How to get water out of iPhone speakers: 3 Ways explained

Get water out of iPhone speakers

We’ve all been there. The unfortunate materializes, and our beloved devices find themselves drenched in water. If that device happens to be an iPhone, it’s crucial to get the water out of its speakers as soon as possible. Water can cause severe damage to the speakers and make them sound muffled.

Unlike the Apple Watch, which has a cool feature that allows users to eject water out of its tiny speakers, Apple doesn’t offer this ability to iPhones. Fortunately, I have found some workarounds to get this feature running on your iPhone, and here’s everything you need to know about it.

Precautions to avoid further damage

Although newer iPhones are IP68 water-resistant, you can’t claim a warranty nor get free support or replacement in case of water damage. Hence, it’s always recommended to follow these six tips to avoid further damage.

  • Disconnect all accessories connected to your iPhone and remove the iPhone from its case if you use one.
  • If you spill anything other than water, clean the affected area with fresh water. Also, ensure that the tap’s water pressure isn’t high.
  • Make sure to wipe your wet iPhone using a soft dry cloth to prevent excess water from getting into more areas.
  • Never connect your wet iPhone to a charger. This will help prevent short circuits that can brick your iPhone or shock you.
  • Do not open the SIM tray of a wet iPhone to prevent excess water from seeping into the device.
  • Do not insert anything into the Lightning connector or the tiny speaker grills to dry water inside it.

3 Ways to eject water out of iPhone speakers

Even though iPhones lack a native method to eject water from its speaker, there are three easy methods that can help you get this feature. Whichever way you use it, all of them play high-pitched sounds to push the water out.

1. Use the Sonic app

The simplest way you can remove water from your iPhone’s speaker would be to install and use a dedicated tone-generating app from the App Store. For the purpose of this article, I will be using a free app called Sonic.

  1. Install Sonic from the App Store → Open the Sonic app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap and hold down the water drop icon.
  3. Now, swipe anywhere on the screen to adjust the frequency.
    You can also use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons.
  4. Repeat this process multiple times until all the water is pushed out. 
  5. Hit Stop to end the process.

    Use Sonic app to eject water from iPhone speaker Grill

2. Using the Water Eject Shortcut

Yet another quick way you can eject water from your iPhone’s speaker is to use the Water Eject Siri shortcut created by Josh0678. All you need to do is install the water Eject shortcut and run it as detailed in the steps below:

  1. Get the Water Eject shortcut.
  2. Tap on Get ShortcutAdd Shortcut.

    Add shortcut to eject water from iPhone
  3. Now, tap the Water Eject shortcut to run it.
    You can also say, “Hey Siri, Water Eject,” to activate the shortcut.

    Begin Eject water
  4. Tap Begin Water Ejection and ensure that volume is set to max.
  5. Hit the Stop button to end the process.

3. Using online tone-generators

Finally, if you don’t want to waste your time fiddling around with third-party apps or use an untrusted Siri shortcut, you can choose to use free online tone-generators to eject water from your iPhone’s speaker.

  1. Visit a website like FixMySpeakers or OnlineToneGenerator.
    • On FixMySpeakers, tap the water droplet to start playing a sound.

      Using online tone-generators
    • On OnlineToneGenerator, tap Play and use the slider to adjust the volume.
  2. Tap the pause button after all the water is pushed out of the speaker. 

Other helpful recommendations

The methods listed above should help you get most of the water out of your iPhone’s speaker grills. However, it’s still a good idea to be cautious and get rid of any excess moisture by following one of the methods detailed below.

  • Use a fan or blow dryer: Apple recommends using a fan or blow dryer to accelerate the process of evaporation. However, make sure to keep the temperatures in check while using the blow dryer on your iPhone.
  • Use Silica gel (better than rice): While placing your iPhone in rice can help, it’s an extremely slow process. Instead, try to keep your iPhone in a closed box with a few packets of silica gel for quicker results.
  • Contact Apple support: If your iPhone’s speaker still sounds fuzzy, you can try contacting Apple Support. They will help you schedule a Genius Bar appointment so you can get your iPhone inspected for damage.

Wrapping up…

By following the tips mentioned in this guide, you should be able to quickly eject water out of your iPhone’s speaker while preventing any irreversible liquid damage. Similarly, you can check out our guide on what to do if you accidentally spill water on your MacBook.

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4 comments

  1. Dropped my phone in the toilet yesterday and the speaker has been messed up for a day.
    I didn’t think it would work since it has been a day but it worked IMMEDIATELY!!
    Thank you so much 😊

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