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.

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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Fia
3 years ago

I dropped mine in the toilet accidentally , grab it immediately and to my surprise, it still work. ❤️

Anonymous
5 years ago

The iphone X is ACTUALLY NOT waterproof to any depth. I have had two of them and both have been in no less than 5 inches of water for the first one and about 1.5 ft for the sec for no more than 30 seconds but both were completely destroyed by the water within 5 min of being removed from the very short submission.
Apple is LYING through their freaking teeth when they claim ANY kind of resistance or waterproof. If they were actually waterproof to any degree, Apple would be willing to back it up but they aren’t.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Definitely Iphone X waterproof or Ip67 iis a scam . I drop My wife iPhone in 2 ft of water for couple minutes . It dies. Send to apple and they wants 600 for repairing
Wtf Apple you fake advertise a waterproof rate and now charge me for your Pos manufacturing

Anonymous
5 years ago

It is not waterproof and too costly to find replacement or repairs. My Iphone X just got damage in a swimming pool recently.
With the monies required to spend on repairs or replacement, it is better to get other new phone like Huawei Mate 20 etc. It is not woth to spend monies to buy such an expensive phone with high maintenance. I have given up on Apple Iphone.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Sorry but you cannot day it is waterproof if it isnt , waterproof mean exactly that it means it withstands water and it seems that putting a time span on it is not what waterproof means
It would be better being atvertised as a limited water resistant item with limited boundaries

Anonymous
5 years ago

its a big lie i tryed yesterday its not waterprof i request to every one dnt try to check, you will loss the phone.

Anonymous
5 years ago

i leave my iphone x for 23 minutes and it dont turn on

Anonymous
5 years ago

I realize “water-resistant” and “water-proof” are very different as explained to me in a hostile tone by the Apple store representative….. My phone slid off the side of my sink into water and was immediately removed and dried off. The phone clearly has immediate water damage confirmed by apple and now the phone must be replaced (can not repaired) at my expense. I would have no issue with replacing the phone if it were not marketed/advertised as “water-resistant to a depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes”! This is MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE to say the least and I… Read more »

Anonymous
5 years ago

The X is NOT WATERPROOF. My daughter took some snaps in a shallow pool and its now a dead phone.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I have an iPhoneX and love it. I have a pool in my backyard and just wondered how long it can stay under water at a depth of about 6 (the depth under water of the 1st step) without sustaining damage!

Anonymous
5 years ago

if the iphone x warranty doesnt cover water damage then the phone is not water resistant or waterproof.

Anonymous
5 years ago

NOT WATERPROOF. Lesson learned. Water resistant is not water proof. Just means some water can splash but cannot be under water not even for seconds.

Anonymous
5 years ago

iPhone X is not waterproof and Apple will not warranty liquid damage period. My phone was submerged for 1 hr. At a depth of 6-8 inches. Where my phone continued to work the face recognition stopped working and camera image went cloudy. Dont submerge you phone and buy Apple Care Plus. I am very disappointed with Apple for not standing behind their products.

Anonymous
5 years ago

This was a great article! Thanks

Anonymous
5 years ago

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207043

I’m just going to leave this here.

Anonymous
5 years ago

iPhone X IS NOT WATER PROOF — I have two bricks to prove it.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I will say this, my iPhone X was NOT resistent in 1″ of water and for less than 5 minutes. What a crock… I found out this past weekend. Do not believe that your 7 or X will resist ANY water without some damage.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Tested it in water and it has died not responding at all . Anyone else have this happen??

Anonymous
5 years ago

THIS IS A LIE the iphone x is water resistant not WATERPROOF. If submerged it will die

Anonymous
5 years ago

Forget waterproof for iPhone X. I had it in my shorts with which I walked through a sprinkler a few times. Thats enough to bring up the red line inside the chip bay, indicating water infiltration. I have AppleCare plus and it cost me CAD 150 with taxes. That is the truth on how watertight it is. DO NOT PUSH YOUR LUCK!!!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

My iPhone X fell ~5 ft to the bottom of Lake Minnetonka (MN) today while powered on and sat at the bottom for about an hour before I found it with my foot (I didnt see it fall in, so didnt know exactly where to look or even that it had fallen in initially) it was still on when I pulled it out with the find my iPhone alarm buzzing. Dropped it in a bag of rice to dry out, but was working totally fine when it came out and 6 hours later is still working fine. Not recommending that… Read more »

Anonymous
5 years ago

We need to start a class action lawsuit against Apple and the so called water resistant comments. Whos in? I have tons of money in Apple products and sick of throwing money away. From Headphones to laptops. I even owned stock, but sold it all to buy Facebook stock (great choice). Any Corp lawyers want in?

Anonymous
5 years ago

NOT WATERPROOF THIS REVIEW IS NOT TRUE. I submerged my week old IPhone X for 10 seconds in 6 inches in water and now I am having to deal with paying over $500 for a repair. DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS REVIEW.

Anonymous
5 years ago

My new Iphone x got wet and has completely shut down, so saying it is water resistant is not only a mistake its a complete lie by apple and should be covered under Apple care.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Yes. Thanks to this extremely misleading article my 12 year old daughter tried to take pictures with her DAY OLD X underwater, barely submerged the tip of the phone (in an otterbox case) for SECONDS and is no longer functioning. So NO. It is NOT waterproof. And the “30 minutes at one meter” thing is absolute bulls***. This article is EXTREMELY misleading. And honestly downright irresponsible. She LITERALLY got home and showed me THIS article as what made her think it was ok.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The phone is not water proof. 2 feet of water for 15 minutes and it does not work. Used rice and whole bit. Reading Apples statement that 1 meter for 30 minutes is ok has to be misleading if they do not warranty their product for water damage.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I phone x waterproof he ya nhi

Anonymous
5 years ago

I was in3 ft of water and my iPhone X screen went green. I turned it off . Dryed it and put it in. rice . My phone no longer works.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I wish I read this before using my x to take videos in my aquarium. I only sbmerged it a few inches and it’s now toast. Anyone who has had better experince with shallow submersion is plain lucky. This phone is definitly not waterproof as defined by it’s IP67 rating. Anyone have any suggestions on how to recoupe my 1K loss?

Anonymous
5 years ago

gooooooooooooooddddd

Anonymous
5 years ago

dropped my phone in less than 3 feet of water and its shot… NOT waterproof

Anonymous
5 years ago

I have the 7 and it comes in pool and water parks with me and the kids all the time. Lost it for about 10 minutes in about 8 ft deep pool this weekend. Never missed a lick. Love how I can take pictures of the kids with no worries!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Went with ip X swimming in a local pool. Took pix and videos above and underwater for 30 minutes. Everything came out awesome, phone works great..phenomenal videos under water.

Anonymous
6 years ago

The iPhone X is not waterproof. One fell on the pool shelf less than a food deep…no visible damage or jarring, screen blacked out and would hold charge. It was in the water for less than 3 seconds. Do not put your iPhone X in the water under any circumstances.

Anonymous
6 years ago

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.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Brendan
I am very happy with my iPhone X

Anonymous
6 years ago

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.

Anonymous
6 years ago

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.

Anonymous
6 years ago

bulls*** its not waterproof at all

Anonymous
6 years ago

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!

Anonymous
6 years ago

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 »

Anonymous
6 years ago

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

Anonymous
6 years ago

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.

Anonymous
6 years ago

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

Anonymous
6 years ago

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.

Anonymous
6 years ago

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?

Anonymous
6 years ago

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

Anonymous
6 years ago

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

Anonymous
6 years ago

What a retarded move from Apple.

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