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Help! Small Black dots on my iPhone Screen


New member
Jan 24, 2009
I noticed yesterday that a cluster of small black dots had formed on the bottom of my screen. They are only really visible on a white background, like SMS. They aren't dead pixels, as this is my second iPhone, I've already returned one to Apple for having a dead pixel. It looks more like dust, and when I look at the screen from an angle, they appear to turn white. It looks like some dust got under the screen, and I'm not able to wipe it away. Since this phone will probably be with me for another few years, I don't want to have it in this condition. Does anyone know a fix for this, or if Apple will return it on these grounds. The only other thing I can think of is that its been sitting by my light recently, and has probably been more exposed to sunlight than usual.

Your input on the situation would be greatly appreciated:)


Well-known member
Jan 23, 2009
It may be dust or a pixel issue. Bring the phone to apple. They should fix it or exchange it.


Retired Moderator
Mar 27, 2005
If it were dust you would be able to see it with the screen turned off holding it under a light. More than likely a pixel issue - could be stuck pixels and not dead ones.