Tiny bit of water damage in iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rugburn, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Rugburn macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    I just noticed last night a tiny bit of red in the hole where I charge my phone. As if someone just dotted it with a felt tip marker.

    I have no idea when/how this happened. I don't recall dropping it in a puddle, a drink spilling nearby, or even getting caught in a rainstorm There was never an "oh ****" moment, if you know what I mean.

    I have never had an iPhone with water damage. I've even successfully handed down phones to my teenage kids (who are probably a little more reckless) and no water damage there either.

    My question(s) Will this affect my phone's performance? It hasn't yet. Will it void my warranty? (no applecare, just the 12 mod warranty)

    Will I never be able to go to the apple store for help because the 1st thing they do is look for water damage? Will water damage be conveniently blamed for every single hiccup or stutter?

    What about resale? Eventually it will get sold. This month I sold my old iPhone 4 that survived me, and two teens after. Even then, they looked down the hole for water damage.

    Its a tiny spot, and I don't even know how it happened :confused:
  2. Jazper macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    When did you buy it, if you're in your 14 days get it replaced if you're worried - if not ring Applecare or take it to an Apple store and see what they say (I'd ring up Applecare first, saves a trip).
  3. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    I think that the water sensors are in the SIM card slot and headset jack. Not sure about charge port.

    Warranty is void if water damaged, if no insurance.


    I try and get AppleCare plus over the phone first.
  4. IndoX macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    There are no liquid contact indicators in the dock connector. It's possible it could be lint.

    Liquid damage that does not cause full unit failure will be considered after the limited warranty. For example: wifi. If wifi stops working and liquid is found inside the device but not near the wifi chip the device is covered under warranty (as long as the device is still powering on and functioning normally).
  5. Newtons Apple, Oct 15, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015

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    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You might want to look again as there is no water indicator in the charge port that I can see.
  6. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    Tiny bit of water damage in iPhone 6

    When I was at the Apple Store waitin for y phone to restored, there Was a person next me and an apple employee.

    The person explained the problem to apple employee while he inspected the phone and flashed a light into the SIM card slot.

    Apple employee stated there was indication of water damage and stated the only thing we can do is a replacement phone for $xxx.xx.

    Warranty not covered.
  7. IndoX macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    It depends on the problem. Anything from speakers, buttons, charging issues and displays can be caused by liquid damage.

    Bluetooth, wifi, dead pixels and a few other problems are independent of that.

    As long as the liquid isn't directly correlated to symptom and the device turns on it can be covered under warranty.
  8. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012

    I wasn't really listening to what the actual problem was with the phone when the guy explaining to the apple employee, other than just paying for a replacement phone.

    Wish I had listened, but I was just concerned more with my own problems.

    I was going to make conversation with the guy, but he just said, he will come back later to decide on what he wants to do.
  9. Rugburn thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Well, thats a little reassuring.

    I checked the headphone jack and the sim hole with a flashlight and they look fine. I guess on the old 4/4s they were at the doc connector so I assumed the same was true.

    Where can I go to see where the water damage sensors are. I followed one link in apple support communities that brought me to a page that detailed iPhone 5S and lower. I can't seem to find anything that demonstrates it on a 6.
  10. IndoX macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    There is a teardrop shaped liquid contact indicator inside the sim slot on the 6/6 Plus.
  11. Zayn008 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2015
    Hey my iPhone has a dead pixel and it was water damaged a day before ERS iPhone arrived, so I turned away my replacement because I thought they'd charge me, anyway the iPhone is fully working but the dead pixel is still there, the external (SIM Tray) water indicator hasn't gone red, if I go to an Apple Store and they say the internal one is red can I still argue and say it's unrelated to the dead pixel? there is no damage at all from the water
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You can try.
    You might get lucky, you might not.

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