How to Fix iPhone 6 Black Screen – Wont Turn On

Has your iPhone 6 screen gone blank and left you unable to use it ?  You may be thinking that you have to take the iPhone back to your nearest Apple store for repair or replacement but that may not be the case. Depending on what caused the screen to go blank, one of these solutions may help you out. Be aware that not all of these will work for everyone so you will need to work your way down the list in order :

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Proximity Sensor :

Every now and then, the proximity sensor will malfunction and shut the screen off:

  1. Reboot your iPhone
  2. Open Settings > General > Reset > Reset all Settings reset_all_settings_ios 9
  3. Confirm and let your iPhone restart again

Check your iPhone is On :

This may sound daft but a few people have found that their iPhone is switched off. Hold the power button down; if you see the Apple Logo all is well. If you see the Slide to Turn Off slider, turn the iPhone off and start it up again.ipad power off

Home/Power Buttons :

Hold the Home and Power buttons down simultaneously for 10 seconds or until you see the Apple Logo. If you don’t see it after 30 seconds move on to the next solution.

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Charge Your iPhone :

When the iPhone battery drops below a specific percentage, it shuts down to preserve your data and settings :

  1. Plug it in and leave it to charge. If you see the red indicator, the battery was too low so leave it to fully charge up
  2. If this doesn’t work, try another charger, just to be sure
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  3. Clean the connector port out as dust and dirt will stop it from charging

Restore :

A bit drastic but it may be the only option you have. You will lose everything but you’ve been regularly backing up your data, right ?

  1. Connect the lightning cable to your iPhone and press the home button
  2. Plug the cable into your PC and launch iTunes
  3. A Device in Recovery message should appear, click on Restore itunes_connect_recovery_screen

DFU :

If your iPhone starts but doesn’t boot up, it needs to be reset:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and open iTunes
  2. Hold down the power and home buttons together for 10 seconds dfu iphone hard reboot
  3. Let go of the power button but hold the home button until the Device in Recovery message appears in iTunes
  4. Follow the instructions on screen to reset your iPhone

If none of these works then a visit to your nearest Apple store is the only other option.

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17 Comments

  1. I have tried iMyFone D-Back. It helps fix my iphone from white Apple screen of death and black screen. Hope it helps you.

  2. I had updated latest and was using new emojees(?) and the phone became so hot I couldn’t hold it, then the phone went black and continued to get hot. Afraid that it would explode, u put it in sink. It eventually cooled down. I can hear behind the black screen, it is black. Apple wouldn’t help, Sprint can’t help. I feel that the new update is what’s wrong because I had an older IPhone 5 activated. Tried emojis and again phone became so hot immediately that I couldn’t hold it. I believe this is a problem

  3. I just had this happen to my iPhone 6 Plus. I had a blank screen but it was working behind the scenes. Restarting did not work. The reset all settings worked and was not very disruptive. I had to use voice over to guide me through, which is annoying but doable.

  4. Here’s another option if none of the above work.
    My screen turned black as I was on a phone call with one of those computer operators that was waiting for my input. After 10 minutes of being able to hear the operator continually tell me to push a 1 for this and 2 for that, etc, I became frustrated and plugged the phone into my car which has blue tooth control. It immediately turned the screen back on and gave me control of my phone. No data lost. I immediately closed all the open screens.

  5. tSJMQM Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I ave been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you

  6. I just purchased the new iphone 6s. They did not set up the cloud and now the devise won’t turn on. I have taken it to the Apple store and hooked it up to iTunes. The device is not recognized. They suggested I send it to Drive Savers, Inc. but they want to charge me $400 to $1900 to recover my pictures. Anyone know of somewhere that will do it for a reasonably less amount?

  7. Thank you so much!! Holding down the home button and power button worked for me!

    The first suggestion above I wasn’t certain how to reboot my phone when the screen is black. Luckily the 3rd suggesttion worked….and I didn’t have to be embarrased becuase I didn’t try the Power button on the second suggestion!

    Appreciate the help!:)

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