Is The iPhone SE 2 Waterproof? Here’s The Truth!

The iPhone SE 2 was just released and you want to know more about it. You’re wondering if the iPhone SE 2 is water-resistant like other new smartphones. In this article, I’ll answer the question: is the iPhone SE 2 waterproof?

Is The iPhone SE 2 Waterproof?

Technically, the iPhone SE 2 is water-resistant, not waterproof. The 2nd Generation iPhone SE has an ingress protection rating of IP67. This means it’s designed to be water-resistant when submerged in up to one meter of water for up to thirty minutes.

What Does IP67 Stand For?

iPhones are graded on dust- and water-resistance using an IP rating. IP stands for ingress protection or international protection. Devices rated on this scale are assigned a score of 0–6 (first number) for dust-resistance and 0–8 (second number) for water-resistance. The higher the number, the better the score.

Many top-of-the-line smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 and iPhone 11 Pro Max, have ingress protection ratings of IP68.

Although the iPhone SE 2 isn’t as water-resistant as other recently released smartphones, it should survive if you drop it in a toilet or swimming pool. Just don’t expect it to be fully functional if dropped to the bottom of a lake!

You can help keep your iPhone SE (2nd Generation) protected by purchasing a waterproof phone pouch. Check out our other article to learn about the best waterproof phone pouches!

Is Water Damage Protected By AppleCare?

Liquid damage is not covered by AppleCare+. The water-resistance capability of any phone branded as “waterproof” degrades over time. Manufacturers can’t guarantee your phone will survive extended exposure to water.

However, liquid damage falls under accidental damage, which has a lower deductible than a regular replacement.  AppleCare+ covers two incidents of accidental damage. You can check if your iPhone SE 2 is covered by entering its serial number on Apple’s website.

iPhone SE 2 Water-Resistance: Explained!

We hope this article helped explain the water-resistance of the iPhone SE 2. Next time someone asks if you the iPhone SE 2 is waterproof, you’ll know exactly what to tell them! Leave a comment down below if you have any other questions.

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19 days ago

se 2020 is borned 57secs after my 22nd birthday

1 month ago

Dropped my new se 2020 in a mug of coffee (don’t ask). Left speaker is a lot quieter now but phone still works the same, is coffee different from water?

2 months ago

Does a shower count as being submerged?

Liam Shotwell
2 months ago
Reply to  Hayley

I’d say a shower is more along the lines of splashing. Submerging a device involves water pressure. When phones are rated for water resistance that can be submerged, they typically have a depth rating and amount of time the phone can survive at this depth. For example, the iPhone SE 2 can be submerged down to one meter for up to 30 minutes. A shower simply splashes water on the outside of the device, so it should be able to survive. However, make sure that if you bring your phone in the shower or if it gets wet that you… Read more »

6 months ago

One week old SE 2020, dipped in under water to take a photo of my son, that’s less than 10 seconds, one hand deep. It reset immediately. Sometimes it runs, but mostly it just tries to boot endlessly.
Not exactly water resistant.

Liam Shotwell
6 months ago
Reply to  rbto

Water resistance is hardly ever guaranteed, as it can vary depending on how it came off the factory line and how deep it wound up getting. I really only trust water resistance to protect my devices in accidental situations, never deliberate. They do however sell special clear phone cases that are meant to be submerged for underwater use and photography. That might actually allow you to get even deeper without risking damage to your phone, so you can take plenty of awesome pictures of your son that way.