How To Check Water Damage in Your iPhone

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Warning: Liquid has been detected!

Have you received dreaded warning sign, your phone wont charge or maybe there’s something about it that doesn’t look quite right. Well. here’s how you can check if your phone has been damaged by water or not.

Note that your water-resistant iPhone is not waterproof; all water-resistant phones can probably handle a spilled cup of coffee or juice, but avoid plunging it in water.

What does water damage look like in an iPhone?

The most obvious sign of water damage is when your iPhone notifies you that liquid has been detected; additional indicators include dampness behind the screen, corrosion, discolouration, or growth in the charging set, headset, SIM, or memory port.

If you notice any evidence of water damage or are aware of water damage, Apple recommends waiting five hours before utilising any lighting connectors.

How to check your iPhone for Water

The majority of iPhones released after 2006 include integrated Liquid Contact Indicators (LCIs). These were designed to provide a convenient (and simple) method of determining whether or not your device had come into contact with water.

These LCIs are located in the same location as your SIM card. Remove the SIM card tray and store your SIM card safely; those are fiddly little things to lose! These are typically found around the iPhone's edge and can be removed using a SIM tool, the back of an earring, or anything similar.

Take your flashlight and shine it into the empty SIM slot, looking for a red colour; it may be wise to seek the help of someone with good vision or a magnifying glass for this task.

If you detect white or silver, you're good to go; there is no evidence of water damage in this area! Unfortunately, if you see red, it means bad news

What happens if iPhone is water damaged

If you see red, the LCI has been activated and whatever got into the phone accidentally is now causing damage. You can take your iPhone to a local repair shop or Apple store to determine if any repairs are necessary. If not, now may be an ideal moment to make a change.

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