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    New question here. Sweaty iPhone

    I have an iPhone 6S, and I'm having problems using it when I'm all sweaty. If I want to stop and take a picture or something, I can hardly even unlock it. All my clothes are usually too sweaty to dry it off too. What do you do about that?
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    See a doctor?

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    I always carry a handkerchief in my pocket (no matter what I am doing) it works well for drying fingers for phone use, wiping off sunglasses (or any glasses), wiping sweat from your eyes, can function as a makeshift bandage. So many uses.

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    I have a sony phone, I can get it sweaty, wet, muddy whatever and it work fine... solution, buy a proper phone .
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    OP, I've got the same phone. I find opening and using it mid ride a no sweat proposition.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    apply baking soda to dry it off

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    Oh good grief. Never mind.
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    Put it in the microwave in a bag of fried rice.

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    Are you trying to use a fingerprint to unlock? I wear thin gloves when I ride and it keeps my hands somewhat dry. My iPhone touchscreen works even when I wear gloves but, I have to use the security code to login rather than a fingerprint.

    Also, you may be able to swipe to your camera without having to login your phone. Try to swipe left on your locked screen and see if your camera pops up. It works on my 7s that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    Are you trying to use a fingerprint to unlock? I wear thin gloves when I ride and it keeps my hands somewhat dry. My iPhone touchscreen works even when I wear gloves but, I have to use the security code to login rather than a fingerprint.

    Also, you may be able to swipe to your camera without having to login your phone. Try to swipe left on your locked screen and see if your camera pops up. It works on my 7s that way.
    The fingerprint almost never works, and if I've had it in my shorts pocket it can be too wet to even punch in the security code or much less swipe the camera.

    Maybe I need to learn how to do voice commands to siri. I'd probably annoy everybody with me though heh.
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    Use your go pro on your handlebar and set it to take pics every few seconds.
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    Truly not a good idea to leave your phone where it gets that sweaty. Salty sweat and anything with metal dont mix well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNTall View Post
    The fingerprint almost never works, and if I've had it in my shorts pocket it can be too wet to even punch in the security code or much less swipe the camera.

    Maybe I need to learn how to do voice commands to siri. I'd probably annoy everybody with me though heh.
    sandwich bag the phone

    I am not sure what you think of wearing a Camelbak to carry your stuff or the Camelbak "fanny pack" you wear rearward. I use my Rogue to carry all my belongings. Using a bag could help you out! Do you have a dropper post? If not, you can also get a low profile saddle bag from Amazon for a few bucks.

    I have a saddle bag and tried it out on my dropper post just to see what happens. All I heard was "farting" noises when I dropped! I plan on using the bag on my fitness bike.
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    My phone is in my camelbak when out on MTB rides. My road kit always has a sandwich bag included for sweaty rides or when it is raining. It keeps mud and sweat out of the phone and can usually be operated without even taking the phone out of the bag.

    Oh yeah super cheap and every market has them. When out on a ride and you forget one go into a grocery store and grab one of those bags you would put an individual bagel in. I also have used doggy doo doo bags to protect my phone and as foot warmers on cold mornings. The nice thing about these items is when you are done using them they can get put in the trash instead of carrying around all day long.

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    Buy a Blackberry.

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    I usually carry mine in the camelbak too, but sometimes I want it handy to look at a map or something. I guess there's no easy fix. I'll try the sandwich bag.
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    I take my personal photographer along so he can take shots when necessary. If he gets too sweaty I fire him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I take my personal photographer along so he can take shots when necessary. If he gets too sweaty I fire him...
    you are a tough customer

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    I use one of these attached to the shoulder-strap of my hydration pack.
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    Put phone in camelbak. Go ride bike. Start there. Or try a handlebar bag. If needed.

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    I had a problem with unlocking my previous phone when trail running, didn't want to unlock with the finger scanner. Current phone doesn't have a finger scanner (Motorola Pure Edition) and unlocks easily with keypad. So try unlocking with keypad instead of finger scanner (pretty sure that's an option).
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I had a problem with unlocking my previous phone when trail running, didn't want to unlock with the finger scanner. Current phone doesn't have a finger scanner (Motorola Pure Edition) and unlocks easily with keypad. So try unlocking with keypad instead of finger scanner (pretty sure that's an option).
    It is an option, I've got the same phone the OP has and that's how I operate without sweating it.
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Put it in a Ziploc bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    Put it in a Ziploc bag.
    That idea is crazy, so crazy that it might just work.


    Nah...its just crazy talk.

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    I use one of these. Is bueno. Also can hold a gel, mustard pack, and credit card for beers. More buenos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    I use one of these. Is bueno. Also can hold a gel, mustard pack, and credit card for beers. More buenos.

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    I like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNTall View Post
    I like that!
    And I like their attitude towards the lazy part of society.

    The top paragraph. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Ziploc bag, or don't sweat.
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    Leave your phone at home! So liberating! I hate riding with a phone and rarely take mine. Enjoy focusing on the ride and your surroundings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro View Post
    Leave your phone at home! So liberating! I hate riding with a phone and rarely take mine. Enjoy focusing on the ride and your surroundings.
    Sounds stressful. The last time I forgot my phone at home and went to work I wasn't myself all day. I finally gave in and ate a Snickers Bar.
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Dang TNT, you're one sweaty fuker!
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