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Is iPhone 8 Waterproof Or Water-Resistant? Here’s The Truth!

You want to take your iPhone 8 to the beach, but you're worried about it getting wet. Like the iPhone 7 before it, your iPhone 8 is water-resistant, but is it completely waterproof? In this article, I'll answer the question, “Is the iPhone 8 waterproof or water-resistant?” and help you interpret the iPhone 8's IP rating.

Is The iPhone 8 Waterproof Or Water-Resistant?

The iPhone 8 is waterproof when submerged in water of up to roughly 3 feet (one meter) in depth. The iPhone 8 received an IP rating of IP67, which means it has received the highest level of dust-resistance (6) and the second highest level of water-resistance (7).

Water-resistance is graded on a scale of 0-8 when rated by an International Protection Rating. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8 are the only smartphones to receive an IP68 rating, meaning it is fully dust-resistant and water-resistant at depths greater than one meter. There's still room for improvement, but the iPhone 8 is essentially waterproof and you can feel comfortable using it in the rain or by the pool

Is Liquid Damage Covered By My iPhone 8 Protection Plan?

Even though the iPhone 8 is water-resistant, liquid damage is not covered by your iPhone warranty. So, before you show off your waterproof iPhone 8 party trick, think about the long-term consequences!

What To Do If Your iPhone 8 Gets Wet

If your iPhone 8 got wet and you're a little nervous of liquid damage, gently wipe it off with a microfiber cloth and put in it a sealed bag with desiccants. But please, whatever you do, don't put your water-resistant iPhone 8 in a bag of rice! Rice can get stuck in the ports of your iPhone 8, which could cause lots of damage to the internal components of your iPhone.

Enjoy Your iPhone 8!

I hope this article helped you understand whether the iPhone 8 is waterproof or water-resistant. If it did, make sure to share it on social media with your friends and family! Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment down below if you have any other questions about your iPhone 8!


David Lynch

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Dennis Plock
Dennis Plock

“The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8 are the only smartphones to receive an IP68 rating”

False. There have been several Sony smartphones rated IP65/68 before the Samsung S7 (released in 2016), starting with the Xperia Z3 in 2014.

By the way, the Z2 from the same year as well as its predecessor Z1 from 2013 had been rated IP55/58. And before that, the Xperia Z had been rated IP55/57.

Gary Irwin
Gary Irwin

The iPhone 8 is not waterproof. Its another deceptive classification made by apple to try to compete with the samsung S7 which is waterproof. don’t fall for it. My daughter put hers in a foot of water and it does not work anymore. It has a waterproof clasification but that does not mean its waterproof.

Regina Shepley
Regina Shepley

My daughter dropped her in the toilet…grabbed it straight out and doesn’t work