A black screen generally occurs as a hardware default if the display gets broken or dislodged. You might notice this when you hear your cellphone ringing but you can’t pick it up or you might be getting a notification sound but you can’t seem to turn the screen on in order to see the notification. This shows that there is an issue with the screen of your device and you need to get it repaired.
How to fix iPhone black screen
You can try to perform a hard reset on your phone in order to check if it is actually a hardware issue or is it a software issue. To do this, follow the given steps:
- On iPhone 6S or lower: For nearly 10 seconds, push the power button along with the Home button and hold it.
- On iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: At the same time, push the volume down button along with the power button and hold it till the Apple logo is visible on your screen.
- On iPhone 8 or higher: Push the volume up button and release it, then push the volume down button and release it, then push the power/side button till the Apple logo is visible on your screen.
If you are able to see the apple logo on your screen then there is no issue with your hardware but if not then there might be an issue regarding your display.
Understanding an iPhone black screen issue
A quick look into your iPhone
This will give you a quick idea of what we’re dealing with. The two basic hardware components that are associated with this issue are the display and the logic board.
- Logic Board: This is basically the control unit of an iPhone which manages all the operations and all the parts of your given device are connected to it. It oversees even the simplest functions being carried out on the iPhone.
- Display: Its basic function is to show you the information that is visible to you on the screen. It is completely removable and contains four components assembled into it. They are:
- The LCD screen that shows digital information on your display.
- The digitizer that turns touch input into digital signals translated for your phone to work on.
- Your front camera.
- Your iPhone’s Home button.
And all of these components are connected to the logic board with their own connectors. So if there’s a case where you can use the touch functions quite normally on your iPhone, but you still can’t see anything then there’s a chance that the connector of your device’s LCD screen is loose or might’ve been disconnected. The cable that connects your device’s LCD screen to its logic board is known as a display data connector. In such a case, it can simply be fixed by connecting the display data connector again.
But in cases when a component of the display is damaged, it can’t have a simple fix. It needs to be repaired (if possible) or changed.
Although there is no definite way to figure out if your display is just dislodged or broken, I can give you an outline of how you might be able to guess it. If your iPhone was dropped mildly then maybe your display is dislodged but if it was dropped from a height or got caught between two heavy things or if it is water damaged, then there are more chances of a broken display that would need to be changed.
Fixing an iPhone screen black issue
Relying on the data you received in the above section, try to figure out the issue to your iPhone black screen. Depending on that, you may be able to take the required action for your iPhone.
If you suffer from a dislodged LCD screen connector, take your iPhone to an Apple genius and he/she would fix it for you without any expense even if you’ve run out of your device’s warranty. But if you suffer from a broken LCD screen then you might have to get it repaired and it might cost you a significant amount of money if you go to an Apple store or an Apple-based technician. In such a case, I would recommend any third party technician if they ensure a warranty for the replaced screen.
A piece of friendly advice: Although you might receive a lot of information which might convince you to try fixing your device yourself, I would still recommend you not to try it yourself as a single mistake may cause your iPhone to be damaged beyond repair.
I hope I could address all your queries and now you have complete insight into the issue if you suffer from an iPhone black screen. If you have any further doubts, you can visit or contact Apple support or you may leave a comment below. Also, please leave a like on the content if it was helpful. And please share your journey through this issue in the comment box with me.