Apple iPhones are said to be waterproof, but how waterproof are they?


Virtually every smartphone made by every manufacturer today has been designed to be water-resistant but there are a lot of variables that could still cause damage to your phone if it gets wet.

QUESTION: I know that iPhones are supposed to be waterproof, but how reliable is the protection?

ANSWER: Virtually every smartphone made by every manufacturer today has been designed to be water-resistant but there are a lot of variables that could still cause damage to your phone if it gets wet.

Spills and splashes are generally no problem, but full immersion can become an issue depending on the physical condition of your phone.

IP rating

As far as iPhones go, every model since the iPhone 7 has had some form of water-resistant capabilities which is represented by an IP (Ingress Protection) rating.

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