Is the iPhone 15 Waterproof?
Is the iPhone 15 Waterproof?

When it comes to handling life’s spills and splashes, how does the iPhone 15 fare? In this guide, we look at the waterproof ratings and capabilities of the iPhone 15 lineup. Across the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro series, all four models released by Apple in September of 2023 are certified with an IP68 rating. This matches previous iPhone releases and means that the phone can be submerged in fresh water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 6 meters (or 20 feet).

Continue reading to learn more about the iPhone’s water resistance / weather proofing capabilities.

iPhone 15’s Water Resistance

Contrary to common belief, no smartphone, including the iPhone 15, is completely waterproof. However, they can be water-resistant. So, what about the iPhone 15? Yes. Much like its predecessors it has an IP68 rating. It’s important to note that if you ever have your phone repaired or opened up for any reason, this water-proofing will go away. Also, over time the capabilities of your phone to resist water may also decay.

So while you can feel comfortable knowing your phone will block out water to some degree, it’s never a good idea to soak it in water on purpose.

IP Rating of the iPhone 15

The iPhone 15 boasts an IP68 rating under IEC standard 60529, which is the highest level of dust and water resistance typically found in consumer devices.

Decoding IP68: What Does it Mean?

In the IP68 rating, the ‘6’ refers to dust resistance, and the ‘8’ denotes water resistance. An IP68 rating means the device can withstand dust, dirt, and sand, and it is resistant to water submersion up to a certain depth and duration specified by the manufacturer. In the case of the iPhone 15 the device should be safe if immersed in fresh water for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of roughly 19 feet or 6 meters

Understanding Water Resistance

Although the iPhone 15 can resist water up to 6 meters for 30 minutes, it’s not recommended to intentionally submerge the device. The water resistance can decrease over time and doesn’t cover water damage.

Practical Tips for iPhone 15 Users

While your iPhone 15 can handle rain or accidental spills, avoid swimming with it or exposing it to high-pressure water. In case it gets wet, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth and let it dry completely before charging.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the iPhone 15 Pro also water-resistant?

Yes, the iPhone 15 Pro also carries an IP68 rating, just like the standard iPhone 15 model.

What should I do if my iPhone 15 gets water damage?

If your iPhone 15 gets water damage, turn it off, wipe it dry, and let it air dry in a well-ventilated area. Avoid charging until it’s completely dry. If issues persist, contact Apple Support or a professional repair service.

Does the warranty cover water damage for the iPhone 15?

Apple’s warranty does not cover water damage. Consider getting AppleCare+ for additional coverage.


While the iPhone 15 has robust water resistance features thanks to its IP68 rating, it’s essential to understand that it’s not entirely waterproof. Protect your device from excessive water exposure to keep it in tip-top shape.

Eric Chan

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