It may only work for a while if water doesn't penetrate sensitive phone components. If your iPhone, iPad, AirPods, or Mac has encountered moisture and is now in the blink of an eye, try these solutions to save your device from premature death. Water turns the phone's electrical components into a great conductor, which means currents can travel along unwanted paths inside the phone. Short circuits occur when currents travel unwarranted paths and cause long-term damage to your wet iPhone.
Water itself does not conduct electricity, which means that in a pure and theoretical state water is not to blame. The water damage indicator is still white, but the screen is black and I can't see anything to turn it off. Follow the tips mentioned above, and even serious water damage shouldn't leave your phone completely out of it. Often, this will cause the flashlight component of your iPhone to “peel off” successfully, assuming there is no significant water damage.
Water damage is often the cause of serious hardware problems that prevent iPhone from turning on and working. In short (there will be puns), liquid damage occurs when water or other liquid comes into contact with an iPhone's water-sensitive electronic devices. Apple hasn't given any of its other products an IP rating, so it's safe to say that your iPad, AirPods, Mac and older iPhone are susceptible to water damage. Water damage to your iPhone can be difficult to assess and can come back out of nowhere to surprise you in the future.
Allowing water to settle on the phone causes corrosion of its circuits, coils and resistors due to minerals in the water. Although all iPhones since iPhone 7 are water and splash resistant, even the slightest amount of liquid can cause water damage. Could you change the memory of the damaged phone to an undamaged one to recover the images and videos? While Apple doesn't mention water or liquid damage in its standard one-year Apple Watch warranty, it does guarantee Apple Watch Series 2 or 3 when used in accordance with Apple guidelines (opens in a new tab). Water damage can sometimes spread and you may only have a small opportunity to save your photos and other personal data.
As more and more phones and devices acquire better and better water resistance ratings, liquid damage becomes less of a problem. Water wastes no time circulating around the phone and the damage it causes is never far away. One of the biggest problems with water damage is that it creates electrical charges in places where it's not supposed to.