Going Beyond Its IP Rating
Most modern iPhones have impressive water resistance ratings. That doesn’t mean they’re waterproof, but it does mean that they’ll typically survive a random drop into a swimming pool. But water is still chancy, so keep these tips in mind.
- Don’t take it too deep. The iPhone 11 Pro can survive 4 meters (around 13 feet) for 30 minutes, for example. Don’t test those limits.
- Keep pressure in mind. Depth is one consideration, but pressure is another. Avoid exposing your iPhone to high-pressure water, such as during surfing or jet skiing.
- Don’t forget about steam. Apple recommends avoiding steamy areas entirely, so don’t shower with your iPhone in the bathroom.