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Is the iPhone 14 waterproof?

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The Apple iPhone 14 was launched in September 2022, bringing new features to the iPhone series. With each new iteration of the iPhone, Apple pushes the boundaries of technology and innovation. One crucial aspect that users often inquire about is the device’s resistance to water.

This article discusses whether the Apple iPhone 14 is waterproof and a few tips to protect it from water damage.

Also read: Is iPhone 12 waterproof?

Is Apple iPhone 14 waterproof?

The Apple iPhone 14 is water-resistant, not waterproof.

Like other iPhones, the iPhone 14 also has an IP68 rating according to the IEC standard 60529. This rating indicates that it can handle being submerged in water up to 6 meters (Approximately 20 feet) deep and is resistant to splashes and dust. However, it’s not advisable to deliberately dunk your iPhone in water, even though it has this level of water resistance.

With regular use, the phone’s water resistance can diminish over time, and it’s important to note that warranty coverage often doesn’t include damage caused by water.

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How to know if it got water-damaged?

iPhones and most iPods manufactured after 2006 come with built-in Liquid Contact Indicators (LCIs) to indicate whether the device has been exposed to water or liquids containing water. These devices are designed with visible Liquid Contact Indicators (LCIs) on the outside.

To locate the LCI in iPhone 14, open the SIM card tray below the volume buttons. You might have to use a magnifying glass. An LCI becomes active when it comes into contact with water or a liquid that contains water. Normally, the indicator appears white or silver, but if exposed to water or a liquid with water content, it will turn completely red.

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It’s important to note that an LCI won’t activate due to changes in humidity or temperature within the product’s specified environmental conditions. The colour change is specifically triggered by contact with water or liquids containing water.

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