Is the iPhone 13 waterproof?
Waterproofing has become pretty standard, but there’s always room for improvement.
Quick Answer: The iPhone 13 is not technically waterproof, but it is IP68 water-resistant. Apple says it can survive in water up to six meters deep for 30 minutes. But it’s probably best not to test it.
Even if a phone is loaded with exciting features, it’s useless without a little durability.
I’ll never forget that I ruined my brand new iPhone 4 in a massive water bong in college and couldn’t tell my parents, so I had to go without a phone for weeks.
But my bad personal choices aside, water resistance is one of the most important aspects of keeping today’s smartphones as durable as possible.
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Of course, the iPhone has been water-resistant for years, so you would expect it from Apple’s iPhone 13. But there’s always room for improvement, right?
Is the iPhone 13 waterproof?
Short answer: No, but it is water-resistant.
At this point, Apple would be shooting itself in the foot if it didn’t provide some water resistance with the iPhone 13.
But again, there’s always room for improvement, and Apple has improved its phones’ water resistance over time.
As it turns out, there isn’t much improvement regarding waterproofing the iPhone 13 over the iPhone 12 or even the iPhone 11.
iPhone 13 water-resistant rating
The iPhone 13 is IP68 rated, the highest rating that can be achieved under IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) regulations.
|Water Resistance Level||IP Rating||What It Means|
|Waterproof||None||The iPhone 13 is not completely waterproof, and submerging it in water could cause damage.|
|Water Resistant||IP68||The device has an IP68 rating, protecting it against dust, dirt, sand, and water. The iPhone 13 can be submerged in up to 6 meters of water for 30 minutes without damage.|
|Water Resistant||IPX7||The device has an IPX7 rating, which means it is protected against water immersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.|
Where the company could improve is the depth at which the iPhone is safe to be submerged. Still, Apple rates the iPhone 13 for submersion up to six meters up to 30 minutes, so its efforts are pretty impressive.
If you drop your iPhone 13 into a pool or the ocean, clean it with fresh water and a lint-free cloth afterward. It’s also worth noting that putting your phone in uncooked rice might not be the answer.
While it’s still not a great idea to hop in a swimming pool with your phone, it’s nice to know that it will likely survive a quick dip in the community water bong.
There are several ways, but the iOS Water Eject shortcut can help rid your device of unwanted moisture. Alternatively, give the Sonic app a shot. It’s a free app-based solution, so there’s no harm in trying it out.
Water trapped inside your iPhone 13 might cause various issues, including an unresponsive screen, muffled speakers, and overall device damage. Additionally, such water damage could void your phone’s warranty.
As it stands, there’s no such thing as a fully waterproof iPhone. If you let any phone soak in water or another liquid for too long, the chances of it turning back on are slim.
iPhones with the Best Water Resistance Ratings
|iPhone Model||Water Resistance Rating||Maximum Depth||Duration|
|iPhone 14||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 14 Pro||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 13||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 13 mini||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 13 Pro||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 12||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 12 mini||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 12 Pro||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||IP68||6 meters||30 minutes|
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