Using iPhone 7/7plus in water

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  1. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    What's been the experience with this? Any problems arising?
     
  2. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Definitely not recommended... water damage is not covered under warranty and there's quite a few threads and YouTube videos showing the 7/Plus taking water damage since launch
     
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    You have been around here long enough to know how to answer your OWN question.

    Looking at your past posts. . . . . .
     
  5. macfacts, Jan 7, 2017
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    How sure are you about the factory worker doing a proper job of sealing/assembling the iPhone?

    These iPhone are mass produced items so you aren't going to get 100℅ perfect assembly all the time. The good part is Apple has good post sale support and repairs/exchanges (so things like bad screens or cameras are easy to get sorted out). The bad part is water damage is not covered.
     
  6. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully OP has AppleCare+ or insurance.
     
  7. Galacticos, Jan 7, 2017
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    Galacticos thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't use my phone in water. I know it isn't covered.. kind of says it all but was still interested to hear from anyone who has or does

    In fairness to Apple I think the manufacturing of products is still top notch. It will be great when the phones are water proof to the Apple Watch 2 standard - that can't be far off
     
  8. johaen8 macrumors member

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    Last week I accidentally left my iPhone 7 in my pocket when I went swimming. It was in there for a few minutes, including wading in the pool and jumping in once. When I realized it was there I took it out and left it on a table next to the pool. It's worked fine since then.

    I will say I don't plan on making it a habit of doing that though. I can't believe I forgot it in my pocket. I blame it on getting distracted by taking my 5 month old daughter swimming for the first time. ;)
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I would never purposely use my iPhone in the water.
     
  10. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Even though it's got the feature to be water resistant, as long as water damage isn't covered by warranty, that means it's not worth risking it.
     
  11. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    Numerous YouTube vids showing various stages and degrees of water submersion. Check it out for yourself. I'm glad it has water resistance for the accidental spillage or drop into water but to purposely submerge it is something I would not do. I take care of my stuff.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like plenty of YouTube videos can provide all kinds of anecdotal stories about that. What it actually means for anyone else doing it with their own device...pretty much nothing.
     
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    Dont do it.
    You'll end up killing your iphone and then you'll start a thread like many others did blaming Apple for their water resistance ratings etc...
    You'd still end up paying for it so dont put yourself in that spot.
     
  14. iphonehype macrumors 6502

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    Was drunk in a hotel went to the spa and they had a pool and I tried it. Still working today touch wood. The speakers sounded funny for an hour or so. Got the best snapchat of 2017 tell you that!
     
  15. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    I had my 7 under the tap a few times until I started noticing the 4th pin of the lightning connector was turning black. This is even after letting the phone dry for no less than 5 hours before plugging it in. I won't be doing that again next time.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    There are loads of threads on here with water damaged iPhone 7's. Pick and choose your battles.
     
  17. swingandamiss macrumors member

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    The closest I'll get is using it in a steamy bathroom. It's nice to know it's water-resistant to a degree but I won't be tempting fate.
     
  18. Picapau21 macrumors 6502

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    I've taken it into pools, hot tubs and the shower with no issues so far. After its wet the speaker volume seems to go down a bit for a short while.

    Disclaimer: My phone is insured for water damage so prepared to take the risk.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Hope it holds off and the water doesn't cause any corrosion or other problems down the road.
     
  20. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    Curious why you put it under the tap a few times.
     
  21. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    One was when I was trying to apply a screen protector (I know dumb but effective) and the other times because I hate dust particle settling into nooks so I wash it off. It's a habit from back when I had then z5 compact.
     
  22. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    When you say in water, do you mean submerged under water? Or used out in the rain, whilst in the shower to check a message/skip tracks or say in a hot tub to take a selfie etc? If the former, i wouldn't suggest deliberately submerging, although it should technically survive this.
    I have been doing the latter with both my 6S and the 7 without experiencing any issues at all, I'd say they both get wet, but not soaking semi-regularly.
    It's nice to know the 7 is built to survive this sort of use, the 6S seemed to be unofficially fairly water resistant.
     
  23. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Using your phone while taking shower under steam or hot water is actually a worse idea. Water droplets don't get in through the speaker mesh but steam does and then condenses into water inside your phone. Please don't do that anymore. It may have not affected you yet, doesn't mean it won't.
     
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    Swim trunks have poocket for phone?
     
  25. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advice but I don't need telling how to use my devices. I know the risks and it's my decision if I want to take them.
     

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