2 month old Apple IPhone XS liquid damaged! Supposed to be water resistant for 30 min in 2 meters of water. It was left on our deck while we went for a walk Sunday. It did start raining but not hard. Buyer beware!
If you own an iOS device, you may drop it in water at some point in your life. The bath, toilet, coffee and more are all death traps for that expensive device in your hand. Just keep reading the following sections to get help with your liquid damaged iPhone XS.
Part one: How to find out if liquid damaged your iPhone XS?
Most iOS devices come with liquid contact indicators. If liquid damages your iPhone XS, it will be activated. The indicator’s color is normally white or silver, but when it contacts water or a liquid containing water, it will turn fully red. To find out if the LCI in your device contacted liquid, please refer to the following illustration.
Part two: Some frequently asked questions about the liquid iPhone XS
- Question one: My phone is water damaged even it is water proof! Why?
Resistant does not mean if it gets wet it won’t be damaged. If your phone is damaged by water, you have to get an out of warranty replacement. Service for the liquid damage to an iPhone or iPod isn’t covered by the apple one-year limited warranty.
- Question two: How much will it cost?
After the inspection, your technician will confirm the total costs for repair or replacement. The out-of-warranty prices apply only to repairs made by Apple. Apple authorized service providers may set their own prices.
- Question three: What should I do before I get ready for the inspection?
- Make a backup to protect your important data if your iPhone still works
- Turn off the Activation Lock if possible
- Bring the sales receipt and have your Apple ID password ready
Part three: How to rescue data from a water damaged iPhone/iPad/iPod touch?
It’s really frustrating when your iPhone goes broken badly or becomes dead. It may take a long time before getting your iPad fixed, it’s really imperative to find ways to recover data from water damaged iPhone. Many users insist only through iTunes backup with another iOS device can iPad data be restored. However, iTunes/iCloud backups can’t be viewed or accessed. A third party-tool called iFonebox can extract specific data from any available backups and save them to your computer.