What you should know
- Waters from the iPhones can be ejected from the speakers just like Apple Watch using this water eject shortcut. Follow this link to download the shortcut.
For a detailed guide on how to add water eject shortcut to your device, keep reading below.
One of the most annoying problems we face after getting our iPhones into water is the lack of sound quality from the speakers. iPhones can be submerged in water over 6 meters and can withstand up to 30 minutes without the phone getting damaged.
However, the most common problem that we encounter after getting the phone out of the water is the muffled speaker. As it is impossible to seal the speakers, water enters them and blocks the sound output resulting in a dull sound.
This is the most annoying thing I face each time after getting the phone out of the swimming pool.
As of now, there is no official solution by Apple for this problem but there are peoples who took advantage of the shortcuts and created an outstanding shortcut that ejects water from the speaker grill just like the Apple Watch.
Unlike the iPhone, Apple Watch has the feature builtin into Watch OS to eject water. So why not use this on iPhones?
How to use the water eject shortcut?
To use the shortcut, you must first add the water eject shortcut to your shortcuts library and then start it.
There is a handful of water eject shortcuts and this one is developed by a person named Josh. Kudos to him!
- Open this link on your iPhone and tap “Get Shortcut” to download the water eject shortcut.
- Upon tapping, the shortcuts app will atomically open and ask you to add the shortcut to your device. Tap “+ Add Shortcut” to confirm.
- To start the shortcut, just tap the added shortcut as you would normally do and tap “Begin” on the following popup.
- Once activated, the shortcut will turn on the volume to maximum and play a low frequency to eject the water from the speakers.
Below is the video from iDevicehelp for a better understanding.
For easier access, you can add the Shortcut to certain places such as widgets or the home screen. You can even ask Siri to run the shortcut.
To add the shortcut to the home screen: simply long press the home screen until the apps start to wiggle. Now tap the + icon on the top right corner and search for “Shortcuts“. Finally, tap it and select the “Water eject” and tap “ + Add Widget“.
This is how you add and use the water eject shortcut. Even though this shortcut helps in ejecting the water, it’s officially added by Apple.
Using this shortcut often may damage your iPhone’s speaker, so use it at your own risk. Once or twice may not have a serious negative impact on the device. Never use this shortcut while wearing headphones or airpods as it will greatly damage the ear.