Is the iPhone 12 waterproof?


Have you ever thought to keep your iPhone deep into chilly waters and see what will happen? Well, if yes, then it’s your time to bring your dream into reality. iPhone 12 is known for its waterproof ability, letting you check how the phone will react when submerged underwater.

While Apple guarantees iPhone 12 to be water-resistant, they never tell up to which extent their claim is true. So, if you are tech-savvy and looking to check its water-resistance, keep on scrolling and find some interesting test results conducted by experts.

How waterproof is iPhone 12?

Apple’s iPhone 12 is water-resistant, so it should be alright when you drop it in the pool or if it accidentally falls. The iPhone 12 has an IP68 rating, which means it can withstand water for 30 minutes at a depth of 19.6 feet (six meters).

But how far can you go with this phone? You should neither submerge nor swim with your iPhone. Additionally, you shouldn’t expose it to severe temperatures.

Test it under 19.6 feet (6 meters) of water for 30 minutes and you will find that the screen turns on, and you could easily observe what happened to it while it was submerged.

Now take the phone out of the water and dried it with a handkerchief once the 30 minutes were over. Put it to the test to see if it worked. The touchscreen will remain in good working order, and the volume rocker functions as expected. All three cameras will appeared to be clear, with no signs of fogging, and the photos will be regular.

You can also check it by running one final test after letting it dry for 72 hours to see if there had been any long-term harm from the intense underwater test. If you conduct the test, you will find that the phone itself remains dry, but the three lenses on the rear — the ultrawide and wide-angle on the back, as well as the front camera might get fogged up.

While we don’t know what caused this error, it might have been persistent water damage, a temperature shift from chilly water to an interior atmosphere, or a mix.

According to the highly unscientific test, the iPhone 12 can tolerate deep water and meets the IP68 rating. However, like other electronics, it limits how much water it can take, and you should never submerge the phone in water on purpose.

What should I do If my iPhone 12 gets wet?

Remember that iPhone 12 is water-resistant and not liquid-resistant. It means that if anything other than water splashes on your iPhone, use tap water to rinse the affected area. Additionally, you should carry out the following measures to make your iPhone dry and work.

  • Wipe your iPhone clean with a lint-free, soft cloth, such as a lens cloth.
  • Before opening the SIM tray, check that your iPhone is dry.
  • To remove any excess liquid from your iPhone, gently tap it on your hand with the Lightning connector pointing down.
  • Maintain a dry, well-ventilated environment for your iPhone.
  • Putting your iPhone in front of a fan that blasts cool air directly into the Lightning connector may assist.
  • Do not clean your iPhone with an external energy source or place a foreign substance into the Lightning cable, such as a cotton swab or a paper towel.
  • Before charging your device, disconnect all wires and wait till it is entirely dry.

Should I take iPhone 12 into the shower?

Showering with your iPhone 12 or any other smartphone is not suggested. That is because water might cause damage to your iPhone if it gets wet. Since the damage to your iPhone caused by water is also not covered by Apple’s warranty, you should avoid it to the maximum extent.


That’s all about it!! We hope our guide will eradicate many of your queries. The iPhone 12 has an IP68 water-resistance rating, which means it isn’t completely waterproof. It is water resistant, however, will deteriorate with time, according to Apple. That is significant since Apple’s warranty does not cover liquid damage, so if your iPhone gets harmed due to water, you will have to buy a new one.

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