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Is the Newest iPhone 15 Waterproof?

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Is the iPhone 15 waterproof? It’s an important question to ask if you are looking to upgrade your phone. The latest phone features won’t mean much if your new phone gets wet and stops working.

The newest iPhone 15 is not waterproof, neither are the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, these iPhone 15 models are water resistant. In fact, iPhone 15, iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 models are all certified with an IP68 rating, meaning they have passed testing at a maximum depth of six meters for up to 30 minutes.

While this is encouraging, other questions remain. What is the actual difference between waterproof and water resistant? What should you do if your new iPhone gets damaged by water? Read on for answers. 

iPhone with water droplets on it

Waterproof vs. Water Resistant

iPhone 15 models are water resistant in that they can handle minor water exposure. Although they aren’t made to withstand submersion for longer than 30 minutes or depths greater than six meters, their IP68 rating ensures they are dust, water and splash resistant. But again, they are not waterproof, so it’s far from the best idea to go swimming with your iPhone.

Additionally, if an iPhone has been repaired or opened for any reason, the iPhone’s water resistance will likely be compromised.  

iPhone 15 Water Damage: What to Do

If your iPhone 15 gets water damage, there are immediate steps Apple recommends you take to limit the effects.

  • Immediately unplug all cables as charging your phone may cause more damage. Don’t charge your device until it’s completely dry, allowing at least five hours before charging again.
  • To help dry the iPhone 15, face the USB-C or Lightning connector down before lightly tapping the device against your hand to remove excess liquid.
  • Placing a fan to blow cool air into the connector could help the device to dry, but don’t try to dry it with an external heat source or foreign object like a cotton swab.
  • Allow at least 5 hours before charging or connecting a Lightning or USB-C accessory.
  • For additional tips and information, you can find Important handling information for iPhone from Apple. You can also check your device’s coverage status with Apple by using your Apple ID.


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