Which iPhone Models Are Waterproof? Best Water-Resistant iPhones To Date!

Water-Resistant iPhones

iPhone is one of the most used devices by videographers and why not? Apple provides the best camera for video filming. But, have you ever thought that is it possible to shoot underwater with the help of an iPhone? Is iPhone Water Resistant? If yes, then which iPhone Model is Waterproof? Well, you will find answers to all your queries in our post.

The recent iPhone advertisements are bragging about its toughness. In one of the recent ads, a person is using the iPhone model in Rain. Does this imply that Apple has finally launched a product that is totally resistant to water? If yes, then this is the biggest achievement in the history of mobile invention.

iPhone has attempted its first water-resistant model in the year 2016. It launched iPhone 7 as its first Water-Resistant iPhone model. The company claimed that you can submerge the device underwater for 30 minutes at the depth of 1 meter.

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After the iPhone 7 Apple has always made an attempt to increase the water resistivity. The new models launched can bear more water pressure than the previous ones and in this post, we have mentioned them all.

Waterproof iPhone Models 

Water-Resistant iPhone Models
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Before we start with the list of the Water Proof iPhone models let us understand the basic difference between the Water-Resistance, Waterproof, and Water-Repellent. So, without keeping you waiting for long let us start with the article.

Difference Between Waterproof, Water-resistant, and Water-repellent

One of the biggest doubts that people have nowadays is Waterproof v/s Water-resistant v/s Water-repellent. We know that the terms are quite confusing and matching, if you are also confused between the three then fret not, here we are with the proper explanation about the three of them.

Waterproof

Starting with the most used term, Waterproof. You can call an item waterproof if it is totally impervious to water which means it does not even allow a single drop to get through its coverings. The best example of waterproof coverings is the raincoats and umbrellas that we use in the rainy season.

Water Repellent

Water Repellent is another technology that is used by most electronic companies nowadays. The companies release their product with a layer of water-repellent chemicals. This layer repels the water and automatically removes the water from its surface. Well, this technology will only save your device from splashes. But, if you have submerged your device in water then this technique cannot help you.

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Water-Resistant

Water-Resistant devices are the ones that resist water from penetrating into them but only upto some degree. These devices can be exposed to water but only for some time. If you exceed the time limit, the water will get into your iPhone.

Are iPhones Waterproof?

No!! To date, none of the iPhone models launched by Apple is Waterproof. Well, we hope that now you are clear with the difference between the three terms Waterproof, Water-resistant, and Water-repellent.

Apple has not launched any iPhone that is totally waterproof. However, there are various iPhone models (discussed further in the article) that are water-resistant. 

So, yes there are iPhone models that are water-resistant and if we talk about the water repellent then you can get the customized screen guards and back covers for your iPhone that will repel the water from its surface.

How To Know If Your iPhone Is Water Resistant?

The simple way to find out if your iPhone is water-resistant or not is by looking at its IP ratings. Here are the IP ratings that you need to check to find out the water resistivity.

If the IP code of the device is IP67 or IP68 then it means that the iPhone is dust resistant as well as water-resistant.

Well, different models have different resistivity to water. Worry not, you will find every single detail in the article.

Which Was The First Water-Resistant iPhone?

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The first water-resistant iPhone released by Apple were iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The IP code of the devices is IP67 and the company claimed that the iPhone can sustain in water for 30 minutes at the depth of 1 meter.

iPhone Models That Are Not Water-Resistant At All

As we said, Apple started releasing the Water-Resistant iPhone models after iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus which means that all the models released before iPhone 7 are not resistant to water. Given below is the list of the iPhone Models that are not water-resistant

  • iPhone
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)

Less Water-Resistant iPhone 

Let us start the list of the water-resistant iPhones with the list of the least Water-Resistant iPhone models. These iPhone models follow the IP code IP67 that makes them resistant to dust as well as water.

These iPhones can be submerged underwater for 30 minutes and up to 1 meter of depth.

  • iPhone 7 
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (Second Gen)
  • iPhone X 
  • iPhone XR

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Less Water-Resistant iPhone With IP68

Next is the list of the iPhone models that are resistant to water but the depth of the water varies

These iPhones can be submerged underwater for 30 minutes and up to 2 meters of depth.

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max

These iPhones can be submerged underwater for 30 minutes and up to 4 meters of depth.

  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

Most Water Resistant iPhone

There are iPhones that have the IP68 but provide the user more resistivity to the water. These iPhones can be submerged underwater for 30 minutes and up to 6 meters of depth.

  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro 
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

What To Do If Your iPhone Gets Wet?

If by any chance you drop your iPhone in water then try to take it out as soon as possible.

Now, use the lint cloth to wipe off the water from the surface of the phone. After that tap, your iPhone slowly takes the water out of the charging sockets. 

Let it dry naturally and do not turn it on until it is dry completely.

How Much Are iPhones Waterproof?

Water-Resistant iPhone Models
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iPhone Model NameIP CodeWater Resistance
iPhone 7IP67 30 minutes, up to 1 meter
iPhone 7 PlusIP67 30 minutes, up to 1 meter
iPhone 8IP67 30 minutes, up to 1 meter
iPhone 8 PlusIP67 30 minutes, up to 1 meter
iPhone SE (2nd Generation)IP67 30 minutes, up to 1 meter
iPhone XIP67 30 minutes, up to 1 meter
iPhone XRIP67 30 minutes, up to 1 meter
iPhone 11IP6830 minutes, up to 2 meters
iPhone XSIP6830 minutes, up to 2 meters
iPhone XS MaxIP6830 minutes, up to 2 meters
iPhone 11 ProIP6830 minutes, up to 4 meters
iPhone 11 Pro MaxIP6830 minutes, up to 4 meters
iPhone 12 MiniIP6830 minutes, up to 6 meters
iPhone 12IP6830 minutes, up to 6 meters
iPhone 12 ProIP6830 minutes, up to 6 meters
iPhone 12 Pro MaxIP6830 minutes, up to 6 meters
iPhone 13 MiniIP6830 minutes, up to 6 meters
iPhone 13IP6830 minutes, up to 6 meters
iPhone 13 ProIP6830 minutes, up to 6 meters
iPhone 13 Pro MaxIP6830 minutes, up to 6 meters

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Wrapping Up

With this, we have reached the end of the post and concluded that no, iPhones are not Waterproof but the recent models are water-resistant. So, avoid the following activities to keep your new iPhone safe.

  • Don’t bathe or swim with your iPhone
  • Don’t expose your iPhone to high-pressure water flow.
  • Don’t use your iPhone in a steam or sauna room.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which Type Of iPhone Is Waterproof?

If the IP code of the device is IP67 or IP68 then it means that the iPhone is dust resistant as well as water-resistant. Note one thing here that they are Water Resistant not Waterproof.

Q. Is The iPhone 7 Waterproof?

The first water-resistant iPhone released by Apple was iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The IP code of the devices is IP67 and the company claimed that the iPhone can sustain in water for 30 minutes at the depth of 1 meter.

Q. Can You Use iPhone 12 Underwater?

Yes, you can use iPhone 12 underwater. But, keep in mind that the maximum depth allowed for iPhone 12 is 6 meters and only upto 30 minutes.

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