How to Fix Black Spot on iPhone Screen?

Is there a black spot on your iPhone screen that suddenly appeared one day and doesn’t seem like going anytime soon? But, what if I tell you that the black spot is actually removable? And, all you need to do is simply follow this article.

Certainly, before getting your hopes high, there are some things we need to confirm first. That is, we need to know the reason the black spot appeared on your iPhone screen.

Likewise, you don’t need to worry as this is actually a very common thing. And since the screen is a gadget’s most used yet weakest part, it’s very easy for them to get damaged. However, let’s not forget there is always an option of replacing it.

Talking about which, the cost of replacing an iPhone screen is very expensive. Whereas, this guide simply provides you an opportunity to try saving that money.

Similarly, the first step to fixing the black spot on your iPhone screen is to find its cause. Depending on the cause, we can easily figure out if the Black Spot is fixable or not. And, we will provide you with two sections that describe the fixable black spot and the unfixable.

So, let’s try figuring out the cause now, shall we?

Types of Black Spots on iPhone Screens that Can’t be Fixed

Liquid Leakage

Above all, the iPhone is made with Liquid Crystal Display or simply, LCD. That means the display uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals. As a result, when your phone gets hard struck, the liquid can leak out.

So, remember the last time you threw your iPhone on the bed. Or, you accidentally bumped it on a table while it was inside your pocket. If you can remember that time then well, you now know what caused the Black Spot.

Unfortunately, in this case, there is no simpler solution to fix the black spot on your iPhone screen rather than replacing it. Otherwise, it’s possible for the black spot to stay there till the device’s lifetime.

Manufacturing Defect

However, if you can’t remember the time your phone got smacked or slammed, there might be other causes the Black Spot appeared. For instance, the Black Spot itself could be a dead pixel meaning the pixel isn’t getting power to turn on.

Moreover, it might be a manufacturing defect as the transistor that supplies power to the pixel might have failed or got disconnected. In fact, undetectable small errors in the assembly of millions of pixels can create dead pixels in the long run.

Nevertheless, a consumer doesn’t have the skills or the tools required to connect the transistor to the dead pixel. Most importantly, there is a much higher chance of ruining other millions of working pixels while trying to do so.

Hence, it’s better to contact Apple Support or seek help from a professional.

How to Fix Black Spot on iPhone Screen?

Types of Black Spots on iPhone Screens that Can be Fixed (With Solution)

Broken Pixel

After hearing two worst cases, it’s finally time to move on to the ones that are fixable. Firstly, unlike dead pixels, broken pixels are pixels facing technical issues. In this case, we can easily use different repairing tools to fix them.

How to Fix a Broken Pixel

Above all, the internet is flowing with repairing tools and software. So, try looking out for software and running them on your phone to fix the broken pixel. Also, you can seek help from professionals who may have their own software to get the fix.

And worry not, this won’t cost you much as no parts need to get replaced.

Dirt or Dust

One of the most common causes of black spots can be stubborn dirt produced on your screen after a long period of use. Meanwhile, simply rubbing it off or cleaning it might not work. Hence, there are some other things you can try out.

Ways to get rid of the Dirt from your iPhone Screen

As we mentioned before, it’s no simple task to get rid of the stubborn dirt from your iPhone screen. Therefore, we will follow an effective method to get the job done using the following things:

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothpick
  • Bowl
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Cloth

Nonetheless, this will only take you about 10 minutes. So, it’s worth giving it a try which might save you a lot of money from entirely replacing the screen. And now, it’s time we begin:

  1. Use a little bit of toothpaste and put it directly on top of the black spot leaving it for a while.
  2. After the toothpaste gets solid, use the toothpick to remove it (Make sure not to scratch your screen).
  3. The next step is to pour a spoon of vinegar into the bowl. Afterward, add a spoon of water.
  4. Finally, dip the cloth in the solution and use it to clean the black spot.


Lastly, we hope our article was helpful to you. And in case none of these tricks helped you fix the black spot on your iPhone screen, seeking help might be your ultimate resort. So, we will be cheering for you and wish you luck!