Water droplet near volume buttons on iPhone 6

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  1. thefizzle657 macrumors regular

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    I was at work today and a droplet of water fell on my new iPhone 6 (got it for Christmas) right near the volume buttons. I immediately took it out of the case and tried to wipe it off, and I think I got most if not all of it. I don't know if any actually got inside the phone.

    Just to be safe I turned it off, and as soon as I got home I put it in a plastic bag with two silica gel packets to let it sit for at least a day, probably two.

    How high do you guys think the chance is that there is any water damage? Is two days with the gel packets enough or overkill?

    I have AppleCare+ on the phone but hope that I don't have to use it already, and I know that there are rubber gaskets around the volume and power buttons, but I don't know how effective those really are at keeping anything out.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So you did all this for one droplet of water?
    You'll be fine.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I highly doubt that one water drop has damaged anything.

    An entire glass maybe, but not one droplet.
     
  4. J.C macrumors 6502

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    I regularly use my iPhone in the rain without any concern or issue. They're very much splash-proof.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Op if you look at all the tear downs you'll see the 6&6+ have a rubber gasket behind the power and volume buttons to help stop ingress. You really shouldn't worry.
     

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