What to do if My iPhone Screen is Black Randomly

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2019-08-26 / Update for  iPhone Problems

"My iPhone screen keeps going black. This happens whenever I turn the device into landscape mode. The screen goes black and then when I hit the Home button, it comes back. When I'm holding the phone in portrait mode, it doesn't go black. Can anyone help me fix this problem? It is completely annoying."

When this question was first sent to us by one of our readers, we were originally baffled by the problem. it wasn't until we recognized that it could simply be a software malfunction that could be causing the iPhone to behave weirdly. So, we suggested some of the solutions we are about to share with you and they worked for him.

1. Restart iPhone when iphone screen goes black

Anytime you have a problem like this one, the first thing you should try is a restart. It is a simple solution that refreshes the device and eliminates any issues. Here's how to restart an iPhone;

Restart iPhone 7 or earlier;

Step 1: Press and hold the sleep/wake button until you see the slider appear on the screen. Drag the slider to turn off the device.

Step 2: Now, press and hold the sleep/wake button again until the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

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Restart iPhone 8 or later;

Press and hold one of the volume buttons and the sleep/wake button at the same time until the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

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2. Force Reboot Your iPhone - Fix iPhone Screen is Black

If a simple restart doesn't work, you may want to tray a forced reboot or a hard reboot. Here's how to do it for different iPhone models;

Force Reboot iPhone 6s or Older;

Step 1: Press and hold the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time.

Step 2: When the Apple Logo appears, release all the buttons.

Force Reboot iPhone 7/7 Plus;

Step 1: Press and Hold the sleep/wake button and the volume down at the same time.

Step 2: Let go when the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

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Force Reboot iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X;

Step 1: Press and quickly release the volume up button

Step 2: Press and quickly release the volume down button

Step 3: Then, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple Logo on the screen

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3. Update iPhone Software

A software update can also fix the problem since an update often comes with bug fixes that will usually eliminate these software problems. Here's how to update your device;

Step 1: Open the settings on your device and then tap "General > Software Update."

Step 2: if an update is available, tap "Download and Install."

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4. Fix iPhone Screen Goes Black Without Data Loss

If all of the above solutions fail to work, we recommend you try Tenorshare ReiBoot. This program is one of the best iOS system recovery programs since it can fix any software related issue on your iPhone without data loss. To use ReiBoot, download and install the program on to your computer and then follow these very simple steps;

Here is the three-step guide to fix iPhone operating system issue with the help of Tenorshare ReiBoot:

Step 1: Launch the program and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. Once the program recognizes the device, click on "Repair Operating System"

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Step 2: Now, click "Start Repair", it will suggest you download firmware version which matches with your iPhone iOS version. Choose a save path and download the firmware package.

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Step 3: Thus, download firmware and the software will begin repairing your iPhone operating system. Within a few minutes, you will get your iPhone in a normal state.

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5. Restore iPhone in iTunes

You can also restore the iPhone in iTunes although we recommend that you put the device in DFU mode first before restoring the device. Here's how to do it;

Step 1: Hold down bot the power and home button together

Step 2: After exactly 10 seconds, let go of the power button but keep holding the home button for another 10 seconds.

Step 3: Release the home button and the screen should go completely black.

Step 4: Now connect the iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 5: When iTunes detects a device in recovery mode, click on "Restore."

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Whatever the reason your iPhone goes black, the above solutions can be used to fix the device. Let us know which one works best for you. We love to hear from you!

  Updated on 2019-08-26 / Update for  iPhone Problems

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