WITH the wetter months ahead, it’s good to know that your iPhone should last a splash or two.
Ever since the iPhone 7, Apple has built in some form of splash, water, and dust resistance.
Of course, you probably don’t want to dunk it in the bath for fun.
But it’s good to know that most models will survive an accidental dive.
There are specific ratings for all phones to determine their resistance to water and other foreign invaders.
It’s important to know where yours stands.
Apple and other phone manufacturers don’t use the term “waterproof” because that would indicate a long-term protection.
Instead they say “waterproof”.
The following iPhone models are all rated splash, water, and dust resistant:
Technology has improved over the years, making iPhones even more water resistant.
As a result, some of the newer iPhone models have a higher rating, meaning they can withstand a maximum depth of six meters for up to 30 minutes.
The following iPhones meet this standard:
Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max can handle a maximum depth of four meters for up to 30 minutes.
The iPhone 11, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max go down to two meters for the same amount of time.
These are all officially classified as IP68 according to the IEC 60529 standard.
Other models from iPhone 7 and up are rated IP67 according to IEC 60529 standard.
This means that they can only handle a maximum depth of one meter for up to half an hour.
Apple warns iPhone owners that splash and water resistance isn’t necessarily permanent.
Strength may decrease over time.
Some newer iPhones should be fine against common liquids like a fizzy drink, beer, or cup of tea.