How to take pictures under water with an iPhone?

In this article, we share with you 5 tips for taking quality underwater photos safely with your iPhone.

For three generations, the iPhone has the distinction of being resistant to water and dust. However, before throwing it into the bath one must grasp the nuance between resistance and tightness. Indeed, even if it can cope with splashing without difficulty and survive an aquatic accident, your iPhone risk oxidation if it is immersed too long.

So if you want to take pictures of the seabed during your holidays or your friends in the pool, it is safer to protect your iOS. This way, you will not expose it to drowning and your photos will be of much better quality.

We give you 5 simple tips to take underwater photos while avoiding damaging your iPhone. 

You dropped your iPhone in the bathtub and it does not turn on anymore? Take a look at our article What to do if your iPhone falls through the water to fix the problem.

1. What you need to know before the big dive

First of all, we remind you that not putting a shell on your iPhone before diving is at your own risk. Then, please make sure you have configured all your camera settings (resolution, filters) upstream in Settings.

Underwater, it is almost impossible to use the touch screen of an iOS, however, you can use volume controls to capture your shots. Once your photoshoot is over, do not charge your iPhone while it’s still wet. Let it dry for several hours before connecting it to a power source.

2. Get a waterproof iPhone Case

The iPhone 7, released in September 2016, was the first Apple smartphone to achieve an IP67 rating. Since then, Apple has not failed to give its latest models this same capacity, the XS and XS Max being even IP68 rated. 
The iPhone 11, which will open in the fall of 2019, may well allow users to take underwater shots without needing a waterproof shell.

In all objectivity, despite their tightness, we do not think it’s a good idea to take your iPhone underwater without any protection, and Apple, too, for that matter. 

To protect your iOS, we recommend that you equip a hull or a waterproof case. This way, you will enjoy your underwater session without worrying.

The ProCase pouch, for example, is designed to be able to reach the side and Home buttons without any problem. It is available in different colors from 10,99 € on Amazon. 

There are more complete models like the BDIG hull on which is hung afloat so that your smartphone does not run. It is priced at 18,80 € on Amazon.