Swimming With 7 Plus

DogCatMSMac

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OK, so I went swimming with my iPhone 7 Plus in my pocket for about 20 minutes yesterday. Worked fine after that. Worked fine this morning. However it began to get weirder and weirder today. Can't turn vibration off. Finally got to where all it did was flash the Apple logo every 10 seconds. Plugging it in brings it back to life but the button to turn it off isn't doing anything. Do you think there's any hope? What do you think Verizon would do if I told them the truth? If I didn't tell them the truth? I've had it since late November.
 

Relentless Power

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Water damage is not covered. And yes, you should always be honest situations where its your fault. The iPhone 7 is not rated for submersion in water.

Copied directly from Apple's website:

The iPhone water resistance rating is for protection against accidents, not for intentional submersion or swimming.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Liquid damage is not covered under warranty.

To prevent liquid damage, avoid these:

  • Swimming or bathing with iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
 
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Shanghaichica

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Regardless of whether it says it is water resistant or not I wouldn't submerge it in water because it might still fail and Apple/ carrier will not do anything as despite it being rated as water resistant, water damage isn't covered under the warranty. It's only now that my 7 plus is water resistant that I will take it near water e.g a pool/ the bath. I also have Apple care so if I happen to drop it and the phone no longer works I can get it replaced under my Apple care.
 
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SoYoung

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Wait a minute, you go to swimming with your phone on your pocket? (So basically on the water). When a device claim to be water resistant it doesn't mean you can literally go on the water swimming with your phone still with you.

I don't want to be rude, but if your phone is damaged because of this it's your fault. You were negligent. I,d never carry my phone in my pocket or even close to the pool if I go to swim, water résistent or not...

Water resistence mean you can avoid accident if your phone falls into the water, not to bring your phone as normal with you when you go swimming.
 

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I have a feeling you are not going to like the results either way. They will probably laugh at you if you tell them you went swimming with it.
 
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Mlrollin91

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Wait a minute, you go to swimming with your phone on your pocket? (So basically on the water). When a device claim to be water resistant it doesn't mean you can literally go on the water swimming with your phone still with you.

I don't want to be rude, but if your phone is damaged because of this it's your fault. You were negligent. I,d never carry my phone in my pocket or even close to the pool if I go to swim, water résistent or not...

Water resistence mean you can avoid accident if your phone falls into the water, not to bring your phone as normal with you when you go swimming.
You might be being a little harsh. It could have been a complete accident because the OP left it in his pocket. I have definitely had those moments and I baby my electronic devices. I have been fortunate to catch it every time, but still, it could all be an accident. We don't know the circumstances of the OP's situation.
 
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DogCatMSMac

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The OP's situation was it had been quite awhile since I had read the details of the water protection. I knew that Strava now let people track swimming. Visions of people swimming with their iPhones danced in my head. The beach was crowded and I wanted to make sure my phone wasn't ripped off while swimming. Dog was in complete control at the time.
 
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OK, so I went swimming with my iPhone 7 Plus in my pocket for about 20 minutes yesterday. Worked fine after that. Worked fine this morning. However it began to get weirder and weirder today. Can't turn vibration off. Finally got to where all it did was flash the Apple logo every 10 seconds. Plugging it in brings it back to life but the button to turn it off isn't doing anything. Do you think there's any hope? What do you think Verizon would do if I told them the truth? If I didn't tell them the truth? I've had it since late November.
Should of bought a SAMSUNG WATERPROOF PHONE...
 

QueenTyrone

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You do realize the waterproofing on the 7plus is pretty shoddy and faulty. It may protect from the rain but swimming? Never LOL
 

DogCatMSMac

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Functionality has returned to the phone today! The only weirdness remaining is that pressing the home or off button vibrates even though vibration is turned off. Yeah, it was salt water. I look forward to a day when we'll all be swimming with our phones. Thanks
 

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You do realize the waterproofing on the 7plus is pretty shoddy and faulty. It may protect from the rain but swimming? Never LOL
The iPhone 7 plus is not waterproof. Apple has never advertised it as such. It is IP67 rated. It is water resistant.

Nothing shoddy about the iPhone 7 plus rating. It has the same rating as the S7.
 

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Functionality has returned to the phone today! The only weirdness remaining is that pressing the home or off button vibrates even though vibration is turned off. Yeah, it was salt water. I look forward to a day when we'll all be swimming with our phones. Thanks
You can't be away from your phone to go swimming?........double face palm.

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QueenTyrone

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The iPhone 7 plus is not waterproof. Apple has never advertised it as such. It is IP67 rated. It is water resistant.

Nothing shoddy about the iPhone 7 plus rating. It has the same rating as the S7.
Ofc I know the iPhone 7 is water resistant and it's really ****** water resistance. I went to the display unit at multiple stores and saw the water resistant measures and you can literally see the seal on most of the display units(all you had to do is touch the screen a tiny bit and you can see the screen separate). The seal on the SIM card is so easy to break. But I'm not stupid enough to go swimming with a non protected iPhone 7 especially having a early unit. ./shrug
 

DogCatMSMac

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As a public service I will relate what has happened to my 7 Plus since my last entry. It was working well then. But it was like a small amount of water had gotten in and was sloshing around slowly destroying everything. By this morning it was no longer possible to enter the code to unlock the phone. Forum members are a lot smarter than me and don't need this information. This is for people who wander in here and think they may get away with swimming with their phone. No. Hisssssss
 

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OK, so I went swimming with my iPhone 7 Plus in my pocket for about 20 minutes yesterday. Worked fine after that. Worked fine this morning. However it began to get weirder and weirder today. Can't turn vibration off. Finally got to where all it did was flash the Apple logo every 10 seconds. Plugging it in brings it back to life but the button to turn it off isn't doing anything. Do you think there's any hope? What do you think Verizon would do if I told them the truth? If I didn't tell them the truth? I've had it since late November.
This is one of those instances in life where just because you can, doesn't mean that you should. The waterproofing is meant for if you accidentally drop your phone in the pool or toilet or something, not swimming. Consider this an expensive lesson.
 

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blairian89

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Electronics and electricity do not mix with water. I wouldn't give a **** if the phone was immersed in plastic, it's not going into the water unless it's an accident.
 
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