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Top 6 Ways to Fix iPhone Black Screen 2018

iPhone black screen is a common issue, and it could be a big panic if you are relying on your iPhone to for business. There are lots of reasons why your iPhone screen goes black. Whatever the reason is, if you are running into one of the following symptoms with a black screen on your iPhone, here is the right place to find the most comprehensive solutions to fix the black screen issues on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Full Solutions to Fix Black Screen of Death Issues on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (H2)

Method 1. Force Restart Your iPhone

Restart your device is an all-purpose fix for any software problem.

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold Power button and Volume button at the same time for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo appears on your device screen.

For other iOS devices: Press and hold the Power and Home button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

Your device will rebooted and check whether the black screen disappears.

Method 2. Dead Battery

Don't skip the obvious – the iPhone battery could be drained. Connect your black screen iPhone to a wall socket and press the Home button or Power/Sleep button. If it is the battery drain that causes the black screen, your iPhone's screen will light up and display an empty battery icon. You just need to wait for your iPhone battery to charge.

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Method 3. Fix iPhone Black Screen of Death Without Data Loss

If your iPhone screen is still black and not responsive, it is likely having trouble with its operating system. I will recommend you to use a professional system recovery utility – Tenorshare ReiBoot to repair the operating system without restoring and no data loss.

Tenorshare ReiBoot's system recovery is aimed to fix all iOS system glitches including the black screen of death, apple logo stuck, recovery mode loop, reboot loop, blue screen of death, and so forth.

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Run Tenorshare ReiBoot on PC/Mac and connect your device to computer. Choose "Fix all iOS Stuck" section.

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This program can detect your device even when your iPhone is black screen and can't enter passcode or trust the computer. Click Fix Now.

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The next step is to download the latest firmware prior system recovery. Click Download button to download the matching firmware online.

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Tenorshare ReiBoot will start repairing the system once the firmware is downloaded completed. You should not disconnect your device during the process. When it is completed, your iPhone will reboot.

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Method 4. Restore iPhone in iTunes to Fix Black Screen

This is the last resort to resolve iPhone black screen because all data and settings will be wiped after restoring in iTunes.

Open iTunes on computer, and connect your black screened iPhone 7/7+/6/6s/6/5s/5 to computer. If your iPhone screen is black with connect to iTunes, iTunes will detect it in recovery mode and give you the option to restore it. Click Restore button to start the process. When it is finished, it will prompt and ask if you would like to restore from a backup, if you have previous backup in iTunes or iCloud.

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Method 5. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings without iTunes

Another method of factory resetting iPhone is using Tenorshare ReiBoot. It is easier and faster and no iTunes needed. This method can restore iPhone to factory settings and fix the black screen.

Run Tenorshare ReiBoot, and choose Factory Reset iPhone from the top menu bar.

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Click Fix Now to download the iPhone firmware file.

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By using the firmware package, Tenorshare ReiBoot will restore your iPhone. The whole process takes 10 minutes.

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Method 6. Hardware Fault

If none of the above mentioned methods works and your iPhone is still unresponsive with black screen, it could be a hardware fault. You may have to contact Apple for a replacement if it is still under warranty.

The Bottom Line

Here we summarize 6 different methods of fixing iPhone/iPad black screen of death. If the black screen is caused by software glitches, Tenorshare ReiBoot the most recommended for a quick fix. If you got the problem fixed by using another method, just share on the comment.


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