The arrival of summer and good weather means being extra careful not to get your iPhone wet. Do you want to know what to do to protect your iPhone from water? In this blog we show you which parts are more delicate, which iPhones are more likely to get wet, and what to do if your iPhone gets wet.
What is the iPhone liquid detection alert?
The liquid detection alert is a warning that is displayed on your iPhone screen when there is liquid detected in the lightning connector of your iPhone. This alert appears when you insert the charger.
Which iPhones have the liquid detection alert pop up?
All iPhone models after 2018 will display a pop up if water enters the lightning port. In case you’re looking to have the liquid detection alert pop up, grab the latest iPhone model.
What are the two types of liquid detection alert in the Lightning Port
- Charging is not available: what you need to do is to disconnect the charger. It may take several hours for your iPhone's charge to become available again.
- Liquid inside the Lightning connector: we recommend disconnecting the cable and even turning off the iPhone to dry it out. It may take several hours...So be patient!
Why shouldn't we charge our iPhone while there is any moisture or liquid in the Lightning connector? Well, to avoid causing negative effects on the iPhone once it has dried out, of course. Also, because it is possible to damage the pins of the Lightning port.
What to do if liquid has been detected inside the Lightning connector
Don't even think about it, unplug the charging cable immediately to avoid damaging your iPhone or your charger. Find the Dos and Don’t on what to when the liquid has been detected on the lightning port of the iPhone.
What to do when my iPhone gets wet
- Position the iPhone upright and gently tap it to remove any liquid from the connector.
- Better to be safe than sorry – it's ideal to wait a whole day in case you see the warning
What to avoid when the iPhone gets wet
- Never use a hair dryer or anything similar. Do not insert absorbent cotton or cotton swabs inside your iPhone as they can leave bits behind.
- Soak it in rice? No! Do not force your iPhone. It is better to let it dry out by itself, without using external agents that could damage it.
No doubt you've wondered what to do if you have no battery, water has got in and you need to use your iPhone. Well, as it happens, the warning pops up on those models that have wireless charging. You didn't know it was going to be such a life saver, did you? The best thing to do is to turn it off and let it rest. Only use it if it's an emergency.
If, finally, after several days you can't get it to work normally, protect your device and make an appointment at iSTYLE Apple Premium resellers as we are your one stop destination to all technical support for all Apple Products. If you can't make it to one of our stores, we have a home pick-up service and, of course, we'll send it back home fully repaired.
Also read more on the best tricks to save battery life on iPhone, here.