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How to Fix iPhone 8/8 Plus Black Screen with Spinning Circles?

November 15, 2017 11:10 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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“Just got my iPhone 8 setup and working, then I get a black screen with the spinning dial. I have tried all the reset options with no luck. Please help!”

It has been several months since the debut of new iPhone. Lots of users have been reporting iPhone 8/8 Plus black screen with loading circle. Their iPhone appears to be dead and won’t turn on. If you are suffering from iPhone 8/8 Plus stuck on black screen with spinning wheel issues, these five troubleshooting methods could definitely save you. In addition, these solutions work equally for iPhone X/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/7/7 Plus or iPad Pro/Air/Mini.

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1. Force Restart iPhone 8/8 Plus to Get out of Black Screen Stuck

The first thing you can do to fix iPhone 8/8 Plus black screen with spinning wheel is force rebooting your device. For iPhone 8/8 Plus, follow the steps:

Step 1. Press and release Volume Up button
Step 2. Then press and release Volume Down button.
Step 3. Press and hold Side button (Power Button) until the Apple logo appears.
Related read: How to Force Restart iOS 11 iPhone/iPad without Using Buttons

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2. Fix iPhone 8/8 Plus Frozen on Black Screen without Data Loss

Hard resetting is a regular solution to fix some iOS stuck. But it cannot fix the problems that are caused by some system errors. For example, what if iPhone 8/8 Plus black screen and unresponsive totally? Force restarting doesn’t work for you. An easy and effective system recovery tool – Tenorshare ReiBoot can be used to solve iPhone/iPad black screen with spinning wheel without restoring and losing data. Tenorshare ReiBoot can fix all system stuck, like black screen of death, Apple logo stuck, reboot loop, recovery mode stuck etc.

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Step 1. Download and install Tenorshare ReiBoot. Connect your black screen iPhone/iPad to your PC/Mac and launch Tenorshare ReiBoot. 

Step 2. First, you can try to fix it by entering/exiting recovery mode within one click. If this doesn’t help, click “Fix All iOS Stuck”. It will detect your device even if your iPhone/iPad stuck at black screen and cannot type passcode.

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Step 3. Click “Fix Now (All iOS 11 Stuck)” to download the latest firmware. Tenorshare ReiBoot will repair the iOS system once finishing downloading.

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Once the whole process is complete, your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X will get out of black screen stuck and restart.

3. Factory Reset Your Device to Solve Black Screen Problem

Factory resetting is always useful when you need to fix iPhone 8 black screen of death. You can either factory reset iPhone 8/8 Plus via Tenorshare ReiBoot within one click or put iPhone into factory default with iTunes. However, you need to be clear that factory resetting will erase all your personal data. So make sure you have backed up your device.

Related Read: Top 3 Ways to Backup iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus 2017

Step 1. Connect iPhone/iPad to PC/Mac. Launch Tenorshare ReiBoot.

Step 2. Click Menu>Factory Reset iPhone. It will jump to System Recovery.

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Step 3. Click Fix Now (All iOS 11 Stuck) to download and install the latest firmware. Once it’s done, your iDevice will reboot.

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4. Update iPhone 8/8 Plus System via Recovery Mode

Putting your iPhone 8/8 Plus into recovery mode and updating iOS system via iTunes is also a frequently-used solution to iPhone/iPad black spinning screen problem.

Step 1. Connect your iDevice to your PC/Mac with a lighting cable and run iTunes.

Step 2. Put your iPhone 8/8P into recovery mode. Related read: How to Put iPhone 8/8 Plus/iPhone X into Recovery Mode

Step 3. iTunes will automatically detect your iPhone 8/8 Plus and pop up a window. Click “Update” to update your iOS system.

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5. Restore iPhone 8/8 Plus under DFU Mode to Fix Black Spinning Wheel (Data Loss)

If your get a black screen iPhone 8/8 Plus and won’t turn on, another approach you can try is to restore your device under DFU mode. Restoring iPhone/iPad under DFU mode will completely reload both firmware and software of your device. All your personal data on the device will be wiped off. So make sure you have a backup file.

Step 1. Connect iPhone/iPad to your PC/Mac with a lighting cable and run iTunes.

Step 2. Put your iPhone/iPad into DFU mode.
Related read: How to Get iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in and out of DFU Mode?

Step 3. Once your device is in DFU mode, iTunes will detect it and pop up a window. Click “Restore” to restore your device.

Bottom Line

Hope the 5 ways mentioned above can help when you get a black screen on iPhone 8/8 Plus after update/jailbreak. In addition, if your black screen iPhone/iPad is disabled to connect to iTunes, you’d better choose the first three solutions. If you have any other problems about iOS device, please comment below.

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