Blue Screen on iPhone 5s? How to Fix It

Judging by the number of help questions in forums, many iPhone 5s users have been experiencing the blue screen problem with their devices. The device flashes a blue screen before restarting itself and you are unable to use it or even access the data on it. It can be caused by a number of issues including screen replacement that wasn’t done correctly, jailbreaking the device, a restore or even an iOS update.

The solution you choose for this all too common problem will depend on the cause of the issue. In this article, we outline a few solutions that can work whether the blue screen is caused by a hardware or software issue.

1 The Blue Screen After a Screen Replacement?

More often than not, this problem occurs when someone tries to fix the screen on their device. If you started experiencing this problem immediately after replacing the screen, it maybe that you have a damaged motherboard from putting the wrong screws.

Therefore, you should start by making sure that all the screws are in the right place. If you are unaware of how to do this yourself, it may be worth it having a professional take a look at the device. In fact, we recommend that you find someone who has some experience replacing screens to do it for you. the last thing you need is to damage the iPhone further.

check the connector and screws

2 It May Also Be a Software Issue

Like we mentioned before, this blue screen problem could also be caused by a software issue. So, if you didn’t have your screen replaced, this is the most likely explanation for the problem. There are three ways you can fix a software issue and hopefully have the device working normally again. Here are all three solutions.

01 Force Restart the Device

Step 1: Press the home and power buttons together until the iPhone shuts off.

Step 2: Power on the device and when you see the Apple Logo, press the Volume up button until it restarts (it may take more than one try to get it right).

Force Restart the Device

If this doesn’t work, try restoring the device in recovery mode via iTunes.


02 Put in Recovery Mode via iTunes

Step 1: Hold the power and home buttons together until your iPhone 5s turns off. Keep holding the buttons until you see the Apple Logo on the screen. Release the Power button but keep holding the home button. You should see the iTunes logo on the screen.

iphone in Recovery Mode screen

Step 2: Connect the phone to the computer and open iTunes on your computer. In iTunes, click on “Restore” and then set up the device as new.

Put in Recovery Mode via iTunes


03 Fix iOS System Using iMyFone iOS System Recovery

While restoring the device via iTunes may work, it is also likely that you will lose all the data on the device. If there was some data that you had yet to include in your latest backup, iMyFone iOS System Recovery is the best solution for you. This is because this program is designed to fix various software issue including the blue screen without tampering with your data. Some of its features include the following.

  • Use it to fix a device stuck in recovery mode, the Apple Logo, blue screen, black screen or a device that is unresponsive.
  • All your data will remain intact when you use this program to fix the blue screen.
  • It is quick, easy and effective. Anyone can use it.

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Here’s how to use iMyFone iOS System Recovery to fix your device.

Step 1: Download and install the program to your computer and then launch it. Click “Start” to begin.

launch iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then click “Start” once the program recognizes the device. You can also try the advanced mode to try to fix the problem, but this mode will erase all the content and settings on your iPhone as well.

Connect the iPhone to the computer

Step 3: You may need to download the latest version of iOS firmware for your device. Click on “Download” to allow the program to do this for you.

download the latest version of iOS firmware

Step 4: Once the download is complete, the program will begin fixing the device. Wait a few minutes for the repair process to be completed and the device will restart in normal mode.

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