Are the iPhone SE 2 waterproof and ready to go underwater and shower without damage? iPhone SE 2 is the latest iPhone with “IP67” rating after the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 8 variants.
Phone “IP” rating is what describes the phone ability to withstand exposure to dust and moisture [water]. The iPhone “IP” or “ingress protection” which is interpreted as International Protection marketing classified phone water-resistant level and not waterproof level.
However, no iPhone is waterproof 100%. All iPhone including the iPhone SE 2 is a water-resistant device that doesn’t allow the passage of water within a particular time.
The iPhone SE 2 water-resistant rating interprets according to IEC standard 60529 that the phone will survive under 1 meter [3 feet] water for 30 minutes without damage.
The iPhone SE 2 “IP67” rating interprets as follow: the “6” represent the highest level of “dust protection”. This means that the impervious of “dust” in the device is nearly impossible. This is the “dust protection” code iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 8 features.
While iPhone SE 2 water protection level “7” features the second top-level to protect the device when exposes to moist.
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iPhone SE 2 Waterproof vs Water-resistant
iPhone SE 2 is only waterproof for 30 minutes in 3 feet [1 meter] water after which the device will allow the passage of water into the device. The iPhone SE 2 isn’t completely waterproof against liquid or water.
The iPhone is a water-resistant device and water will damage the device if the device spent more than 30 minutes in pool or water whose feet isn’t more than 3 feet.
Can I use iPhone SE 2 Underwater?
iPhone SE 2 is water-resistant and not waterproof. However, using your Apple device in the swimming pool can damage the device. A waterproof device does not the passage of water and does not have a particular time you cannot use it in water.
Unlike a water-resistant device that has a time limit, you can use the device after which the device will allow water to pass through it.
The iPhone SE 2 will allow water into it after 30 minutes and it can damage the device.
AppleCare+ does not Cover iPhone Water Damage
The Apple iPhone care doesn’t cover iPhone devices when it’s damaged by water. Other technical faults will be attended to but the case of water-damage will void your Apple warranty.
However, to fix it, you may be forced to cough out more than $100 from your savings to repair your iPhone SE 2 when its damages by water.
Using iPhone 2 SE in Shower
iPhone SE 2 IEC standard 60529 ratings “IP67” implies that the phone can survive underwater for 30 minutes if the water is not more than 3 feet. And using your Apple device that is water-resistant in the shower will not damage your phone.
But, the chemical from the soap and other detergents can damage your phone if used in the shower. So, there is no reason why you should use your iPhone SE 2 in the shower or while swimming.
How to Fix iPhone SE Water-damage Device
AppleCare covers all Apple products when it damages technically. This means that when your iPhone screen breaks when you bought it you can return it to the nearest iPhone store to repair it.
But, when the device is damaged by water it will void your warranty and Apple will not repair it for you. Repairing it alone can cost you up to $100 or more.