We have obtained a habit of carrying our phone wherever we go, whether if we go from one room to another or when we go to take a shower, or you are on a vacation enjoying on a beach clicking photos. What if you drop your iPhone in pool, or in a bucket of water, will it still be working then? Have you wondered if your iPhone 13 Pro max is waterproof or not or even water resistance?
The iPhone 13 series is built to sustain a fall or when exposed to the weather. While it won’t be affected by accidental drop in water, owners should avoid overexposing it to water on a regular basis. Another key feature shared by all iPhone 13 series models is dust, splash, and water resistance—within certain limitations. In today’s article we shall discuss about the iPhone 13 Pro Max, whether it is waterproof or water-resistant.
Before we get into the topic you need to know what IP is, because that word would be coming along often for you to understand if your phone is waterproof or not.
WHAT IS IP?
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60529 standard defines IP ratings, which indicate how effectively devices resist dust particles, water and moisture. For electronics, IP ratings are the industry standard. IP ratings may be found on headphones, smartwatches, and a variety of other personal electronics. IP stands for Ingress Protection and is defined by two numerical digits that represent protection against solid and liquid particles, respectively.
There are two parts to an IP number:
- Dust protection: The first number on the scale ranges from no protection (zero) to completely sealed off (six), denotes protection from dirt, sand, and other microscopic particles
- Moisture resistance: The second value ranges from no seal (zero) to complete protection from different angles of water pressure—including hot water (nine), denotes protection from water and the pressure applied by its depth.
IS THE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX WATERPROOF?
The iPhone 13 Pro Max isn’t totally waterproof. iPhone 13 Pro Max, has an IP68 classification. The IP68 (With a 6 on the first location, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is dust-proof, while an 8 next to it says it can withstand full water immersion of more than 1 meter.) designation on the iPhone 13 Pro Max signifies that it is dust-resistant and water-resistant, but not completely waterproof. iPhone 13 Pro Max is resistant to spills and rain, as well as the majority of water-related events. While they are water-resistant in some ways, Apple has noted that utilizing them in this way may cause resistance to deteriorate over time.
IS THE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX WATER-RESISTANT?
Water resistance is included on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It has an “IP68” designation, which indicates that it is dust-proof and can resist being underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 6 meters. It won’t matter whether your phone falls into a puddle, a shallow pool, or gets wet from the rain. The steam from your bathroom shower, on the other hand, is not included in this rating, so stay away from it. Apple’s Ceramic Shield, which employs nano-ceramic crystals to defend against water droplets, is also present.
To conclude: THE IPHONE 13 IS WATER-RESISTANT BUT NOT WATERPROOF.
CAN YOU USE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX UNDERWATER?
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is not suggested for underwater photography at the beach or in a swimming pool, as the chemicals in these environments would only damage the device’s water resistance. Similarly, normal wear and tear may cause its dust and water-proofing to degrade over time.
HOW TO FIX IPHONE IF EXPOSED TO WATER?
Whether you put your phone in a pool by mistake or take it into the water on purpose, your iPhone 13 Pro Max should be okay. Apple suggests gently tapping your iPhone against your hand with the lightning connector pointing downward or use water eject shortcut to dry it. You should also avoid charging or using your iPhone’s Lightning connector until it’s completely dry. A wet iPhone will also take a long time to charge.
WILL APPLE COVER THE WARRANTY IF DAMAGED IS CAUSED BY WATER?
The iPhone 13’s IP rating should only be used as a preventive measure against any accidental water dangers, not as a sporting function, since Apple said that any damage caused by liquid would not be covered by its guarantee. After all, getting it fixed may be a risky and costly task.
Although it is not waterproof, you can always use a waterproof cover while going for a swim, shower or on a beach. Just make sure you don’t expose your iPhone to deep water levels because once broken Apple won’t be there to cover for you, and you alone might have to face the drawbacks.
Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.