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How to Fix White Dot on iPhone Screen Top Left Corner

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2020-08-07 / Update for  iPhone Fix

iPhone is one of the most advanced phone. If you are a new iPhone person, you may get confused about some special features on the iPhone. However, whether Apple releases a new iPhone or a new iOS, new machines and new iOS always have problems. Recently, a hotly discussed issue on the Internet is that dots on the iPhone screen. What the hell does this happen? Let's check with the following article.

What Does the White Dot on My iPhone Mean?

In fact, this question has two meanings. One is AssistiveTouch on the iPhone; the other refers to the hardware problem of the screen: white dot on iPhone.

If your device is a hardware problem, please jump to the extra tip section. If you find it is a feature of Apple like the picture below, then you can relax. This is not a big problem. Move on the following contents.

Note: As for the use of wallpaper to identify white dot on iPhone screen on the Internet, there is no need at all.

How to Fully Use White Dots on iPhone Screen (AssistiveTouch)

Now you have a clear idea of the white circle on iPhone screen. And will introduce the powerful skills of this white dot/circle (AssistiveTouch).

#1: How to Get the White Dot on iPhone (AssistiveTouch)?

When you get a new iPhone, there will be an introduction of this iPhone as soon as you turn on it. TBH, you won't get the detailed instructions for use at first. If you are right in this page, it will be your best think tank of white dot/circle (AssistiveTouch).

To turn on white dot/circle (AssistiveTouch), there are 3 options for you;

  • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Turn on AssistiveTouch.
  • Using 'Hey Siri' to say 'Turn on AssistiveTouch'.
  • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortsut and turn on AssistiveTouch.

#2: How to Customize White Spots on iPhone Screen (AssistiveTouch Menu)

You can customize AssistiveTouch Menu based on your own habits. To change the order, number, and contents of it, you can:

  • Go to Settings > Accessibility >Touch > AssistiveTouch.
  • Click Customize Top Level Menu > tap an icon to change a different feature to its position.
  • Use the + and - buttons to change the number of buttons that appear in the menu.
  • Use the Reset button to restore the default settings.

#3: How to Use (AssistiveTouch) White Dot on iPhone Instead of Pressing Buttons

You can use AssistiveTouch to access some features instead of pressing physical buttons, such as,

  • Activate Accessibility Shortcut Keys
  • Lock screen
  • Adjust volume
  • Summon Siri
  • Restart the device
  • Screenshot
  • Simulate shaking the device

Extra Tip: How to Fix (AssistiveTouch) White Spot on iPhone Screen Not Working

In fact, AssistiveTouch has many functions. The above is only a small part. If you want to know more about the use of AssistiveTouch, you can search Apple's official website for a detailed guide. A new question is coming! if your spots on iPhone screen not working, how to do? Don't be tensed! All useful solutions have been presented below.

Restart Your iPhone

With simple restart of your iPhone, the "white dot on the top left corner of iPhone screen" issue might get solved. Restart always helps to solve many problems. So we recommend you to try it for this issue too.

For the time being, only steps for iPhone 11 and iPhone SE (2nd generation), 8, 7, or 6 are provided here. For others, please check this link.

Restart iPhone X or 11

  • Press and hold either the volume button or the side button until the power off slider shows.
  • Drag the slider and wait 30 seconds to turn off the device.
  • To turn the device back on, press and hold the side button (on the right side of the iPhone) until you see the Apple logo.

Restart iPhone SE (second generation), 8, 7 or 6

  • Press and hold the side button until the power off slider shows.
  • Drag the slider and wait 30 seconds to turn off the device.
  • To turn the device back on, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

Repair iOS to Solve Bright Spot on iPhone Screen Not Working

If white dot on iPhone screen top left corner is due to a system glitch, you can fix it through iOS system recovery. Tenorshare ReiBoot is the best iPhone system recovery tool that you can take to get rid of your white dot issue as well as solve many other such related issues with iPhone.

  • Launch the program, and choose Repair Operating System feature.

    two white dots on iphone screen ReiBoot
  • Hit 'Fix Now' and you'll enter to nextinterface.

    start to fix ios system reiboot
  • Tap 'Download' button to download firmware package.

    download firmware from reiboot
  • ReiBoot will start repairing iPhone system with the firmware package you've downloaded.

    small white dot on iphone screen top left ReiBoot

In a few minutes, your device will restart and the system is repaired successfully. This is the ultimate way to fix iPhone recovery mode, iPhone Apple logo stuck, iPhone won't turn on or many other problems.

Contact Apple for Hardware Issue

Lastly, if your "white dot top left corner iPhone" issue is still not solved, there are chances that some hardware problem exists in the iPhone and hence the iPhone screen is having the white dot issue. In such case, we recommend you to visit the Apple Store. The professional staff will be able to guide you with the issue as well as its solution. Mostly, they will recommend you to replace the iPhone screen. In case your iPhone is still in the warranty period, the issue will hardly cast you anything.


This article introduces some functions of white dot(AssistiveTouch). If you encounter white spot on iphone screen not working, Tenorshare ReiBoot mentioned in the article is the quickest and most effective solution.