How to Get Rid of Black Screen on iPhone

by Foneazy iOS Published On May 10, 2023 Updated On May 10, 2023
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iPhone stuck on black screen can be caused by a number of issues, most of which are software related. Very rarely, a hardware problem may cause the device to become unresponsive. But unless you dropped the device or it fell in a bucket of water, your problem is more likely a software issue.

In this case, the solutions we will outline here will prove very useful for you to get rid of the black screen on your iPhone. Without further ado, let's get started. 

First of All, Try to Plug Your iPhone Into a Charger

When the battery level drops to 20%, the iPhone sends a low battery alert. After that there won't be any more notifications, and you might not even realize it's shutting off.

So before proceeding, we suggest that you leave your device connected to the charger for at least 30 minutes. If the charging indicator doesn't show on your iPhone even after 30 minutes of charging, try a different charger. If it still doesn't work, it might not be a battery issue and you should move to next solution.

Plug the iPhone into charger

Force Restart Your Device

A force restart is a good way to refresh the device and remove some of the system bugs that may be causing the device to be unresponsive. Your iPhone's display might just be having a programming error that needs to be terminated and restarted.

While it's not always recommended to force restart your device, it's the only convenient way to restart your phone when your screen isn't responding.

Here's how you can force restart your iPhone to fix the black screen issue:

For iPhone 12, 11, X, XR, XS, 8 Plus, 8:

  1. First, press the volume up button and release it quickly.
  2. Then, press the volume down button, and release it quickly.
  3. Finally, press and hold the side button till you get the Apple logo.
  4. Once the Apple logo appears, release the side button.

Force Restart iPhone 12

For iPhone 7 or 7 Plus:

  1. First, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and volume down button together.
  2. Then, once the Apple logo appears, release both the volume down and Sleep/Wake buttons together.

Force Restart iPhone 7

For iPhone 6S and Older Models:

  1. First, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button together.
  2. Then, release both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button once the Apple logo appears.

Force Restart iPhone 6S

Fix iPhone Black Screen in a Faster Way with TinyFix

After a force restart, your phone should show its regular display. If it doesn't work, then perhaps you need a deeper system sweep.

There are a few external iOS system repair programs that can help with problematic system damages as well. They can solve minor to major iOS glitches that could be causing the problem.

TinyFix is the best option if you want to quickly and economically repair the software issues on your phone without having to take it to a repair shop.

It is an iOS system repair tool that can help you fix the black screen problem and more such as iPhone stuck on Apple logo, restarting loop without losing data and by yourself.

Let's see how to use TinyFix and solve the iPhone stuck on a black screen issue in just a few clicks:

  1. Install the TinyFix tool on your laptop or PC.
  2. Then, launch the program and select the iOS System Repair > Standard Repair Mode option.
  3. Now, connect your iPhone to your laptop or PC..
  4. After your iPhone detection, let the tool download the firmware for a few minutes.
  5. After that, TinyFix will start repairing your iPhone for a few minutes.
  6. Once done, you'll get the Done message on the screen.

Standard Repair Mode

After that, your iPhone should be able to restart normally with the black screen issue fixed.

Perform a Recovery Restore via iTunes

If you don't want to use the system repair tool to fix your issue, try out the Recovery Mode restore. It reloads the entire software and firmware of your iPhone and it's used to solve significant and fatal system errors only.

Note that this method is slightly more complicated and requires more time and it is risky that you may lose all data on your device. Also, you need to install the latest version of iTunes on your laptop or computer.

Before we begin with the process, we suggest you back up your iPhone first.

Here's how you can perform a Recovery:

Step 1. First, close all the apps on your laptop to avoid interruption.

Step 2. Then, connect your iPhone to your laptop using a lighting cable.

Step 3. At this point, there are different instructions to put your iPhone in Recovery Mode depending on what model of iPhone you're using:

iPhone 6s, SE, and earlier: Press the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons together until you see the Recovery Mode screen on the phone.

iPhone 6s, SE, and earlier in recovery mode

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press the volume down and Sleep/Wake buttons together until you see the Recovery Mode screen on the phone.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in recovery mode

iPhone 8 and later: Press the volume up button then the volume down button. After that, immediately press and hold the Side button until you see the Recovery Mode screen on the phone.

iPhone 8 and later in recovery mode

Step 4. Then, your iTunes will give you a notification that it has detected an iPhone and you can choose between Update or Restore. You can choose either but it's recommended that you try Update first. If that doesn't fix your problem, go ahead and repeat the steps, and this time click Restore. In case your iPhone exits recovery mode in the middle of the process, let it finish first then repeat the steps.

Step 5. When your software is reinstalled or updated, set up your device. If you chose to Update, all your files should still be on your iPhone. If you chose to Restore, go ahead and download your backup.

finder recovery mode notification

Look Into Your iPhone For a Hardware Issue

The solutions above are all ideal for a software problem. But if you dropped the device or it suffered liquid damage and then soon after developed this issue, then the problem is more likely a hardware-related issue.

To repair hardware damage, we recommend contacting Apple Support for further assistance. You can make an appointment at your local Apple Store and the technicians will examine the damage.

Depending on the availability of parts, you might even be able to get the iPhone fixed on the same day.

How to Avoid iPhone Black Screen in Future

Uninstall, reinstall or update the apps

Some apps may cause your system to crash if they're loading something corrupted or have something to do with your display and is malfunctioning. To avoid further black screen errors caused by the app, you can either uninstall and reinstall the app or update it.

Here's how to do that:

  1. First, exit and close the problematic app.
  2. Then, go to the App Store, and tap on the profile icon.
  3. Now, in your profile, scroll below to check for updates.
  4. Then, if you find any pending updates for the problematic app, tap on Update.
  5. Finally, let the app update and try using it.

Install Pending Updates for Apps

If there are no updates, try uninstalling some suspicious apps this way:

  1. First, exit the app and go to the Home Screen.
  2. Then, locate the app on Home Screen and hold it.
  3. Next, tap the Remove App icon.
  4. Finally, tap Delete App and again tap Delete to confirm.

Delete App

Update Your iPhone Software

Aside from third-party applications, your iPhone's own software may also contain bugs and corrupted files causing your device to black screen. Keep your iOS updated to eradicate these issues. If there's a pending update, you will get a notification on the Settings appso make sure to visit it once in a while.

Follow these steps to update your iOS:

  1. Plug in your device into a power supply as this process may take some time.
  2. Connect your device to the internet and make sure that you have a stable connection throughout the process.
  3. Next, launch the Settings app on your phone.
  4. Navigate to the General section and select Software Update.
  5. Finally, click Download and Install, and wait for the process to complete.

Update Your iPhone Software

Final Thoughts

There are a lot of reasons why your iPhone may be stuck on the black screen. Sometimes the device simply needs to be charged and if the problem goes much deeper, you can use one or more of the solutions above to repair it.

Try to implement the solutions as precisely as you can and if you have any questions, use the comments section below to reach out to us and we'll do out best to help you out.

As experts in managing iOS and Android devices, the entire Foneazy team has noticed the increased need for better support for iPhone and Android usage. This prompted the creation of our own, widely used Foneazy iPhone and Android software suite.
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