Have you got a waterproof mobile phone? What you should know…

Nowadays, many smartphone models are waterproof or water resistant.

This does not mean that they are necessarily made to dive into the sea. You have to be very careful with this function. Read the manufacturer's instructions carefully as to whether and to what extent your device can withstand the water.

Tip # 1

The first thing you need to know is that the suitability certificates of waterproof devices with the indication eg IP67, IP68 etc., refer to immersion in fresh water without chemicals and salts or high pressure water.

For example, waterproof devices IP67, IP68, etc. are not suitable for diving or water sports that require immersion in high pressure conditions.

5ATM waterproof devices are ideal for activities that take place in shallow waters. However, they should not be used in activities related to high pressure water or in deep water immersion.


Even if we exclude the parameter of the density of seawater or a pool containing chemicals, a sinking in the above cases can very easily exceed the depth and therefore your device can be exposed to pressure tolerances.

Tip # 2

If you have confirmed the durability of your device in water as well as the pressure tolerance levels, the next thing you need to know is that the seal of your device is valid as long as you have all the plugs clean and closed tightly. Make sure your device's charging pad, headphone jack or SIM Tray are not broken, they are clean, the perimeter rubber flange is not worn and they close properly. SIM Tray της συσκευής σας  δεν είναι σπασμένα, είναι καθαρά, η περιμετρική φλάντζα από καουτσούκ δεν είναι φθαρμένη και κλείνουν σωστά.


Also, if your device is hit, even if some part of the cover has not been broken, or the screen or Back-glass have not been cracked, the fall may have created a gap between the covers or the waterproof flange which prevents water from entering the inside of the device, may have come off. In this case, avoid exposing your device to water. Your cell phone may have lost its waterproof status.

Tip # 3

In case your device has come in contact with seawater or other liquid, rinse it with fresh water and dry it with a clean cloth. The best way to flush out your device is to immerse it in a container filled with fresh water.

Do not wash your device in washing machines or high pressure taps.

In this case, your device will be exposed to water outside of pressure tolerances.

Prevention is the best cure. To avoid these stressful episodes, we recommend that you keep your cell phone away from the sea or dive with it.


Allow your device to function in the event of an accident or contact with water. Feel comfortable when you hold your device with wet hands, when you take it with you to the bathroom or when it gets wet on the beach from the waves.

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