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Will your iPhone 13 withstand a splash in water without being damaged?

Mar 16

I never thought it would happen to me. That I'd drop my phone in a puddle of water. But life is full of surprises and that's exactly what happened one day. After just a few moments submerged, I had the sinking feeling that my beloved phone was beyond repair. 
 I realized I had to act fast if there was any chance of saving it. Taking a deep breath, I grabbed the wet phone then immediately powered it off so more moisture didn't have a chance to seep in. Then, I put the phone in an airtight plastic bag filled with some uncooked rice and sealed it tight shut.  
 The following morning, when everything settled, I cautiously checked on my iphone — and there was hope! It seemed like all the moisture had been absorbed by the rice and my device was back up to its usual functioning as if nothing ever happened! Ever since this experience, I've kept some dry uncooked rice nearby just in case — you never know when you need some!

The iPhone 13 Is Waterproof

The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are "splash, water, and dust resistant," according to Apple. Apple employs the industry-standard "Ingress Protection" (IP) rating system set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in its IEC 60529 standard to precisely specify the amount of water resistance.

Under ideal conditions, if you drop your iPhone 13 in a swimming pool less than 20 feet deep and retrieve it within 30 minutes, the iPhone should not sustain any water damage. But, if your iPhone 13 was already physically damaged before it went into the water, such as with fractures or dents in the screen or cover, the water resistance may be compromised and water may enter the iPhone.

What Should I Do If My iPhone 13 Is Spoiled?
If you accidentally dropped your iPhone 13 in water, follow the procedures below, which we adapted from Apple's instructions for water-resistant phones.

Take it as soon as possible from the water.
Remove all accessories.
Remove the iPhone from any case it may be wearing.
Turn off the iPhone.
If something other than water got on the iPhone, carefully rinse it in clean water.
Dry the iPhone's exterior gently with a soft towel.
Tap the Lightning port gently with the palm of your hand to remove any water.
Let the iPhone to dry for at least 5 hours before charging or turning it back on. You may want to bring it to experienced repair center for checking.
Choose a Water Resistant Case for further security.
Even while the iPhone 13 has some water resistance, you may boost your chances of preserving it from water damage by placing it in a water-resistant case or dry bag before going near water. 

We discovered that Waterproof Phone Pouch is a cheap way to protect your smartphone from accidental water exposure. If you use a floating strap, your iPhone will not sink to the bottom of the water and will be easier to rescue. Keep yourself safe out there!

Further reading:

  1. iPhone: A line of smartphones developed by Apple Inc.
  2. Water resistance: The ability of a device or material to resist the penetration of water.
  3. IP rating: A standard that indicates the degree of protection of a device against water and dust, as defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
  4. AppleCare+: A warranty program offered by Apple that covers accidental damage, including water damage, to iPhones.
  5. Liquid damage: Damage caused by exposure to water or other liquids, which can affect the functioning of electronic devices like iPhones.
  6. Waterproof case: A protective case designed to make an iPhone waterproof and prevent water damage.
  7. Water sports: Activities such as swimming, surfing, or kayaking where an iPhone may be exposed to water.