Is iPhone 15 Waterproof? Answered!

With the iPhone 15 series officially announced by Apple, I am sure you are excited about the multitude of features that Apple’s newest mobile devices offer. Now, before making a purchase decision it is essential to know some of the nitty-gritty details about the devices like are they waterproof? So, in this article, we will let you know if the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro are waterproof or not.

Are iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Waterproof?

Note: Water resistance for iPhones is not a permanent feature. It diminishes with time and Apple doesn’t cover water damage under its warranty

The iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max have an IP68 rating under IEC standard 60529, which means they are splash, water, and dust resistant. However, this doesn’t make them waterproof. Instead, the iPhone 15 series is water-resistant. The IP68 rating means that the iPhone 15 can be submerged under water up to a maximum depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes. If you’re confused about IP rating, refer to the section below.

iPhone 15 Water-resistant IP68 Rating Explained

IP68 is the highest level of water and dust resistance that you will typically find in consumer devices. The First number in an IP rating denotes the resistance of the device against solid components like dust and the second digit denotes protection against liquids (generally water). The overall rating denotes the level of dust, water, and splash that the device can withstand. Do note that this can vary depending on the manufacturer and/or the type of consumer product.

In the case of the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro, all four models in the lineup have IP68 rating. It means the iPhones can withstand submersion in fresh water for up to 30 minutes and at a depth of 6 meters. Do note that this is the standard method of rating and not the IP rating for water and dust resistance that other manufacturers use.

What to do if your iPhone gets Wet?

Here’s what you need to do in case you get your iPhone wet:

  • First and foremost, turn off your iPhone and pat it gently with a clean, dry, and lint-free cloth.
  • Do not use any form of heating elements like a hairdryer or any form of compressed air to clean your iPhone.
  • You can use a Q-tip to remove excess water from the iPhone’s charging port and the speaker grills.
  • Wait for some time before powering on the iPhone until it dries up completely.
  • Once switched on, you can use specific Siri shortcuts to eject water from your iPhone.

Featured image: iPhone 14 Pro

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