iPhone 5 dots on screen

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  1. malochico1, Jul 31, 2013
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    malochico1 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone help with this? Phone was fine initially but last 2 weeks or so these dots have appeared out of nowhere. No water damage, no scratches, just random dots that can be wiped off with the cloth but they reappear few minutes later?

    almost looks like checkered boxes/dots.

    edit: its kinda hard to see in this pic, sorry
     

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  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Can't see anything in the picture.

    Sounds like there's a screen protector on the phone?
     
  3. malochico1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    let me try to take another pics..
    lol no screen protector on it.
     
  4. malochico1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    better pic?
     

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  5. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Have you wiped the phone recently? Maybe with rubbing alcohol or glasses cleaner?
     
  6. malochico1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea been doing that.. everytime i wipe it off it almost disappears and then few minutes later it reappears. frustrating!
     
  7. if1988 macrumors newbie

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    I think it's from the texture of your jeans.
    When you sweat a little bit. I have sometimes the same with my iPhone.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You're not supposed to use alcohol based products on the screen of an iPhone. What you are seeing is an effect of using these products. It removes the oleophobic coating that comes on the screen (to make grease/fingerprints easy to wipe) and damages the screen itself.

    I used glasses cleaning wipes twice on my phone, both times produced this. Luckily I stopped and the markings have never reappeared. I've seen it with others I personally know, as well as others here on this forum.

    The same happens when you use alcohol based products on the screens of MBPs and MBAs.
     
  9. malochico1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this phone is merely 2 months old, i clean it using regular cleaning cloth and thats about it.. had iphone 5 before this since it came out and also other iphones but this has never happened. i highly doubt it has anything to do with how the phone was cleaned.
     

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