It’s summer, and it’s common to go to beaches and swimming pools to cool off on hot days in July, August, and September. The smartphone accompanies us to be locatable and, of course, to take photos and videos with which to flood social networks. But you have to be very careful with them because, as electronic devices that they are, water does not get along with them.

Since most “smart” mobile phones cannot easily replace the battery by removing the back cover (a so-called unibody design), manufacturers have improved their resistance to the elements such as water, dust and sand. Many brag about showing characters that look like sci-fi movies, but accidents happen.

Every now and then there’s a news item about an iPhone that survived for several days several meters deep in a frozen lake in the middle of nowhere, like the case of Angie Carrie in Waskesiu de la Saskatchewan. And more common accidents such as getting wet from rain or a liquid spill and not reigniting.

That is why one should not blindly trust what the manufacturer / brand says and take the necessary precautions to avoid water damage which in many cases is not covered by the warranty. This is what Apple says about its “smart” mobile phones.

The water resistance of Apple smartphones

According to Californians, all iPhone 7 iPhones are splash, water and dust resistant after being thoroughly tested in different experiments under laboratory conditions. However, not all are theoretically capable of holding out for the same time and at the same depth.

iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max: IP68 certified according to IEC 60529 (maximum depth of six meters for 30 minutes). iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: IP68 certified according to IEC 60529 (maximum depth of four meters for 30 minutes). iPhone 11: IP68 certified according to IEC 60529 (maximum depth of two meters for 30 minutes). iPhone XS and XS Max: IP68 certified according to IEC 60529 (maximum depth of two meters for 30 minutes). iPhone SE (2020), XR, X, 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus: IP67 certified according to IEC 60529 (maximum depth of one meter for 30 minutes).

Since the iPhone XR and XS, Apple smartphones are resistant to accidental splashing of common liquids such as cola drinks, beer, coffee, tea, and juices. If this is the case, rinse the affected area with tap water and clean the device with a soft cloth, such as glasses, until it is dry.

As they say, in theory and on paper, everything sounds and looks good, but in reality the guarantees are not always met. That’s why in this article we offer waterproof cases to protect your iPhone in case you go on an adventure with water in between.

CAUTION: The makers of these cases claim to be tough enough to use the iPhone underwater without a malfunction, but it is not recommended to do so and this guide is intended for possible splashes or accidents in the water, not for damage. use in diving or aquatic photographs.

Universal IPX8 waterproof case for smartphones up to 7 inches

Available in eight colors, this pack of universal waterproof cases for smartphones with screens up to 7 “(from 13.99 euros) is one of Amazon’s bestsellers. They are IPX8 certified, so they can be used to dive 30 meters deep in a dive for up to two hours The fingerprint sensor does not work, but the touch screen can be controlled.

YOSH Waterproof Mobile Case IPX8 Universal 2 Units, Waterproof Mobile Bag for iPhone 12 Pro MAX 11 XR X 8 7 Galaxy Note 20 S20 Xiaomi Poco X3 Huawei Mate40 Pro up to 7 ”

Waterproof case for iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 7 and iPhone 8

This proposal (23.99 euros) has been designed specifically for the latest Apple iPhones with a 4.7 “inch screen and fully covers them for 360º protection. It has an integrated screen protector and sound. IPX8 certificate guarantees that you can use them.66 feet deep for one hour.

Lanhiem iPhone SE 2020 7/8 waterproof case, IP68 waterproof case [Protección de 360 Grados], IPhone 7/8 / SE 2020 case with built-in screen protector

Waterproof case for iPhone XR SenMore 360

Designed for the iPhone XR, the SenMore 360 ​​shell (18.80 euros) seals the device well for use underwater (IP68 certified). The 360 ​​° cover features a shock-absorbing TPU bumper and a scratch-resistant polycarbonate backplate. Support wireless charging.

IPhone XR Waterproof Case, SenMore 360 ​​Case IP68 Submersible Slim Shockproof Cover Anti-Scratch Full Body with Screen Protector Waterproof Case for iPhone XR (For xr 6.1 “, Blue)

Waterproof case compatible up to iPhone 12 Pro Max from SHELLBOX

Compatible with larger diagonal Apple smartphones, the SHELLMAX waterproof case (45.99 euros) can be used for any smartphone with a lower seven-inch screen. Rugged in design, it features a built-in camera tripod connector and dedicated camera button, as well as a wrist strap for easy portability.

ShellBox Mobile Waterproof Case IPX8 Waterproof Cell Phone Bag For iPhone 11 11 Pro 11 Pro MAX 12 12 Pro 12 Pro MAX Samsung Huawei Google OnePlus Xiaomi Redmi Motorola LG

Inkolelo waterproof case for iPhone 12 with floating strap

This proposal from Inkolelo (22.99 euros) completely seals the iPhone 12 to submerge it up to 10 meters deep (IP68 certified). It comes with a floating strap for easy portability and is compatible with wireless charging, so there’s no need to remove the case to charge your battery. There are versions for other Apple smartphones.

IPhone 12 Waterproof Case IP68 Protection 360 Degree Waterproof Case Shockproof Protective Case Anti-Scratch Waterproof Case with Floating Strap for Apple iPhone 12 (Matte Black / Orange)

Catalyst waterproof case for iPhone 12 Pro Max compatible with MagSafe

An all-terrain shell (106.95 euros) to protect the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max in all water-related circumstances. It can dive up to 10 meters deep, features Crux accessory attachment points, crystal-clear audio acoustic technology, a patented toggle switch crown, and wireless charging compatibility and MagSafe

Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max 30ft, Drop Resistant, Transparent Back, Compatible with Crux Accessory Cases, Black

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