iPhone hack will save you if you ever drop your phone in water – here’s how to try it
Putting a phone in rice has long been a famous way to save your device from a water damage disaster.
But it turns out that’s not the only action you can take, as one iPhone app can offer a “water ejection” trick in times of crisis.
The aptly named ‘Water Eject – Speaker Cleaner’ offers a combination of sounds and haptic patterns to help eject harmful droplets.
Users can even adjust the heaviness, intensity and sharpness of these vibrations to achieve the desired buzz.
This hack can also be used to drive dust out of your speakers, which can make the sound of an iPhone seem a bit muffled.
Putting a phone in rice has long been a famous way to protect your device from water damage. But it turns out that’s not the only action you can take, as one iPhone app can be a trick to eject water in times of crisis
HOW TO USE THE WATER EJECT APP
- Download it from an iPhone App Store
- Pay £3.99 once the app is downloaded
- Click through the introductory steps
- Go to the homepage
- Press the power button to start a water spraying session
- Wait for it to finish or press the power button again to stop it
- Click the third tab at the bottom to access music
- By playing these songs you can test if your speakers are working
“Using the unique method with the Haptics & Sound Ejection app, it plays the best combinations of sounds and haptic patterns to eject the water and dust from your speaker,” reads the description on the App Store.
“App has the automatic wizard or you can try the manual mode with some adjustments.”
To try it for yourself, go to the App Store on an iPhone or iPad to install the software.
Although you can download it for free, a price of £3.99 appears once you click on the app.
If you think it’s worth the investment, read the introductory steps first before going to the homepage.
Here the ‘manual ejection’ can be switched between light, medium and heavy modes, with additional settings to change the sharpness and intensity.
A tone generator is also available, ranging from zero to a whopping 20,000 Hz.
The vibrations and sounds should start as soon as the power button is pressed, which will last just under 20 seconds.
Once the process is complete, a warning should pop up indicating that all the water has been ejected from the phone’s speakers.
The ‘Water Eject – Speaker Cleaner’ offers a combination of sounds and haptic patterns to help target harmful droplets
HOW TO ADD WATER OUTPUT TO YOUR iPHONE SHORTCUTS
- Go to an iPhone browser and search for Shortcuts Gallery
- Look for the Water Eject app in the “Popular Shortcuts” section
- Click ‘Get Shortcut’ to go to a new page
- Press ‘Add Shortcut’
- Go to Shortcuts on your iPhone’s home page
- The app should now appear here
Clicking on the third bottom tab that looks like a speaker will play several songs to check if your speakers are working.
This includes ‘soul chaser’, ‘life is a party’ and ‘hole in the wall’, among others.
If you really want to save some time, the app can also be added to an iPhone’s shortcuts for easy access.
To do this, go to an iPhone browser and search for “Shortcuts Gallery.”
The Water Eject app can be found here in the “Popular Shortcuts” section, and users have the option to add it to their iPhone shortcuts.
When clicked in the Shortcuts section, users then have the option to initiate an ejection session simply by pressing a single button.
However, it is important to note that Water Eject is unlikely to solve your problems if a phone has been submerged in water for too long.
If water seeps into an iPhone’s hardware, it can cause corrosion, often making it impossible to operate normally.
If clicked in the Shortcuts section, users then have the option to initiate an ejection session with a single button press
While it is widely believed that using rice will help, it is also not the most effective course of action.
You may be surprised to learn that cat litter is the best way to restore a water-damaged phone, according to Gazelle.
Experts suggest it’s best to shake the water off a handset before putting it in a bag of rubbish for as long as possible.
They say three days is the ideal time to leave it there and while you might miss Instagram, it’s a much cheaper alternative to buying a new phone.
It is also suggested that silica gel packs, which often come with new shoes and handbags, can be used.
Leaving your phone in an airtight container with a baggie for at least 24 hours can often fix some of these issues.
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Kewin Charron, Senior Lead Refurbishment Operations Manager at Back Market (Image Provided)