That likely happened during the manufacturing process. That will not affect your dust or water resistance rating whatsoever.
Sorry I meant the metal frame around the phone.
And I saw a few specks and got rid of most of them except one with just my finger...
1 stubborn piece seems more stuck.
Is my water and dust resistance ok???
That's still not going to affect your dust/water resistance rating. Without Physically seeing your device, I am Assuming that is something that happened during the manufacturing process.
If you use a piece of paper and stick it in between the gasket and glass/metal to scoop the dust out does that affect resistance
No. In order for the dust/water resistance rating to be compromised, one of the seals would have to be damaged or defective that would prevent foreign elements and water to get inside the device.
OHHH I get it now! Thanks!!
I don’t think I damaged it by shoving a piece of paper in between...
At least I hope not. What do you think? It should just seal back up I’m guessing?
Mine has the same gap. That tiny gasket around the screen isn’t what creates the water resistant seal. Have a look at the picture I’ve linked below from the ifixit teardown:
The thick black bits around the outside are the water resaistant seals.