Using iPhone 7 plus in a steam bath

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  1. Aneef macrumors regular

    Aneef

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    Hi there,
    Guys I know that this is a silly question but I was curious to know that does using iPhone 7 plus in a steam bath can damage it? I know this iPhone is water resistant but is it steam resistant? The steam when condensed changes to water so is it possible that the steam molecules on getting inside the phone and then after condensation can potentially damage the phone due to moisture?
     
  2. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I would not risk it. Water damage is not covered by the warranty. Lots of posts here with people whose iPhone was damaged by water.
     
  3. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

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    Most of the times the iPhone is just sitting on the shelf while I'm taking bath. But when I pick it up after bath it is covered in full steam/tiny droplets. Is this also bad?
     
  4. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    From the Apple support page:

    To prevent liquid damage, avoid these:
    Swimming or bathing with iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
    Exposing iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to pressurized water or high velocity water, such as when showering, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing, jet skiing, and so on
    Using iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in a sauna or steam room
     
  5. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot. Quite helpful. Guess I should stop using my phone in the bathroom.
     
  6. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    I do it all the time, it's fine. I have apple care just in case
     
  7. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't have Apple Care. Plus I don't have Apple Warranty too as I didn't buy this phone from Authorised re-seller. Authorised re-sellers here in my country sell at a whole lot of profit and their phones are without Facetime. So I didn't buy from them.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Interesting you don't have FaceTime. It must be an inaccessible feature or do you have to pay extra?
     
  9. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

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    Facetime enabled devices are not allowed to be sold in Pakistan by PTA (Pakistan Telecom Authority). However, Facetime enabled devices work without any problem. My iPad mini, Macbook Pro and iPhone 7 Plus all have Facetime and they work without any problem.
    In those devices, Facetime is disabled from root (or hardware I guess). Yes Facetime devices cost a bit more, though all Apple devices here cost a fortune. I got this 7+ for about 952$ (32GB, Matte Black). 32 GB for the price of 256 GB I think.

    Third world country problems.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Wow. Not cheap. Thanks for sharing how it works in your country.
     
  11. macTW Suspended

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    I think I learn more about global markets and cultural differences on macrumors than anywhere else.
     
  12. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

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    CulturalRumors :D
     
  13. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a similar question when I take a shower my iPhone is in the bathroom and a lot of steam is in the air. My phone is usually wrapped up in a shirt or something, will it mess it up any?
     
  14. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    Probably not.
     
  15. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    Who knows if it will mess it up. Apple recommends against it. That's all it is a recommendation. A user can chose to follow it or not.

    For myself personally I'm not going to experiment with my thousand dollar
    device. Water and moisture test are done in controlled environments.

    Voicemail, Texts on the lock screen, Notifications on the lock screen. Is all for while I'm away from my phone. When I'm in the shower I'm away from my phone.
     
  16. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I've been using my phones to play music while I shower for years, even phones without water resistance and they've always been fine.

    The iPhone 7 should be fine for that. I wouldn't use it in a bath, as in submerging it in your bath water, but the steam shouldn't be an issue.
     
  17. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Well, if you're taking showers for years then I definitely wouldn't recommend using an iPhone in there. :D
     
  18. Channan macrumors 68030

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    How else am I going to pass the time? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    I do to but it's about 3 feet from me.
     
  20. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Get one of those waterproof dry bags.
     

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