We’ve gotten into the habit of taking our phone everywhere with us, whether we’re moving from one room to another or when we’re taking a shower, or when you’re on vacation and clicking pictures on a beach. What if you drop your iPhone in the pool or in a bucket of water, will it still work? Have you wondered whether your iPhone 13 Pro max is waterproof or not or even water resistant?
The iPhone 13 series is made to withstand a drop or exposure to the weather. While it will not be affected by accidental drops of water, owners should avoid overexposing it to water on a regular basis. Another key feature that all iPhone 13 series models share is dust, splash, and water resistance, within certain limits. In today’s article, we will talk about the iPhone 13 Pro Max, whether it is waterproof or water resistant.
Before we get into the topic, you need to know what IP is because that word comes up a lot to understand whether your phone is waterproof or not.
WHAT IS IP?
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60529 standard defines IP ratings, which indicate how effectively devices resist dust particles, water and moisture. For electronics, IP ratings are the industry standard. IP ratings can be found on headphones, smartwatches, and a variety of other personal electronics. IP stands for Ingress Protection and is defined by two numerical numbers that represent protection against solid and liquid particles, respectively.
An IP number consists of two parts:
- Dust protection: The first number on the scale ranges from no protection (zero) to fully sealed (six), protecting against dirt, sand and other microscopic particles
- moisture resistance: The second value ranges from no seal (zero) to full protection against various angles of water pressure, including hot water (nine), indicates protection against water and the pressure exerted by the depth.
IS THE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX WATERPROOF?
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is not completely waterproof. iPhone 13 Pro Max, has an IP68 rating. The IP68 (with a 6 in the first location, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is dustproof, while an 8 next to it says it can withstand complete submersion in water over 1 meter.) rating on the iPhone 13 Pro Max means it’s dust and water resistant, but not completely waterproof. iPhone 13 Pro Max can withstand spills and rain, as well as most water-related events. While they are water resistant in some respects, Apple has noted that if used this way, the resistance may deteriorate over time.
IS THE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX WATERPROOF?
Water resistance is included with the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It has an “IP68” rating, which indicates that it is dustproof and can withstand up to 30 minutes underwater at a depth of 6 meters. It doesn’t matter if your phone falls into a puddle, a shallow pool or gets wet from the rain. The steam from your bathroom shower, on the other hand, is not included in this review, so steer clear of it. Apple’s Ceramic Shield, which uses nano-ceramic crystals to protect against water droplets, is also featured.
Finally, THE IPHONE 13 IS WATERPROOF BUT NOT WATERPROOF.
CAN YOU USE THE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX UNDERWATER?
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is not recommended for underwater photography at the beach or in a pool, as the chemicals in these environments would only affect the water resistance of the device. Likewise, normal wear and tear can cause the dust and water resistance to deteriorate over time.
HOW TO ATTACH THE IPHONE IF EXPOSED TO WATER?
Whether you accidentally put your phone in a pool or took it into water on purpose, your iPhone 13 Pro Max should be fine. Apple suggests tapping your iPhone lightly against your hand with the lightning connector facing down or using the water eject shortcut to dry it. You should also avoid charging or using your iPhone’s Lightning connector until it is completely dry. A wet iPhone also takes a long time to charge.
DOES APPLE COVER THE WARRANTY IF THE DAMAGE IS CAUSED BY WATER?
The iPhone 13’s IP rating should only be used as a preventative measure against accidental water hazards, not as a sporting feature, as Apple said any damage caused by liquid is not covered by the warranty. After all, repairing them can be a risky and costly task.
Although it is not waterproof, you can always use a waterproof cover while swimming, showering or at the beach. Just be careful not to expose your iPhone to deep water levels because once it breaks, Apple won’t be there to cover you, and you alone might have to face the downsides.
Until next time, with a different topic. Until then, Toodles.