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How to Fix iPhone is on but Screen is Black

Recently, when going through the Apple forum (where users ask for solutions to other users if they face any issue) we came across a number of complaints from the users complaining about the same issue. Some of the iPhone users claimed that their iPhone screen went black suddenly while operating the device. In addition to this, they also claimed that their iPhone was still on since they can hear the ringtone if someone called. One of the user claimed "my iPhone screen went black but the phone still works." Well, if you are on of such users, then here are some solutions for you to try on.

Part 1: How to Fix iPhone on But Screen Black with ReiBoot

If your iPhone is on but screen is black, then there is only one ultimate solution that you need to put your hands on. We recommend you to use Tenorshare ReiBoot. This software has the capability of solving stuck issue without any data loss. Hence if you have iPhone screen black but still works, then you need to use this tool. Here are the steps that you need to follow if your iPhone screen is black but can hear sounds.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and run the tool. Now, click on "Repair Operating system" option. On the next screen, click "Start Repair" option.

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Step 2: The software will show the lateset firmware that is mathcing to your device. Click "Download" to save it on your computer.

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Step 3: Once the downloading completes, tap "Repair Now" to begin the recovery of your iPhone. After the process ends, your iPhone will reboot with the latest iOS in it working fine.

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The main highlight of this tool is that you will get hold off all your data. Hence no data will be lost and you will be upgraded to the newest iOS system.

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Part 2: Other Methods to Fix iPhone Screen Black but Still Works

Solution 1: Charge Your iPhone

Charging the iPhone is recommended here because the screen may get low due to lack of charging. Also, if there is no charging, then the screen can go black. Charge the iPhone for 10–15 minutes and see if the screen turns on. In addition to this, you will need to have patience when you charge the phone. Do not operate the handset while charging.

Solution 2: Force Restart iPhone

For iPhone Xs/Xs Max/Xr/8/8 Plus/X: Press the volume up and down button. Then, long press the side button till the device restarts.

force restart iphone x

For iPhone 6s or earlier model: Long press the home button and the sleep button till the device restarts.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Long press the volume down and side button till the device restarts.

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Solution 3: Restore iPhone from Recovery Mode with iTunes

If you are facing iPhone blank blue screen issue, you can restore the iPhone from recovery mode using iTunes. But this will cause loss of data. If you are ready to take the risk, here are the steps.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch iTunes.

Step 2: While your iPhone is still connected to the PC, force restart your iPhone device until the recovery-mode screen appears.

Step 3: When you see the "Update" or "Restore" option, select "Restore." iTunes will install software to your device. Wait for the procedure to end and your issue will be solved.

restore iphone

In short, you just had a look at the top 4 solutions that can help you if your iPhone turns on but screen is black after water damage. Among all, using Tenorshare's Repair Operating System function seems to have a huge impact on the issue. Do let us know your feedback by commenting below.

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