Smartphones have now become an integral part of our lives since they help us stay in touch with our friends and family. However, sometimes accidental spills such as dropping your phone in a pool or toilet can damage the internals of your phone.
People have become clumsy since manufacturers have started providing water resistance. In this article, we will tell you how to remove the water inside your phone speaker.
When the water enters the speaker of your phone, you will start hearing muffled sounds, and these are the signs that you might want to check the speaker for water damage.
While going to the service center to repair your speaker is always recommended, these are some of the tricks that you can try to remove the water inside the speaker of your phone.
Most modern phones have an IP rating, and even if your phone doesn’t have one, then you don’t need to worry since they have some basic protection to block water damage for a limited time.
You will be able to remove the water seeping inside your phone speaker easily if you act fast enough. These are some of the ways that you can try.
Use the Speaker Cleaner Feature in Your Phone Settings
Many phone manufacturers provide a feature in the settings that allows you to clean the speaker inside your smartphone and remove all the particles from it. This is done by playing a loud, high-pitched sound at full volume to remove any dust, water, or other particles located inside your phone.
Search for the speaker cleaner or clear speaker option in the settings app of your phone to use this feature
In case you are using a smartphone running on MIUI, then you use this feature by opening the Settings app > Additional settings > Clear speaker to follow the instructions on the screen to remove water from your speaker.
Use a Third-Party Application to Remove Water From Your Phone Speaker
In case your smartphone does not have an inbuilt speaker cleaner feature, then you can download a third-party app to remove the water from the speaker of your phone.
At the same time, you might think that playing a video or a song at full volume will do the same thing. However, that’s not the case since these apps have been specially developed to clean the speaker on your phone.
They work by playing a high-pitched sound at full volume to remove all the particles from your phone.
You will find many apps with the name speaker cleaner on the Play Store and App Store that will play a loud sound by vibrating your phone speakers and pushing the water out of the speaker.
Just download one of the apps and try using it to fix your phone speaker. Here are some of the apps to fix speaker blockage on your phone:
After using the app, you can play a song to check whether the sound from your speaker is muffled or not.
In case the sound is still not clear, then you can repeat the process two to three times to ensure that the speaker gets thoroughly cleansed.
Keep Your Phone Outside to Let the Water Dry
In case the water doesn’t get removed even after playing those high-pitched sounds using the speaker cleaner app, then you can wait for the water to dry out completely.
There are chances that water didn’t seep deep inside your speaker and will be evaporated if you keep it outside in the sun (not recommended for a long duration as it can heat up your phone).
You can also try leaving it in a room that is under the average room temperature for the entire day to ensure that water evaporates. Make sure that the speaker is in an upside-down position while you do so.
There is also the classic trick of leaving your phone to dry in a packet full of dry uncooked rice for a period of 24 hours. This works most of the time because rice can suck every bit of liquid or moisture around it.
These are all the ways you can follow to remove the water from the phone’s speaker.
In case any of these methods do not work, then it is strongly advised to visit the service center as soon as possible to ensure that your phone does not get damaged any further due to the water inside.
Even if your phone is certified with an IP rating, there are high chances of it getting damaged from liquids if you are not careful enough.