Weird stain on iPhone screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nonnieee, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Nonnieee macrumors newbie

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    Hi,


    I went to the Apple Store yesterday to get a replacement for my current iPhone 7, since one of the volume buttons wasn't working properly. Today I went to a store to get a screen protector for my new phone, and when they were cleaning my phone screen they noticed a weird stain on the screen. Does someone have any idea what this could be? I already made a Genius Bar appointment, but I'm just curious.

    Thanx!
     

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  2. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    That's hard to say. It looks like a stain from a substance that came into contact with the display and stained it. It won't come off at all? You could try a little warm water, minor amount of running alcohol and a microfiber cloth to clean it.
     
  3. Nonnieee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, it won't come off. The people at the store tried cleaning it with a little alcohol as well, but they thought it is most likely missing some coating at that spot, since it has some scratches there as well... And I've been extremely careful with the phone since I have the jet black one, so it hasn't touched a substance. Besides that, I've had it for just under a day.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

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    The coating is known as the oleophobic coating. Something potentially came into contact with the coating or something rubbed against it, causing it to scratch the display. The oleophobic coatings purpose is to Protect against minor scratches and fingerprints. The oleophobic coating is organic and it eventually wears off after extended use.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    You had the phone the whole day and did not notice "that" on the screen?
     
  6. randfee2 macrumors regular

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    I found something similar on my new iPhoneX. Hydrophilic and fat-affine but much smaller stains. Impossible to wipe away with microfibre cloth.
     

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