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whirlygirly Sun 20-Nov-16 21:06:14

Dropped my new iPhone se in the bath tonight in a freak accident, it properly sank. So did my heart.

Fished it out after a few seconds and was shock to see it still worked. Googled and apparently they've made them virtually waterproof, as are the 6s and 7s.

Yay!! Thought I'd share the happy results of my unintentional experimentation.

ConvincingLiar Sun 20-Nov-16 21:07:09

I think you got lucky. If it was waterproof Apple would market that as a brilliant new feature.

Yeah, I think you got lucky.

Make sure it dries properly, you don't want any water at all on the charger contacts.

SarcasmMode Sun 20-Nov-16 21:09:24

You're lucky you didn't get electrocuted.

But yes very lucky.

Buy a lottery ticket this week star

whirlygirly Sun 20-Nov-16 21:11:48

God, didn't think about being electrocuted. confused

baconandeggies Sun 20-Nov-16 21:13:48

You can't get electrocuted off an iPhone in the bath... Unless it was plugged in and charging

RentANDBills Sun 20-Nov-16 21:13:55

Stick it in some rice overnight OP. Sometimes it takes water a while to do damage

baconandeggies Sun 20-Nov-16 21:14:44

My super cheap mobile phone is 100% properly waterproof grin

Coconutty Sun 20-Nov-16 21:17:32

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KellyBoo800 Sun 20-Nov-16 21:18:45

Agree with PP, bowl of rice straight away regardless of if it is 'waterproof' or not!

daisiesinherfootsteps Sun 20-Nov-16 21:19:12

It's water resistant not waterproof. If it was submerged, I would always turn it off immediately and pop in a zip lock bag or sealed Tupperware full of rice for a minimum of 24hr before turning back on. Any moisture inside could short circuit something as it moves around. This won't happen if you turn it off until you are certain it's dry!

Seriously turn it off!

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sun 20-Nov-16 21:19:21

No, the 6s definitely isn't looks at daughter

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sun 20-Nov-16 21:19:56

Apple Store said the rice thing was a myth. Sure didn't work here.

Empress13 Sun 20-Nov-16 21:20:36

How on earth can you electrocute yourself if it has no electricity going thru it? Unless it was on charge of course

SoupDragon Sun 20-Nov-16 21:21:28

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.

From Apple.

However, I am sure the 6S isn't.

whirlygirly Sun 20-Nov-16 21:23:15

Ah - this might be a temporary state of happiness then. Turning off to recuperate somewhere warm and dry.

daisiesinherfootsteps Sun 20-Nov-16 21:25:54

Rice thing isn't a myth. It's a dessicant. Not the best one granted, but usually the best one people have lying around the house. If you have any of those little silica packets for new shoes or handbags they work much better (inside a sealed bag/box with the phone).

SarcasmMode Sun 20-Nov-16 21:28:51

I was thinking if you plugged it in thinking it was dry but the elements inside were still wet.

But yes sounds like the kind of mistake I'd make. Was so much easier dropping a bulky Nokia down the

daisiesinherfootsteps Sun 20-Nov-16 21:32:15

In a similar situation I also gave all the accessible orifices a quick blast with the hairdryer (not sure this is recommended though...)

SarcasmMode Sun 20-Nov-16 21:35:00

It took me ages to dry out mine when DD2(9 months) decided to dribble all over it!

Good luck.

Imknackeredzzz Sun 20-Nov-16 21:35:43

I'm afraid water damage can take a while to properly damage the phone sorry

Fintress Sun 20-Nov-16 21:37:47

The 6s definitely isn't waterproof. Mine got drowned in my gym bag and died instantly.

HaplessHousewife Sun 20-Nov-16 21:39:40

I did the exact same thing with mine 6S when I'd only had it for three days. I took the sim card out, turned it off and stuck it in rice. Took it to the Apple Store the next day and the water damage indicator (didn't know there was one) hadn't been triggered. He opened it up and said there was no sign of any damage but that water could take a while.

That was last Christmas so 11 months later it's still going strong so you can be lucky!

WalkerBait Sun 20-Nov-16 21:40:26

6s definitely I not. <cries remembering my 2 week old 6s and its drop in the toilet> blush

WalkerBait Sun 20-Nov-16 21:42:14

Oh and mine was in the toilet for literally 2 seconds, I moved fast. Water indicators were activated.

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