iPhone black screen is a common problem, but it can be a big problem since you can't access the iPhone in any way. Sometimes, even when someone calls, you can hear the phone ring but the screen remains black and you can't answer the phone. Sometimes, your iPhone just gets stuck on a black screen after the iOS firmware update. This problem also happens to the users who are updating iPhone to iOS 15/14/13/12. This article explains the causes of the iPhone black screen and offers three solutions to fix this all too common problem.

Causes of iPhone Black Screen

There are lots of reasons why your iPhone's screen suddenly goes black. One possible reason could be hardware damage due to improper screen replacement, bad screens, dropping the device or water damage. Sometimes the problem could be as a result of a software issue which can be caused by firmware modifications that didn't quite go as planned, system crash, jailbreaking and so on. The following are 3 of the most effective ways to fix the problem and you can try them even when your device is running iOS 15/14/13/12.

iPhone black screen

1. Best Way: Fix iPhone Black Screen without Data Loss

Fixing iPhone when it is stuck in the iPhone black screen of death is very easy and efficient with iMyFone Fixppo. Black screen problems of iPhone are usually caused by iOS glitches, so it is highly recommended to try an iOS repair tool. iMyFone Fixppo is such a tool you need.

  • It is the best iTunes alternative for personal use. Its exclusive technology makes it possible to fix the problems that iTunes cannot fix.
  • Moreover, the data on your device can be retained using iMyFone Fixppo.
  • It comes with an easy-to-use interface that helps you repair your device within minutes.
  • It has full compatibility. All iOS versions and iOS devices are supported.
  • It is designed by iMyFone company, which has been recommended by Macworld, Payetteforward, Makeuseof and so on.

Windows version      Mac version

iMyFone Fixppo is a great way to fix iPhone black screen problem. Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these very simple steps to fix your iPhone. This tool also helps when your iPhone is stuck on the black screen during or after updating to iOS 15/14/13/12.

Step 1. Launch the Program and Choose "Standard Mode"

Open the program and then select "Standard Mode" on the home page. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and click the "Next" button.

choose Standard Mode

If your device can be detected, you can skip to the next step. If not, follow the on-screen instruction and put your device into DFU Mode or Recovery Mode.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 2. Download Firmware

The program then detects your iPhone and displays all the available iOS firmware for your iPhone. Choose the version you like. Click on the "Download" button to get the matching firmware.

download firmware under Standard Mode

You just need to wait a little while for the program to download the firmware

downloading firmware

Step 3. Fix Your iPhone

Immediately the firmware is downloaded and verified, you need to click "Start" and iMyFone Fixppo will begin to repair your iPhone.  The process of repairing the device will be displayed and this won't take too long. After that, your iPhone is fixed and back to normal from the black screen of death.

finished fixing your device

Whenever your iPhone enters a dark screen, use iMyFone Fixppo to fix it. You can also use it to fix your iPhone running iOS 15/14/13/12.
This tool is safe, secure, easy to understand, and efficient. Good feedbacks are received from the users.

user feedback

Windows version      Mac version

2. Other Possible Solutions to Fix iPhone Black Screen

There are some other tips that you can try to get your iPhone out of the black screen of death. Here we would like to compare this tip with the above method.

Methods No Data Loss Erase All Data Efficiency Operation Steps
iMyFone Fixppo yes 100% effective for iOS issues Easy
Hard Reset yes Sometimes may not work Easy
iTunes Restore yes Sometimes may not work A little complicated

2.1. Hard Reset Your iPhone to Fix iPhone Black Screen of Death

When your iPhone gets a black screen and won't turn on, the first thing to do is to perform a hard reset. See the following steps.

Step 1. Locate the Home button and the Sleep/Wake buttons on your iPhone.

Step 2. Press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time until the Apple logo appears.

Step 3. After that release, the buttons and your iPhone will restart.

If you are using iPhone 7, just hold the Volume Down button instead of the Home button.

hard reset your iphone

If you are using iPhone 8 or later, quick press Volume Up button and then Volume Down button. Hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo.

force restart iPhone X

If hard resets fail, then opt to restore your iPhone using iTunes.

2.2. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings for iPhone Black Screen Fix

Another method to fix iPhone black screen of death is using iTunes. Here is how to do it.

Step 1. Download and open the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. If iTunes detects your iPhone, and offer a restore option to you, you can just click Restore button to wipe your iPhone. If iTunes cannot recognize your iPhone stuck on a black screen, you need to put your iPhone in Recovery mode. Check this guide to know how to enter iPhone Recovery mode.

Step 3. Once the iPhone is detected by iTunes, you will be offered with the option of Restore iPhone. Click "Restore" to confirm the action.

restore iPhone with iTunes

Step 4. After that, iTunes will begin erasing your iPhone. It will then install the latest iOS software, currently iOS 14 on your iPhone.

Step 5. Once it finishes, your iPhone will restart. Proceed and set it up as a new device.

This method, however, results in data loss. For a better and safer solution to this problem, this solution is not recommended.
If you don't care about the data on your device, then go ahead.

3. Put iPhone/iPad in Recovery Mode without Home Button

The Home button on your iPhone is an important one. Until the release of the iPhone 7, it seems it is very little you can do on the iPhone without involving the home button. Therefore, we all agree that the home button is important. However, what happens when you drop the device and the home button gets damaged and cracked? What should you do when you can't use the home button and you need to put the device in recovery mode? Every method to put your device in recovery mode requires holding down the home button. Is there a way to do it without a home button? In the part, we will show you how to make it. This way you can fix whatever issue your device is facing even if the home button is not working.

iPhone home button not working

Free Tool to Put Your Device in Recovery Mode without Home Button

In this case, iMyFone Fixppo is also the best choice for you because it can get your device including iPhone/iPad/iPod touch in recovery mode without using the Home button. Begin by downloading Fixppo application for Windows or Mac and install it. Follow these simple steps to get your device in recovery mode using Fixppo.

Windows version      Mac version

Step 1. Launch Fixppo on your computer and choose Enter/Exit Recovery Mode on the home page. Then connect the device and click the Next button. The program will detect the device.

choose Enter/Exit Recovery Mode on the Home page

Step 2. Now, all you have to do is click "Enter Recovery Mode" and the device will be put in recovery mode.

click Enter Recovery Mode

entered Recovery Mode

If you would rather not use a third-party tool to put the device in recovery mode, you have to replace the home button first before putting the device in recovery mode.

Now you get three methods to fix iPhone black screen of death. Which one is the most useful for you? Just feel free to try Fixppo and leave a comment.