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How to remove water from iPhone speaker easily

How to remove water from iPhone speaker easily

Gone is the time when iPhones lacked water resistance capabilities. Since iPhone 7, Apple has been offering water and dust resistance on all its iPhones. But if you accidentally dunk your iPhone into water, there is no built-in way to remove water from the iPhone speaker. If water gets into the speaker grill, the phone delivers muffled audio.

The new iPhone SE, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus have an IP67 rating. It means they can survive being submerged in one meter deep water for up to 30 minutes. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone 11 series boast an iPhone 68 rating. They can remain submerged in up to 2 meters deep water for 30 minutes.

Remember that water-resistance is not the same as “waterproof.” Also, Apple doesn’t cover water damage under its warranty. So, you have to be really careful to avoid dropping your iPhone in water. If you’ve done the damage and are frustrated with the muffled audio and music, there is a way to remove water from the iPhone speaker easily.

Step-by-step guide to remove water from the iPhone speaker

  1. If you accidentally dunked your iPhone in water, the first thing you should do is to wipe it with a clean cloth. More importantly, don’t charge it until the device is fully dry.
  2. Head over to the App Store and download the Sonic app. Sonic plays a heavy-bass tone to eject water from the iPhone speaker.
  3. Launch the Sonic app and put your iPhone on a flat surface.
  4. Next, swipe up and down the screen to adjust the frequency. You’d want the frequency to be in the range of 150-200Hz
  5. Now tap the ‘Play’ button and you’ll see water being kicked out of the speaker grills.
  6. After a short while, hit the ‘Stop’ button.
  7. Wipe the speaker grill with a clean cloth.
  8. Repeat the process a couple of times to ensure that there is no water left inside.

Now that you have successfully removed water from the iPhone speaker, you wouldn’t notice the muffled audio when you play music.

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