Showered with iPhone, Sound Quality Diminished??

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  1. NewtonPippin macrumors regular

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    Hello all,

    I walked into the Apple Store yesterday and came out with a 256GB Matte Black iPhone 7 Plus. I also have two other configs on pre-order. Anyway, i was testing the device since then, and this morning I took a shower with it (water resistant). It was not an absurdly long amount of time - Maybe a 20-30 minute shower? Later I played a YouTube video from the new speakers and.... the sound quality has clearly been impacted. :mad:

    Was Apple lying when they said its water resistant? Should I go to the Apple Store and get it replaced?
     
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    yes they lied /thred


    in all seriousness, let i dry out, its was just wet.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I guess I don't understand the need to test something like this.

    I got new glasses a while back and they put an anti-scratch coating on them. I felt no need to take a brillo pad to my glasses to see if the anti-scratch coating worked.

    You purposely put an electronic device together with moisture. Apple still doesn't cover water damage.

    Don't know what else to tell you.
     
  4. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    Some people will never learn. Water and electronics don't go hand in hand.

    Yes, the 7 was made with some water resistance, but that doesn't mean you can shower with it.

    Are people really so attached to their phones that they have to take them to the bathroom with them? Leave the phone in a cool, dry place, take care of your business and return to it later when you're done.

    Seems pretty simple to me, idk
     
  5. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Just a tip. Women are made for showering with. Phones, not so much... ;)
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Gonna shower with your replacement phone too?
    Is so, I'd say don't bother getting it replaced
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac, Sep 25, 2016
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    A speaker can't be sealed because it needs air to produce sound, and this happens all the time with the IPX7-rated Apple Watch. Water resistant means that the iPhone as a whole is resistant to water ingress, not that the speakers are impervious to water (which is impossible by design). They'll be back to normal once dry.

    That's why the new water-resistant-to-50-meters AW Series 2 has a mechanism in place to eject water from the speaker once you emerge from water.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Agree!

    I don't have the spare cash to be replacing iPhones left and right because I can't be disconnected for the 15 minutes it takes for a shower/getting ready.

    I know it's just a device, but it's an expensive one and being careless with it is not something I can afford.
     
  9. Mr Retina macrumors regular

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    What kind of filth were you washing off yourself that warranted a 30 minute shower? You probably have water still in the speaker housing, so it needs to dry out. Apple says the phone is water resistant, they never told you to take an electronic device in the shower with you for a half an hour. Don't be that guy at the genius bar either starting a scene, because you decided to intentionally soak your phone in hot water and now it has liquid damage..
     
  10. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    All true but I would really say the steam from even a warm shower may be able to penetrate the device.

    The spears are only fine mesh that uses surface tension of droplets of water to keep water out. Steam is VERY fine particles and possible could get in still.

    Shower is a REALLY bad idea.
     
  11. Ries macrumors 68000

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    The phone is IP67 certified, it means 1 meter for up to 30 minutes (a.k.a spill proof and dropping it in a puddle). It doesn't mean it survivies steam or the water shooting out of the shower head. Most likely you have water in the speakers and it just need to dry (put it in a bag of rice for quicker results).
     
  12. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    U forgot to use a loofta, ur phone was mad
     
  13. PJM83 macrumors regular

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    Just give it a few hours and it should sound normal. I have owned Sony's and the S7 with water resistance and the speakers always sound bad after they get wet but work just fine once they have dried.

    Try getting you phone wet and making a phone call straight after that..
     
  14. infinitejest macrumors 6502

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    Exactly, steam is a whole other thing than water.
    The iPhone is water resistent, not shower resistant.
     
  15. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    Obviously not OP resistant
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Many MR members have been showering with their IPX7-rated Apple Watch with no ill effects (except for the muffled speaker until dry).

    But, yes, it's not rated for showering, and Apple has a disclaimer that states they'll refuse to replace water-damaged iPhone 7 under warranty (I'm curious if they'll actually enforce this). They do replace water-damaged Apple Watch under warranty though.
     
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  18. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    That's a bit extreme. For the 2 minutes I'm in the shower I don't need my phone in there with me.
     
  19. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    Digging ur avatar bruh, like the chiller version of mines haha
     
  20. daijholt macrumors 6502a

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    This. First gen Apple Watch has the issue all the time after being soaked in a rainstorm. Took me a while to figure out what was causing it.
     
  21. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Same thing with my Galaxy S7 Edge. I dunked it in water one time and the speakers sounded awful and extremely low volume. It took a few hours to dry out but after that it was fine.
     
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  23. talones macrumors newbie

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    I wouldnt be surprised if Apple has a water sensor near the speaker, so even if there is no internal water damage, they can tell the phone got wet and you wont be able to replace it.
     
  24. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    Seems rather silly to bring a phone into the shower. I'm not sure why this would ever be needed or wanted. Apple does not cover the damage from your escapade, so SOL.
     
  25. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

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    Your water bill must be hilarious.

    Also, this is a troll thread. It is as idiotic as people who put their phones in their back pockets and sit on them then complain about damage.
     

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