Modern iPhones are water-resistant, but unlike Apple Watch, there is no approved mechanism to remove water from the speaker grills. If the water is not expelled, it not only muffles audio but also causes significant damage. Take heart! The greatest techniques to remove water from an iPhone speaker have been compiled by me.
Note: Despite the fact that newer iPhones (iPhone 7 and after) are IP67 and IP68 water-resistant, water damage does not qualify for a warranty, free assistance, or replacement.
Regardless of whether your iPhone is waterproof, this article will show you how to remove water from the speaker grills and clean the speakers.
How does it work?
The techniques listed below all employ sound waves of a certain frequency to force water out of the iPhone speaker grills. The official water eject function on the Apple Watch has a similar operating system. Feel free to employ whatever technique you like.
Before you begin:
- If you recently spilled or splashed water on your iPhone, be sure to wipe it down with a soft, dry towel.
- Clean the damaged area with fresh water if you spilled anything other than water (tea, coffee, juice, wine, etc.). Make that the water pressure in the tap is not excessive.
- Make sure no accessories, including earbuds or the Lightning cord, are plugged in.
- Don’t use your damp iPhone’s charging port. For the next five hours, don’t charge!
- A damp iPhone’s SIM tray should not be opened.
- Make sure nothing enters the small speaker grills or the Lightning connector to dry the water within.
3 Ways to get water out of iPhone speakers
- Use the Sonic app
- Use Water Eject Shortcut
- Using tone-generator website
1. Use the Sonic app
- Open the Sonic app after downloading it for free from the App Store.
- Place the iPhone on a surface that is flat or slightly slanted downward (gravity will assist). To increase the volume, use the volume up button.
- The water drop icon should be tapped and held down.
- In order to set the frequency to a value between 160 and 200, swipe anywhere on the screen.
- Several times, go back and do the previous step (until you see no water droplets being pushed out of the speaker grill.) Automatic: If this still doesn’t work, press the water droplet symbol and wait for the app to play the right tone to force water out.
2. Use Water Eject Shortcut
BPrior to starting: On your iPhone, you must accept unverified shortcuts.
Toggle on Allow Untrusted Shortcuts under Settings Shortcuts to do this.
- Use this link to add the Josh0678 Water Eject shortcut.
- Then choose My Shortcuts. To use the shortcut, press it after that.
- Tap to start ejecting water. Check that the iPhone volume is all the way up.
Check out the video below to discover how this shortcut removes the water from your iPhone.
3. Using tone-generator website
- Visit a website like OnlineToneGenerator or FixMySpeakers.
- To play a sound, click the water droplet icon on FixMySpeakers.
- Click PLAY on OnlineToneGenerator. The slider may be used to change the frequency. Be cautious. Avoid damaging the speakers on your iPhone!
- Stop the sound when the water stops dripping from the speaker grills.
Dry water using a fan or blower:
Apple advises utilising a fan or blower to hasten the evaporation of the water. While doing this, be careful to use the appropriate caution.
Silica gel (better than rice):
Uncooked rice does really work. But it is a slow procedure that might take more than a day. In order to achieve better and quicker results, I advise utilising silica gel. Keep your iPhone in a closed box along with a couple packets of silica gel for this purpose.
Last but not least, give it a few hours if you think your iPhone speakers are still muddy, and then get in touch with Apple Support. You can also bring your device to an Apple Store or an approved repair facility for inspection.