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PEOPLE are only just realising that putting your wet phone in rice doesn't get water out of your phone.

The hack had long been hailed as the best way to save your device from permanent damage.

Unfrotunately, the grain's efficiency is a myth.

Rice is incapable of absorbing water from the air effectively enough to revive your device.

However, iPhone app 'Water Eject – Speaker Cleaner' includes a "water ejecting" trick when your phone makes contact with liquid.

The technology contains a combination of sounds and haptic patterns to remove droplets from your device.

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The app can also be used to expel dust from speakers.

The description of the software on the App Store reads: "Using the unique method with Haptics & Sound Ejection app will play the best combinations of sounds and haptics patterns to eject the water and dust from your speaker.

"App has the automatic wizard or you can try manual mode with some adjustments."

While you can download the add-on free of charge, you will be charged £3.99 when you click on the app.

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The software is unlikely to save your phone if it has been submerged in water for a long period of time.

Likewise, there is no guarantee that removing trapped droplets from your speaker will actually keep an iPhone alive.

The Water Eject feature on iPhones is handled via the Shortcuts app.

Users have the option to add this to their iPhone Shortcuts. 

If clicked in the Shortcuts section, users then have the option to start an ejector session simply with a single button press. 

After this mind-boggling discovery, many took to social media to express their disbelief.

One said: "What, that's crazy!"

Another user doubled down: "Now you tell me? I've been using rice for years!"

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