How to Fix iPad Black Screen of Death

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 10.3 supported) of this malady. Let’s get started.

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.

Hard resetting the iPad

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.

Restoring iPad to factory setting using iTunes

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.

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iMyFone D-Back iOS System Recovery (iOS 10.3 Supported)

  • 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.

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Steps to Fix iPad Black Screen Using iMyFone D-Back

Step 1: Download the trial version from the official website. Install the same and launch the application. From the main interface, select “Fix iOS System” option.

select “Fix iOS System” option

Connect your iPad and press the “Start” button.

Connect your iPad

Step 2: It is important to fix the firmware of the iPad. iMyFone D-Back will detect the version of your iPad and let you download the latest firmware based on the version of the iPad. All you need to do is click the “Download” button. Allow the program to complete the download process.

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Step 3: iMyFone D-Back will begin repairing your iPad automatically once the firmware download is complete.

repairing your iPad

Once the repair process is complete, your iPad will restart in normal mode and continue to function normally.

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Congratulations! Your iPad is now back to normal using iMyFone D-Back iOS System Recovery Win or iOS System Recovery Mac (compatible with iOS 10.3) and you didn’t have to lose any data on it to fix it.

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  1. Fixing your iPad will install the latest iOS version.
  2. If you were using jailbroken system earlier, the fixing procedure would restore the device back to the default setting.
  3. If the iPad is in the unlocked condition, it will continue to be in the same condition even after fixing the black screen of death issue.