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Is the iPhone 13 waterproof?

Waterproofing has become pretty standard, but there’s always room for improvement.

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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 the day I ruined my brand-new iPhone 4 in a clumsy water bong accident. I remember I couldn’t tell my parents, so I had to go without a phone for weeks. It was horrible.

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 or water-resistant?

Many users are wondering, “Is iPhone 13 waterproof?” as Apple has been waterproofing its iPhones since the release of the iPhone 7. So, how waterproof is the iPhone 13?

Short answer: No, the Apple iPhone 13 is not waterproof, 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 LevelIP Rating What It Means
WaterproofNone The iPhone 13 is not completely waterproof, and submerging it in water could cause damage.
Water ResistantIP68The 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 ResistantIPX7The 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.

Note: Now, you might ask, “Is the iPhone 13 water-resistant over time?” and the answer is no. Eventually, the material inside your phone that helps it stay dry deteriorates. It does not maintain its waterproof capabilities throughout its lifespan.

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.

Is the iPhone 13 Pro waterproof?

Yes, the iPhone 13 Pro is waterproof.

With an IP68 rating, it can be submerged in water up to 6 meters deep for 30 minutes. This allows users to confidently use their iPhone 13 Pro in various water-related activities without worrying about water damage.

So now that we know what we know, what about the iPhone 14? Is the iPhone 14 waterproof?

How to get water out of an iPhone 13 speaker?

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.

Does water damage the iPhone 13’s speaker?

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.

Which iPhones are waterproof?

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 ModelWater Resistance RatingMaximum DepthDuration
iPhone 14IP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 14 ProIP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 14 Pro MaxIP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 13IP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 13 miniIP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 13 ProIP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 13 Pro MaxIP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 12IP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 12 miniIP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 12 ProIP686 meters30 minutes
iPhone 12 Pro MaxIP686 meters30 minutes

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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