I dropped my iPhone 15 into the water and I thought it was the end. These steps have saved his life

Apple has updated on its support page the procedure that you have to carry out in case the device suffers a fall of water or falls into the pool.

Along these lines, we are going to see the different procedures that we can apply in case the iPhone falls into water or suffers a liquid spill. Remember that Apple on its support page has said that it is not advisable to put the iPhone in rice, because the rice particles can further damage the device.

Which iPhones are resistant

Not all iPhones that are waterproof have the same procedure or the same architecture, so, depending on the model you have, you have to apply one methodology or another. However, the steps that we are going to explain below are designed for all devices from iPhone 7 onwards. Of course, resistance is not perpetual, and it can degrade over time, that is, the iPhone 15, which came out 6 months ago, is not the same as the iPhone 7, which has been on the market for seven years.

You also have to keep in mind that Apple has two different certifications, iP67 and iP68. The iPhone 7 has iP67 and the more advanced models have iP68, whose main difference is that some can be submerged deeper than others and for longer.

How to dry the iPhone

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The first thing we have to take into account is to determine if the liquid that has precipitated on the device is water or not. If this is not the case, you have to wet it a little under the tap. This is indicated by Apple on its official page to wash the affected area.

Once we have wet the iPhone, the second step is to clean and dry the iPhone with a soft, lint-free cloth, one of the most recommended being a lens cloth. However, it is also advisable to place the iPhone vertically and give it several blows so that it expels the water in case it has it from the exit holes.

Before opening the input tray, it is recommended that you make sure that the device is dry, as this tray can contain water or water can get inside this hole, the consequences of which can be dire.

Once the aforementioned steps have been completed, we now have to place the iPhone in an area with good lighting, but without the sun shining directly on it and the air hitting the connector, so that the small water particles dry out and do not damage our terminal.

Final recommendations

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It is essential that we apply the steps described in the previous section in the most correct and efficient way possible. However, it is also important not to apply an external heat source or insert foreign objects into the Lightning or USB-C connector, such as cotton swabs or a paper towel.

In conclusion, all the advice we have seen is official advice from Apple's official website, so it is tested by the company itself.