How to Fix iPhone 13 Pink Screen Glitch

  1. Published on Mar 8, 2022
  2. Updated on Mar 8, 2022
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The iPhone 13 is the latest release in Apple’s iPhone series. It introduces various new features that help make your everyday life a tad better.

And during its release, everybody wanted a unit and crowded Apple Stores worldwide.

But along with its fair share of features came a few bugs and glitches. One of these is the pink screen.

It is a glitch that turns your entire iPhone screen into a wall of pink every once in a while, making it unusable.

This article will talk about the pink screen glitch on the iPhone 13 and a list of ways on how to fix it.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Pink Screen Glitch on iPhone 13

How to Fix the Pink Screen Glitch on iPhone 13

According to Apple, the pink screen glitch is not caused by the device’s hardware, but is instead a software related issue.

Since it is a software issue, you can try to fix the glitch on your own through a few methods. These methods might not have a one hundred percent fix rate, but you can always try and see if they work.

Apple’s Suggestion

Once Apple caught wind of the glitch, they immediately troubleshooted the issue. They suggested that everyone should back-up their data and make sure that their iOS is up to date.

Since the problem isn’t a hardware issue, it could probably be sourced from the iOS itself.

Force Restart your iPhone 13

The first fix you can do to remedy iPhone glitches is to force restart your device. This usually fixes smaller bugs and hiccups that your device might experience from time to time. To do this, just follow these steps:

  1. First, press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. After that, press and quickly release the Volume Down key as well.
  3. Next, press and hold the Power button.
  4. Once the Apple logo appears, release the Power key. Don’t mind the “slide to power off” option.

Force Restart iPhone 13

Now reboot your phone and check if the problem persists. If so, then you might have to try other methods instead.

Update your iOS

As Apple suggested, updating your iOS may fix the problem. You can do this by checking for updates in the Software Update section in Settings.

If you are having a hard time doing this because of the pink screen glitch, you can update your iOS through iTunes.

The updating process will start immediately and your device’s iOS should be up-to-date afterwards.

check for an iOS update

Update the Apps

Applications can affect how your iPhone behaves. Apps that are not up-to-date may have certain bugs that may cause glitches on your device so it is best to keep your applications updated at all times.

Suspicious apps—such as apps made by unofficial and sketchy developers and/or downloaded outside the App Store—might have malware in them and could mess up your device’s system.

Remove such apps and refrain from downloading similar applications in the future to avoid more bugs and glitches.

Install Pending Updates for Apps

Fix with TinyFix iOS System Repair

An alternate method to fixing these glitches is through external software. TinyFix iOS System Repair is a good example of a software that can fix the issue of pink screens.

TinyFix is a tool that caters to iOS related problems and keeps your data throughout the process. You can get it for $24.95 for a one-month license or $44.95 for a lifetime license.

Here are the steps on how to use it:

  1. First, download and install the application onto your computer. Launch the application once it is installed.
  2. Next, connect your iPhone 13 to your computer through a USB cable.
  3. After that, click on iOS System Repair.
  4. Now, select Standard Mode.
  5. Next, it will ask you to choose a folder where the matched firmware will be stored. After selecting a folder, click on Download.
  6. Finally, select the Fix Now option to start fixing.

 main screen of TinyFix

The repairing process will start once the matched firmware is installed. When it is done, a prompt should appear telling you that your device is ready to use.

Restore iPhone 13 in Recovery Mode

Recovery mode will delete the bugs and corrupted files on your device that may have been the cause of the pink screen glitch.

However, your personal files and data will be deleted as well so it is best to create a backup before doing this method.

The process is similar to how you update your iOS through iTunes, but instead of selecting the Update option in the last step, you should select Restore.

  1. First, connect your iPhone 13 to your computer using a USB cable and then launch iTunes.
  2. Next, put your iPhone 13 into recovery mode. This is done by first pressing and quickly releasing the Volume Up button and doing the same with the Volume Down button.
  3. Now, press and hold the Power button until an Apple logo appears on your screen.
  4. Once the logo appears, release the Power button.
  5. After that, check your iTunes Window on your computer where you will see an option to either Update or Restore. Choose Update.

Restore iPhone 13 in Recovery Mode

Check for Potential Hardware Issue

If you tried every single method listed in this article and even methods from other articles and are still encountering the pink screen of death, then it might be a hardware issue.

This is beyond your capabilities at this point and the best thing that you can do is to have your iPhone 13 fixed at the nearest Apple Store.


The pink screen glitch is an annoying bug that blocks your entire screen with a pink wall which prevents you from doing anything with your iPhone.

This is usually caused by a software bug on your device. You can fix this by restarting your iPhone, updating your iOS or by deleting any suspicious apps on your device.

You can also use paid software such as TinyFix to fix the problem for you. It is quick, simple and easy. When all else fails, Apple Support is always available to help you for a fee.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.
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