Every now and then we hear amazing stories about Apple products. Well, this is one of those times. Because a UK user He recovered his iPhone after spending 10 months underwater. And the device is fully functional.
An iPhone XR survives 10 months under water
Owain Davies lost his iPhone XR while paddling a canoe at a bachelor party. It was August 2021, as reported by the BBC. It happened on the River Wye near Cinderford in Britain. It was a two person canoe and when his partner got up he turned around.
Davies lost the iPhone, which ended up at the bottom of the river. And there it stayed. But The story does not end there
Sharing: It’s long I know! But does anyone recognize the couple? This iPhone was found in the River Wye yesterday while canoeing! I took it home and dried it. Put it on charge this morning and I couldn’t believe my eyes 🤣 it works. pic.twitter.com/hCX8RFjpNY
— Weston’s Whippets #JohnsonOut (@allyonwye) June 16, 2022
I know that if I lost my phone, where I have lots of pictures of my kids, I would want it back.
Pacheco dried the iPhone with an air compressor and leave to dry near the radiator house water. The next day he put it on charge and the phone turned on. It showed the date August 13 and a photo of a couple on the lock screen.
Long shot I know. Someone on a FB group shared this. They found an iPhone in the River Wye in recent days that appears to have been lost in August 2021. Finder got it working again and this image is on the front. Presumably, one is the owner. Please retweet to find. pic.twitter.com/1ZzcpxAVFs
— Oggiesilverfitness (@Oggiesilverfit2) June 16, 2022
Pacheco decided to post photos to a Cinderford Facebook group, hoping that someone recognized people who was there. And he hit the nail on the head. After being shared over 4,000 times, Owain Davies has found his iPhone.
iPhone was still working after 10 months underwater. And he got it back through social media
This story is the most remarkable. Firstly because judging by the pictures, we are facing an iPhone XR It is only resistant to splashing water. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are only waterproof to a maximum of 6 meters for 30 minutes. In no case was the iPhone intended to last 10 months in a row under a depth of several meters.
The second thing that strikes us is that Davies recovered his iPhone without using Find to locate it. Keep in mind that since iOS 15 we can locate an iPhone even if it is turned off, although at that time this version was not available to the public (and the function requires a minimum battery which would run out after A few days). This was all done the old fashioned way: with an announcement from the person who found it.