We are clumsy people who keep spilling their drinks everywhere and sometimes on our phones. While you won’t think twice about the mishap if your phone is waterproof, the water still gets into the cracks, such as the speaker grill and charging port. If you accidentally dropped your Android phone in the water or spilled some liquid on it, there is no reason to worry or hurry. Let’s see how to get water out of your Android phone’s speaker.
I have written a separate guide if you are looking to dewater your iPhone speaker.
How to expel water from the speaker phone
Most smartphones come with an ingress protection rating that is only awarded when a manufacturer makes the smartphone waterproof. exist different categories to this rating which determine how long your device can withstand being submerged or splashed. However, if your Android smartphone doesn’t come with an official IP rating, there’s a chance that it still has some protection against water.
We will discuss this more at the end, but first, let’s talk about the solution to the problem. The easiest way to get water out of the phone’s speaker is to reproduce a specific sound frequency that will push the water out of the speaker grills. However, you can’t just play any audio file and expect it to eject water.
1. Remove the water from the speaker phone
Fixmyspeakers.com is a simple utility website that allows you to blow the water out of your Android smartphone’s speakers. Open fixmyspeakers.com on your Android browser and tap on the Eject Water button.
The phone would start playing a melody through the speakers, and if you looked closely, you’d see water coming out of the speaker grill. Repeat the sound until your phone’s speaker starts to play normally.
Professional advice: Make sure your phone is not connected to Bluetooth speakers or headphones; otherwise, your phone’s speaker will not turn off.
2. Use an application to flush water from the phone’s speaker and earpiece
As much as FixMySpeakers is functional, you wouldn’t want to enter a website every time you want to flush some water out of the speaker phone. An app is a better option and there are many on the Play Store. I recommend Super speaker cleaner as it is free and has a simple interface with an intuitive checklist.
It shows the correct procedure to maximize results, such as placing the phone face down while cleaning, maximizing the volume, etc. However, it is the only application that allows you to run the water ejection sound for speakers and headphones separately. This feature is important because Android phones without stereo speakers can only play sound through speakers and the earphone is generally used only during calls.
Install Super Speaker Cleaner app from Play Store. Open the app and select which speaker you want to clean first: speaker or earpiece.
After that, check the boxes and start the cleaning process. It has two modes that reproduce different frequencies to ensure that you extract most of the water. Repeat the process until your speakers begin to sound normally.
How do you get the water out of the speaker phone?
The exact science behind getting the water out of the speaker phone is pretty simple. Sound waves are propagated by vibrating particles. When there is water on the speaker of your Android phone, it is actually a miniscule amount that covers the membrane and prevents it from working normally. This is why your phone’s speaker sounds muffled because it has a layer of water on it and in order to break the water layer down into individual droplets, the speaker must vibrate so that it can literally shake the water.
What happens if water enters the loading port?
Like the speaker, all openings are covered with a rubber gasket to prevent water from seeping into the body of the Android phone. However, if water gets into the charging port, your phone will prevent it from charging as it has built-in short detection. You can shake the phone against the palm of your hand to expel some of the liquid and use a hair dryer. Your phone should start charging after all the liquid has been removed.
Does Putting Your Phone On Rice Really Work?
Well yes, but not really. Rice is not a good absorbent agent when stored at room temperature. If you put your phone in rice, the only thing you can be sure of is getting starch and dust particles into your phone. However, when people claim that putting their phone in the rice fixed it, it is just water that evaporates naturally.
My phone is not IP certified. Should I be worried?
There is always the possibility of water getting on your phone, even if your phone have a IP classification. However, you should turn off your phone and leave it in a warm place. Whatever water has gotten in, it eventually evaporates.
However, most modern manufacturers add some water resistance but don’t pay to get IP certified. So it is very likely that your phone is probably safe from a splash or a small dump.
Final words: dry your speaker
These were two quick ways to flush water out of the phone speaker on your Android smartphone. Both work on a similar principle of expelling water by rapidly vibrating the loudspeaker membrane. This breaks the surface tension and expels the water droplets. What do you think? Did you have a problem with this method? Come talk to me on Twitter.
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