Is iPhone SE 2 waterproof?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

The iPhone SE (2nd generation) has a rating of IP67 under the IEC standard 60529, which means it has some level of water and dust resistance. However, it’s important to note that this rating does not make the device completely waterproof.

The IP67 rating indicates that the iPhone SE (2nd generation) is capable of being submerged in water up to a maximum depth of 1 meter (approximately 3.3 feet) for a duration of up to 30 minutes without suffering any damage. This is particularly useful in situations where the device might accidentally come into contact with water, such as when using it in the rain or accidentally dropping it in a puddle.

It’s worth mentioning that this rating applies to fresh water only. Submerging the device in other liquids, such as saltwater or chlorinated water, could potentially cause damage. Additionally, the IP67 rating primarily focuses on protection against accidental exposure to water, and it’s not designed for underwater photography or prolonged water submersion.

I should note that while the iPhone SE (2nd generation) has a water resistance rating, it’s always a good idea to exercise caution when exposing any electronic device to water. Even with the IP67 rating, there is always a possibility for water to seep into the device and cause damage. Therefore, it’s recommended to avoid exposing the phone to excessive amounts of water or submerging it for longer than the specified time limit.

In my personal experience, I have used the iPhone SE (2nd generation) in light rain without any issues. However, I have always been cautious and made sure to dry the device thoroughly if it did get wet. It’s also important to note that if the device does come into contact with water, it’s best to avoid charging it until it is completely dry, as water can damage the charging port and potentially cause issues with the device’s functionality.

To summarize, while the iPhone SE (2nd generation) has a water resistance rating of IP67, it’s important to exercise caution and avoid excessive exposure to water. While it may withstand accidental exposure to water, it is not completely waterproof, and prolonged submersion or exposure to liquids other than fresh water could potentially cause damage.