How to Get Water Out of Your Phone Speaker Safely & Without Rice

How would you manage without your smartphone for a day? We can’t imagine our lives without it anymore. The smartphone is treated with the highest care. But mishaps can and do occur.

What happens if you accidentally dip your phone in liquid? The speaker hole is one possible entry point for water.

Don’t stress if you discover yourself in a similar circumstance. This guide will explain everything you need to know to get water out of your speaker.

Key Takeaways:

  • The rice grain hack for drying wet phones is not always effective and may expose your device to powdery particles or insects.
  • To remove water from a phone speaker, turn off the phone and let the moisture dry on its own by keeping it upside down for better air circulation.
  • Third-party apps like Sonic V, Clear Wave, Speaker Cleaner, and Water Eject can help force water out of the speaker by playing high-intensity sounds.
  • If all else fails, consider taking the device to a certified service center for repair; water-resistant phones under warranty may be eligible for free or discounted repairs.
Putting your phone in Rice | Verizon

You must have seen the technique for drying rice grains on YouTube. The common method is to put or lay your phone on a bed of rice (preferably with the backplate removed). The device is designed to release moisture into the grains slowly. It may or may not work, as the results differ in every case.

It follows that, certainly, the unusual approach can occasionally be successful. It can take days, and in the meantime, you run the risk of letting powdery particles or even rice insects into your device’s ports. Don’t forget that practical solutions aren’t always wise ones.

How to remove water from a phone speaker?

If water has made its way into your phone’s speaker, you can either play a loud sound to force the water out, let the phone dry at room temperature, or take it in for repairs. Here are some tricks to clean water using only your phone’s speaker.

1. Turn off the phone

Tune off your phone | Ton via Canva

If the gadget was on when you dropped it in the water, you should immediately turn it off. Take out the battery and SIM card. After wiping them down with a dry cloth or cotton, turn the device upside down and let it there for 10 to 15 minutes to drain the remaining water.

Do not try to use your phone if there is any danger that its circuits are wet; instead, switch it off and leave it off until you are ready to fix it.

2. Let the moisture dry on its own

Letting things happen naturally is better than forcing them through irregular means. If you agree and are curious about safely removing water from your phone, one method involves allowing air (and gravity) to dry the speaker grills. It’s one of the simplest solutions, but it’s one of the best solutions that mobile users like you have found.

The first technique requires you to keep your phone upside down. If possible, avoid placing the handset flat on a surface, as air circulation under the device is essential. The air around the device will dry the speaker grills if you are not in a particularly cold climate. The upside-down design of the device ensures that any larger droplets trapped inside will eventually fall.

3. Use third-party apps

Use third part apps | BuildFire

Several apps can help you get water out of your phone speaker.

For iPhone Speakers

Every model of iPhone since the iPhone 7 is protected against water (water resistant). This means they can be exposed to a small amount of water while in use. While there is no dedicated iOS feature for clearing water from an iPhone’s speaker grill, you can still take steps to restore full audio quality.

The Apple App Store offers a variety of nifty applications that function similarly to the water expulsion feature of the Apple Watch. Download the widely recommended Sonic V or the Clear Wave app on your iPhone and launch it to use this feature.

Usually, these apps play high-intensity sounds to do the magic. The sound waves force water droplets from the iPhone speaker grills and away from the device. The procedure may require a few minutes to complete.

For Android Speakers

The Google Play Store has several useful apps to mimic water expulsion technology commonly seen in certain wearables. To leverage this functionality on your Android device, search for and download two apps, Speaker Cleaner and Water Eject.

Once installed, launch your chosen app and place your phone on a level or inclined surface, ensuring the lower portion of the device is directed downward to facilitate water discharge.

4. A website to remove water from phone speakers

There are countless kinds of websites available online. FixMySpeakers is only one example that really works. This method works with any smartphone, including the iPhone, Samsung, Realme, Oppo, Vivo, and any other smartphone.

  1. To begin with, visit
  2. Tap on the Eject Water Button. A loud sound will start playing.
  3. Wait for the process to complete. It might take up to 60 seconds.
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The speaker quality of your phone will begin to improve in a matter of minutes as the water drains out. If you want all the water from your phone, you should do this five or six times.

5. Use a vacuum cleaner

This method can appear odd, but modern smartphones have holes for the speaker and other accessories that allow liquid to be drained. If your house or vehicle vacuum has a little nozzle attachment, you can use that instead.

6. A hair dryer can be used to remove the water

It’s also possible to use a hairdryer, though you’ll need to keep it extremely close to the damaged area for a few minutes to be effective. Since it could take up to 15 to 20 minutes for all the water to disappear, the problem here is not how long you must keep it on but how often you must carry out this process.

Drying out the speaker grill of a OnePlus 7T

7. Candlelight heat

When a candle burns, it produces a small amount of light and heat. After giving your phone a good shake, you can warm up the speaker by placing it near the flame of a candle. Any moisture on the phone’s speaker will evaporate.

8. Use silica gel

Silicon dioxide, or silica, has the same chemical makeup as common sand. Silica gel, a silica desiccant, is useful for lowering the relative humidity inside sealed containers and other enclosed spaces since it can absorb up to 40% of its weight in water. You’ve probably seen the little silica gel packets of brand-new shoes, medications, or devices in the box.

So, it can be used to get the water out of your phone’s speaker. Just place it near your phone and enclose it in a box. Leave it be for 24 hours and see if it helps.

9. Get it repaired at a certified center

If none of those mentioned above solutions work, you will need to take the device to the manufacturer for service. If your phone is water-resistant and still under warranty, you can be eligible for free or discounted repairs.

An iPhone being taken apart for repair | ProPakistani


Consider the following advice when trying to dry out your phone’s speaker:

  • Water in the phone’s speaker can be removed with a blow dryer, but doing so can cause irreparable harm to the device’s components.
  • Never put anything into the phone’s speaker or microphone.
  • Avoid plugging your wet phone into a charger.
  • Avoid violently shaking or slamming your phone.

Final Verdict

Water damage to your smartphone, particularly in the speaker, can be a frustrating issue to deal with. However, if you adhere to the steps in this guide, you should be able to dry out your phone’s speaker and get it working again.

It’s important to take prompt action, employ proper techniques, and keep your gadget from being damaged anymore. A certified service center should be consulted if further troubleshooting fails. You can avoid ruining your phone’s speaker by taking reasonable care and doing the necessary steps.


Khalid Ali

Khalid is a versatile analyst honing his expertise for the past 5 years. With certifications from Google and IBM to back him up, his knowledge extends far beyond the routine coverage of the latest trends and in the industry.