Have you ever accidentally dropped your iPhone in water and wondered how to get rid of the water from inside the speaker? As it turns out, there’s a simple way to eject water from the iPhone speakers. You can either use a Siri Shortcut, or you can try out an app, or even a website. Even if your iPhone comes with an IP rating, it doesn’t mean water can’t get stuck in places.
When water enters through the speaker grilles on an iPhone, it’ll cause the audio to muffle. This is obviously not something we want. In this article, we’ll show you how to get the water out from iPhone speakers.
How to eject water from iPhone speaker?
Before we show you how to eject or remove water from the iPhone speaker, let us briefly explain how this works. Basically, a sound of a certain frequency is played through the speaker, which pushes the water out. The vibrations from the sound eject the water out, and it’s similar to the Water Lock feature found on newer Apple Watches.
Even if your iPhone has a waterproof rating, water will still enter the speakers, earpiece, and the charging port. Apple has added an IP rating on all iPhones starting from the iPhone 7. If you drop your iPhone in water, it is important that you dry it out as much as possible, and not plug it into a charger. We’d also recommend not to drop your iPhone in water if you can avoid it.
Now, there are a couple of ways to get the water out from the speakers.
Use Water Eject Siri Shortcut
This method involves using a Siri Shortcut to play the sound through your iPhone speakers. Here’s how to add the Water Eject shortcut in the Shortcuts app.
1) This is a third-party shortcut, which means that you’ll need to enable ‘Allow untrusted shortcuts‘ in Settings > Shortcuts.
2) Now, you’ll need to download the Water Eject shortcut. Make sure you open this link on your iPhone and tap on Get Shortcut.
3) It should automatically open up in the Shortcuts app.
4) Scroll down to the end of the page and tap on ‘Add Untrusted Shortcut‘.
5) Go to the My Shortcuts tab and tap on Water Eject.
6) A notification should appear with an option ‘Begin Water Ejection‘. Tap on this option to start the process.
You should now hear a sound play on your iPhone, and see the water droplets come out of the speaker grill.
Use a third-party app or website
If you don’t want to install an untrusted shortcut on your iPhone, then there are other ways to get rid of the water. You can use free third-party apps, or you can head over to a website that simply plays the sound to eject the water.
There are plenty of apps that can do this, but we’d recommend Sonic, as it’s available for free from the App Store and does the job very well. After installing the app, you can adjust the frequency of the sound, and see which works best. Tap on the Play button to start removing the water from your iPhone speaker.
You could also try out a website called Online Tone Generator to get rid of any water from the speakers. Open the website on your iPhone, select a frequency, and hit the play button.
If you ever drop your iPhone in the water and are trying to remove the water from the speaker grill, you should try the above methods. Do not try to insert things in to the speaker grill to get the water out. The above methods work well, so we’d recommend using them. Also, dry the iPhone immediately, keep it switched off for a while, and don’t open the SIM tray. We hope this tutorial helped you eject the water from your iPhone speaker.