4 Fixes for iPhone Stuck in Black Screen (iPhone 12/iOS 15 Supported)

Have you ever had this experience and somehow found your iPhone[iPhone] suddenly stuck in black screen? Freaked out because the iPhone contains very precious data such as photos and videos. It's easy to swipe, but data loss is maddening. How to fix black screen on iPhone? The following contents may help you.

iphone black screen issue

Part 1. How to Judge Whether the Black Screen Issue is Software or Hardware Issue?

The first thing to do is to figure out if the black screen is a hardware or software problem. If the iPhone has been dropped recently or has water damage, then it is most likely a hardware problem. In this case, the parts of your phone like the motherboard or the screen maybe faulty.

Part 2. Fix iPhone Black Screen If It Is a Software-Related Problem

2.1 Fix iPhone Black Screen without Data Loss

If it's a software issue, it's easier to fix, and the best way is to use LazePaw iOS System Recovery for system repair, which has a standard mode that can repair your system directly without wiping out data, and get your iPhone back to the way it was before the black screen!

Step 1. Connect Your iPhone with Computer

Please connect your device to computer with an USB cable and then click ‘Repair Operating System’.

repair operating system

After that button is clicked, tap on ‘Fix Now’ and the program will move on to Step 2 if the connection is successful.

fix now

Otherwise, you should put your device in DFU or Recovery Mode first. Please follow the instructions.

Step 2. Download the Appropriate Firmware

Once you successfully enter DFU Mode or Recovery Mode, you need to download the new firmware for your iPhone. The amazing thing with the program is that it will match your device automatically and let you download the latest iOS version.

download firmware package

Step 3. Fix System with Downloaded and Verified Firmware  

After downloading the firmware, just click "Start to Fix" and the program will start to fix your iOS system automatically.

fixing ios system

If your iPhone is out of DFU/recovery mode in this step, you have to repeat step 1 and make your  iPhone in DFU/recovery mode again.

This process may take about 10 minutes, please wait!

When the process is done, please check whether your iPhone is fixed. If your iPhone cannot restart, please try again.

2.2 Restore iPhone System with iTunes (Data Loss)

If your iPhone has a black screen issue and you don't care about data loss, or your data has been benched and you want to recover your iPhone quickly, you can do it directly through iTunes. In this case, your PC need to be installed with the latest version of iTunes.

Step 1. Make your iPhone connect to iTunes and the iTunes will recognize your iPhone automatically. Now, visit the “Summary” section to get various options you can perform on your device.

Step 2. Just click on the “Restore” button to restore your iPhone. During this process, you will see a pop-up message that data will be lost, you just have to keep tapping store, and itunes will automatically start the process of restoring your iPhone.

restore iphone system with itunes

2.3 DFU Restore Your iPhone

If your iPhone is still stuck on black screen after finishing the restoration process, the DFU or Device Firmware Upgrade mode restore can be considered as a last resort. It is kind of forced restart, but it also may cause your iPhone bricked..So please be cautious about this method. Following directions may help you:

Step 1. Please be sure that there is no other app running when you do the DFU restore. Connect your iPhone to your PC with the original data cable.

Step 2. Press and hold the power/side button continuously, then press and hold the volume down button for about 10 seconds. Release the Power/Side button but keep on pressing the Volume Down button for another 5 seconds.

Step 3. If you hold it down too long, the Apple logo will appear and you will need to start over.

Step 4.  If the screen turns black, It means that you have successfully entered DFU mode. At this point, a message will pop up on your computer saying that iTunes has detected your iPhone next, so follow the on-screen instructions to complete the DFU mode restore process.

iphone dfu mode

Part 3. What If It Is a Hardware-Related Problem

If you suspect that it is most likely a hardware problem causing the iPhone black screen, you can take the device to the Apple store to find a professional to check, usually it may be a problem with the phone motherboard or screen, need to be replaced to solve the problem.


In short, if your iPhone is stuck on black screen, you can decide what method you use to restore your phone based on your needs, whether you have a backup and whether you need to keep your data. If you want to fix this issue without data loss, we strongly recommend Lazepaw iOS recvoery program.

By LazePaw Tuesday on Nov 10, 2020, 15:20:20 GMT / Post By LazePaw

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