Your iPhone actually has a secret eject button.
Your iPhone’s IP68 rating for water resistance means it can withstand up to 6 metres of water for as long as 30 minutes.
That being said, you shouldn’t be sticking it under the pool on holiday to try and get those epic underwater shots.
If water does manage to wiggle its way inside, you’ll be faced with a hefty bill to say the least – and that’s not what you need.
Sometimes accidents happen though, especially for those who walk on the clumsier side of life. Your mobile may go on a trip into the toilet when it falls out of your back pocket.
Perhaps it slips out of your hand and falls into a puddle when your chasing the dog on a walk. Whatever it is, if your iPhone survives it, there may be some left over water in the speakers and earpiece.
As tempted as you may be to stick something sharp in, say a cue tip to soak up the water, you could be doing more harm than good.
Luckily for you, your iPhone has a secret hidden eject button that’ll clear the water right up. We know this sounds like some kind of James Bond gadget, but it’s legit so stick with us.
How to remove water from your iPhone’s speaker.
Those of you who have your Apple Watch pretty much glued to your wrist, may already have experience with this feature.
But now, the iOS Shortcut app brings this eject feature to iPhone. The best bit? It could not be easier.
1) Visit the Shortcuts Gallery website.
2) Click Get Shortcut.
3) Wait for the Shortcuts app to launch.
4) Search for Water Eject.
5) Tap Add Shortcut.
There are now a number of different ways you can activate this shortcut. For those of you who love Siri, you can say ‘Hey Siri, water eject’.
Alternatively, you can head to the Shortcuts app and launch the effect from there.
When the water eject is in motion, your iPhone will play a musical tone for around 10 seconds. When the process is finished, a pop up will appear telling you that it’s been expelled from your speaker.
Water be gone!
This feature is practically magical. Like something out of a Harry Potter book. Not only does it give you that added peace of mind, and extra sense of security, but it saves you the hassle of having awful audio.
Nobody wants to listen to fuzzy music or be asked ‘what’ 15 times on a phone call. This handy hack has you covered.