Investing in an expensive smartphone like the iPhone 14 Pro Max is a major investment, and you want to ensure it’s protected from any hazards that could damage it. While you may not be able to prevent all damage, there are some easy steps you can take to mitigate environmental wear and tear to keep your smartphone safe and functional for years to come.
One of the most common hazards for smartphones is water. Luckily, Apple’s latest model is designed to be protected from this by having an IP68 rating. IP stands for Ingress Protection, which is a standard set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to measure the effectiveness of electronics against ingress of liquids and solid particles.
This rating means that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are able to be submerged in water for up to six meters at a time without suffering any damage. However, you should avoid intentionally submerging the phone in water to test its water resistance since this can lead to the internal components becoming corroded. Additionally, you should not use your iPhone in the shower as the temperature and water pressure of this environment can cause it to become damaged.
Also, it is important to remember that the water resistance of your iPhone can diminish over time due to normal wear and tear. For this reason, we recommend using a waterproof case with your iPhone to protect it from accidental damage. Additionally, you should note that water (or any liquid) damage is not covered by the standard AppleCare warranty. Is the iPhone 14 Waterproof