Is iPhone 11 Waterproof?


When it comes to buying a new iPhone, one of the biggest issues that people have is concerning water resistance. Is it waterproof? Will it stop working if I accidentally drop it in the water? These are some common queries that most users have, especially regarding the iPhone 11.

For a few launches, Apple has been releasing iPhones that are waterproof or water-resistant, which means iPhone 11 is water-resistant to an extent but is it waterproof? To be fair, the iPhone 11 isn’t as worry-free as you think – both under normal or irregular situations.

The iPhone 11 is backed with IP68 certification, which means that the device is water-resistant, according to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.

What do IP Ratings Mean?

When trying to figure out whether or not iPhone 11 is waterproof or water-resistant, the first thing you need to focus on is the IP rating. It has an IP68 rating.

An IP rating consists of two numbers, which in the case of iPhone 11, are 6 and 8.

The 6 denotes how resistant the device is against solid materials like dirt, dust, etc. The 8 denotes how resistant the device is against liquids, which is water.

In the case of the iPhone 11, the IP rating means that the device is water resistant and can withstand water submersion of up to 1.5 meters, which is quite a lot. However, you don’t want to leave your iPhone 11 submerged in water for too long. That’s where the issue arises.

Also, IP rating only marks for water and not for other liquid bases like beer, soda, etc. So, spilling other types of liquids can end up doing worse for your iPhone 11.

Can I use the iPhone 11 in the Shower?

Now that you have a basic idea that iPhone 11 is water-resistant, can you use it in the shower?

Although the water might not do any worse for your iPhone 11, the moisture from the steam in the shower will end up doing a lot worse for your device.

If you must take your iPhone 11 to the shower, we’d recommend keeping it somewhere on a sink where it’s not under direct exposure to the steam and water.

Can I swim with iPhone 11?

Not just the pool, can you swim in the water bodies with your iPhone 11? Technically, you should be careful when using your iPhone underwater.

If you drop it into a not-so-deep pool by accident, make sure you take it out immediately. However, we’d not recommend that you use the iPhone 11 to try and take underwater pictures. That’s where you can damage the phone for good.

Also, it can get even worse if it gets exposed to saltwater. Since the deposition will entirely damage the internal hardware of the device.


If you accidentally drop the phone in the water and it gets wet, take immediate measures to dry it out. Always ensure that you only plug in the device once it’s completely dry. If there are wet patches in the phone, it will end up damaging the iPhone 11 entirely.

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