1. timocrates's Avatar
    Do not test your iPhone waterproofing.

    I dropped mine in the bathtub. Seemed to be all right. In the morning the device went into the auto reboot dance. A banner came across the screen, "Your home button may need service" and I was provided with an on-screen virtual sub. Some other spastic happenings, and I have an appointment with a genius this day.

    I note that there was an automatic response built in for this failure, so wonder how prevalent the trouble might be.

    Sign me disgruntled long-time customer.
    05-24-2018 01:16 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Do not test your iPhone waterproofing.

    I dropped mine in the bathtub. Seemed to be all right. In the morning the device went into the auto reboot dance. A banner came across the screen, "Your home button may need service" and I was provided with an on-screen virtual sub. Some other spastic happenings, and I have an appointment with a genius this day.

    I note that there was an automatic response built in for this failure, so wonder how prevalent the trouble might be.

    Sign me disgruntled long-time customer.
    If there was soap in the bathtub, that would explain the water resistance failing.
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    05-24-2018 01:34 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    It's its resistance, NOT proof! ALWAYS we a phone gets wet like that TURN IT OFF, let it dry out before using it again.
    05-24-2018 01:37 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    It's its resistance, NOT proof! ALWAYS we a phone gets wet like that TURN IT OFF, let it dry out before using it again.
    Exactly, the latest Watch is waterproof. Maybe Series 2 too. The iPhones are water resistant.
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    05-24-2018 03:04 PM
  5. Sherry_B's Avatar
    EDIT: See below.
    Last edited by Sherry_B; 05-25-2018 at 06:34 PM. Reason: Wrong information
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    05-25-2018 12:10 AM
  6. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Actually, the iPhone 8 is IP67 certified which means that it is "protected from immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 meter (or 3.3 feet) for up to 30 mins." It should be able to withstand accidental submersion (although water damage is not covered by the standard Apple warranty).
    05-25-2018 05:23 PM
  7. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Do not test your iPhone waterproofing.

    I dropped mine in the bathtub. Seemed to be all right. In the morning the device went into the auto reboot dance. A banner came across the screen, "Your home button may need service" and I was provided with an on-screen virtual sub. Some other spastic happenings, and I have an appointment with a genius this day.

    I note that there was an automatic response built in for this failure, so wonder how prevalent the trouble might be.

    Sign me disgruntled long-time customer.
    Why did you test yours that way?
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    05-27-2018 12:21 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Do not test your iPhone waterproofing.
    I hadn't planned on it since I already know it's not waterproof.
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    05-27-2018 05:16 PM
  9. rsidhaarth's Avatar
    Me and my brother own iPhone 8 Plus. When we are on trip we took underwater video footage in the swimming pool and played a lot with the phone by throwing it in swimming pool. Nothing happened to his and it is still working rock solid.
    06-23-2018 03:02 PM
  10. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I wash mine in the kitchen sink with soap and warm water regularly. I have taken it in the shower with me clean. No problems. You tube is full of water test videos, including boiling it on the stovetop and freezing it in a block of ice.

    Perhaps it is merely a coincidence ?

    I wouldn’t mention it to the Apple genius. Let him/her/them/they/this person figure it out themselves. They are, after all, geniuses.
    06-23-2018 11:41 PM
  11. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I wash mine in the kitchen sink with soap and warm water regularly. I have taken it in the shower with me clean. No problems. You tube is full of water test videos, including boiling it on the stovetop and freezing it in a block of ice.

    Perhaps it is merely a coincidence ?

    I wouldn’t mention it to the Apple genius. Let him/her/them/they/this person figure it out themselves. They are, after all, geniuses.
    To me it is easier to leave the phone out in the rain. To charge the battery I leave the phone and ipads in the hot sun. Works great.
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    06-25-2018 10:16 PM
  12. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    To me it is easier to leave the phone out in the rain. To charge the battery I leave the phone and ipads in the hot sun. Works great.
    Actually a solar panel on the back of an iPad would be quite useful. True wireless charging.
    06-26-2018 03:39 AM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    To me it is easier to leave the phone out in the rain. To charge the battery I leave the phone and ipads in the hot sun. Works great.
    Actually a solar panel on the back of an iPad would be quite useful. True wireless charging.
    Leaving your device in direct sunlight is never wise.
    I strongly discourage you to do so.
    06-26-2018 08:37 AM
  14. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    Leaving your device in direct sunlight is never wise.
    I strongly discourage you to do so.
    No, but solar panels also work in artificial light. So even though I am in doors right now, my iPad could be charging wirelessly.
    06-26-2018 08:41 AM
  15. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Leaving your device in direct sunlight is never wise.
    I strongly discourage you to do so.
    This!
    06-26-2018 09:42 AM
  16. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Actually a solar panel on the back of an iPad would be quite useful. True wireless charging.
    True. But for twice the charging power. A solar panel on both the front and back.
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    06-27-2018 07:59 PM
  17. pkcable's Avatar
    Perhaps some of us are talking with our tongues planted firmly in our cheeks?
    Last edited by pkcable; 06-28-2018 at 09:20 AM.
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    06-28-2018 08:35 AM
  18. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Perhaps some of us are talking with our tongues planted firmly in our cheeks?
    A lot are, but you honestly have to wonder about some.
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    06-29-2018 10:59 AM
  19. Spectrumite's Avatar
    I use walking and the city bus for most of my transportation needs, so the IP67 water resistance of my new 8 Plus is attractive. I hope the water resistance is not just marketing hype on Apple's part - I need rain storm protection!
    07-14-2018 08:23 AM
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