iPhone 7 water resistant

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are “water resistant” (though Apple’s warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage), and that’s fine for accidental spills and splashes, but it’s not good enough protection for taking pictures in the pool. For that, you’re going to want a waterproof case.

Since the iPhone 7 is still rather new, there aren’t a ton of waterproof cases available for it just yet—popular accessory-maker Lifeproof still says ‘Coming Soon’ on its website—but we were able to put together a list of some solid options based on feedback and features.

Meritcase Crystal Waterproof Case for iPhone 7

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I’m not real familiar with the brand Meritcase, and there’s not a ton of feedback on Amazon regarding their products, but we included the Crystal case in our roundup because it has some nice features and is backed by a 12-month warranty. Some of the features include IP68 waterproof rating, thin 0.34in profile, embedded mute button, rubber plug for charging port, and more.

You can buy the Meritcase Crystal waterproof case for iPhone 7 for $26.

Sunwukin Waterproof Case for iPhone 7

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Sunwukin’s waterproof cases for previous gen iPhones have gotten pretty solid reviews, and its iPhone 7 model currently sits at 5 stars on Amazon. It too features IP68 waterproofing, a built-in TPC screen protector, and a plug for the charging port, all backed by a 12-month warranty. The manufacturer says the case can protect your phone for in water for up to 2 hours at a depth of 6.6 ft.

You can buy the Sunwukin waterproof case for iPhone 7 for $22.

i-Blason Waterproof Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

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i-Blason is one of the more familiar names on this list. We’ve included their cases in some of our other roundups because they are so highly rated by customers and reviewers. Their iPhone 7 waterproof case is IP67 certified, which means it can sit in 1m of water for 30 minutes. This is the same rating, I believe, as the iPhone 7, but again it’s perfect for being an extra layer of protection

You can buy the i-Blason waterproof case for the iPhone 7 for $22 and the iPhone 7 Plus for $22.

Lynxtech Waterproof Case for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

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Looking for something with a little more color? Then you’re going to want to check out this ultra-thin case from Lynxtech. It comes in a variety of colorways, including pink, blue and green. It also checks the neccessity boxes such as IP68 waterproofing, covered buttons and charging port, and like the others, it comes with a 12-month warranty.

You can buy the Lynxtech ultra-thin waterproof case for iPhone 7 for $23 and the iPhone 7 Plus for $23.

Nexgadget Waterproof Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

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The Nexgadget features an IP-68 ingress protection rating and military standard 810F-516 for dust and scratch resistance. It’s just a few millimeters thick, has a built-in screen protector and Touch ID cover, and covers for all plugs and buttons. It also has a unique speaker hole design so audio doesn’t sound muffled, as is the case with a lot of other waterproof cases.

You can buy the Nexgadget Waterproof case for the iPhone 7 for $26 and for the iPhone 7 Plus for $26.

We will update this list as more cases become available. If you know of a good one that we haven’t mentioned yet, be sure to tell us about it down in the comments below and we will check it out.

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  • Jerry

    IPhone was able to go 30 feet until it started acting up. Who the hell wants to travel 30feet and below with it

    • All these tests are entertaining to watch but are nowhere close to being realistic representations of the water resistance of the device. Sure it can go down to 30 feet. But can it go down to 6 feet and work again tomorrow, or next week, or next month?

      These tests don’t take into account the long term effects of putting you iPhone under water for extended periods of time, which really is key.

      • Hendo27

        Sorry this is off topic but you told me to keep you posted about being redirected when I accessed the website. I decided to switch to the IDB app. I never did find the exact problem but after digging around I think it was something to do with safari.

      • Thanks for the update. If that ever happens to you again on iDB, please let me know and try to provide as much details as possible (time, location, os version, jailbroken or not, link to the post, link to the page where you were redirected to, screenshot, etc). Thank you

      • Jerry

        Just got another pop up saying I’m a winner contact me on twitter and I’ll send you the screen shot I took @jerrypowerhouse

      • Can you please email that to me at seb@iDownloadBlog.com. Thank you

  • Would these cases give you enough/more confidence going into the ocean with your phone? Shallow reefs and surfing? Of course not letting it sink to the bottom. And rinsing it off with fresh water after.

  • David Pomerleau

    Waiting on someone to make a floating bumper case. Puts a lot of trust in Apple’s water resistance but I’ve spent a lot of time in the water w my 7 and I’m convinced if you’re just hanging out and not submerging phone very deep it will be fine. Floating case is the key

  • What

    Well I’ve been taking my iphone 7 to shower, bathe, and swim since it first came out. Been working fine and still is.

    • Eliijah Moss

      I would be careful with the shower. True, gaskets are being used to make the iPhone water resistant, but the steam that comes from the water can penetrate through the surfaces of the phone.