Top 5 Ways to Fix iPhone X Black Screen of Death When Update to iOS 13.1.3/13.1.2/13

Having a black/blue screen on your new iPhone X/Xs/XR is the last thing you wish to see, but it does happen sometimes. The screen is black and frozen, and your iPhone X won't turn on. If you have ever come across iPhone X black screen after iOS 13.1.3/13.1.2/13/12.4 update, or iOS 12.4 jailbreak stuck on black screen, you may find this article helpful in fixing blue/black screen of death on iPhone X.

Way 1: Charge your iPhone X/XS(Max)

If your iPhone X is just having a black screen and won't turn on, it's probably that the battery has been drained out. This is most likely, but could be ignored by many iPhone users. If this is the case, your iPhone screen will display the empty battery image with the black background. And what you need to do is just plug the charger to your iPhone wait it to be light up automatically when it has enough power.
battery drained out

Way 2: Force Restart to Fix iPhone X Black Screen and Freeze

This is the easiest way many iPhone users would think of when their iPhone gets stuck or is having some other system problems. But to force restart an iPhone X is a little different from other models. Follow the steps below to learn how to iPhone X screen frozen and black by a force rebooting.

  • Press and then let go of the volume up button.

  • Press and then let go of the volume down button.

  • Press and hold down the side button (or the sleep/wake button) until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
    force restart iphone x

If this method fails to reboot you iPhone X back to normal, you may consider further trying the following methods.

Way 3: Free Up iPhone X Storage Space

iPhone lack of storage could also lead to back screen problem, thus, it's really necessary to clean up iPhone space regularly. When iPhone X reboots, go to Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage to check the applications that taking too much space. You can clean the app data or uninstall the app to free up iPhone storage.

Way 4: Repair iPhone X System to Fix iPhone X Stuck on Black Screen and Won't Turn On (No Data Loss)

Sometimes the black screen and freeze is caused by system glitches. I will suggest you to repair the iPhone system using Tenorshare ReiBoot - a professional iOS system repair tool aiming to fix all kinds of iOS errors & stuck like apple logo, black/blue screen of death (BSOD), DFU mode, reboot loop, and so forth. Tenorshare ReiBoot is now updated to support iPhone X, iPhone 8 & 8 Plus and latest iOS 13.1.3/13.1.2/13.

  • Launch Tenorshare ReiBoot on your computer, and connect iPhone X to the program. Then Click "Repair Operating System".
    enter recovery mode
  • If your iPhone is having an error, the program will detect it and come to the interface below. Just click "Start Repair" to start repairing your system.
    start repair
  • Click "Download" to download the latest firmware before restoring the system. After downloading, Tenorshare ReiBoot will start repairing the system. Wait a few minutes for the program to complete repairing.
    download firmware

In most cases, the system glitches including black screen will be fixed after system recovery. All data in your device is kept fine.

Way 5: Restore iPhone X to Factory Settings

If you are unluckily failed to fix iPhone X black screen stuck, the last resort is to restore your device in iTunes. Remember to back up iPhone as factory reset will erase all the files.

  • Run iTunes on your computer and connect iPhone to computer, tap on "Trust" to trust the computer.
  • Click on the iPhone icon and select "Summary".
  • Then choose "Restore iPhone" to restore iPhone to factory settings.
    restore iphone x


This article provides to you with three ways to fix the black/blue screen on your iPhone X. Among the three, Tenorshare ReiBoot is the most effective and with the highest rate of success in fixing the black screen issue as well as other stuck problems (like stuck on Apple logo) with your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

  Updated on 2020-01-09 / Update for  iPhone Fix

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