We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.


iOS 10 can’t make your iPhone waterproof, but it will alert you of Lightning moisture

By Adrian Diaconescu July 21, 2016, 11:09 am

Remember that hilarious but cruel online prank about iOS 7 software updates making iPhones waterproof? It’s a little sad to look back at it now, as Apple remains somewhat behind rival companies like Samsung, Sony or even Motorola when it comes to actual hardware-improving steps in the general direction of outdoor friendliness.

Rumors of the looming iPhone 7 switching from a protrusive physical home button to a capacitive, touch-sensitive one sitting flush with the rest of the chassis have unfortunately died down, and it seems water protection is another big upgrade pushed back to 2017.

Believe it or not though, Apple might have a software tweak in the pipeline for this year meant to at least warn you of imminent liquid damage. It looks like newer iPhone models, including the 6s, 6s Plus and SE, feature some kind of dormant moisture detection sensor, which iOS 10 wakes up in its third beta build.


This is located around the Lightning port, so it’ll alert you if accessories connected that way pose dangers to your device’s integrity, so you can unplug the wet cable before it causes harm, and let it dry up. Hardly a revolutionary add-on, but certainly a (small) step in the right direction.

Source: Engadget


Latest Articles


Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am