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Is the iPhone 14 Pro waterproof?

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The development of smartphones has led to many improvements, with each new model having better features. One important thing users often think about is how well the device can handle water. Apple, a leading brand in the smartphone industry, has continuously enhanced the water-resistant features of its iPhones over time.

This article discusses whether the Apple iPhone 14 is waterproof and how to check whether the iPhone is exposed to water.

Also read: Is the iPhone 14 waterproof?


Is iPhone 14 Pro waterproof?


Yes, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro is water-resistant, not waterproof.


The iPhone 14 Pro comes with an IP rating of IP68, which indicates its resistance to both solid particles and liquids. The first number in the IP rating assesses how well the device guards against solid particles and ranges from 0 to 6. Meanwhile, the second number evaluates liquid resistance on a scale from 0 to 9.

With an IP68 rating, the iPhone 14 Pro is designed to be highly resistant to both dust and water. In simpler terms, this means the phone is about as sealed off from the elements as you can get with a smartphone.


How to tell if it got water-damaged?

If your iPhone 14 Pro has encountered liquid damage, such as spills from coffee or soft drinks, be aware that servicing for liquid damage isn’t covered by the Apple One-Year Limited Warranty. However, you may still have rights under consumer law. iPhones and most iPods manufactured after 2006 come equipped with built-in Liquid Contact Indicators (LCIs) designed to indicate contact with water or liquids.

When an LCI comes into contact with water or a liquid containing water, it becomes activated. Normally white or silver, the indicator changes to a vivid red in the presence of water. Notably, an LCI won’t activate due to changes in humidity or temperature within the product’s environmental specifications.

Source: Apple

To check if the LCI in your device has been in contact with liquid. To facilitate LCI visibility, use a lighted magnifying glass and adjust the light or the device until you can clearly see the LCI.

Also read: Is iPhone 12 waterproof?

Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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