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    Default I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    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.
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    Default Re: Issue!

    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.
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    I did try that and it doesn't seem to want to come off
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    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.
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    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
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    Bad paint job I'm guessing.
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    That sucks, do you think Apple will swap it?
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    I agree with highrisedrifter. Try a little, very little drop of water on a microfiber cloth.
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by leanneverett95 View Post
    That sucks, do you think Apple will swap it?
    Can you post a screen shot?
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    If I can find my tablet I'll take a picture and post it
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    Does it look like spots or scratches? You have mentioned both.
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    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.
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    Try really scrubbing them.


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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    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
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    My Otterbox Defender has left many marks on my 5S.
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    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.
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    Perhaps a picture?
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by leanneverett95 View Post
    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?
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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

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    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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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

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    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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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Lima View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RescueEMT911 View Post
    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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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by RescueEMT911 View Post
    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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    Default Re: I have little white spots on the back of my iPhone 5s, what could they be?

    Mayonaise?
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    Mayonaise?
    That's the innocent explanation. :smirk:
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