If your phone speaker is sounding a little bit muffled, there’s a good chance water is trapped inside. Water can easily get into your phone speaker when you’re using it in the rain, taking it to the beach, or even just using it in the kitchen. While it’s not necessarily harmful to your phone to have water in the speaker, it can certainly interfere with the sound quality.
If you have water in your phone speaker, don’t panic. There are a few simple steps you can follow to get the water out and dry your phone off.
First, turn your phone off and remove the battery (if possible). This will help to prevent any further damage to your phone.
Next, take a small, dry cloth and gently dab at the water in the speaker. Be careful not to press too hard or use a lot of force, as this could damage the speaker.
Once you’ve removed as much water as possible, place your phone in a dry, safe place where it can air out. Make sure to keep it away from any sources of heat or direct sunlight, as this could cause further damage.
Give your phone time to dry out completely before turning it back on.
Try using speaker cleaner feature(if you have it on your phone)
One option is to remove the water from the phone speaker with a speaker cleaner feature. This can be found on many phones and is usually located near the bottom of the phone.
To use this feature, simply take a cotton swab or Q-tip and insert it into the hole. Gently rotate the swab until you see the water start to come out. Once all of the water has been removed, dry off your phone with a soft cloth.
Let the Phone Speaker Dry out
To remove the water from the phone speaker, you’ll need to let the speaker dry out completely.
Start by removing the back cover of your phone and taking out the battery. If your phone has a removable SIM card, remove that as well. Next, use a can of compressed air to blow any water out of the speaker openings.
Once you’ve done that, use a hairdryer on the lowest setting to carefully dry out the inside of the speaker. Be sure to hold the hairdryer at least six inches away from the speaker so you don’t damage it.
Finally, put everything back together and turn on your phone. The sound should be clear again. If it’s not, you may need to replace your phone’s speaker.
Contact a specialist
While some people may tell you to put your phone in a bag of rice, this is actually one of the worst things you can do. Rice can leave behind a gritty residue that will damage your phone’s internals. The best way to remove water from your phone speaker is to contact a technician.
Technicians have specialized equipment that can remove water from your phone speaker without damaging it. They also have experience dealing with water-damaged phones and laptops, so they’ll be able to tell you if your phone can be saved or if it needs to be replaced.