iPhone 7(+) water damage iphone 7+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by grandM, Nov 1, 2017.

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I got water damage on my 7+

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. my device was never exposed to water (previous answers were after exposure)

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  1. grandM macrumors 65816

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    so I was wondering if anyone got issues with a 7+ after water exposure
    over youtube it seems that the 7, 8 and 8+ are more water resistant
    what are your experiences?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If the moisture indicators are activated they will void the warranty.

    How wet did it get?
     
  3. grandM thread starter macrumors 65816

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    not unwrapped it yet
    if it is susceptibel though I will exchange the device
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The iPhones are only water resistant. Some have claimed they submerged the phone with no problems where other say they got a few sprinkles on their phone and it quit working. There is no telling.

    It is still susceptible to water damage as it is NOT waterproof.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    On a sidenote, water resistance Is merely an added layer of protection. Every phone will vary depending on the circumstances and what it's been exposed to. Apple tends to be conservative with their iPhones and water resistance, but YouTube is not always real world indicative of what would be likely.
     
  6. grandM thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hmmm better get an ip68 so
     
  7. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Samsung and other makers don't cover water damage either, IP68 or not. Even a Rolex Sea-Dweller DeepSea which is rated to 3,900 meters(12,800 ft) is still considered water resistant not water proof..
     
  8. Nibiruthehufky macrumors member

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    I have submerged my iPhone 7 Plus in water. So has my girlfriend. No damage whatsoever. Watch the water videos on YouTube from everythingapplepro
     
  9. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

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    Launch day of the iPhone 7, some dude got his, plugged the charger in and dropped it in a full fish tank. Last time I looked at the YouTube live video it was going strong at 5 hours in.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Best to keep what ever you buy dry.
     
  11. Zune55 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure SIM card tray is inside the phone when you are cleaning phone with damp cloth etc.
     
  12. grandM thread starter macrumors 65816

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    problem is one tester complained his 7+ got condens in the camera. He claimed the 8+ would be superior as far as water resistance is concerned?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 2, 2017 ---
    I seldom saw an iPhone 7 prone to water damage. It seems the 7+ is more vulnerable?
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Keep it away from water. No reason to submerge you device. If the sensor show moisture, it is yours......
     
  14. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    I actually had an iPhone 7 Plus in my pocket at the beach and was walking along the water. My shorts got drenched by the waves as I walked along shore with the phone in them. Later that day, the phone would no longer charge but worked fine. The next day, the phone started charging again but two days later it stopped working completely and shut off mid-battery cycle. I have used this same phone in the past to answer calls or check the time in the shower without issue, but this time just walking along the beach ruined it. I did have AppleCare+ and got the phone replaced, they confirmed it was water damage. I got the generic lecture from Apple Genius Bar that the phone is not water proof, but water resistant.. so it's still suceptible to water damage if I take it in such areas.
     
  15. fred98tj macrumors 6502a

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    And certainly not certified for salt water period.
     
  16. grandM thread starter macrumors 65816

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    wow
    guess sony's got an edge on waterproof phones
    wonder if the 8 is as vulnerable
     
  17. fred98tj macrumors 6502a

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    Sony’s phones are not “waterproof”. They are “water resistant”

    People need to stop using the term “waterproof”
     
  18. grandM thread starter macrumors 65816

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    as those sony devices don't die in water...
     

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