Is The iPhone X Waterproof? Here’s The Truth!

You’re considering buying the iPhone X and you’re wondering if it’s waterproof. Fortunately, you can let out a big sigh of relief! In this article, I’ll answer the question: is the iPhone X waterproof?

Looking for information about the iPhone XS? Checking out my new article to learn about iPhone XS water-resistance!

Is The iPhone X Waterproof?

Yes, the iPhone X is designed to be waterproof up to 1 meter or approximately 3 feet. The iPhone X has rated IP67, meaning that it is completely dust-resistant and water-resistant when submerged at a depth of 1 meter or less.

If you’re planning on going near a pool deeper than the kiddie pool, check out these cases from Lifeproof. Lifeproof cases have an IP68 ingress protection rating and seal your iPhone from dirt, dust, ice, and snow. They’re also shockproof and can withstand drops from up to 6.5 feet!

Is Water Damage Protected By AppleCare?

Your iPhone warranty does not cover liquid damage, even though the iPhone X is waterproof. Warranties for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the first water-resistant iPhones, also do not cover liquid damage.

iPhone X Waterproof Rating

Like most other devices, iPhones are graded on their dust and water resistance using an IP Code, also know as an Ingress Protection Rating or an International Protection Rating. Devices rated on this scale are assigned a score of 0-6 for dust resistance and 0-8 for water resistance.

Currently, the only smartphones with an IP68, the best overall rating a device can receive, are the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8. However, Apple is seeking to catch up with Samsung and release an IP68 rated iPhone. Just recently, Apple filed a patent in Taiwan for what appears to be an iPhone with a IP68 rating.

The iPhone X Is Waterproof!

We hope this article helped clear up some question you had about whether or not the iPhone X is waterproof. We look forward to hearing your thoughts about the iPhone X in the comments section below! Would a completely waterproof iPhone X be enough for you to buy this iPhone?

Thanks for reading,
David L.

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My daughter had my phone in the bathtub for a good 20 mins washing it and having submerged. Not a thing happened she 3 didnt realize she had it literally submerged . She was washing you tube.

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I am very happy with my iPhone X

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My iPhone X was just a couple of weeks old when it got splashed by a wave (equivalent to about a cup of water). It never got submerged at any point. That night, the screen started to fade, then went black and it hasnt worked since. I took it back to the Apple shop and they told me there was nothing they could do – the phone was water damaged. I felt very unhappy. I think the IP67 rating is over-rated. I think Apple should replace my phone.

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Just get this:

I’ve had it on my X for a month now and I’ve been in pools and the ocean. No worries. I put it in a jug of water with an album playing. Pulled it out dried it with a towel and there wasn’t even a hint of water when I opened the case.

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bulls*** its not waterproof at all

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It is encouraging to know that the iPhone X is rated IP67 which means that “Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion)”. However, it means little without Apple guaranteeing it as such. My wife’s X fell into water approx 30 cm deep, heated up so it was too hot to touch and died. Apple say that it’s not their problem because the warranty does not cover liquid damage. So, not such good news as you suggest David!

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My first Iphone, the Iphone X noted that this is not IP67 from my experience. I have my Iphone for a month and because i like to have a clean phone, i used a wet wipes that will take out all the dirt that is on the phone. Unfortunately, the water from the wipes went in the sim card tray and damaged the phone. The phone never turn back on after that. it is probably poor quality control where it was manufactured which is China. And Apple will not replace the damn phone. Thanks Apple for basically taking my $1K.… Read more »

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The s***e phone X isn’t waterproof. Placed in shallow sea water for seconds and rinsed off with fresh bottled water straight away; long story short, the phone broke! 1150 down the drain, what a waste of time… Almost as bad as the mistakes Apple made with the Macbook Pro #RantOver

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Its helpful to describe what the test entails. Ipx7 (only looking at waterproof rating, x is the dust designation only) is Submerged in 1m (3 feet) of water for 30 minutes. Most of us never get close to that, so the current iPhone 7/8/x should be fine.

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Don’t care if it is IP67 or IP68 if water damage isn’t coveed under warranty.

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This is a misleading article. The phone is not waterproof. Theres a huge difference between water resistant And waterproof. This phone is water resistant. Do not submerge it on purpose. It will survive a quick trip into the toilet or sink, but really nothing more.

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I’m hearing price is $1200 – $1500 range. Jeese, for that money, I should be able to use it as a canoe. Oh, but it isn’t waterproof?

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And several tests have shown the X to be the most breakable!!

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iphone 7/7 plus is waterproof so i’m guessing everything after these will be the same

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What a retarded move from Apple.