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Solution for an iPhone with Black screen or an iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode



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The iPhone is no doubt one of the most efficient mobile devices in the market today. You cannot mention top mobile devices without mentioning Apple iPhone. Although very efficient, Apple iPhone like every other technological device is susceptible to hardware or software damage.

Some of the infamous issues that plague the iPhone are the iPhone black screen and the iPhone stuck in recovery mode.

The iPhone black screen AKA black screen of death is usually caused by a hardware issue, but on rare occasions, it might just be a software issue, and you might be able to solve the problem with the tips I am going to list and explain below.

iPhone black screen

The iPhone black screen occurs when your iPhone screen is completely black and you can’t see app icons or your wallpaper. Most times it looks as if the phone is turned off, but when you bring it closer in a dark room you see that the phone is turned on. You don’t need to panic though; the iPhone black screen of death rarely lives up to its name. A similar issue is the iPhone white screen where your screen is completely white and no app icon is visible.


iPhone stuck in recovery mode

An iPhone stuck on the apple logo is the same thing as an iPhone stuck in recovery mode. The good news here is that you don’t have to toss your device in the trash just yet, this article contains ways to fix an iPhone black screen and an iPhone stuck in recovery mode easily.

What causes an iPhone black screen or iPhone stuck in recovery mode?

Before we begin to talk about ways to fix the iPhone black screen or iPhone stuck in recovery mode, let’s first go through some of the things that may cause these problems.

Failed Upgrade or Jailbreak

I know it’s pretty convenient to download an update immediately when it comes out, but you need to exercise some patience next time. Most brand new updates come with unnoticed faults as a result of long-term use.

For instance, the iOS 14.0 came with battery-draining apps that disturbed eager users for months before it was corrected with this iOS 14.0.1.

More still, stop trying to jailbreak your phone. It’s not advisable and it can lead to an iPhone black screen. If you want to upgrade your iPhone, make sure that you have a sufficient battery. If you don’t have a battery percent up to 70, then postpone the upgrade or plug your phone into a power source.

Battery Issues

Yes, if your iPhone detects a faulty charger or third-party accessory, it will refuse to charge, hence the black screen. Over time your iPhone may accumulate debris in the charging port. In this case, just take a cotton board and use it to wipe the insides of your phone port.

How to fix an iPhone black screen & iPhone stuck in recovery mode

Now that you know some of the things that can cause an iPhone black screen, here are some ways to fix it.

Restart the phone

Restarting your iPhone can solve many problems, especially if it has not been turned off for a while.

First, restart your phone; press and hold the power button (for about 10 seconds) the ‘Sleep/Wake’ and the ‘Home’ button together to restart. Kindly wait till the Apple logo appears. Once rebooted, your phone is ready to use. Note that in the process of restarting your device, you may lose unsaved files you were working on before. If this fixes the issues, then you are good to go but if it doesn’t, try;

Restore factory settings

You can restore factory settings to return your phone to the way it was fresh from the factory. Restoring factory settings is usually the last reach attempt and is never the first choice for iPhone users. Except you backed your phone up on your iCloud, restoring your phone to factory settings to fix the iPhone black screen issue means that you lose all your files (whether saved or unsaved).

Fix iPhone black screen without losing data

There’s a way to fix an iPhone black screen or an iPhone stuck in recovery mode without having to sacrifice your files or data. You can follow the steps below to fix an iPhone white screen or an iPhone black screen with Dr.Fone – System Repair (iOS);

Step 1: Install the Dr.Fone on your PC. Once the installation is complete, connect your iOS device to your computer and start the Dr.Fone program. You should see something like this on the screen of your PC.

Step 2: Select ‘System Repair’ from the Home Screen of the application. Then select ‘standard mode’.

Step 3: Dr.Fone will begin the repair process by installing the latest iOS firmware compatible with your specific iPhone. You can click the start button and exercise some patience till the download finishes. Alternatively, you can perform this process manually by clicking import and importing firmware you downloaded off a third-party app. This is not advisable since there are lots of fake firmware on the internet. Trust Dr.Fone and allow it for your iPhone with the latest Firmware.

Step 4: Once the firmware download is completed, Dr.Fone will enter the final recovery process for the ‘black screen’ issue. Wait another 10 minutes and your phone should be back to normal.

Fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode without losing data


The truth is that most of the other solutions listed here that is not Dr.Fone – System Repair (iOS) will result in data loss. If you save a lot of important stuff on your iPhone like me, this could spell disaster for you. But, you don’t need to panic, there is also a way to fix an iPhone stuck in recovery mode without data loss.

Step 1. Firstly, Download Dr.Fone – System Repair (iOS) on your Windows or Mac. Afterwards, you can launch it and click on the option of “System Repair” from Dr.Fone interface.

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Step 2. Connect your iOS device to the system that is stuck in recovery mode, and select “Exit Recovery Mode” in the lower right part.

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Step 3. Now a new window pops up, displaying what it looks like when an iPhone is stuck in Recovery mode. Click on the “Exit Recovery Mode” button.

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Step 4. In a short while, your iPhone can be brought out of the recovery mode with the “Exited Recovery Mode successfully” message displayed on the screen. boot iphone 6 in dfu mode iPhone brought out of recovery mode

After fixing iPhone 6, 7, 8, X,11 stuck in recovery mode, you can just disconnect your device from the system and use it the way you like.

Tips to prevent an iPhone stuck in recovery mode or iPhone black screen

  • Stop dropping your phone on dusty or wet surfaces. Also, consider getting a phone pouch to protect the sides and charging port of your phone.
  • If you don’t like the idea of a phone pouch, take some time to dip a cotton board in methylated spirit and clean the insides of your phone charging port.
  • Don’t be too eager to install a new upgrade. Wait some months for more versions to be released. Most new upgrades are usually defective.
  • Limit the way you hard reset your device. Always hard resetting your device can lead to software damage.


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