7 Best Ways To Get Water Out Of iPhone Speaker

A few days ago, I was caught in one of those spontaneous summer downpours. Despite my best efforts, my beloved iPhone took a bit of a soaking. All was fine, except for one nagging problem — the speaker sounded like it was underwater. But hey, we all face challenges, right? In the end, it turned into an opportunity for me to experiment with and compile a list of reliable methods for removing water from an iPhone speaker. So, let’s dive right in!

1. Let Gravity Do Its Work

This is the simplest way to remove water from your iPhone speaker:

  1. Hold your iPhone firmly in your hand with the speaker pointing towards the ground.
  2. Gently shake the device to allow gravity to pull the water out of the speaker.
  3. You may also try tapping gently on the back of the phone to help dislodge the water.
Let Gravity Do Its Work


2. The Rice Method

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Fill a bowl or bag with uncooked rice.
  2. Bury your iPhone in the rice, ensuring that the device is fully covered.
  3. Leave it for at least 24 hours.
  4. Afterwards, retrieve your phone and clean any rice debris from the charging and headphone ports.

3. Silica Gel Packets

This is another drying method that works similarly to the rice method:

  1. Grab a handful of silica gel packets.
  2. Place them together with your iPhone in a sealed bag.
  3. Leave your device in the bag for at least 24 hours.
  4. Remove your phone from the bag and test the speakers.
Silica Gel Packets

4. Use a Hair Dryer

A hair dryer can expedite the drying process, just be sure to be cautious:

  1. Plug in your hair dryer and set it to the ‘cool’ setting.
  2. Hold the dryer at a safe distance from your iPhone speaker.
  3. Direct the airflow towards the speaker for a few minutes.
  4. Be careful not to use a hot setting, as this could damage the phone.

5. An iPhone App to the Rescue

Apple has developed an app to help with this exact problem. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Go to the App Store and download the Shortcut app.
  2. Once the app is installed, follow the on-screen instructions to activate the water ejection feature.
  3. Play the sound, and you should see water droplets being ejected from the speaker.
An iPhone App to the Rescue

6. Try a Vacuum Cleaner

  1. Hold your iPhone in one hand and the vacuum cleaner hose in the other.
  2. Bring the hose close to the speaker without making contact.
  3. Turn on the vacuum cleaner for a few minutes.
  4. Keep an eye on the speaker to see if water droplets are being sucked out.

7. Seek Professional Help

If you’re unsure about any of these methods, it’s best to contact the professionals:

  1. Book an appointment with an Apple technician at the nearest Apple Store.
  2. If you have AppleCare+, water damage is covered, and you can take advantage of this.
Seek Professional Help

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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