Is your iPhone screen not turning on? Does it display a blank black screen and no matter what you do, it doesn't seem to respond? This is the iPhone issue commonly known as the black screen of death. The ominous name came about because most people who experience it are unable to determine the cause of the problem, or even figure out how to fix it.

Here this article will offer you viable solutions for the iPhone black screen.

Why is My iPhone Screen Not Turning on at All?

Most people seem to think that an unresponsive or black screen is caused by damaged hardware (such as when the screen breaks) and while this is true in some cases, but this problem can also occur as a consequence of a software issue. A software crash or a bug in the system can affect the functionality of the screen, making it unresponsive or completely black.

The following are some of the most effective solutions you can try when your iPhone screen is not turning on.

Way 1. Fix iPhone Screen Not Turning on without Data Loss

The best solution, especially if you are certain that the device doesn't suffer any hardware damage and the screen is not broken, is iMyFone Fixppo. This is because Fixppo is the ideal solution for all kinds of iOS-related issues.

The program has numerous features that make it the most ideal solution for you in this situation. These include the following:

  • It can be used to repair all iOS related issues with a 100% success rate.
  • It can repair issues without data loss.
  • It is very easy to use and a simple process allows you to easily repair the device quickly and efficiently.
  • It supports all iOS device models including the new iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/XR/X and all versions of the iOS version.
  • A lot of professional media sites have trusted and recommended this tool.

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Follow these simple steps to use Fixppo to repair an iPhone screen is not turning on.

Step 1: Download and install Fixppo on to your computer and then launch it. In the main window, click on "Standard Mode" to begin.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then click on "Next". You may need to put the device in DFU or recovery mode if the program doesn't immediately detect or recognize the device. To do that, simply follow the instructions on the screen.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 3: Once the device is in DFU/ recovery mode, you should see the option to download firmware. Select the firmware you would like to install on your device from the options presented under "Firmware Version" and then click "Download".

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: Fixppo will download your selected firmware and extract it. Simply click "Start" to allow the program to fix the problem and get the device's screen working properly.

finished fixing your device

Fixppo can be used to fix many more iOS issues and will be the best tool if your device is prone to iOS problems. Download the program today to see what it can do for you.

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Way 2. Restore iPhone with iTunes

Another great way to fix an iPhone screen that remains black or unresponsive is to restore the device in iTunes. Follow these simple steps to do it.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.

Step 2: Follow these simple steps to put the device in recovery mode while it is connected to the computer.

For iPhone 8 and earlier - turn off the device and then hold the Power (side) button while connecting it to the computer until you see the recovery mode screen.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - turn off the iPhone and while connecting it to the computer, hold the volume down button until the recovery mode screen appears.

For iPhone 6 or earlier - turn off the device and connect it to the computer while holding the Home button until the recovery mode screen appears on the screen.

Step 3: iTunes will prompt you to either "restore" or "Update" the device. Click on "Restore" and keep the iPhone connected to the computer until the process is complete.

Please note that if the process takes more than 15 minutes, the device will exit recovery mode and you'll have to start all over again.


Way 3. Force Restart the iPhone

A force restart is also a great way to repair the device and get the screen responding again. Here's how you can force restart your iPhone depending on the model.

For iPhone 8 or later - press and quickly release the Volume up button and then press and quickly release the volume down button. Now press and hold the power (side) button until the Apple Logo appears on the screen.


For iPhone 7 or 7 Plus - press and hold both the power (side) button and the volume down button until the Apple logo appears.


For iPhone 6 and earlier models - press and hold the power and home buttons until you see the Apple logo.


Way 4. Charge Your iPhone

Your iPhone screen may remain black or completely unresponsive if the device's battery is completely drained. If you suspect that this could be the case, consider charging the device for at least 30 minutes without disturbing it.

If the battery was completely drained, a few minutes of charging the battery undisturbed will bring it back to life, allowing you to use the device like before.


Way 5. Check Hardware Issues in Apple Store

Like what we have mentioned, your iPhone screen may refuse to respond or remain completely black if the device suffered hardware damage. This may happen when the device falls or suffers liquid damage. The screen may have cracked, causing issues with functionality.

If you are certain that hardware issues are to blame, you should bring your device to the Apple Store. Apple technicians are experienced in checking and repairing these issues. Please note however that of the device fell or suffered liquid damage, the warrant may be void and you may have to pay for the repair.

Tip. Comparison of the Above 5 Solutions

To make it easy for you to choose a solution, we've compared these solutions in the table below so you can see each method's effectiveness at a glance.

Success Rate Difficulty Required Time Data Loss What Can Be Fixed
iMyFone Fixppo 100% Easy Short No All system/software issues
Restore with iTunes 80% Complex Long Depends Most software issues
Force Restart iPhone 50% Easy Short No A few software issues
Charge Your iPhone 30% Easy Long No Only battery issues
Apple Support Center 100% Complex Long Depends Most hardware/software issues


There you have it, the solutions above will help you fix an iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6/5 screen is not turning on or is unresponsive. We love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments section below if you were able to repair the device. You can also share your concerns and questions regarding this topic or any other iOS-related topics and we'll do our best to help.

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