As smartphone users, we are always about to take care of the display as much as possible. As the display is an essential element, we never compromise on it. Although it, sometimes, due to bad luck, the display may get damaged. Hopefully, we have phone screen protectors, which helps, but not every time it does, right?

Damage to the display includes breakage, dead pixel, unresponsive screen, stuck pixel, or more. If the breakage occurs, you must change the display. But what if there is a dead pixel on it? Is there anything to do with the dead pixel? Sure. But, to know it, this quick guide on How to Fix Dead Pixels on Android will help you.

Fixing Dead Pixels on Android

Here, you will get a quick guide for easy fixing of the Dead Pixels on Android devices. But, before that, here is something for you to get to know what is a pixel and a dead pixel. Also, we will cover how the dead pixel takes place on display.

What is Pixel?

In a digital language, the Pixel is a smallest addressable and controllable element of a picture you see on display. By adding many of the pixels, a picture will generate on display. If you see a picture, that means you are looking at the number of pixels. Also, a pixel contains mainly three colors which are known as RGB(Red, Green, Red.)

In short, a pixel is a very vital element for the picture.

What is Dead Pixel, and How it takes place?

We have discussed that a pixel contains RGB color content. If the RGB contents get off completely, then you can see the black spot on the picture. That black spot is nothing but the Dead Pixel. In short, if the sub-pixels of (RGB) of the pixels turn off in the picture, it becomes dead.

Like dead pixel, there is also one similar word, Stuck pixel. Often, many users are confused with this both. However, both of these are different than each other. We already know what a dead pixel is. But, in the stuck pixel, not all the sub-pixels get off, unlike the dead pixel. One or Two sub-pixels stop working, and rests are not, which is termed a stuck pixel. So, we can say that the Stuck pixel is a part of the Dead pixel.

Generally, the dead pixels are mostly stuck pixels. In a rare case, you can find the dead pixel in which all three sub-pixels get off.

Generally, the pixel becomes dead due to the transistor which is carrying the current for the pixels. You can also say that it is the manufacturer’s fault. The manufacturer cannot check every pixel as many screens are made at a time. So, go to the service center if you suffer from the same and want to fix it without risk.

How to Fix Dead Pixels on Android

Here, we will mention four methods to troubleshoot the stuck pixel in terms of a dead pixel.How to Fix Dead Pixels on Android - theandroidportal.com

Testing the pixel on the JScreenFix Website

The JScreenFix Website provides one of the most excellent tools to fix the stuck pixel on the screen. This trick will also apply to PC Monitors, Laptop screens, and for Smartphones. It is claimed that this website solves 60% of issues. So, with a success ratio of 60%, there is nothing wrong to go with this method.

So, let us start with the procedure.

  • First of all, open the JScreenFix Website on your mobile through any reliable browser. Before that, make sure the data connection is enabled on the device.
  • Here, wait till you get the interface of the website.

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  • Then, just scroll down the display slightly, and you will see the Launch JScreen Fix option. Tap on it.
  • With the tap on it, you will have a square box which is a tool.
  • Now, drag it towards the stuck pixel you noticed on display.

Wait 20 minutes. Sometimes, in the first trick, it may not work. If the process gets failed, then do not worry. You can try it again to fix the display issue.


Using the DPDF App

The DPDF is the short form of Dead Pixel Detect And Fix app. This app also helps you to solve the dead pixel issue. This app has the ability to restore the pixel by using a series of six flashing screens. You can do the same for six different colors.

To use the app, you have to download it from the Google Play Store. Go to the Play Store, search the PDF, and you will receive results. Go with the app which has title Dead Pixel Detect And Fix. Download and install it on your smartphone.

  • After installing the DPDF app, open it.
  • You will have four options on the main display: Colors, Fix it, Settings, and About.

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  • Here, to choose the color, you know where to go. Tap on the Colors, and choose one.
  • Then, tap on the Fix it button, and it will start to flash with six colors. For human-eye comfort, keep your eyes far away from the display when it is flashing.

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  • Wait till the completion of the process.

You can repeat the same process for the remaining colors, also. The screen flashing comes with a default time setting of 30 minutes. To change it to a short time, you can go with the 10 minutes through Settings.


Applying Pressure on the dead Pixel

The pressure method to fix the pixel issue is not a reliable trick as it does not work almost. Although, for many users, this trick has done its work. That’s why here we will mention it.

Which, nothing to do much, just slightly apply pressure on the black spot on the screen. The pressure intensity must be less. To apply the pressure, do not use other tools or weapons. By using your finger, you can do it safely. Do it for some time, and see if the issue is resolved or not.

You can check out this video below, published by tech front on YouTube, that explains fixing dead pixels on the smartphone.


Visit Nearby Service Center

Even after applying all the tricks, the ultimate solution is the service center if the issue is still there.

If your device is under warranty, then without being late, go to the service center. A service center is a trustable place where you can get a satisfactory answer.

See also: How Long Can a Smartphone Really Last?


So, you might have answers to How to Fix Dead Pixels on Android using these four processes. All these processes are reliable to apply and perform.

Do not you see these methods as helpful? Well, do let us know if these tricks work for you. Also, comment on your views on it.

Mukesh Chauhan
Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com