iPhone Black Screen of Death? Here Is the Real Fix

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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, you iPhone just gets stuck on black screen after iOS firmware update. This problem also happens to the users who are updating iPhone to iOS 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 12.

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3 Methods to Fix iPhone Black Screen (iOS 12 Supported)

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 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.

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

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

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 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 iPhone is detected by iTunes, you will be offered with the option of Restore iPhone.

Step 4. Click "Restore" to confirm the action.

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Step 5. After that, iTunes will begin erasing your iPhone. It will then install the latest iOS software, currently iOS 12 on your iPhone.

Step 6. Once it finishes, your iPhone will restart.  Proceed and set it up as a new device.

This method may, however, result in data loss. For a better and safer solution to this problem, check out our 3rd solution.

3 Try to Fix iPhone Black Screen Of Death without Data Loss

Fixing iPhone when it is stuck in iPhone black screen of death is easier with iMyFone D-Back. This software is integrated with Fix iOS system feature that fixes iPhone, iPod touch and iPad stuck on the white screen, black screen, Apple logo or stuck in recovery mode, etc. It comes with an easy-to-use interface that helps you repair your device within minutes.

iPhone Data Recovery (iPhone X/8 and iOS 12 Supported)

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Key Features:

  • It's basically a data recovery tool with four recovery methods - Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS, Recover from iTunes, and Recover from iCloud to recover lost/deleted iOS data.
  • It recovers your lost data due to accidental deletion, iOS 12 upgrade failure, virus threats, jailbreak failure, factory reset, and any other possible data loss scenario.
  • It supports different data types like photos, Messages, WhatsApp, Kik, Skype, Contacts and much more.
  • It is compatible with the new iOS 12 and iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad such as iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6 series, iPhone 5 series.

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Steps to Fix Black Screen of Death with iMyFone D-Back

iMyFone D-Back is a great way to fix this 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 12.

Step 1. Launch the Program and Choose "Fix iOS System"

Open the program and then select "Fix iOS System" on the left panel. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and choose Standard Mode.

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Follow the on-screen instruction and put your device into DFU Mode or Recovery Mode.

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Step 2. Download Firmware

The program then detects your iPhone and displays the latest iOS firmware for your iPhone. Click on the "Download" button to get the matching firmware.

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

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Step 3. Fix Your iPhone

Immediately the firmware is downloaded, you need to click "Start to Fix" and iMyFone D-Back 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

your phone will restart and functions normally

Whenever your iPhone enters a dark screen, use iMyFone D-Back to fix it. This tool is safe, secure and easy to understand. You can also use it to fix your iPhone running iOS 12.

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Tip: 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 there 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?

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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.

Steps to Put Your Device in Recovery Mode without The Home Button

There are several ways to do this but the best way is to use a third-party application known as Reiboot. Begin by downloading Reiboot application for Windows or Mac and install it. Follow these simple steps to get your device in recovery mode using Reiboot.

Step 1: Launch Reiboot on your computer and then connect the device. The program will detect the device.

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

If you would rather not use a third-party tool to put the device in recovery mode, you have the option to fix 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 D-Back and leave a comment.

  • Mauca

    So the app can fix ios system and recover lost data at the same time?

    • Yes! iMyfone D-Back can recover lost or deleted data from your iOS devices or iTunes/iCloud backup. And it can also fix your iOS system problem.

  • simran rehal

    Can the app recover lost data not on any backups?