How to Use a Condom to Protect Your Phone for Underwater Photography

The topic may sound bizarre, but if you're looking for a DIY solution to making your phone camera waterproof, you can protect it using a condom. In this article you will learn that how to protect your mobile phone, especially to take underwater images.


  1. 1
    Take out plain clear condom form the packet or sachet.
  2. 2
    Unroll the condom and wash it properly to clean its oily surface from both sides.
  3. 3
    Let the condom dry.
  4. 4
    Put the condom over your phone.
  5. 5
    Tie one or more knot at the end of condom tightly.
  6. 6
    Try to remove air bubbles from the screen or the camera lens. Make sure it's really stretched across the lens to avoid blurring the image.
  7. 7
    Cut the end ring part off.
  8. 8
    Test it on home (usually in a bucket full of water).
    • If everything is ok, then try to take a picture under water.
    • If your touch screen does not working under water then try to set a self-timer before you go underneath.


  • If the condom's colour affects the image, then you can easily remove/edit it on your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • High quality condoms (Transparent and unflavored recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Fully charged mobile phone (Good quality of camera recommended)

Article Info

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