Dropped iPhone 7 in Water – What do I do?

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Those people who have chronic butter fingers when it comes to handling their mobile devices have reason to celebrate. The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus have been give the IP67 rating which basically means that they are resistant to water up to one meter for a period of 30 minutes. People have always maintained that their phones fall into water and these damages caused by water are not easy to fix.

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After being subjected to a wide variety of tests, the iPhone 7 did not get damaged by falling into water. In one of the tests the testers turned on the timer of the iPhone 7 and then put it in a foot of water. They expected the device to have problems after 30 minutes but it kept on going for hours; actually they removed it after 8 hours and it was still functioning as normal.

Apple has spent a lot of resources in ensuring that their latest  iPhone model is waterproof and their efforts have born great fruits. So should your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus fall into the bathtub, or toilet bowl, you should not panic, simply pick it up, dry it off and continue using it in the normal way.

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However, Apple does suggest that you should avoid intentionally submerging the device in deep water or using it while taking a shower, water-skiing or boarding or jet surfing.  In other words do not subject your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus to soapy, salty or chlorinated water.  The phone may work with fresh water but chemical-infested water or liquid is a different thing altogether.

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Remember liquid damage is not covered in the warranty and there is a possibility that the phone will work. But in case, you dropped your iPhone 7 or iPhone Plus in water and it does not seem to work, here are things that you may try –

  1. Remove the phone from water, remove cables, dongles and other connectors; and wipe the device with a soft, lint-free cloth or soft, clean towel.
  2. Tap the phone in a gentle manner against your hand, with the lightning connector looking down. When you do this, you remove trapped water from the lightning connector.
  3. Let the iPhone air-dry. Put it in a dry spot with fresh air flow like a fan. Do not insert foreign object, paper towel or cotton swab into the lighting connector.
  4. Do not charge the iPhone for 5-6 hours. Let the phone dry completely before you open the SIM-tray.
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