by John Smith | November 8, 2016 5:58 AM
It has been more than a month since the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been officially launched to the public. This year’s iPhone models bring in their highly-anticipated feature, water resistance. This could not be a new concept, but it serves as a biggie for iPhone fanatics.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are IP67 certified, which is similar to the original Apple Watch, allowing the new iPhones to survive being submerged in water for up to 30 mins. This may be impressive, however it doesn’t mean that you can bring your new iPhone 7 to swimming and dump it into a pool to test its limit. Remember that Apple will not cover liquid damage of iPhone 7 under warranty.
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However, if your iPhone 7 gets wet by accident, what are you going to do now? Don’t worry, we are about to give you five things that you need to do if your iPhone 7 gets wet to prevent any further damage
Here are five things you need to do if your iPhone 7 gets wet
If your iPhone 7 gets wet, do not attempt to charge it or plug it in. The first thing you need to do is to unplug all the cables and refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Wait until your iPhone is totally dry.
Charging a wet iPhone increases the risks of further damage, so we recommend you wait for at least five hours before using your iPhone. One more thing is that if your iPhone remains turned on, make sure you switch if off to prevent liquid from getting inside, thereby damaging the internal hardware components.
If your iPhone 7 gets wet, you can swipe off the liquid on your device using a soft, lint-free cloth. Remember to dry the iPhone 7 completely before entering the SIM tray.
Once your iPhone is dry on the outside, let’s proceed with swiping off any liquid that is inside your device. Once you are done, bring your iPhone to an area with airflow and leave it to dry. Besides, you can also place your iPhone 7 with the lighting port directed towards a fan for a while to make it dry.
Putting your iPhone in rice may save your day, but in this case, it will worsen the situation, causing your iPhone to malfunction and end up unusable.
The most important thing is that you need to wait until your iPhone is completely dry before you can use it. Any liquid stuck inside your iPhone may damage the internals.
That’s it! These are five things to do if your iPhone 7 gets wet. Remember to have patience. Leave your iPhone to dry completely and switch it on as usual.
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