No matter how popular an iPhone is, it still has its fair share of issues that many users face.
One of the most common problems is when your iPhone's display turns completely black but the device is still on. Technicians and Apple users widely call it the black screen of death.
Don't panic just yet. There are various fixes you can do to get your phone up and running well again and we will be explaining them here.
But first, you might want to know why you're in your unfortunate situation in the first place.
Recall what your iPhone has been through in the last 24 hours. Did it fall? Was it exposed to harmful conditions? Although iPhones are the gold standard of mobile devices, it's not invincible.
These are some possible reasons why your iPhone is experiencing the black screen of death:
While a professional should handle the black screen issue, it's worth it to try home remedies first if you can determine the cause of the problem yourself. Follow the simple remedies outlined below.
Without further ado, let explore how to fix an iPhone stuck on a black screen.
The iPhone sends a low battery alert when it's down to 10%. However, you won't get any alerts after that and you might not notice it turning off.
It might be obvious to point out charging your phone when your display turns all black but we understand that in a state of panic, you might forget this simple fix.
If the charging indicator doesn't show even after 10 minutes of charging, try a different charger. When that still doesn't work, it might not be a battery issue and you should read on.
If the cause of your problem is a software issue, the best solution is to force restart the iPhone. 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:
For iPhone - 7 or 7 Plus:
For iPhone - 6S and Older Models:
After a force restart, your phone should show its regular display. If that's not the case, then perhaps you need a deeper system sweep, a hardware fix, or maybe it's actually just an issue with your phone application.
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.
In that case, your iPhone screen is black but only from the app so you should still be able to return to your Home page normally.
Once you do that you should be able to interact with your phone as usual. 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:
If there are no updates, try uninstalling the app this way:
After deleting the app, you can simply reinstall it from the App Store. Hopefully this fixes your issue about your iPhone getting stuck on a black screen.
There are a few external iOS system repair programs that can help with problematic software damages as well. They can solve minor to major iOS glitches that could be causing the problem.
Let's see how to use TinyFix and solve the iPhone stuck on a black screen issue:
After that, your iPhone should be able to restart normally with the black screen issue fixed.
For software-related issues, the last resort is to perform a Recovery Mode Update. It reloads the entire software and firmware of your iPhone and it's used to solve significant and fatal system errors only.
So, note that you should only try out the Recovery method if none of the methods works.
Note that this method is slightly more complicated and requires more time. 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:
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.
Perhaps the real culprit of your iPhone getting stuck on a black screen is an underlying hardware issue. So let's take a quick look into your iPhone's architecture to understand why your screen may go black.
The iPhone's display has an LCD screen responsible for showing the phone's output and a logic board that's supposed to tell the LCD what to display. These two parts are linked through a connector cable.
If there's a black screen issue, it's likely that the connector cable must've been dislodged. It's also possible that water damage has damaged the LCD. In such cases, we recommend contacting Apple support or visiting a repair shop instead of trying to repair your phone at home.
An iPhone stuck on a black screen is a real hassle. We hope that this guide helped you solve the black screen issue. Also, don't hesitate to comment below if you want to give any other suggestions or ideas.