YouTube/EverythingAppleProThe quest to customize your iPhone to the point that it’s the most unique iPhone on the street is ever ongoing.
For most of us, that means getting a unique case, or perhaps a case that costs as much as an iPhone itself, like the $1,345 Advent Collection case for the iPhone X.
There are also a “skins,” which are essentially full-body stickers that can give your iPhone a cool leather, metal, or wooden look.
In China, glowing iPhone speaker grills that light up to the beat of your music are apparently the “latest trend.”
It’s a cool effect, that will turn heads (especially if you’re someplace outside of China, where the flashing speaker style is still a novelty). And, thanks to Filip from the EverythingApplePro YouTube channel, there’s a way for you to make your iPhone speaker grills glow.
With that said, the procedure to get glowing iPhone speaker grills is pretty involved, and certainly voids your warranty, not mentioning that it carries the risk of breaking your iPhone for good.
Check out the glowing iPhone speaker grills:
“Check this out, guys. I bet you’ve never seen anything like this on an iPhone.”
Filip from the EverythingApplePro YouTube channel starts off his video by saying “Check this out, guys. I bet you’ve never seen anything like this on an iPhone.”
I don’t want to burst Filip’s bubble, but I have seen something similar involving a glowing Apple logo on the back of iPhones. Filip himself has had videos of how to install a glowing iPhone logo on the back of iPhones, but I first saw it on David Cogen’s The Unlockr YouTube channel. Still, I haven’t specifically seen a modification that lights up an iPhone’s speaker grills.
The effect is undoubtedly pretty cool, and it will definitely make your iPhone more unique.
Filip describes it as a “visual synchronizer/visualizer for music,” as the lights react to the music you’re playing from the iPhone. The lights get brighter when you increase the volume, too.
Filip notes that the lights only work when the speakers are powered, which unfortunately means it wouldn’t work when you’re using headphones or have the iPhone connected to Bluetooth speakers.
There are even kits for older iPhone models, like the iPhone 6 and 6s that have only one speaker grill.
Filip hasn’t yet shown how it’s done on the iPhone X, however.
It’s pretty risky to get the effect, however, as it involves taking apart your iPhone.
For one, it’ll absolutely void your warranty. And there’s always the chance of breaking something when you’re taking apart or reassembling your iPhone, as well as installing the lights. Indeed, Filip accidentally broke a small, non-essential part of the iPhone while filming the procedure.
For iPhones with water resistance like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, you’ll also need to reinstall a water-resistant seal if you want to keep that feature.
If this is something you’re interested in, take great care!
But if you don’t mind the risk, and you’re comfortable with taking apart your iPhone, you’re likely to be the only person you know with an iPhone with glowing speakers.
Check out Filip’s video on how to install glowing lights in your iPhone.