plastic hitting the floor in multiple ways.

    Again I was pretty lucky, my phone glass screen protector was spider webbed in the corner and I now had 2x dents in the sides.
     
  11. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

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    A friend and I were in town at some god forsaken hour last week (ice everywhere) and were walking past the edge of a park that tends to be dodgy after getting food. His phone goes off and within seconds; after I said "Don't check that here" referencing the park, he was made to regret it in a different manner. No real damage just a scuffed case but the coincidence was unparalleled.
     
  12. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    Dropped my 4,5, and 6 plus. Picked it up and went about my day.
     
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    Gripping, you must be fun at parties. ;)
     
  14. macTW Suspended

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    I have a pair of sweat pants five years old that have the right pocket ripping from the pants. Usually I wear shorts underneath, so I can use the pocket anyways. Well, one day I had pocketless shorts in under... I put my phone in my sweats pocket, thinking it went into the shorts pocket, and as I walked, the phone slid down my leg and I accidentally kicked it across the floor when it fell out... luckily, the apple leather case performed admirably, but my screen got the smallest of scratches (in the oleophobic cover, not the glass).
     
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    I'm amazed I've never done this myself .. I'm always using my phone while taking a dump..Phones are the new newspapers for men :D
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  17. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    Which iPhone model are you talking about????
     
  18. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    This was the 6
     
  19. califfo1975 macrumors regular

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    Stupid question, apologies : can the drop / fall affect the battery performances, e.g. lead to unusual drain?
    Cheers and happy new year to all of you.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The fall could damage the battery and if that happens the battery can become defective or start swelling up.
     
  21. NeonCore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have been having issues with the battery of my iPhone 7 since I bought it, it feels like it is not designed for gaming it drains a lot faster in just an hour it drains my battery from 100% to 50% and the battery only last for a day in standard use, is it normal? because every 5 hours of standby mode it only drains 2% of my battery everytime probably an ios bug? or an internal issue?
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, gaming is a very battery intensive task and kills battery way faster than other normal every day use.
     
  23. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    While gaming is hard on the battery and it might drain twice as fast as say safari browsing .. 50% in 1 hour seems excessive to me. Playing something like Mario run for an hour wouldn't drain mine more than 20% I don't think (although this is a rough guess from memory) .. safari browsing for an hour generally uses less than 10% battery though.
     
  24. Relentless Power, Dec 30, 2016
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    Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I think it also depends how much power that specific game is drawing power. But none the less, these specific games That are graphic intensive seem to be the worst culprit.
     
  25. throAU macrumors 601

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    i run no case...

    too many to count onto bricks, tiles, concrete, etc. from up to 3-4 feet.

    the iphone 6 is holding up a lot better than previous models.

    one difference i have noticed though is the new screen is a lot more scratch prone than my old 4s. Scratches all over it. I guess it is maybe softer/more flexible which helps shatter resistance but is easier to scratch.
     

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