1. leanneverett95's Avatar
    I have little white spots on the back of my space grey iPhone 5s, what could they be and how can I get rid of them if possible? They are on the aluminium part of the back.
    08-01-2014 12:25 PM
  2. pr1nce's Avatar
    I have a space gray 5s and I haven't noticed any white spots. Take a microfiber cloth or something soft and see if they'll wipe off.
    08-01-2014 12:30 PM
  3. leanneverett95's Avatar
    I did try that and it doesn't seem to want to come off
    08-01-2014 12:31 PM
  4. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Have you tried just adding the tiniest amount of water to a cloth and rubbing it gently. I mean a tiny amount too, for obvious reasons.
    08-01-2014 12:36 PM
  5. leanneverett95's Avatar
    Yeah it just doesn't seem to want to move, I can't see it being a scratch as it's been in the official Apple leather case and I take it out daily to clean it and have noticed these white dots on the back near the apple logo
    08-01-2014 12:40 PM
  6. OBF's Avatar
    Bad paint job I'm guessing.
    08-01-2014 04:08 PM
  7. leanneverett95's Avatar
    That sucks, do you think Apple will swap it?
    08-01-2014 04:14 PM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    I agree with highrisedrifter. Try a little, very little drop of water on a microfiber cloth.
    08-01-2014 04:20 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    That sucks, do you think Apple will swap it?
    Can you post a screen shot?
    08-01-2014 04:22 PM
  10. leanneverett95's Avatar
    If I can find my tablet I'll take a picture and post it
    08-01-2014 04:39 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Does it look like spots or scratches? You have mentioned both.
    08-01-2014 08:39 PM
  12. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I did see a back fade on an i5 before. Actually the person posted pictures on here. Not sure how it happened but it looked as if someone took sandy paper to it. Lol maybe you had something pop on it or scratched it on something.

    Nope Apple won't do anything about cosmetic blemishes unless you opened it in store and saw it. Like when the i4 came out mine had a dent at the bottom and they saw it and switched it.
    08-01-2014 10:44 PM
  13. ajl's Avatar
    Try really scrubbing them.


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    08-02-2014 12:55 AM
  14. HAWK's Avatar
    Did you have a case where the rubber had a weird design or dots on the inside? I know my candy shell case I used to have left a polka dot design on the back but would normally rub off with a moist wipe
    08-02-2014 01:05 AM
  15. ajl's Avatar
    My Otterbox Defender has left many marks on my 5S.
    08-02-2014 03:04 AM
  16. leanneverett95's Avatar
    They look like little white spots, the weird thing is sometimes you can't see them as much as other times. Usually when I clean the back of my phone with a microfibre cloth they usually show up more.
    08-02-2014 06:37 AM
  17. lui22's Avatar
    Perhaps a picture?
    08-02-2014 05:55 PM
  18. pr1nce's Avatar
    They look like little white spots, the weird thing is sometimes you can't see them as much as other times. Usually when I clean the back of my phone with a microfibre cloth they usually show up more.
    Did you try wiping it with a moist cloth?
    08-02-2014 09:26 PM
  19. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    My Otterbox Defender has left many marks on my 5S.
    Are you using the Otterbox Defender for the iPhone 5 or the 5s case? the 5 case worried me but I have been using the 5s case for awhile now with no problems, fits very snug with this case


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    08-02-2014 10:40 PM
  20. ajl's Avatar
    Are you using the Otterbox Defender for the iPhone 5 or the 5s case? the 5 case worried me but I have been using the 5s case for awhile now with no problems, fits very snug with this case


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    5S. Just leaves the ring around the earpiece, very discouraging.


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    08-02-2014 10:40 PM
  21. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    5S. Just leaves the ring around the earpiece, very discouraging.


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    I actually did notice it does leave slight scuff marks on the side of the phone just on the black antenna bands, but that may just be my OCD, I take it out like every other day to clean it.. So that is MY fault I know everyone is going to hate me here but I honestly love the 5s defender case, not only for the protection, it makes the phone feel better in my hands! I own just about every case there is, tough armor, incipio, you name it, but the defender 5s makes the phone feel like I have a better grip.. Don't get me wrong I love the look of the iPhone, it is just without the otterbox I constantly felt like I was holding an egg, afraid it would slide from my hands, especially when taking pictures! I apologize in advance, I know I kind of got off topic!


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    08-02-2014 11:33 PM
  22. ajl's Avatar
    I actually did notice it does leave slight scuff marks on the side of the phone just on the black antenna bands, but that may just be my OCD, I take it out like every other day to clean it.. So that is MY fault I know everyone is going to hate me here but I honestly love the 5s defender case, not only for the protection, it makes the phone feel better in my hands! I own just about every case there is, tough armor, incipio, you name it, but the defender 5s makes the phone feel like I have a better grip.. Don't get me wrong I love the look of the iPhone, it is just without the otterbox I constantly felt like I was holding an egg, afraid it would slide from my hands, especially when taking pictures! I apologize in advance, I know I kind of got off topic!


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    I agree with you! Don't feel alone


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    08-02-2014 11:42 PM
  23. zerog46's Avatar
    I actually did notice it does leave slight scuff marks on the side of the phone just on the black antenna bands, but that may just be my OCD, I take it out like every other day to clean it.. So that is MY fault I know everyone is going to hate me here but I honestly love the 5s defender case, not only for the protection, it makes the phone feel better in my hands! I own just about every case there is, tough armor, incipio, you name it, but the defender 5s makes the phone feel like I have a better grip.. Don't get me wrong I love the look of the iPhone, it is just without the otterbox I constantly felt like I was holding an egg, afraid it would slide from my hands, especially when taking pictures! I apologize in advance, I know I kind of got off topic!


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    You need to try the Otterbox Semetry case. I have them for both my phones and love them.
    08-03-2014 02:13 AM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Mayonaise?
    08-03-2014 09:17 PM
  25. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Mayonaise?
    That's the innocent explanation. :smirk:
    08-03-2014 10:36 PM
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