Is the iPhone 8 Plus Waterproof?

29 Jul 18
is the iphone 8 plus waterproof
As iPhone Repairs Perth technicians, a question we get asked constantly is, is the iPhone 8 Plus Waterproof? New iPhone models are being unveiled in the market constantly meaning phone manufacturers must keep up with the competition while satisfying the consumer’s demand. Mobile phones with a waterproof feature are the latest in the market with consumers wanting the assurance that their devices are protected in case of an accidental drop in the pool.
  So, is the iPhone 8 Plus Waterproof? The Answer: It’s not waterproof, but it is water resistant. Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are one of the latest generations of phones that boast of being waterproof. But can the iPhone 8 plus really withstand being submerged in water for over 30 minutes? Read on to find out the validity of this claim.

IP67 Rating

International Electrotechnical Commission assigns ratings on mobile phones and other electronic devices that are waterproof as well as dustproof. Just like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus has been given an IP67 rating. This means that the iPhone 8 Plus can withstand dust ingress and in addition, it can also be submerged in water of over 1m depth for up to 30 minutes without it being damaged.
The ‘6’ in IP67 rating of iPhone 8 Plus stands for the dustproof rating while the ‘7’ represents the waterproof rating. 6 is the highest rating that a device can get in dustproof rating but 7 for waterproof rating falls behind the highest rating which is 9. This, therefore, implies that the device is not waterproof as we have been led to believe but water resistant. The device’s internal components are sealed together in rubber gaskets to protect them from liquids. Dropping of the iPhone could, however, compromise the IP rating and cause liquid damage to the device.

Liquid type

Despite the high rating given to the iPhone 8 plus regarding its water resistance, it is important to understand that the nature of the liquid matters as it cannot withstand all types of liquids. Seawater, for example, can cause substantial damage to the device because of its saltiness. You should, therefore, leave your iPhone 8 plus behind the next time you are going to the beach for that refreshing swim. However, if you happen to carry your phone and it falls in the sea water, it is recommended that you rinse it with fresh water to curtail the amount of damage caused.
Pressurized water can also break the seal on the handset that makes it water resistant, therefore, causing damage to the internal components of the iPhone. Taking your iPhone 8 plus with you to the shower can cause damage to it because of the heat and steam. Conclusion
Apple’s iPhone 8 plus is not waterproof but water resistant and you should not submerge it in the water on purpose. This is because the water-resistant nature of the iPhone 8 Plus tends to decrease with time due to wear and tear as well as the frequency of exposure to water. The phone manufacturers also do not offer a warranty in case the device is liquid damaged.

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