That moment when...

Rory Manton

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... you can't find your iphone 7, have put your works trousers in the washing machine and you hear "clunk clunk clunk" from the washing machine. Yup, through the wash it went , a full 60 minute, 60° wash, and , yup, all safe up and working well although I have chipped the gorilla glass screen protector top left of screen.

Foolish me, lucky me.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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... you can't find your iphone 7, have put your works trousers in the washing machine and you hear "clunk clunk clunk" from the washing machine. Yup, through the wash it went , a full 60 minute, 60° wash, and , yup, all safe up and working well although I have chipped the gorilla glass screen protector top left of screen.

Foolish me, lucky me.
Absolutely incredible it survived.

Did you even have to dry it out at all or did it just power on?
 

Rory Manton

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Mopped it down with a tea towel and powered it up. It was in a rubbery case that covered just the back and sides but left all the ports and holes in the bottom open and in a pocket in the trousers.
 
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Mopped it down with a tea towel and powered it up. It was in a rubbery case that covered just the back and sides but left all the ports and holes in the bottom open and in a pocket in the trousers.

Any photo maybe of this mighty event?! What rubbery case did you use?
 

cbreze

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Good to know the water resistance thing is real even in that extreme. Thanks for sharing. And hope it continues to work well down the road.
 

Rory Manton

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Ok, here is a photo of the front of the screen, I have marked the areas where the chipping on the gorilla glass screen saver. All four corners and a 1/3 of the way down each vertical. It's a lot more damaged than I thought! I have tried to highlight the areas.
 

sulpfiction

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It should have survived. Don't know why everyone is amazed that it still works. iPhone 7 is water resistant. And while they say that it can't be submerged, it can be under water and still work fine. It's sealed up pretty good. I wouldn't do it everyday, but it can handle a lot more then u think. And the water temperature isn't hot enough to do any damage because of heat. So basically it had to survive the tumbling and spinning. Clothes help to dampen the impact, and centrifugal forces keep it stationary when things are moving quick. So yeah, I would've been worried about it, but when it came out with only minor damamge to the screen protector, I wouldn't have been surprised.
 

Rory Manton

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It should have survived. Don't know why everyone is amazed that it still works. iPhone 7 is water resistant. And while they say that it can't be submerged, it can be under water and still work fine. It's sealed up pretty good. I wouldn't do it everyday, but it can handle a lot more then u think. And the water temperature isn't hot enough to do any damage because of heat. So basically it had to survive the tumbling and spinning. Clothes help to dampen the impact, and centrifugal forces keep it stationary when things are moving quick. So yeah, I would've been worried about it, but when it came out with only minor damamge to the screen protector, I wouldn't have been surprised.
Thanks for that, more thanks for not calling me a complete tool for doing it in the first place. I think it's best I leave the dhobing to the Good Wife from now on.
 
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michael9891

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I have heard of iPhones being submerged in water and working fine for a few days before dying because of water inside them.

I hope it doesn't happen to your phone but I would have turned it off & put it in some rice for a couple of days.
 

sulpfiction

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I have heard of iPhones being submerged in water and working fine for a few days before dying because of water inside them.

I hope it doesn't happen to your phone but I would have turned it off & put it in some rice for a couple of days.
iPhone 7-7+ are pretty much water proof. They get an iP67 rating which basically says the phone can be submerged at a depth of 1 meter for 30 mins. And if that is apples claim, I'm sure it can go well beyond that. No need for rice and having no phone for a few days. His phone is fine! :)
 

GrumpyMom

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What kind of washing machine? There is no way any kind of phone would survive the washing machine I had in my last house which was a top loader with an agitator. But in my current house I have a high efficiency front loader that barely uses any water. I actually hate the blasted thing because I sometimes have to run loads twice. I think it doesn't use enough water to get things clean. On the plus side, more things survive accidental washings (necklaces left in pockets) now than in my previous washer.