iPhone is surely one of the most trustworthy brands in the market producing durable phones that can be counted on. However, even iPhones run into trouble if not maintained properly. Phones start developing issues after wear and tear. iPhones at times experience blanking out of screens and black screens can be caused due to hardware and software issues.
You can try to fix the issue yourself by trying some of the troubleshooting methods mentioned below. These solutions can help if your phone has been inflicted with the black screen of death.
iPhone Troubleshooting Tips to Fix the Black Screen of Death
Downloading certain applications can also cause your iPhone to start acting up. If the screen goes blank after launching a certain app, chances are that the app is causing an issue. In order to fix this, quickly tap the Home button twice and swipe the screen to the right or the left to view the currently running apps on the phone. Swipe that app to close it and return to the Home screen again. Launch that app once again to see if the issue still persists.
If the app is causing an issue, contact Apple Support to help get this resolved.
This one might sound obvious at first but many times, the phone screen can become completely unresponsive due to a drained battery issue. Connect to a charger, press the Home button and see if the icons appear back up. You might also want to get your battery checked if it keeps draining too quickly. We’d be happy to look at your phone if the battery issue persists causing your phone to keep going blank. Find your closest mobile service center, and we’d be glad to look into your iPhone screen repair.
At times, a forced restart can help resolve the problem of a black screen. Follow the steps to perform a forced restart:
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7Plus: Press the Volume Button with the Power Button for a few seconds. You should see the Apple icon appear in a while.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X: Firstly press the Volume Up Button. Press the Volume Down Button right after this and follow by pressing and holding down the Power Button. This process can take a few seconds so be patient.
Other Devices (iPads, iPhone 6s, and all other previous models): Press the Home and Power Button for at least 10 seconds. Once the Apple logo appears, your phone will have restarted.
After the forced reboot, the blacks screen issue should be resolved.
If you can hear notifications and other sounds, but the phone is blank, it means the phone is functional but the screen is completely unresponsive. This problem has been reported by iPhone X users and is not very uncommon. This could be an indication of a software issue. A software issue can be resolved through a hard reboot as mentioned above.
Repair the Phone
If you’ve tried these methods and nothing seems to fix the iPhone black screen, you may have to take your phone to a professional repair service near you. The black screen could be due to a hardware issue caused by the being dropped or some kind of damage. If the damage is extensive and more than just a broken screen, it will have to be looked at by a professional technician. Bring over your phone to ASK computers, our technicians are well versed and experienced at solving iPhone-related issues. Get your iPhone screen repaired and have it working good as new.
Book an online appointment or give us a call at (416) 862-9595. Our team can look over various Apple devices including iPhones and iPads and get it back to normal.