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Information on protecting iPhone 7 and later from splashing water and dust

Learn more about your iPhone's water and dust resistance and what to do if it accidentally comes into contact with liquid.

The following iPhone models are splash, water and dust resistant and have been tested under controlled laboratory conditions:

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are classified according to IEC standard 60529 under IP68 (up to 30 minutes and at a depth of up to 6 meters). iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are classified according to IEC standard 60529 under IP68 (up to 30 minutes and at a depth of up to 4 meters). The iPhone 11 is classified according to IEC standard 60529 under IP68 (up to 30 minutes and at a depth of up to 2 meters). The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are classified according to IEC standard 60529 under IP68 (up to 30 minutes and at a depth of up to 2 meters). The iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are classified according to IEC standard 60529 under IP67 (up to 30 minutes and at a depth of up to 1 Meter). The protection against splashes, water and dust is not permanent and may deteriorate over time as a result of normal wear and tear. The warranty doesn't cover liquid damage, but you may have legal rights under consumer law.

The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR are protected against accidental spills protected from common liquids like soda, beer, coffee, tea, and juice. In the event of a spill, rinse the affected area with tap water. Then swipe and dry your iPhone.

Keep the following in mind to prevent fluid damage:

  • Do not swim or bathe with your iPhone
  • Avoid exposing iPhone to high pressure or fast-moving water, such as B. when showering, water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing or jet skiing is the case
  • Do not use iPhone in a sauna or steam room
  • Do not intentionally immerse iPhone in water
  • Do not operate iPhone outside of the recommended temperature ranges or in extremely humid environments
  • The iPhone does not bump, e.g. B. by dropping, suspend
  • Do not disassemble the iPhone or loosen any screws

Avoid exposing iPhone to the following substances as much as possible: soap, cleaning products, acid or acidic foods and liquids such as perfume, insect repellent, lotion, sunscreen, oil, glue remover, hair dye, or solvents. If your iPhone comes in contact with any of these substances, follow the instructions to clean your iPhone.

What should I do if my iPhone gets wet?

  1. If anything other than water splashes on your iPhone, rinse the affected area with tap water.
  2. Wipe the iPhone with a soft, lint-free cloth such as a cloth. B. with a lens cloth.

Make sure the iPhone is dry before opening the SIM tray.

To dry the iPhone, gently tap the Lightning connector down on your hand to remove any excess moisture. Put the iPhone in a dry area with some airflow. Positioning the iPhone in front of a fan that blows cool air directly into the Lightning connector can speed up the drying process.

Do not dry the iPhone with an external heat source or insert a foreign object such as a cotton swab or paper towel into the Lightning connector.

If my iPhone gets wet, can I charge it?

If the iPhone comes into contact with liquid, disconnect all cables. Do not recharge the device until it is completely dry. Using or charging accessories with a wet iPhone can damage the iPhone. Wait at least five hours before charging or connecting Lightning accessories.

For wireless charging, wipe the iPhone with a soft, lint-free cloth such as a cloth. B. with a lens cloth. Make sure the iPhone is dry before placing it on a compatible charging mat.

What should I do if my iPhone got wet and the speaker has been sounding dull since then?

Check for water in the microphone or speaker: Place iPhone with the speaker facing down on a soft, lint-free cloth and watch for water. Penetrating water can affect speaker and microphone performance until it has completely evaporated. Dry your iPhone according to the instructions above.

What should I do if dust gets on my iPhone?

If dust or dirt gets on your iPhone, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth such as a cloth. B. with a lens cloth. Make sure your iPhone is dust-free before opening the SIM tray. Do not use cleaning products or compressed air.

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