It goes without saying that Apple products are now made with added protection against water damage, yet we are still concerned that getting an iPhone screen replaced would make it less water resistant.
Fortunately, this isn’t the case – when a quality repair provider replaces an iPhone’s screen and seals the device properly, it should remain just as water-resistant as it was before the repair.
Continue reading and we’ll look at how a professional technician can ensure that an iPhone is still water-resistant after replacing its screen, discuss some preventative measures to take if you’re planning on having your iPhone serviced, and explain what to do if you accidentally get your device wet.
Is My iPhone Still Water-Resistant After a Screen Replacement?
The short answer is yes – and – almost – a professional technician can replace an iPhone’s screen and still maintain its water resistance. This is because the technician will use special tools and a high quality replacement screen to ensure that the device is properly sealed after the repair, which is also the same with Samsung phones.
For instance, they may use a specialised adhesive to make sure that all of the components are tightly sealed together, or they may use a vacuum chamber to create an airtight seal.
Prepare Before Having Your iPhone Serviced
There are a few precautions you can take to make sure that your iPhone remains water-resistant if you intend to have the screen replaced.
First, make sure that you find a reputable repair provider who has experience with waterproofing devices. They should be able to provide you with a guarantee that the device will remain water-resistant after the repair.
Second, make sure that you clean the device before taking it in for service. This will help to ensure that there is no dirt or debris inside the device which could interfere with the seal.
Finally, if possible, ask your technician to perform a light test – to check the device for water resistance post repair.
There you have it, follow as these and you will be ready to take your iPhone for screen replacement.
Does a Cracked Screen Affect Waterproofing?
Definitely YES, a cracked screen can affect the waterproofing of an iPhone. This is because the crack can create a gap in the device’s seal which allows water to seep in.
For this reason, it’s important to make sure that your screen is replaced by a professional technician who can properly seal the device after the repair.
iPhone Models and Their Level of Protection (Ip Code)
IP (Ingress Protection) ratings are used to measure the level of protection a device has against solid and liquid particles. The first number in an IP rating represents the level of protection against solid particles (such as dust), while the second number represents the level of protection against liquids. The higher the number, the better the protection.
Here is a table of IP ratings for different iPhone models starting from iPhone 6 to iPhone 13 Pro Max:
iPhone Model IP Rating iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Not rated iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus Not rated iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus IP67 iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus IP67 iPhone XR, iPhone 11 IP67 iPhone SE (2020) IP67 iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max IP68 iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max IP68 iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini IP68 iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max IP68 iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini IP68 iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max IP68
As you can see from the table, most of the iPhone models starting from iPhone 7 to iPhone 13 Pro Max have an IP67 or IP68 rating, which means they are water resistant. The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and iPhone XR have an IP67 rating, which means they can withstand being submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max all have an IP68 rating, which means they can withstand being submerged in up to 2 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
Difference Between Water-Resistant and Waterproof Materials
Waterproof materials are completely impervious to water, while water-resistant materials are able to withstand some exposure to moisture.
For example, a waterproof material such as rubber will not allow any water to pass through it, while a water-resistant material such as nylon may allow some moisture in but will still provide protection against most liquids.
So, Which Is Better: Water-Resistant or Waterproof?
The answer to this question depends on your needs. If you’re looking for a device that can withstand a lot of exposure to water, then waterproof materials are the best option. However, if you only need protection from occasional splashes or spills, then water-resistant materials may be sufficient.
An iPhone can still be water resistant after a screen change if it’s replaced with a quality screen by a professional technician. This is because the technician will use special tools and techniques to ensure that the device is properly sealed after the repair.
It’s important to make sure that you find a reputable repair provider who has experience with waterproofing devices and you need to make sure to clean the device before taking it in for service.
Additionally, it’s important to understand the difference between waterproof and water-resistant materials, as this will help you decide which type of material is best for your needs.