You may be thinking is your iPhone 8 Plus water-resistant? What does this IP67 rating mean? Can You take your latest iPhone in the swimming pool? Don’t worry, today I will answer all your questions.
Yes, Apple’s latest iPhone 7 and later are officially dust and water resistant. Your iPhone 8 Plus and later models are all waterproof. They rated IP67 as per the tests outlined by the IEC 60529 standard.
What does IP67 Rating Mean? Does it Mean iPhone 8 Plus is Waterproof?
The IP stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection. These are an alphanumeric way to score the level of resistance to dust and water of all kinds of devices. The first digit ‘6’ stands for dust-proof rating, and the second digit ‘7’ is for a waterproof rating of the device.
The first figure for IP67 is the level of protection against dust, while the second is for water resistance. And we say water, not any other type of liquid. That being said, iPhones 8 Plus is fully protected against dust and can withstand being submerged in water for up to 30 mins at 1.5m depth. Seawater is not considered in the test as it is more corrosive.
If you drop your iPhone and its frame, screen or the structure of the chassis is affected in any way, its IP rating can be compromised.
This means can I submerge my iPhone 8 Plus in the water?
The IP rating of your iPhone 8 Plus does not make it resistant to all and any kind of liquid. That means Pressurised water can easily breach the water resistance seal of the handset and your device can be water damaged. For example: putting your iPhone 8 Plus under Tap or shower water or taking it to the swimming area can all damage your device.
Additionally, Do NOT take your iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X with you to the sea. Seawater can cause a lot of damage to waterproof devices such as the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and iPhone 11.
What about warranty?
Apple doesn’t provide a warranty for your iPhone 8 Plus if there is any liquid damage. The company has a similar policy for every model of the iPhone which is tagged as waterproof or water resistance. You can also reserve your Genius Bar reservation.
What if you drop your iPhone in saltwater?
If you doped your latest iPhone in sea water, don’t panic and immediately soak the phone in 99% isopropyl alcohol.
is the iPhone 8 Plus waterproof when cracked?
Not at all, this is the situation when you iPhone 8 Plus is most prone to water damage.