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Is the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max Waterproof Or Water Resistant?

Many folks want to know if their iPhone 11 is waterproof which is the Apple new iPhone is or water-resistant. Well in this post we will be answering all your questions concerning the iPhone 11 which is also applicable on the iPhone XS series. But before then, let’s look at the difference between waterproof and water-resistant.



Difference between Waterproof or Water Resistant on the iPhone

The truth is that the Apple iPhone 11 Pro comes with an IP68 rating which is to be in a waterproof situation when it submerged 4 meters or about 12 feet in water for 30 minutes or less. However, as for the iPhone 11 or the iPhone XS series, they only have water-resistant of maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes. Whereas the iPhone XR, the iPhone 8 and the original iPhone X has an IP67 rating which is under IEC standard 60529 with a maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

Is the iPhone 11 Waterproof?

No is the answer, the iPhone 11 is not Waterproof. There’s is no Waterproof iPhone. The only Apple device that is Waterproof is the Apple Watch (Series 2 and above). They are fully protected from the water of all type. This means you can take them to the swimming pool.

Can I Swim With My iPhone 11, Pro or Pro Max?

No is still the answer. Since the iPhone 11 is only water-resistant not Waterproof, you can’t take them to swim or taking part in any type of water-based activities. Apple also made it clear that their warranty does not support water or any kind of liquid damage.

Is My iPhone 11 Water-Resistant?

Yes, your iPhone 11 series are built to get water-resistant. This means they will not get damaged if exposed to a little rain splash while you are on the run. Similarly, even when you accidentally dropped it in the toilet or splashed some beer on it, it will not also be damaged. Remember, Apple does not cover liquid damage on your Phone’s warranty. So be very careful and don’t take chances. Keep your iPhone away from the pool, water or any other liquids.

iPhone 11 waterproof

How Can You Tell If Your iPhone is Water Damaged?

Anyone either you or Apple staff can easily tell when your iPhone is damaged by water.
You can do that by checking the liquid contact indicator or LCI on the side of your iPhone. This is usually found on the SIM slot. If your iPhone has been in contact with water or any other liquids, the LCI turns red. If it’s white or silver, it means you are free from water damage. So you can’t fool Apple. If you bring your iPhone to Apple genius bar and they see that your LCI is red, they won’t repair it under warranty.

liquid contact indicator or LCI

Can I Take My iPhone 11 To The Beach Or Pool?

If you want to take your iPhone to the beach or pool, it’s fine but we recommend you use a seal waterproof and soundproof case or punch. Before you purchase any of the Case, make sure it supports Waterproof by reading the user review. Remember, Apple won’t guarantee the iPhone water resistance via its AppleCare+ Warranty. So it’s better to play safe than to be sorry.

iPhone 11 To The Beach Or Pool

Can My iPhone 11 Get Wet?

Not just about the iPhone 11, any iPhone can get wet. So if you are beaten by rain or you accidentally drop your iPhone in a puddle or a poor or water or even in the toilet, it should be okay without any damage. Just allow it to dry or you can even use a cloth to clean up the affected body parts using a cloth. Don’t switch off the iPhone while cleaning it up. Make sure you allow the device to dry completely.

How Is  The Apple Watch is Waterproof?

Although we mentioned that the Apple Watch is the only Apple device that is Waterproof, however even the Watch has it’s limitations as well. The Apple watch series 5-3 is water-resistant of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means the Watch survive for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, it won’t survive other high activities such as scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water below shallow depth.

Apple Watch is Waterproof

Meaning Of IP68 And IP67 On iPhone

The digit 6 stands for dust resistance while the 8 or 7 or the last digit is relevant for water resistance properties. According to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a rating of 8 means the device is protected from immersion in water with a depth of more than 1 meter. The 7 rating ensures that the device is protected from immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 meter.

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James, a distinguished alumnus of MIT, where he specialized in Computer Science and Communications Technology, has an impressive academic foundation that underpins his expertise. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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