How to Remove Water From Phone Speaker (4 Fixes)

There are a few ways to remove water from a phone’s speaker. You can wipe it down and let it dry. You can use an app that plays a sound at a specific level. A bowl of rice can draw out the moisture, or, you can take the phone to a repair center.

If you’ve accidentally dropped your phone in water or spilled liquid on it, your phone’s speaker could sound muffled. Luckily, you can get rid of the water in a few different ways. Let’s find out how!

1. Wipe Down Your Phone

The first thing to do when water comes in contact with your phone’s speaker is to wipe it down. Use a dry lint-free microfiber cloth and gently wipe your phone and the speaker until there’s no visible water on it. 

Let it dry for at least 24 hours, then try using the speaker. If it sounds muffled or not as clear as you’re used to, try the next step.

2. Put the Phone in a Bowl of Rice

One way to draw moisture from your phone is to put it in a bowl of rice overnight. While this method isn’t guaranteed, it has worked for many people, so it’s definitely worth giving it a shot. 

3. Use an App

Whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, there are downloadable apps that can help you get rid of the water in your phone’s speaker grill. These apps play a sound that produces sound waves strong enough to push water out of the speaker. 

For iPhones, you can use Water Eject and Speaker Cleaner to emit a sound to push water out of your speaker. For Android devices, Speaker Cleaner is a good option. 

4. Get It Repaired at a Certified Center

If none of the above fixes work, your last resort would be to send your phone to the manufacturer’s service center for repair. If your phone is still under warranty, you might be able to get it repaired for free or at a reduced cost if your device is water-resistant.

However, most manufacturers don’t cover water damage under warranty, even if the device is marketed as water-resistant. Nevertheless, you should still be able to save the speaker even if it means paying some extra cash.


When attempting to remove water from your phone’s speaker, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Avoid using a blow dryer to remove water from your phone’s speaker as this could damage the phone’s electronics beyond repair
  • Don’t insert any objects inside the phone or the speaker
  • Don’t attempt to disassemble the phone yourself
  • Avoid heating your phone as the battery could blow up
  • Don’t attempt to charge your phone while it’s wet
  • Avoid shaking or banging your phone aggressively

Final Words

Alright, so that was how you could remove water from your phone’s speaker.

Wipe down your phone, put it in a bowl of rice, and let it dry slowly for up to 24 hours. At the same time, try not to use your phone or attempt to charge it. It’s also strongly recommended that you don’t use an external heat source to dry it to prevent further damage.

Finally, consider sending the phone to a certified service center for repair. 

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

I’ve been a writer with Musician Wave for six years, turning my 17-year journey as a multi-instrumentalist and music producer into insightful news, tutorials, reviews, and features.

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