Here’s exactly how to eject water from your phone speaker.
Have you mistakenly dropped your phone in the toilet, sink or pool? If yes, then you have to do something about it as fast as you can, to avoid causing further damages on your device
Now, it is important to note that, when water gets into your device speaker enclosure, the sound becomes muffled. However, leaving any type of fluid in your speaker can cause serious damage when it dries out.
Moreover, even if your phone has IP-rated water resistance, the speaker may still sound soft and distorted after underwater exposure.
As it currently stands, there’s no built-in way to eject the water out. Leaving any type of fluid in your phone speaker can result in constant problems.
These problems may include, but are not limited to following:
- Muffled audio (unclear sound)
- Experiencing what we call, Ghost Touch
- Phones go off and on.
And so many others…
How to Eject Water from Your Phone Speaker
With over 14 billion phones in the world, it is surely to be expected that more than 500 million phones come in contact with water daily.
When a mobile phone comes in contact with water, you may likely experience all or either of the problem listed above. Hence, the following steps should be taken when learning how to eject water from your phone speaker:
- Shake your phone
- Use a hairdryer
- Use candlelight heat
- Visit a phone technician
#1: Shake Your Phone:
Immediately you find out that your phone has come in contact with any kind of water, first try to use it and play any music from your device playlist.
If you happen to notice any kind of muffled sound from its speaker, try to shake the phone vigorously while facing the phone speaker downwards.
Afterwards, blow air from your mouth into the speaker.
If you do this, the air falls directly on the speaker grills, thus warming the speaker.
We believe this method, to some extent, will dry the water or even prevent some kind of serious damage, at the very least.
#2: Use a Hairdryer
A hairdryer can also be a viable option when learning how to eject water from your phone speaker. Thus, if you can get one, it is highly recommended.
A hairdryer, meanwhile, is an electrical device used to dry and style hair, but in this case, can be really applicable in helping to remove water from any object.
A hairdryer can remove water out of your phone speaker through its electric fan which blows air across a heating coil. When the air passes through the dryer, it heats up.
As the warm air also reaches the phone speaker, it helps to dry up the water.
#4: Use Candlelight Heat
A candle, when it burns, is capable of generating heat, at least to a lesser degree or amount. Hence, the heat can be utilized to your advantage.
After you must have shook your phone vigorously, place the phone speaker close to the candlelight to make it heat up. This helps to dry up any atom of water or fluid on the phone speaker, hence limiting any further damage on it.
#5: Visit a Phone Technician
This could be seen as the last option, after the previously listed ones didn’t go so well as planned.
If you happen to experience Ghost Touch or your phones now consistently goes off and on, or perhaps, all the method listed above did not work, we advise you to kindly visit an experienced phone technician as soon as possible to avoid a persistent phone problem.
Thankfully, there are several third-party apps that play a specific tone, generating sound waves that help in ejecting all the water from your phone.
Most of these apps can clean and eject water from the speaker in a matter of seconds. It has been tried and tested to have an over of 80% success rate.
For instance, there’s the Speaker Cleaner app which uses sine wave sounds of predefined frequencies to remove water from the speaker.
These sound waves enable the speaker to vibrate and shake off water that dwells inside. The Speaker Cleaner app is specifically for Android phones.
There is also the Sonic V (IOS). Although, it is sad to admit that this app doesn’t work on devices that lacks waterproof rating, and if you insist on trying it on your non-waterproof rated phone, you will only succeed in damaging the phone speaker further.
What about the Water Eject Siri Shortcut?
Water Eject is an easy, but powerful Siri Shortcut built for iOS and designed to protect your premium Apple devices from getting spoilt after mistakenly coming in contact with water.
The iOS feature works by generating ultra-low 165Hz frequency sound waves that remove water from the speaker cavity system.
Steps to Remove Water from Your Phone Speaker
Now, we deemed it necessary to give you a quick rundown on the various steps to take when learning how to eject water from your phone speaker and earpiece, especially using the Speaker Cleaner app or other water cleansing apps.
These steps include:
Step 1: Download and install the Speaker Cleaner app from Google Play Store.
If you are an iPhone user, you can go for the Sonic V app from the App Store.
Step 2: After downloading the app, proceed to set the toggle to Speaker.
Ensure that you increase the volume of your phone to the loudest. Now, try to place your phone such that the speaker is downwards.
Step 3: The next step involves tapping on the “Start Cleaning” icon.
By doing this, you have automatically played a particular sound that will help to eject the water.
Step 4: The next step is to change the toggle to Earpiece, then repeat the process, while still facing the earpiece downwards.
Having completed the above processes, you can be sure of witnessing improvement in your phone’s speaker quality.
Now, if you try all the above-listed steps and it doesn’t still seem to work well as you had expected, you can turn to the second mode, and repeat the steps.