Went in the ocean with pixel 2, now it won't charge

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So I swam in the ocean (for about 20 mins) with the phone after I read it was super waterproof and can last about an hour in water, but after an hour it won't charge, should I wait longer, or is my phone a gonner?
 

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So I swam in the ocean (for about 20 mins) with the phone after I read it was super waterproof and can last about an hour in water, but after an hour it won't charge, should I wait longer, or is my phone a gonner?


I am going to predict your phone is a goner. Being water resistant IP67 or 68 does not mean waterproof. Not to mention salt is corrosive and is not good for electronics :)

To recap: IP67 means the unit can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour, while IP68 guarantees protection in water up to 30 meters deep for the same period of time. Both are resistant to dust

Sorry but I do not think it is going to some back and even if it does and there is salt inside your phone, slowly corroding and destroying your Pixel
 

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It is not "super waterproof", no phone actually is. Think water resistant, not waterproof. When when you factor in ocean water (salt water), I would call your phone a goner.
 

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Another thing to remember is the water resistance is rated for 3 meters in still water. Ocean currents and you swimming will apply more pressure on the phone, making it less likely to survive the 30 minutes it's rated for.

You could try cleaning out your charging port, but I'm thinking the odds of your phone being damaged are very high.
 

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So I swam in the ocean (for about 20 mins) with the phone after I read it was super waterproof and can last about an hour in water, but after an hour it won't charge, should I wait longer, or is my phone a gonner?

Your phone can be submerged in regular water up to 1m (3.3 FT) for 30mins.

You went into Salt Water which is bad but I am not where you read that it is "super waterproof" but they were definitely wrong.
 

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As I noted in another thread (in another forum section, different OP) - I consider water resistance a backup plan. It turns it from "uh oh, my phone got splashed with some water because it was too close to the pool/sink/tub/shower/hot tub" into "let me just wipe that off and move on". I went so far as to go buy one of those waterproof sealable clear plastic "sleeves" to put my phone in for going to the beach

I consider the water resistance "insurance", not a license to go swimming in the ocean with the device in my pocket.
 

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for future reference to the OP.
1. Don't take your phone in to salt water
2. Don't take your phone in to fresh water
3. NEVER break rules 1&2.

use a little, just a little common sense people.
 

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It seems I've been seeing a few posts recently about people taking their phones swimming, in the shower, etc. My first thought is, why? Why would a person risk damaging their expensive phone by needlessly exposing it to water. Are they expecting an important phone call that can't wait? When I see that my phone is resistant to water I figure it's safe if I get caught in the rain, or accidentally drop it in the sink or something. Not to shower or swim with. But that's just me.
 

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I am going to predict your phone is a goner. Being water resistant IP67 or 68 does not mean waterproof. Not to mention salt is corrosive and is not good for electronics :)

To recap: IP67 means the unit can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour, while IP68 guarantees protection in water up to 30 meters deep for the same period of time. Both are resistant to dust

Sorry but I do not think it is going to some back and even if it does and there is salt inside your phone, slowly corroding and destroying your Pixel

IP68 is 1.5M on phones, while IP67 is 1.0M, both for 30 minutes. And that's merely a test, where they power the phone off, lower it gently into a container filled with room temperature, still standing tap water to the required depth for the required period of time. They then raise it out, dry it off and then power it back on and if it still functions, it passes.

For the OP: introducing current, chemicals, pressure, temperature changes, etc. = introducing factors that are not tested for, nor warrantied against. There's no such thing as a "waterproof" phone. The IP ratings, on consumer electronics, are meant to imply a better protection against accidental spills, etc.
 

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Hopefully it was a refreshing swim also one grain of sand will do wonders on your screen for scratches
 
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