How to Eject Water from Your iPhone 12

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The iPhone 12 is a powerful and advanced device, but one of its most important features is its water-resistant design. With an IP68 rating, the iPhone 12 can withstand up to 4 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. However, even with this protection, it's still possible for water to get into the device's speaker grills.

If you've found your iPhone 12 has been exposed to liquid, then you may want to consider using the new Apple-developed “Water Eject” feature. This feature uses low-frequency sound waves to push out any water that may have gotten trapped in the speaker grills. To trigger this feature, simply open Settings > Accessibility > /Visual and toggle on the “Water Eject” option.

Once enabled, you can activate the Water Eject feature by going into Control Center and tapping twice on the “Hearing” icon. The sound wave vibrations will be emitted from your iPhone's speakers and should help push out any water that has become trapped in the speaker grills.

It is important to note that this Water Eject feature should only be used after your iPhone has been exposed to liquid. If your phone hasn't been wet yet, then it may not be necessary to use this feature as it could damage your device if used unnecessarily. Additionally, it is recommended that you allow at least 5 hours before charging with a Lightning cable or connecting a Lightning accessory after using the Water Eject feature as this could also cause damage if done too soon.

The introduction of the Water Eject feature on the iPhone 12 is an extremely useful tool for anyone who needs to quickly remove any liquid that might have become trapped in their device's speaker grills without having to disassemble or physically remove anything from their iPhone themselves.

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What To Do If iPhone 13 Falls Into Water

If your iPhone 13 has fallen into the water, the most important thing to do is to unplug all cables and stop using them immediately. Do not attempt to charge your device until it's completely dry. This can take up to 5 hours, so be sure to wait before connecting any Lightning cable or Lightning accessory. If you need help drying out your device, you can try using a desiccant such as silica gel packets or uncooked rice. You may also want to take the device apart (if possible) and clean each component with isopropyl alcohol.

Does the iPhone XR Have a Water Eject Feature?

No, the iPhone XR does not have a water eject feature built-in. However, you can use a Siri Shortcut to push water out from the speaker grills using very low-frequency sound. To do this, you'll need to download the shortcut from the App Store and set it up on your phone. Once it's set up, you can use it to push out any water that may have gotten inside the speaker grills.

Identifying Water Damage in an iPhone 12

To determine if your iPhone 12 is water damaged, you should first look for the Liquid Contact Indicators (LCIs). These indicators are located on the outside of the device and will have a color of either white or silver. When these indicators come into contact with water or a liquid containing water, they will turn fully red. If any of the LCIs on your iPhone 12 are red, then it has been exposed to water and may be damaged. Additionally, if you notice any signs of corrosion or discoloration around the ports or buttons on your device, this could also indicate that it has been water damaged.

Waterproof Capabilities of the iPhone 12 Pro

The iPhone 12 Pro is water-resistant, meaning it is protected against water up to a certain extent. It is rated IP68, which means it can be submerged up to 6 meters in water for up to 30 minutes without any damage or adverse effects. This means that it can safely survive accidental spills, splashes, and even rain without any issues. However, this rating does not make the iPhone 12 Pro waterproof in the traditional sense; extended periods in water or deeper depths than 6 meters will likely cause damage.

Is the iPhone 12 Waterproof in the Shower?

No, the iPhone 12 is not waterproof in the shower. While it does have an IP68 water-resistance rating, which means it can withstand submersion in up to 6 meters of water for up to 30 minutes, Apple does not recommend using it in the shower or in any other situation where it could be submerged for prolonged periods of time. Additionally, exposure to hot water or steam could cause damage to the device. To ensure that your iPhone 12 remains safe, avoid using it in the shower and other wet environments.

Does the iPhone 11 Have a Water Ejection Shortcut?

Yes, the iPhone 11 does have a Water Eject Siri shortcut. This allows you to quickly and easily remove water from your device's speaker grill with just a few taps. The shortcut is located in the Settings app under “Siri & Search” and can be activated by simply saying the phrase “Hey Siri, eject water.” It will then use sound waves to vibrate any water out of the speaker grill.

The Effects of Water Damage on iPhones

IPhone water damage is the result of liquid entering the device and causing internal components to malfunction. It can occur from any type of liquid, including sweat, rain, or liquid spills. The most common sign of water damage is a red Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI) inside the SIM card slot. If you see this indicator, it means that liquid has made contact with the phone and should be taken in for repair immediately. Other signs of water damage include corrosion on ports and connectors, discoloration on the display, or malfunctioning buttons or speakers. Any iPhone exposed to liquids should be assessed by a professional as soon as possible.


In conclusion, if your iPhone 12 has been exposed to liquid, it's important to unplug all cables and not charge it until it is completely dry. Additionally, you should wait at least 5 hours before charging with a Lightning cable or connecting a Lightning accessory. As there isn't an in-built water eject feature on the iPhone, the Siri Shortcut can be used to help get the water out of its speaker grills using low-frequency sound.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.