Since the iPhone 7 has been Apples Smartphones always more resistant to water. The current models of the iPhone 13 and the predecessor are even certified according to the IP68 standard and can therefore, according to the specification, withstand the cool water for up to 30 minutes and at a depth of up to 4 meters. This means that the iPhone survives a short “diving tour” without serious consequences – simply dry it with a lint-free cloth and you’re good to go.
iPhone with water in the speaker: What is Apple doing?
Yet not always solves this actually in the end all problems. Very often an iPhone sounds very dull after such a dive. The explanation: Water has penetrated the speaker and microphone causes blockages. Apple recommends the following procedure in this case:
“Place the iPhone speaker-side down on a soft, lint-free cloth and see if any water drips out. Water ingress can affect speaker and microphone performance until it has completely evaporated.”
The iPhone should then be dried, Apple on this:
“To dry the iPhone, gently pat it down on your hand with the Lightning connector to remove excess moisture. Place the iPhone in a dry area with some airflow. Positioning the iPhone in front of a fan that blows cool air directly into the Lightning connector can speed up the drying process.
But there is another, slightly crazier possibility that we would like to present…
How to properly set up an iPhone:
Blew away: Pretty crazy, but actually helps
To be honest, Apple’s recommendation doesn’t sound particularly innovative. With the Apple Watch, the iPhone manufacturer is already more clever, because since the Series 2 there has been a function in which the speakers are freed from water by playing a tone. The same is simply blown out. Unfortunately, the iPhone lacks the practical feature.
In the breach that has become free, the now proposes FixMySpeakers website. The owner of the flooded iPhone simply goes to the website with his mobile phone, turns up the volume and presses the button. It’s already getting a little annoying Sound is played at a suitable frequency and at the same time blows the loudspeakers free from the water – the power is even sufficient to blow away small scraps of paper. Sounds crazy at first, but it actually works. Definitely try it out. However, you should be careful not to bother your fellow human beings for too long, because the sound gets on your nerves.