iPhone and Water Damage
Before you trade in your iPhone to Gazelle, you will want to determine if the iPhone has any water damage. You may ask yourself, “What exactly is iphone water damage” Water damage happens when your iPhone is directly or indirectly exposed to water, vapor, or mist, all of which can set off your phone’s “watermark” indicator. Watermark indicators can be extremely sensitive, so try to avoid using your iPhone in the bathroom or steam room or out in the rain. The slightest bit of moisture has been known to cause iPhone water damage.
Locating the Watermark (Liquid Damage Indicator)
At the base of its headphone jack, the iPhone 2G has an indicator that’s normally white. The newer 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4S models have indicators both in the headphone jack and on the bottom of the dock-connector housing. The new iPhone 5 features one water damage indicator on the inside of the nano SIM card slot. This is located on the right side of the device.
The best way to look at the indicator is by aiming a flashlight or lighted magnifying glass into the jack or SIM slot. If the iPhone has been submerged in liquid or has water damage, this circular indicator would be colored red or pink. If the indicator shows water damage, your Gazelle condition would be “broken.”
What to Do If Your iPhone Gets Wet