It can be annoying when your iPhone starts giving issues suddenly. Some users have written to us about iPhone screen black and white issue. They said that their iPhone suddenly turned black and white. This query was put up by a user on an online forum.

As usual, I was using my iPhone for making some calls and sending text messages. Out of nowhere, my iPhone screen turned black and white. I tried many options to restore the iPhone to normalcy but nothing changed. How can I fix this issue? Do you have any idea?

This article is all about the reasons why it occurs and what you should do to fix it. Read on to fix the issue when your iPhone is not showing black and white.

Reasons Why iPhone Screen Black and White

This is not uncommon and can happen due to many reasons.

  • This might have happened when you have accidentally turned on the grayscale feature in your iPhone. This feature was first available in iOS 8 and allows you to manually make the screen black and white. It was introduced to help people suffering from color blindness.
  • Sometimes, unknown software errors may also cause this issue. So what you should do is to fix the iOS system on your iPhone.

Part 1. Best Way - Fix iPhone Screen Black and White

You can easily fix iPhone screen black and white issue on your device using third-party software. iMyFone Fixppo is one of the most trusted tools for fixing all kinds of system issues on iOS devices. It supports all the iPhone and iPad models and is compatible with all iOS and iPadOS versions (even the latest iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are well supported).

  • Fixppo by iMyFone can fix the iOS issues without any loss of data on your device.
  • It offers a 100% success rate for repairing the issues.
  • You can fix issues with 3 simple clicks in several seconds.
  • It can be used even by an individual with no technical knowledge of iOS.
  • It has been trusted and recommended by many professional websites.

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Most common issues like this one can be easily fixed using the Standard mode of Fixppo without data loss.

Step 1: First, download and install iMyFone Fixppo on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer and click on Standard mode on the main page. Click Next. Fixppo will automatically detect your iPhone. If it does not, put it in DFU or Recovery mode. The instructions will be clearly given on the screen. Follow them and proceed to the next step.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 2: Once the device enters the DFU or Recovery mode, it will automatically get detected by the software. Now Fixppo will display all the available firmware versions relevant to your device. Select the relevant firmware version and click Download.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3: Once the firmware is downloaded, it will be verified and the software will be extracted. Check the onscreen device and firmware information. Make sure it is correct. Now click on the Start button to begin the fixing process.

finished fixing your device

While the process is going on, don't use the device or unplug it from the computer, else it will get bricked. After the process is complete, the iPhone will restart normally.

So, whenever you face issues on your iOS device, download the latest version of Fixppo from the official website and fix the issues like iPhone screen black and shite immediately. Here attached one of the users' comments.

user feedback

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Part 2. 4 Other Possible Ways to Fix iPhone Screen Black and White

There are also many other ways that you can try to fix this issue on your iPhone. Try them one by one and check if the issue gets solved. They are some common and basic ones, so their success rate will not be 100%. If you really want these common ways, you can still have a try.

Way 1. Check Black and White Mode

First, check and turn off black and white mode to bring back the color screen on your iPhone.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Display Accommodations.

Step 2: Toggle off the "Grayscale" option.

Step 3: Instantly, the black and white screen will turn into a colored screen.


Way 2. Check Grayscale Zoom Filters

The grayscale zoom filter, if turned on, can be the reason for this issue. Check and turn it off.

Step 1: Double-tap with three fingers on your screen. If the grayscale zoom filter is enabled, the device will exit from zoom mode as well as grayscale mode.

Step 2: Now turn off the Grayscale Zoom Filter. Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility and select Zoom and then Zoom Filter and select "None".


Way 3. Reset All Settings

If you are confused with the settings, try to reset all the settings to fix this issue.

Step 1: Open Settings -> General.

Step 2: Tap on Reset and then Reset All Settings. All the settings of your iPhone will be reset.


Way 4. Force Restart Your iPhone

You can also force restart your iPhone and check whether or not the issue gets solved.

For the iPhone 8 and later: Press the volume up button and release it. Then tap the volume down button and release it. Now hold the power button until the Apple Logo appears on the screen.


For iPhone 7 and earlier: Hold down the volume down button and the wake/sleep button until the Apple Logo appears.


Part 3. Review of the above 5 Methods

Are you confused which method would work for you? Let's compare each one of them so that you can make your final decision.

Success Rate Needed Time Difficulty Data Loss after Fixing
iMyFone Fixppo High Short Easy No
Check Black and White Mode Medium Short Easy No
Check Grayscale Zoom Filters Medium Short Easy No
Reset All Settings Medium Long Easy Yes
Force Restart Your iPhone Medium Long Easy No


You may turn on grayscale filter accidentally or there may be some issue on your device. Anyway, now you know what to do when this issue occurs. We have given the steps clearly in this article, so you can view and follow them carefully to fix the issues. For any queries, you can ask us via the comment section below.

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