The iPhone 12 isn’t waterproof but it has an IP68 water resistance rating. Apple claims that all iPhone 12 models are waterproof and can be submerged for approximately 20 feet (6 m) in water for 30 minutes without any damage.
Apple claims that the iPhone 12’s water resistance will decrease over time. It is important to remember that liquid damage is not covered by Apple’s warranty. If your iPhone breaks, you will need to purchase a new one.
You might need to replace your iPhone if it has been damaged by water. To find the best iPhone for you, visit Amazon’s, iPhone Page.
What iPhones are Waterproof?
iPhones are not fully waterproof. All iPhone models, including the iPhone 7, are water-resistant. Over the years, the iPhone’s water resistance rating has improved. The iPhone 12 is now more waterproof than any other model.
Can you shower with your iPhone?
According to the International Electrotechnical Commission, an IP68 water resistance rating does not protect the iPhone against extreme temperatures or pressures. Apple advises you not to swim, shower, bathe or engage in water sports using an iPhone 12.
What to do if your iPhone gets wet?
Use a clean, dry cloth to dry your phone if it gets wet. To remove excess water, gently tap the phone against your hand, with the Lightning port facing downwards. Then, turn on a fan to let cool airflow into the Lighting port.
Your iPhone can dry for up to 24 hours. Apple advises that you don’t plug your iPhone into the Lightning port until it is completely dry. Avoid using cotton swabs, paper towels, or compressed air to dry your iPhone.
After it has dried, you can check out our guide on how do I clean my iPhone.
How to tell if your iPhone 12 is water damaged
The iPhone 12 has a Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI), which turns from white to red when it comes into contact with liquid. This sticker can be found by opening the SIM tray located below the power button.
Use a paperclip, or any other long pointy object, to open the SIM tray. Next, remove the SIM tray from your iPhone and place it under a lamp. The LCI will be under a small serial. If you see red in the SIM port, this means liquid has got into your iPhone.
You can still contact Apple customer support if you have any problems with your iPhone.