Early this week, Apple announced its newest iPhone lineup, adding the four new iPhone 15 models to its portfolio. The Number Series iPhone models are known for their premium quality, which often comes at a higher cost.
This year, Apple made some design changes by bringing the new color-infused glass and aluminum design to the iPhone 15 and the aerospace grade titanium design to the iPhone 15 Pro.
If you’re curious about whether the iPhone 15 is waterproof or water-resistant, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, I’ll address all your queries regarding the iPhone 15 series’ durability.
Whether it’s the iPhone 15 or the iPhone 15 Pro, both models come with several improvements and upgrades. With the key attraction becomes the new aerospace grade titanium design, which not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the iPhone 15 Pro but also reduces its weight.
Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro boasts a powerful chipset – the A17 Pro Bionic tailored for handling big title games and the new camera system with software optimizations.
While the iPhone 15 Pro offers plenty of valuable features, potential buyers may still wonder about its durability and resistance before making a purchase decision.
Let’s shed light on how well the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will withstand daily wear and tear.
Are iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro Waterproof?
No, the new iPhone 15 series phones are not completely waterproof; instead, they are water-resistant and carry an IP68 rating. The “IP68” rating by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) signifies protection from both solid dust particles and water immersion.
The first number in the rating indicates protection against solid dust particles, while, the second digit in the rating, which is “8,” denotes their ability to withstand water immersion.
According to Apple, the new iPhone 15 models withstand submersion in fresh water at a maximum depth of six meters for a duration of up to 30 minutes, which is exactly the same tech specs as the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 series.
In practical terms, the iPhone 15 series phones are designed to withstand accidental splashes, spills, or light exposure to water.
Another thing to keep in mind is, that water resistance is not permanent it may diminish over time due to normal wear and tear, also, be aware that water damage is typically not covered under warranty.
Apple advises iPhone users with an IP68 rating under IEC’s standard 60529 to avoid taking the phone to high-pressure activities, swimming, steam room, sauna, and more. Here’s the complete list of recommendations.
- Swimming or bathing with your iPhone
- Exposing your iPhone to pressurised water or high-velocity water, such as when showering, water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, jet skiing and so on
- Using your iPhone in a sauna or steam room
- Intentionally submerging your iPhone in water
- Operating your iPhone outside of the suggested temperature ranges or in extremely humid conditions
- Dropping your iPhone or subjecting it to other impacts
- Disassembling your iPhone, including removing screws
What kind of water exposure can the iPhone 15 resist?
iPhone 15 can withstand submersion in up to six meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. All other liquids, including water with salt and chlorine, can damage the phone internally.
Can I Charge my iPhone 15, if Exposed to Water?
No, If your iPhone 15 has been exposed to liquid, turn it off and do not plug in the charger until it is completely dry. If there is water on the back glass, gently wipe it with a soft cloth and allow it to dry completely. Afterward, you can use your accessory to wirelessly charge your iPhone.
Just like any electronic device or smartphone, it’s important to treat your new iPhone 15 with care and follow the company’s guidelines to enjoy its water-resistant capabilities.
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