Water Resistant? iPhone 7 Plus Takes a Brief Swim And Speakers Now Sound Awful

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  1. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Accidenally got my iPhone 7 Plus wet... now both speakers sound absolutely awful. Water stuck inside them? Or is my week old phone completely ****ed?

    Anyone else's phone bounce back from a similar experience?
     
  2. PJM83 macrumors regular

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    Give it a few hours to dry and they should be fine.
     
  3. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Give it a few taps and make sure all the water is out of speaker. Also depends how how much liquid was on your phone. Was it a simple spill? Fell in a tub? Pool? Atlantic Ocean? My "I wish my iPhone was here" tears?
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    If it was salt water or pool water, rinse it in fresh water before drying it out.
     
  5. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Open Spotify, play rage against the machine for 30 minutes on highest volume and it will be fine.
     
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    Went to change a song while listening to my Bluetooth speaker and I was in the shower. She slid into the tub with the water running over it.

    Not joking I did exactly this. Testify on highest volume on repeat. Seems to be getting better, but still not 100%. Will leave unplugged tonight and I'll check on it in the morning. Thanks for the advice everyone.
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    What's wrong with leaving it in rice over night like the old days. It wouldn't hurt anything.
     
  9. Statusnone88 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good idea. I'll head to chipotle tomorrow and have them throw my phone in my next burrito. Should solve the issue. ;)
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I honestly don't care what you put your phone in. Put it in some guac. for all I care.
     
  11. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Play Bass heavy music that will expel the Water. Or I wish my App I am finishing for iOS is a Water Expelling set of Tones and Vibration pulses to get Water out of the Phone.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Happens all the time with the IPX7-rated Apple Watch. Just let them dry out naturally and they'll be normal again.
     
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    Not actually a myth. The rice did help dry it out, just not as effectively as say oatmeal. But the mode of action is the same, and they're great at getting settled in amongst componentry on an open phone.

    Think I'll use oatmeal or something higher up the scale of ever need to do it.

    And OP, don't be a dipstick. will was clearly trying to give you some advice and you tried to be a smartarse about it.
     
  16. Statusnone88 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Or, here's a theory... it was something thought up many moons ago called a "joke."

    Been on these boards over 6 years. Maybe I should know better by now than to crack a joke without people getting seriously butt hurt. I mean, how absolutely childish. I made a rice joke and this dude attacks my choice of clothing and what I drive? Yeah, I was SO in the wrong. :rolleyes: (That was sarcasm.)

    Anyway... to all the people (including home boy who decided to get personal) who had some great advice, I thank you. Between turning on some high bass music and tapping the phone in the palm of my hand, the speakers seem to have improved.
     
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    Or how about just take a shower without having your phone attached to your hip. It's a shower, not a rave.
     
  18. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Rage against the machine can solve all the problems in the world;)
     
  19. stulaw11 Suspended

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    Water cannot get into the speakers. The grills they use (under the body of the phone) are tiny wire mesh. It uses the surface tension of the water that wont go into holes that small to keep the water out.

    Search a disassembly video on YouTube, they show this effect at 2:13 until 2:40

    The only way water will get in, absent a defective device although Apple doesnt warranty water, is if it was under more than 3 feet where the water pressure will force water in.
     
  20. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

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    The shower is the best place to snapchat. I thought everyone knew this.
     
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  22. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    If it was water resistant, why do people have to go through all those techniques to get the phone to function properly?
     
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  24. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

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    Water resistant doesn't mean it works flawless under water or while wet... it just means water won't kill it.
     
  25. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    That's true. I guess there is a reason why Apple won't cover water caused damaged.
     

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