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An iPhone recovered submerged in 10 feet of water in the Blackfoot area of Idaho was discovered still playing an alarm.

iPhone Still Working Under The Water

Tom Adams, the owner of the iPhone, told East Idaho News that he went kayaking on June 12, and when he capsized, he lost his fishing pole, keys, wallet, and his iPhone in the water.

On June 15, they were shocked to discover that his iPhone is still working. The phone was still alarming his Sunday morning wake-up call reminder.

The iPhone model that he is using is not known, but a diving team recovered it alongside Adams' keys and fishing pole. Unfortunately, his wallet was never recovered.

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The divers who did the recovery operation were from the Bingham County Search and Rescue Dive Team. The mission was a part of their life-saving practice exercise.

Adams continued that the divers use recovery operations to practice and get more dive time to prepare for the real rescue calls.

Adams told iMore that many dive team members met at the boat ramp, they geared up and dived into the water. Because of the river's current, the divers had to use a safety line.

The Snake River in Idaho is known for its strong current, and they doubted whether or not Adams' possessions would still be found.

However, one of the divers, Jack Lusk, recovered both the iPhone and the keys within 20 minutes of beginning the search.

No iPhone is expected to survive underwater for three days. However, all iPhones manufactured since 2016 have offered some protection against water damage, including the recent iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.  

MagSafe Helped Recover Phone From Canal

Adams' story is not an isolated case. In May, Frederik Riedel told MacDailyNews that his friend's iPhone 12 Pro slipped out of his pocket and fell into a canal in Berlin.

Riedel said that his friend could still see the blue phone shining through the water, which motivated him to jump into the canal water. However, after he jumped in, a lot of mud was stirred up, and the phone slid away further into the mud.

After spending time through the three feet deep sewer water, Riedel's friend called him. He suggested attaching magnets to try and fish the phone out of the water.

However, the magnets were not strong enough to lift the phone, and that was when they remembered the MagSafe feature of the iPhone 12 Pro.

The pair built a prototype with magnets that they had and tried to use it to detect the MagSafe feature of the phone.

After two hours, the two were able to recover the missing iPhone Pro. The device was still in perfect condition and without water damage.

The MagSafe feature is a magnetically-attached wireless power transfer and accessory-attachment standard that was first introduced on the Mac series of Apple Notebooks in 2006.

In 2020, a new version was introduced by Apple and added the capability to all of its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro phones.

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