iPhone Display Issues: Fix The Blank, Black, or Blue Screen Of Death
While iPhone and seamless performance go hand-in-hand, the smartphone is not without its flaws. A common problem that has plagued the iOS device for long is the terrible display issue. If you are staring at the blank, black, or blue screen of death, you are at the right place to troubleshoot the chaos!
Why is the iPhone stuck on the black screen of death?
If you are wondering why this has happened? Well, it could have been caused by more than one thing. For example, it could be due to system failure, problematic/outdated apps, and water/physical damage.
A stubborn software (in some rare cases) can also cause trouble. So, we will have to look into all these reasons while fixing the issue.
Hard reset/Force restart your iPhone
Hard reset is what comes into the mind when you want to sort out common issues. It would be wise to give it a chance first up.
On iPhone 8 or later
- Press the volume up button. Then, quickly press the volume down button. Then, hold down the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
On iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- Hold down the volume down button and the sleep/wake button at once until the Apple logo shows up.
On iPhone 6s or earlier
- Press and hold both the sleep/wake button and the home button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
If the black screen is gone after the hard reset, you have successfully fixed the problem.
- To prevent the black screen from occurring on your iOS device again, try updating the software on your iPhone. Head into Settings > General > Software Update.
- Besides, remove all the redundant files including photos, videos, and music that have hogged plenty of storage on your device. Also, uninstall the unnecessary apps, and update apps so that they can run smoothly.
Connect the iPhone to Power Source
At times, the black screen issue could occur due to a deep discharged battery. A simple solution to fix this issue is to just connect the iPhone to the charger and leave the device for around an hour or so.
If your iPhone turns on, the problem is gone. But if it doesn’t turn on, move on to the recovery mode.
Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode
Recovery Mode is a radical solution designed to resolve adamant issues like this one. So, if a hard reset isn’t working, try it out. Bear in mind that it will wipe out all the existing data on your device.
- To get started, connect your device to a Mac or Windows PC.
- Now, put your iOS device into recovery mode by following these quick steps.
On Your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE 2, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max
Press and release the volume up button. Then, quickly do the same with the volume down button.You then need to keep holding the Side button until the recovery mode screen shows up.
On your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
Press and hold both the sleep/wake button and the volume down button simultaneously. Keep holding the buttons until the recovery mode screen appears on the screen.
On your iPhone 6s or earlier
You need to press and hold the home button and on/off button at once. Be sure to hold down both these buttons until your iPhone has entered recovery mode.
- Next, iTunes will show a prompt asking you to update or restore your device.
(Image credit: Apple Support)
Select Update to update your iOS device to the latest iOS version. Choose Restore to erase your iPhone and then install the latest version of iOS.
Contact iPhone Repair Centre
If none of the suggested solutions are working, chances are high that the problem could be due to hardware issues or system failures. In such a case, contact an iPhone repair centre to repair the device.
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