The Apple iPhone XR is a splash, water, and dust resistant device with an IP67 rating. What this means in the real world is that iPhone XR can go deep into the water to a maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. If you push your iPhone XR beyond this into the water, it’ll likely cause water damage.

The iPhone XR features the same waterproofing seal as the iPhone X, and iPhone 8 did. The newer iPhone XS is waterproof with an even better IP68 rating.

How much deep in water can iPhone XR go?

The iPhone XR is designed to go deep into the water up to 3 feet. The device can withstand being put into the water for 30 minutes.

However, we do not recommend you to throw your iPhone XR into a pool intentionally. The depth is only one factor. If water hits your iPhone XR at a high velocity, it’ll likely slip through the waterproof sealing and damage the device.

Does Apple Care protect water damage?

Apple Care doesn’t care if your iPhone XR is waterproof with an IP67 rating. If the liquid damage indicator has triggered on your device, it means you’ve used your iPhone in the circumstances not supported by its specifics. Your iPhone XR won’t get a warranty cover if it’s water damaged, even when you’ve Apple Care.

Tips to avoid water damaging your iPhone XR

  • Never take your iPhone XR in places where water flows with high pressure.
  • Don’t try to record yourself when you’re floating done from a water slide. When you reach the bottom and get into the pool, your iPhone may not be able to handle the impact when it hits the water at a high velocity.
  • Don’t dive into a pool with your iPhone in hand.
  • Don’t throw your iPhone into the water.
  • Don’t submerge it into the water ever. If it falls, take it out immediately and dry it using a towel.

That’s all from us about saving your iPhone XR from water damage. If you’ve got some tips to share, feel free to write to us in the comments section below.

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