Water damage, no taptic function- but does this mean bad Touch ID too?
So I accidentally took my iPhone 7 underwater in my swim trunks for about 5 minutes, and it was probably 3 feet or so under.
Phone still works, however it claims "Unable to activate touch ID on this Iphone" when I reboot it, and I get no vibration from the taptics functionality. I know that taptics engine is likely shot and needs replaced, but sine it's saying "Unable to Activate touch ID", is it just saying that because the engine is shot, or is that indicating that the touch ID function of the button is shot as well?
In other words, is it possible that JUST the taptics engine is shorted out, and if I replace that, the touch ID functionality will return? Anyone have any stories of seeing this message when JUST the taptic engine was burned out?
Is this a good question?