Sometimes the iPad can get stuck in what is commonly referred to as the Black screen of Death. This situation can be quite frustrating since you are unable to use the device. The reasons for a sudden occurrence of the Black Screen of Death can be varied including hardware damage that can happen when you drop the device, a jailbreak attempt that didn’t quite go as planned or a malfunctioning hardware component.
Whatever the reason, this article will show you a few solutions that have been known to cure your iPad (iOS 11 supported) of this malady. Let’s get started.
3 Methods to Fix iPad Black Screen
Method 1. Hard Reset Your iPad
You can fix the black screen of death of you iPad by hard resetting the device. You can do this by holding the wake/sleep button and the home button together for a few seconds or till you notice the Apple logo on the screen. Release the buttons once you see the logo. Your iPad will reboot and function normally.
Method 2. Restore iPad to Factory Settings Using iTunes
If hard resetting the device fails to provide the desired result, try restoring the iPad to factory settings using iTunes. We must however warn you that this will erase all the contents and settings on the iPad.
Step 1: Install the latest iTunes on your system. Start iTunes and establish a connection between your computer and iPad.
Step 2: Hold the power button and the home button until iTunes displays message that it detected the device and is now ready for restoration.
Step 3: Click the device icon to see your iPad shown. From the right pane of the screen, choose “Restore iPad” option under the Backups section.
Step 4: Pressing the button will allow the iTunes to erase all the content from your iPad, including data and settings.
Step 5: After iTunes completes the installation process, your iPad restarts automatically. You have to set up the device and begin using it as a new gadget.
Method 3: Fix iPad Black Screen of Death via 3rd Party Tool
If you would rather not lose any of the data on your iPad, there is a 3rd party tool that can help you fix this problem without any data loss. That tool is iMyFone D-Back iOS System Recovery Win or iOS System Recovery Mac and the following are some of the features that make it the ideal solution.
- Fixes the iPad stuck on connect to iTunes icon , white screen of death, stuck in Recovery mode issues and more for iOS.
- Supports nearly all the models in iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch such as iPhone 7, iPad pro, etc.
- Provides support in recovering over 22+ file formats of iOS content such as messages, contacts, videos, photos, notes, voice memos and more.
- Gives you the chance to preview the recoverable files.