Removing Water from iPhone Speaker: 3 Ways

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We’ve all been there – a quick dip in the pool, an accidental spill, or even a sweaty workout can lead to water finding its way into our beloved iPhones. While newer models are water-resistant, they’re not entirely waterproof. Removing water from iPhone speakers is crucial to prevent long-term damage and restore clear audio. Don’t panic! We’ve got you covered with three easy methods to get your iPhone speakers back in action.

Method 1: Use a Water Eject Shortcut or App

One of the quickest ways to eject water from your iPhone is by using a water eject shortcut or app. These handy tools play a specific low-frequency tone that vibrates the speakers, pushing the water out. Some popular options include:

  • Siri Shortcuts
  • iFixMySpeakers.com (FREE online tone generator)

To use this method:

  1. Open the website – iFixMySpeakers
  2. Play the tone for 20-40 seconds
  3. Test your speakers to see if the sound has improved

Repeat the process several times if the sound is still muffled or distorted.

Removing Water from iPhone Speaker

Method 2: Manually Dry the Speakers

If you don’t have access to a water eject tool, you can manually dry out your wet iPhone:

  1. Power down your iPhone immediately
  2. Gently tap the iPhone, speaker side down, on a soft cloth
  3. Let the iPhone air dry speaker-side down for at least 2 hours
  4. Avoid using rice or putting your iPhone in an oven (more on this later)

This method requires more patience but can be as effective in removing water from your iPhone speakers.

Method 3: Use Compressed Air

For a more targeted approach, try using compressed air to blow water out of your iPhone speakers:

  1. Hold a CAN with compressed air about 6 inches away from the speakers
  2. Spray in short, controlled bursts
  3. Alternate between spraying and letting the speaker’s air dry
  4. Continue until no more water appears to come out

Be careful not to spray too close or too long, as this can damage the delicate speaker components.

What to Avoid When Drying iPhone Speakers

While it might be tempting to try some “home remedies” for fixing water-damaged iPhone speakers, there are a few things you should avoid:

  • Based on the intensity of the damage, never use a hair dryer or put your iPhone in rice. The intense heat from a hair dryer can damage your iPhone, and rice can introduce dust and debris into the speakers.
  • Avoid playing music or media at high volumes right away. Give your speakers time to dry out before blasting your favorite tunes.
  • Do not poke or prod the speaker holes. This can push the water further into your iPhone and cause more damage.
  • If problems persist, have your iPhone checked by Apple. Water damage isn’t covered under warranty, but getting a professional opinion is better than risking further damage.

Whether you’re a seasoned iPhone user or a newbie, water exposure can happen to anyone. You can lower the risk of long-term damage by acting quickly and using one of these three methods for removing water from iPhone speakers. Remember to avoid common mistakes like using rice or hair dryers, and don’t hesitate to get your iPhone checked if issues continue after drying. With some care and attention, your iPhone speakers will return to blasting your favorite tunes quickly!

Ray Reamer

Ray Reamer is a speaker repair specialist based in Sicklerville, New Jersey. He runs the popular blog iFixMySpeaker.com where he writes about repairing phone speakers that have been water damaged.