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Why your 'waterproof' cellphone may not be covered for water damage

It's every smartphone owner's nightmare. You go into a washroom and accidentally drop your phone into the bowl. Fortunately many devices today are now water-resistant — meaning they should survive splashes, spills and even being submerged in water. But that warranty doesn't necessarily cover you for water damage, or if your phone "leaks."
It's every smartphone owner's nightmare. You go into a washroom and accidentally drop your phone into the bowl. Fortunately many devices today are now water-resistant — meaning they should survive splashes, spills and even being submerged in water. But that warranty doesn't necessarily cover you for water damage, or if your phone "leaks." 2:39