So, today I picked up my iPod touch 5th generation to use it as normal, and after a few minutes of use, I noticed that a there was a vary tiny white dot at the top of my screen, and about half way from the middle of the screen to the end.

I thought it might be a stuck pixel, but it's not always the same tone of white. It seems just to be a bit brighter then what it should be, not entirely white.

I did put a case on that has a built in screen protector, and I noticed this the next day when I took it off.

Do you have any idea what this is, and maybe how to fix it? (I would greatly like to avoid swapping it for a new device). Thank you very much.


I don't know how effective this is first hand, but I hear you can apply pressure to the stuck pixel. I found a guide here:


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  • Than you. I will try those things. Could the stuck pixel be caused be me putting a screen protector on? I'm kinda scared to put it back on. Also, are you quite sure it's a stuck pixel? From what I hear, a stuck pixel is mostly visible on any color but the one it's stuck on, and with this it's the opposite – Robo11 Jun 19 '15 at 5:11
  • I am not absolutely sure what visual you are trying to get across, but I understand that the pixel(s) appear white. Stuck pixels are tones of white. And is your screen protector a little film, or part of a bulky case? – Michael Austin Jun 19 '15 at 12:23
  • The pixel appears to be a little brighter then it should be, so if the pixels around it appear to be gray, it would be light gray, if the area around it is white, it is a brighter white. It is most noticeable when the area around it is white, or a bright color. And yes, the screen protector is built in to one of those bulky cases. I did notice that the screen protector is fairly low-quality, that's why I asked if it could be the cause. Thanks again for the help. – Robo11 Jun 19 '15 at 19:24
  • I don't mean to be pushy, but is it caused by the case? I need to know if its safe to put it back on. I don't think it would be the cause, but I just want to be sure. – Robo11 Jun 21 '15 at 18:41

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