Where are the water sensors on the iPhone 3GS?

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Concerned that I might have damaged my phone. Where are the water sensors on the iPhone 3GS?
 
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At the bottom of the headphone jack and somewhere internally around the dock, I believe.
 

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Thanks a lot!
I've been reading about the light sensors and the other, but i've always wondered where the water sensors were. Always a good heads up
 

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It's just like on any phone, if triggered with water, if voids the return warranty, due to water damage
 

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Yeah, it's just their way of getting you to cough up enough money for another phone, if you come in with a problem, they'll check those sensors, and if they are red, they'll say, "you've been exposed to water, that's what this is happening, the warranty is voided, etc. etc." so at that point youre screwed haha
 
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I would seem that they want to keep up this practice since they didn't move the sensor away from the dock connector.
 

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so i live in louisiana, where it's very humid, does that mean i cant take it in the humidity?
 

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From the descriptions of their appearance when exposed to water, it sounds like litmus paper is used.

YMMV
 

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Will humidity trigger the sensors? cause in louisiana it's 95-100% humidity everyday, or will the early morning fog trigger them?
 

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Here's a thread that discusses the sensor. There are other mentions in other threads. I also remember one thread that posted close-up pics taken with a good camera setup.

Here is a brief YouTube clip showing how to locate the headphone sensor with 3 stills at the end that show the sensor better.


As to your concern, I'm inclined to think that humidity alone would NOT be enough to trigger the sensors. Why not contact an Apple Genius at a nearby store since they should certainly know about that living in the same region.

YMMV
 
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They turn pink if the water content in the air reaches one part per million.
Ahh ok, thanks.

Tyler: I don't think that humidity will cause any extensive problems. I live in a humid area and haven't heard of anyone having any problems. I'm more worried about leaving it in the hot car compared to humidity.
 

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Yeah, idk what i'm going to do for 7th hour p.e. for baseball, i can't leave it in the locker room, people will stomp it, and the car issue, i just don't know, but i think itll be fine in the winter at lease haha
 

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If you have to leave/use your phone in a humid environment, just wrap it in a hand towel to absorb excess moisture. That is... unless you have to physically input to the phone. Then use a Ziploc.
 

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if i had to leave it in the heat, is there anything to prevent for over heating?