Wet iPhone? Use This Shortcut to Eject Water From the Speakers and Microphones


Despite your iPhone being water resistant, water can still get into the charger port and speaker if you take your device in the shower or for a short swim. But don’t worry, you don’t have to immediately try to dry it out. Your iPhone can get the water out for you with a free shortcut.

There’s a shortcut for the Shortcuts app that gets the water in out in less than a minute. Let’s take a look at how to download and use it.

How to Download the Water Eject Shortcut

This shortcut is pretty easy to download and activate, and it barely takes a minute. Before you begin, make sure you have the Shortcuts (Free) app downloaded on your iPhone. You’ll also need to ensure you’ve got an internet connection and that iOS is updated to the latest version.

Then follow these steps to download and use the Water Eject shortcut:

  1. Since this is a third-party shortcut, you will have to download it from the Shortcuts Gallery website. Click this link to go straight to the download page for it.
  2. A popup will appear. Press Open to begin downloading the shortcut.
  3. Press Add Shortcut.
  4. Your shortcut will be added to the My Shortcuts screen in the Shortcuts app.

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If you have not updated to iOS 15, you will have to Allow Untrusted Shortcuts in Settings > Shortcuts before you begin.

How to Run the Water Eject Shortcut

Now that you have successfully added the Shortcut, here are the steps to use it:

  1. Open Shortcuts and go to the My Shortcuts screen.
  2. Tap the Water Eject shortcut to run it.
  3. Press Start.
  4. You will be asked to Select Intensity Level. Choose what you see fit according to how much water might have gotten into your iPhone. The maximum intensity gives better results.
  5. You will then see your volume sidebar appear on the side of your screen. The volume will be at a 100% and your iPhone will begin vibrating at a specific frequency. Once it is done, you will hear a sound.
  6. You will then be asked to be allowed to connect to a particular website. It's fine to tap Don’t Allow.

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Related: How to Take Care of a Water-Resistant Phone

How to Add the Water Eject Shortcut to Your Home Screen

If you want quicker access to this shortcut, in case of an emergency, you can easily add it to your iPhone Home Screen. You can also use the same steps to share it with someone else who may need to eject water from their iPhone or iPad speakers. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Shortcuts app and locate the Water Eject shortcut.
  2. Tap on the three dots on the Water Eject shortcut.
  3. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen and send it to your chosen contact. The option to Add to Home Screen is also available in the same popup. Tap on it to add it to your Home Screen.
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Read More: Handy iPhone Shortcuts to Automate Everyday Tasks

Water in Your iPhone? No Problem

If you find that your voice sounds muffled in recordings or on phone calls, it is likely your iPhone microphones have water in them. Luckily, you can use this quick shortcut to eject water from your microphones and speakers and dry them out in no time.

Use the link given to go to the shortcut and add it to your Shortcuts app. You can run it with a particular intensity level of your choice. Once you do so, your phone will vibrate with a certain frequency at maximum volume to get rid of any water in your speakers.


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