How to get water out of iPhone speakers (3 Ways)

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Unlike the Apple Watch, there is no official way to eject water from the speaker grills, even though modern iPhones are water-resistant. If water is not ejected, it not only muffles audio but also causes severe damage. Fret not! I’ve rounded up all the best ways to get water out of iPhone speakers.

Note

Though newer iPhones (iPhone 7 and later) are IP67 and IP68 water-resistant, you can’t claim a warranty, free support, or replacement in case of water damage.

Irrespective of whether your iPhone is waterproof, this article explains how to water out of speakers and clean water from the Phone’s speaker grills.

How does the iPhone water eject work?

All the ways below use a sound of a certain frequency to push the water out of the iPhone speaker grills. The working principle is similar to the official water eject feature on the Apple Watch. Feel free to use any method you like.

Before you begin:

  • Make sure to wipe the iPhone (you recently dropped it in a pool or splashed water) using a soft, dry cloth.
  • If you spilled anything other than water (tea, coffee, juice, wine, etc.), clean the affected area with fresh water. Make sure the tap’s water pressure is not too high.
  • Ensure Lightning cable, earphone, or any accessory is not connected.
  • Do not plug your wet iPhone into charging. Forget charging for the next 5 hours!
  • Do not open the SIM tray of a wet iPhone.
  • Do not insert anything inside the Lightning connector or the tiny speaker grills to dry water inside them.

3 Ways to eject water from your iPhone speakers

1. Use Water Eject Shortcut

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.

2. Get water out of your iPhone using Sonic App

  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

3. Using tone-generator website

  1. Visit a website like FixMySpeakers.
  2. Tap the water droplet to start playing a sound.

    Using online tone-generators
  3. Once water droplets stop coming out of the speaker grills, pause the sound.

Other recommendations:

  • Dry water using a fan or blower: Apple recommends using a fan or blower to accelerate the water evaporation. Make sure to take proper caution while following this.
  • Silica gel (better than rice): Yes, unboiled rice works. However, it is a slow process that may take over 24 hours. I suggest using silica gel to get better and quicker results. For this, keep your iPhone in a closed box with a few packets of silica gel.
  • Apple support: Finally, if you believe that your iPhone speakers still sound muddy, give it some hours, and then contact Apple Support. You may also take your device for inspection at an Apple Store or authorized service center.

Wrapping up…

I hope this guide helped you. If you have further questions, please reach me via the comments section below;.

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By Ankur Staff Writer
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I have been an Apple user for over seven years now. At iGeeksBlog, I love creating how-tos and troubleshooting guides that help people do more with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. In my free time, I like to watch stand up comedy videos, tech documentaries, news debates, and political speeches.
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