As we gear up for the official release of iOS 10 this fall, we keep getting more and more excited for the cool new features that will soon be on all of our phones. We already know that iMessage is going to be awesome, your phone will be able to help you find your parked car and emoji are going to get animated. But there鈥檚 another hidden feature that could be a major game-changer for accident-prone phone owners.


Testers just discovered one awesome new trick: a water sensor inside the phone鈥檚 lightning port. If the phone senses that there鈥檚 water inside, an error message will pop up. 鈥淭o protect your iPhone, disconnect this Lightning accessory and allow the connector to dry,鈥 the message reads. The feature only appears to work for the iPhone聽6s, 6s Plus and SE.

Some people predict that this is the first step into a water-resistant phone鈥攁n iPhone 7 rumor that people can鈥檛 seem to stop talking about. Our inner klutzes are rejoicing and putting away that bag of rice we keep in case of emergency.

What鈥檚 the worst way you鈥檝e damaged your phone? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t ZDNet; photos via Apple)