Quickly Fix 'iPhone 12 Mini Screen Flash in Blue' (Picture Guide)

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2021-01-22 / Update for  iPhone 12

Has anyone else experienced iPhone 12 mini screen everything suddenly turned blue? And then it goes back to normal in like 10 seconds. I have only had this phone for 14 days. It was too quick for me to grab another phone to take a picture. Is this a hardware issue?"

While every new iPhone model brings innovative and exciting new features, but with blessings come problems too. Same can be said for newly-launched iPhone 12 mini as many users are complaining an irritating bug where the screen turns blue for no apparent reason.

The good thing is that issue can be resolved easily. So, before you start losing your mind, implement the below simple techniques to get rid of iPhone 12 mini screen flash in blue error.

Why iPhone 12 Mini Screen Flash in Blue

As of writing these lines, we are still unaware of the exact causes of why you’re facing iPhone 12 mini screen blue tint.

Our research, based on accounts of Apple professionals, shows that the possible reasons of this issue include, but not limited to:

  • Mallfunctioning app on your device
  • Your device system issues
  • Hardware issues

Best 5 Ways to Fix iPhone 12 Mini Screen Blue Tint (Pictures Guide)

Now that we have an idea about why your iPhone 12 mini screen turns blue suddenly, let us discuss 5 ways to get rid of this issue.

Way 1: Force Restart iPhone 12

For some abnormal cases on iPhone 12 mini or other iPhone model, you can get rid of any such temporary bugs by simply performing Force Restart. There's a high probability that your iPhone 12 mini will turn well.

To Force Restart iPhone 12 mini:

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up key and then press and release the Volume Down key.
  • After that, press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo on the screen. Your device will be turned off. Wait for a few seconds and then press and hold Power button to turn it on.

    iPhone 12 mini screen turns blue suddenly – force restart iPhone 12

Way 2: Delete and Update Abnormal App

Generally speaking, a software-issue app you’re using may also cause iPhone 12 mini screen blue tint issue. To confirm it, you need to delete the App you were using if your phone’s screen turned blue – and then install the latest version from the App Store.

To do that:

  • Find the app that making iPhone 12 mini turn blue.
  • Tap and hold the app until a menu pops up.
  • Select 'Remove App' and confirm to 'Delete App'.
  • To reinstall it, go to the App Store and install the app again.

Way 3: Restore iPhone 12 with iTunes in the Recovery Mode/DFU Mode

This method is best method for users who got trouble with iPhone 12 mini blue screen and meanwhile con't be connect to iTunes. So, to restore with iTunes successfully, please put the iPhone 12 mini into Recovery Mode or DFU mode first.

Enter Recovery Mode

You can use Tenorshare ReiBoot to enter the Recovery Mode with just a few clicks – Yes, it’s free. To do that:

  • After installing ReiBoot on your computer, connect your iPhone to it and hit on Enter/Exit Recovery Mode.

    launch reiboot to enter recovery mode
  • Click 'One Click to Enter Recovery Mode', and then within a few seconds, ReiBoot will put your device in the Recovery Mode and your iPhone 12 will display “Connect to iTunes” logo on the screen.

    iPhone 12 mini screen flash in blue - enter recovery mode successfully
  • If your device fail to enter Recovery Mode, you can try to enter DFU Mode instead.

    iPhone 12 mini screen flash in blue - enter DFU mode

Restore using iTunes

  • Launch the latest version of iTunes and connect your iPhone (in Recovery Mode/DFU Mode) to it.
  • iTunes will detect that your device is in the Recovery Mode/DFU Mode and ask you to Restore or Update it.
  • Hit on restore on the pop-up tab and wait until the system completes the process. After that, you need to set your iPhone up as a new device.

    iPhone 12 mini screen turns blue suddenly - restore

Way 4: Solve iPhone 12 Mini Screen Turns Blue Suddenly without Data Loss

Now, the last way should be recommended to for a try, and that's Tenorshare ReiBoot. ReiBoot helps many users with their iPhone blue screen issues.

Tenorshare ReiBoot is a professional iOS system repair tool. It provides 2 repair modes for users to efficiently fix 150+ iOS related issues. To repair your iPhone 12 using ReiBoot without delay, follow the below steps:

  • Run ReiBoot on your computer.
  • Connect your device to computer with a USB cable.
  • Click 'Start' button to use iOS System Repair feature.

    launch reiboot to click start
  • Now, try 'Standard Repair' first as it can fix your iPhone 12 without data loss.

    iPhone 12 mini screen flash in blue - enter recovery mode successfully
  • Then click 'Download' to download the firmware package to repair iPhone 12 suddenly turns blue.

    iPhone 12 mini screen flash in blue - download the firmware
  • Hit 'Start Standard Repair' to procced.

    iPhone 12 mini screen flash in blue - start standard repair
  • Soon, your iPhone 12 has been repaired successfully. Please to check if iPhone 12 goes to normal. If you find the problem still remain, please try with Deep Repair and perform a backup first.

    iPhone 12 mini screen flash in blue - repair iPhone 12 mini successfully

Way 5: Seek Help from Apple Support

If you’ve tried all the aforementioned methods, but all in vain, then your iPhone 12 mini must have hardware-related issues. So, contact the official Apple Support and get their recommendations on how to fix this troubling issue.


I hope that this article has provided you enough understanding of the issue at hand that you can now fix it by yourself. These methods may not be magical but they get the job done for you in most cases.

Depending upon the root causes of why your iPhone 12 mini screen flash in blue, any of the above methods can work for you, but I recommend you to get advantage of Tenorshare ReiBoot to troubleshoot this issue permanently.