Water and other liquid damage to iPhone or iPod isn't covered by warranty

Service for liquid damage to an iPhone or iPod isn't covered by the Apple One-Year Limited Warranty.

Find out if your iPhone or iPod has been exposed to liquid

If liquid damages an iPhone or iPod (for example, coffee or a soft drink), the service for the liquid damage isn't covered by the Apple One-Year Limited Warranty, but you may have rights under consumer law. iPhone and most iPod devices that were built after 2006 have built-in Liquid Contact Indicators that will show whether the device has been in contact with water or a liquid containing water.

Most iPhone and iPod devices are equipped with Liquid Contact Indicators (LCIs) that you can see from the outside.

An LCI will activate when it contacts water or a liquid containing water. The indicator's color is normally white or silver, but when it contacts water or a liquid containing water, it will turn fully red. An LCI won't activate because of humidity and temperature changes that are within the product's environmental requirements.

To find out if the LCI in your device contacted liquid, find your product in the table below and locate the LCI or LCIs in your device. To help you see the LCI, use a lighted magnifying glass and angle the light or the device until you can see the LCI.

This table shows where the indicator (or indicators) are and how they look after being exposed to liquid:

Product Externally visible Liquid Contact Indicator location
iPhone 15*
iPhone 15 Plus*
iPhone 15 Pro*
iPhone 15 Pro Max*
iPhone 14*
iPhone 14 Plus*
iPhone 14 Pro*
iPhone 14 Pro Max*
iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X
iPhone XR
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation)
iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5s,  iPhone SE
iPhone 4, iPhone 4s
iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS


iPod touch*

iPod nano*

iPod classic  iPod classic
iPod shuffle (3rd generation)  iPod shuffle (3rd gen)

If you aren't sure if liquid exposure is causing an issue for your device, even if you see a red LCI, contact Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to inspect the device and provide assistance.

* iPhone 15 models and iPhone 14 models in the U.S. don't have an external Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI). iPod nano (7th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation) don't have a visible LCI.

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