Did you happen to spill juice or water all over your phone? Or did your phone accidentally get dropped in the bathtub or in the pool? Were you stuck in a storm and your phone got drenched in rain water?
If your answer was yes to any of the questions above, you’ve come to the right place looking for solutions. In this article, we are going to be illustrating how you can get rid of moisture from your cell phone’s charging port and prevent any serious damages. Let’s begin!
What Sounds / Vibrations Can Get Water Out of Phone Charger Port?
Yes, there is one method that we didn’t point out in the previous paragraphs before and that is – playing loud and hard-hitting sounds on your phone. This way you can also eliminate water particles from the phone charger port or the speaker holes.
You can simply download the Sonic app on your iPhone or Android smartphone from Google Play Store or Apple Store. After installing, you’ll see a water droplet icon, press on that. It will play sounds or test tones like sine waves specifically designed for ejecting water out within the frequency range of 1-25 kHz – sounds such as an airplane landing, buzzing sounds, sounds similar to sirens etc.
You will also find plenty of videos on Youtube or find such sounds on Spotify as well to help you out if this app doesn’t work for you.
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How To Remove Water From Phone Charger Port?
The moment you realize water has sneaked into your device’s charging port, waste no time and do these steps right away:
1. Switch off your phone immediately.
2. Detach all accessories connected to your device such as earphones, charger and phone cover. Also, remove any SIM Cards and phone batteries if they’re removable.
3. Do not tilt your phone, keep it standing upright so that water doesn’t move inside any further.
4. Do not shake your phone during this time with great force. Just keep tapping on your phone gently to remove all the excess water out.
5. Furthermore, do not try to shove any sharp object into the charging port which may cause further damage.
6. You can use a small piece of clean cotton fabric and gently push it inside the charging port to soak in as much of the remaining moisture as possible.
7. Allow at least one hour for the leftover moisture to evaporate off into the atmosphere. Just keep your mobile phone standing in an upright position in a well-ventilated area. Do not use your cell phone or move it around during this phase.
If you follow all of these methods sequentially and correctly, you should be good to go. But make sure you do not try doing any of these ‘so-called hacks’ out of frustration and overstressing:
1. No Cotton Birds
Although the people around you may suggest pushing in a cotton bird or cotton swab inside the charging port, but trust us, it’s not a good idea. It can further spread the moisture all around inside.
2. No Dry Rice
You have probably seen this trick on tiktok or reels where you people put their wet phone inside a ziplock bag full of dry rice grains. Although rice does soak in moisture, dry uncooked rice may contain dirt/dust particles as well. They can enter into the tiny holes and openings on different corners of your smartphone and may cause more harm than good.
3. No Hair Dryer
Your friends may advise you to plug in a hair dryer and blow air into the charging port but you should think again before doing so. Although warm air does a great job at evaporating off moisture, it can also make the water crepe farther back in and cause more severe damage.
4. No prolonged Exposure to Sunlight
Some people think that leaving your phone out in an open area outside under the scorching sun is a good idea to remove excess moisture. However, sunlight may not reach that deep inside the small charging port hole but meanwhile your mobile phone as a whole will overheat. This hack is more harmful than whatever tiny good it may bring.
5. Letting Your Phone Sit
Strictly remember – no shaking, moving, tilting or sitting is allowed for your smartphone. The technical components inside the charging port may start to corrode due to long exposure to moisture.
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How Do You Know It’s Too Late?
Okay so how do you know it’s not too late for these home remedies to be enough? What if it’s already too late and playing all those fancy sounds to get water out of the phone charger port continuously will no longer be fruitful?
Well, you’ll know that it’s too late to sit at home and try our quick fixes once you observe any of these symptoms:
1. Signs of corrosion or rust inside the charger port or anywhere else.
2. Phone completely shut off and won’t turn on.
3. Display screen looks foggy.
4. Device is getting hotter and hotter because of damaged lithium-ion batteries inside.
5. Sound not clear and muffled sounds coming from the phone’s speaker holes.
6. The battery wouldn’t recharge even if you use a wireless charger.
7. Moisture Detection Alerts Will Not Stop Coming
8. Minor glitches every now and then.
If you’re caught up in any of the situations above, don’t waste more time. Rush to a repair store and get your mobile phone fixed by a professional technician.
How to Tell if Charger Port is No Longer Wet?
While you play those test tunes and water-ejecting sounds on your mobile phone at the highest volume, you’ll notice water droplets splurging out of the charger port slowly because of the vibrations. After playing for a long duration, you will observe that no more water particles are coming out. It’s a common sign that all the moisture has been successfully eradicated.
For further assurance, inspect the charging port carefully, flash some light into the opening and look closely for any more moisture.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q.1: How do you get water out of your phone charger port?
Answer: Keep your phone in an upright position and gently keep tapping on its top case to remove water. Keep your device in a ventilated area with warmth and good air flow to evaporate off the moisture. More quick solutions have been discussed in this article, you can try them all out one by one.
Q.2: Can water damage phone charging ports?
Answer: Yes, although not right away. But prolonged exposure to moisture can be very detrimental. The charging ports could get permanently damaged, batteries could get rusted, your phone screen could get foggy, speakers could become damaged and the list will go on. Hence, you must immediately take action and do all that it takes to get rid of all moisture as quickly as possible.
Q.3: Can I dry my phone with a hair dryer?
Answer: Well, it’s quite risky to be honest. Blow drying air can make your smartphone overheat and cause further damages. Not to mention, blow drying could also spread the moisture into the other holes and openings of your phone instead of evaporation.
Q.4: How do you shake water out of a charging port?
Answer: First, remove your phone cover and batteries. Then keep your phone standing in an upright position in such a way so that the charge port opening is facing the floor underneath. Very gently shake or tap your phone side to side or in an up and down motion. Do not aggressively shake your phone, be very gentle. And now gravity will do its job to prevent moisture from going further up inside.
Q.5: Can you vibrate water out of the charging port?
Answer: Yes, loud buzzing sounds and vibrations can greatly aid in removing water out of the charging port.
Q.6: What is the app that gets water out of charging ports?
Answer: Honestly, the Play Store is littered with thousands of water-ejecting apps that play sine wave sounds to get water out of charging ports, although most of them require payments and you may have to buy subscriptions first before using them. We recommend using the free Sonic app which gives great results.