Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL - Using the Touch Screen (includes cleaning)

The lower LCD screen, or Touch Screen, is touch sensitive. For games that include this game control feature, operate the screen by using the included stylus. Lightly touch or slide the stylus across the Touch Screen as shown below.

    Important Tips and Touch Screen Guidelines

  • Use the stylus ONLY on the Touch Screen (lower screen).
  • Use only enough pressure to operate the game. Excessive pressure may damage the Touch Screen.
  • Do not use the stylus if it is broken.
  • Use only a Nintendo licensed stylus on the Touch Screen.
  • Replace the stylus in the stylus holder when not in use.
  • If you use a screen protector on your Nintendo DSi, use only a Nintendo licensed screen protector, and use it only on the Touch Screen.


Cleaning the screens:


  • Solvents of any type should never be used on the screen.
  • Never pour water directly on the screen.
  • Never submerge the unit.


  1. Slightly dampen a corner of the soft, cotton cloth with water and wipe off the screen (or screens) to loosen any dirt or foreign material
  2. Using a dry portion of the same cloth, wipe the screens to dry them and finish the cleaning process.
  3. Using a loop of household transparent tape, dab at the remaining dust and/or smudges.
  4. If needed, repeat steps 1 through 3.

If the steps above have not removed the foreign material from your screen, click here for repair options.