Liquid detection alert on iPhone: what it is and what you can do
As the summer season approaches, although with the uncertainty of containment measures, it is time to prepare our devices. the New iPhones Can Detect Liquids or Moisture in the Lightning Port. This is a way to avoid electrical charge problems that can cause it to go out and even cause a fire.
Let’s see what these reviews are and what we can do to fix them.
What is Liquid Detection Alert on iPhone
When your iPhone is wet and liquid enters the Lightning port, there is a risk that it breaks if we connect your charger. The new iPhones have a system to detect humidity and water at the connector. If liquid enters it, the terminal displays this warning:
Liquid Lightning alert on iPhone Lightning port occurs when we introduce the charger. The only models that support this protection are iPhone from 2018. Ie iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone SE.
As the screenshots show, There are two forms of this notice:
- Charge Not Available: Liquid has been detected in the Lightning connector. Unplug it to allow the connector to dry. It may take several hours.
- Liquid detected in Lightning connector: Unplug cable to allow connector to dry. It may take several hours.
It is important to avoid charging the device if moisture or liquids are in these areas. But Apple also warns that it’s possible that ankles corrode from the Lightning port on the iPhone or the cable itself.
What can you do when detecting liquids in the Lightning port
If you see this notice on your iPhone, it is best to release the charging cable immediately. We must avoid permanent damage both on the device and on the cable at all costs. Apple recommends doing the following:
- Place the iPhone vertically and lightly press it to pour liquid from the connector.
- Let it dry in a dry place for at least half an hour.
- If you see the notice again, wait a full day.
In any case, avoid drying the iPhone with a heat source (a dryer) or with compressed air. You also do not need to insert any rods cotton or other things that can leave marks inside. While putting a wet end in a bowl of rice is a common solution, from Cupertino they don’t recommend it either.
Finally, we need to know that we can charge the iPhone wirelessly when the Lightning port is wet. If we didn’t have one on hand and it was an emergency, we can reinsert the connector and ignore the warning. This way, the iPhone will start to charge.