iOS 10 is set to introduce a ton of new features for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple unveiled a bunch of them last month at WWDC, but the company may still have a few surprises up its sleeve, as evidence of another helpful feature recently surfaced.
One Reddit user recently spotted a new warning message in iOS 10 that pops up when you try to charge the device if there’s any moisture in the Lightning port. The alert takes up the entire screen, noting that you should unplug the charging cord so the port can dry out first. You can opt to ignore the warning, but doing so requires acknowledging that you may cause “irreparable damage” to the device.
It’s a smart new feature that should stop people from accidentally damaging their iOS devices in the future. It may also protect Apple from any liability in these cases if it can prove you willfully ignored the alert.
Samsung already offers a similar feature on some of its devices, including the water-resistant Galaxy S7, and it’s possible Apple could be paving the way for a water-resistant iPhone 7. We wouldn’t get too excited about that rumor just yet, but at the very least it looks like the next version of iOS will do its part to help keep your Lightning port safe from water damage.