iPhone Problems

How to Fix iPhone Screen Going Dark

If you think that your iPhone screen is too dark then it is possible that a specific Settings of the device have changed, which made the screen darker than usual. It can also, quite possible your imagination but if you really think that your iPhone screen dark then I can feel your urge to fix it. You will be able to easily fix the problem by adjusting the brightness and turning off a few specific features but if they are not working then you may have to reset the settings of the device. Possibly, it will fix the problem but there are also other very intense methods to fix the device which are discussed below.

Solution 1: Increase the Screen Brightness

If you are feeling that iPhone screen too dark then simply adjust or increase the brightness of the device. It is very simple to increase the brightness, just go to the "Settings" of your iPhone and then deactivate the "Auto-brightness" option and then move the brightness bar to the far left to increase it.

Solution 2: Turn off Reduce White Point

Reduce White Point is a filter, designed for users who are having trouble to look at bright colors. Maybe this feature is turned on and because of that you are saying "my iPhone screen is dark". Simply, deactivate the feature and probably it will fix the problem.

  • Go to the Settings of your iPhone and tap on General".
  • Then, go to "Accessibility" and tap on "Display Accommodations".
  • There, you will find "Reduce White Point" option, turn it off.
  • Then, just adjust the brightness of the device.
reduce white point

Solution 3: Force Restart iPhone

If an update is unavailable or just not fixing the problem then make a Hard restart of the device. It is known to be quite the remedy for such cases. Here's how you can Hard restart various series of iPhones.

iPhone 6/6s:

Hold the Power and Home button together until you see the Apple Logo on the screen again.

Hard Restart is complete, you can let go of the buttons.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

It is a bit different for iPhone 7 series, you have to hold the Volume Down button with the Power button.

As usual, you have to hold them until you see the Apple Logo on the screen again.

A hard restart is complete, release the buttons.

force restart iphone 7

iPhone 8 and afterward:

This one is completely different. Tap Volume Up and the Down button.

After that hold the Power button until the Apple Logo is shown once again.

force restart iphone x

These are all the methods to make a Hard Restart of any series of iPhones. Possibly the random restart problem will be fixed after the device starts again.

Solution 4: Reset All Settings

You can "Reset All Settings" of your iPhone and hopefully, it will fix the black screen problem. Here' how to reset all the settings of your iPhone;

Go to the Settings of your iPhone and then tap "General".

Then, go to "Reset" option and tap on "Reset All Settings".

reset all settings

Solution 5: If A Restart Doesn't Work, Fix using ReiBoot

If any of the above solutions have failed to work and still iPhone screen keeps going dark then you need to use a professional iOS repair tool to fix the issues. Tenorshare ReiBoot is one of the best iOS repair tools available, you can use it to fix any issues with the iOS.

Step 1: download ReiBoot from the website and then install it.

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then launch the program.

Step 3: ReiBoot will detect the device immediately, after thatselect "Repair Operating System" from the menu.

enter recovery mode

Step 4: In the following page, click "Start Repair" to get started.

Step 5: Then, you need to download the required firmware from the internet. So, choose a suitable location andclick "Download".

download firmware

Step 6: After completing the download, click "Start Repair" to initiate the recovery process.

repair operating system


If you think that your iPhone screen is dark or getting then you don't need to worry anymore. The 5 solutions discussed above in the article are very effective and they will definitely fix this brightness problem that you are facing. If all the simple fixes mentioned at the beginning is not working for your iPhone then simply use ReiBoot to fix the iOS itself, it is guaranteed to fix the issue.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Problems Follow @Jenefey Aaron