How to Fix iPhone Black Screen of Death

Black screen, as well as white Apple, bricked iPhone, Screen Frozen, Stuck in Apple logo, Blue Screen of Death, etc. is the common expression of dead iPhone. Black screen may happen suddenly without any hurts or abnormal use, but the death iPhone could be very terrible. Maybe when you are making calls or taking a selfie, it stuck black. Nevertheless, we can fix it by ourselves easily and the treatment varies according to the different severity of the death iPhone.

iPhone Black Screen

Method 1: Force Restart your iPhone
Method 2: Upgrade/Restore iOS in Recovery Mode
Method 3: Put your iPhone into DFU Mode to Fix iPhone Black Screen of Death
Method 4: Fix Dead iPhone with iOS System Recovery Toolkit Without Data Loss

Method 1: Force Restart your iPhone

Force restart your iPhone first, it will solve most of the iOS system problem.

 

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button simultaneously for ten seconds to force restart.

 

On iPhone 7s/7 Plus, press and hold the Power button and Volume Down button instead of Home button.

iPhone Hard Reset

After few seconds you iPhone will be powered off but keep pressing until your iPhone turn on again, you can release the buttons and check whether you have got rid of the problem. If your iPhone did not power off but remained black screen, you should loosen the buttons, and then long press Power button and Volume Down until the phone restart successfully.

Method 2: Upgrade/Restore iOS in Recovery Mode

If force restart cannot make your iPhone light up again and reboot properly, put your iPhone in Recovery Mode and upgrade or restore the iOS system.

 

1. Connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes on computer then. If iTunes is already running, close it before your iPhone plugged into computer. Make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes.

 

2. Force Restart your iPhone.

On an iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5/4s, press and hold the Power button and Home button at the same time for about 20 seconds until you access the connect iTunes screen, do not release when the Apple logo appears.

 

On an iPhone 7 or newer, press and hold the Power button and Vol Down button at the same time for about 20 seconds until you access the connect iTunes screen, do not release when the Apple logo appears.

iPhone Connect to iTunes

3. Once you see the popup window, click the button “Update”. Then iTunes will download the firmware for your iPhone and reinstall iOS without erasing your data. If it takes more than 15 minutes to download the firmware and your iPhone exits the recovery mode, let the download complete and then repeat these steps.

Restore from iTunes Backup

4. After update or restore complete, set up your iPhone/iPad.

Method 3: Put your iPhone into DFU Mode to Fix iPhone Black Screen of Death

If you jailbreak your iPhone or install some malware, your iPhone maybe failed to enter the recovery mode or stuck at recovery mode. For this most painful condition, the only way to connect your device with iTunes is putting your iPhone into DFU mode?

 

1. Launch iTunes on computer and connect your iPhone to it.

 

2. Press and hold the Power button & Home button (Volume Down button for iPhone 7 or newer) for at least 10 seconds until its screen turn black, release the Power button but keep pressing Home/Volume Down button until iTunes prompts “iTunes has detected an iPhone in Recovery Mode.” Click “OK”.

3. Now you can try to fix your dead iPhone by restoring your device with iTunes.

Restore from iTunes Backup

Method 4: Fix Dead iPhone with iOS System Recovery Toolkit Without Data Loss

It’s painful to fix the death iPhone by such complicated procedures. We have another great alternative by using an easy-use but powerful iOS System Recovery Toolkit for your reference.

 

iOS System Recovery Toolkit can help you fix iOS system problems such as black screen of death or bricked/frozen iPhone in an easy way. Follow the steps below to learn how to fix iPhone with iOS System Recovery toolkit without losing data.
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Step 1: Install and launch the iOS System Recovery Toolkit on your computer.

 

Connect your iPhone to your PC with USB cable. The toolkit will detect your iPhone atomaticaly.

 

Choose “System Recovery” from the main menu. Click “Start” and then “Next” to continue.

System RecoveryStep 2: The next screen will provide instructions on how to enter “DFU mode.”

 

For iPhone 6s or earlier:

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds. Then release the Sleep/Wake button but keep holding Home buttons until the software recognizes your device.

Put iPhone into DFU Mode

For iPhone 7 or newer:

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Vol Down buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds. Then release the Sleep/Wake button but keep holding Vol Down buttons until the software recognizes your device.

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Note: If you can’t enter the DFU Mode after multiple attempt, try the Recovery Mode.

Click the option “If your device fails to activate DFU mode, please click here to enter Recovery Mode” in the bottom of the window.

Put into Recovery Mode

For iPhone 6s or earlier:

Press and hold the Power button and Home button at the same time. Holding both button for about 20 seconds until you can see the connect to iTunes screen. Do not release the buttons when your iPhone restart with the Apple logo appears.

 

For iPhone 7 or newer:

Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time. Holding both button for about 20 seconds until you can see the connect to iTunes screen.  Do not release the buttons when your iPhone restart with the Apple logo appears.

 

the software will detect your iPhone when your iPhone enter the recovery mode.

 

Step 3: After the software detects your iPhone, the software will display your device model information and match the correct iOS firmware for your iPhone, so click “Download” to download and install iOS firmware. Wait for the download complete.

System Recovery Choose Model

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Step 4: After downloading, click “Fix Now” and the software will go on to fix your dead iPhone.

iOS Repairing

Step 5: The fixed time may take several minutes. Finally the toolkit will tell you “Repair of the operating system is complete” and you iPhone will reboot properly.

iOS Recover Complete

Clearly, iOS System Recovery Toolkit can not only recover lost data but also outstandingly fix a series of systematic issues. Compared to put your iPhone into recovery mode or DFU mode and restore your iPhone, it is much easier and safer to prevent from data loss. Therefore, it is much wiser to choose this tool.
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