Will the fume from the bathroom damage my iPhone?

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  1. NeonBible macrumors member

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    I am always bringing my iPhone to the bathroom to use it with my stereo docking. Every time I'm done in the shower, the mirror always gets very steamed. Lately I've begun to think about the damage the steam could occur the iPhone. But do I have a reason to get concerned?
     
  2. cyks macrumors 68020

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    There have been stories about how shower steam can trigger the moisture sensors in the iPhone.

    It likely wouldn't harm your phone, but, if the sensors turn red, you'd be hard pressed to convince Apple any problems you may have in the future aren't related to water damage.
     
  3. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you do.

    Humidity can destroy your phone and cause parts to cease function.

    It may also trigger the water sensor, which is NOT covered by AppleCare.

    Source: From hong kong. Electronics and Humidity do not get along.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I remember someone posting about steam over time causing their screen to look permanently foggy. It somehow got under the screen.
     
  5. iPusch macrumors 6502

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    I always covered my iPhone in a shelf and listened 2 music during the shower but since I have my iPad with iTunes Match I always let it unhide so its louder o_O
     
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it could damage your iphone.
    Humidity and electronics dont go together well.
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    It's hot AND wet, possibly the worst combo for electronics.
     
  9. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    It could harm your phone, but chances are it won't.

    It may trigger your water sensors, however. That could be a problem if your phone has another problem.
     
  10. crashdebris, Jul 31, 2012
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    crashdebris macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking the OP was going in a completely different direction concerning bathroom fumes...:p

    Ok, back on track.
     
  11. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    Hah! So did I...thought I was the only one.

    True..um...POTTY humor? :D
     
  12. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    Yea, lol, I have never heard shower steam referred to as bathroom fumes...

    When I had my house during College, I just cranked my home theater system and left the bathroom door open. If you have the ability to open or crack the door... it will help
     

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