How to fix iPhone 8/8 Plus screen black issue?

Phone screen black is a common issue with iPhone, the basic case it that phone can’t turn on or phone is running but the screen is black. Here we will talk about how to fix iPhone 8/8 Plus black screen issue.

We may encounter these cases that iPhone screen is black: When you take out your phone, the screen is black and the phone can’t turn on. Also, the phone screen black can happen when you are using the phone.

1. Charge the device.

When you find your phone screen is black, charge it for several minutes. The phone battery is too low cause the phone turns off and can’t turn on. If your phone can turn on after charging, the reason of the phone black is the low battery. If your phone screen is still black, keep reading.

iPhone 8 charge

2. Force restart the device.

The phone screen black may be caused by the software reason like iOS or App is crashed. In this case, you can try to force restart the device to solve the issue. Here is how to force restart iPhone 8/8Plus.

Firstly, press and release the Volume up button.

Secondly, press and release the Volume down button.

Thirdly, press and hold the side button until the Apple Logo appears.

froce restart iPhone 8

3. Fix with iTunes

Also, we can reinstall the iOS with iTunes to solve the black screen issue. To reinstall the iOS with iTunes, you need a computer which installed iTunes.

Firstly, open your computer and iTunes.

Secondly, connect your device to the computer with lighting cable.

Thirdly, force restarts the device, you can refer to “how to force restart the device” above. Don’t release the side button and keep holding it until you see the recovery mode screen.

iTunes with iPhone 8

The last, click Summary>restore or update>update then iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data.

iTunes update iPhone 8

4. Hardware issue

If the phone dropped to the ground lead to screen black, try to turn on or force restart the device. If the screen is still black, it may be caused by the hardware issue. Check your phone warranty time first, if it is still under warranty, send it to the Apple Store or Genius Bar. If it is out of warranty, send it to the nearest repair shop or DIY.

For DIY, open the phone, release the battery cable then reconnect the screen flex cable or replace a new screen. You can refer to “How to replace iPhone 8 screen, battery and charging port?”. You can get iPhone 8 LCD screen and repair tools at Etrade Supply.

Any questions and suggestions about iPhone 8 black screen, welcome to comment below.

Also, if you want to know other topics about iPhone, please comment below too.

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  1. BY Arnaldo

    I have an iphone 8 plus screen was cracked, ordered a replacement i connected the new screen but it was black i manually reset it by using volume buttons and power button it worked the first tike i did it, i removed screen to put hoke button and when i put it back it was black again i factory reset it using itunes. Now when i press the screen the phone talks but it is still black but its responding ive never seen anything like this, any recomendacions??

  2. BY Melinda

    In my case it turned out to be Brightness all way down!! By accident.

  3. BY Fifi

    My phone 8plus won’t light up on the screen but it’s on because it beeps when I charge it and make the dail tones when pressing the screen what could be the reason?

  4. BY Andrew

    My phone is still unresponsive. Still trying other methods praying it’s still alive

    • BY kaye

      What’s the problem? Did you go to the repair shop?

  5. BY Colin

    The force restart only works on my phone while it was plugged in. so if you are having trouble with the restart, try that first.

  6. BY Jiangmian

    Share another solution that I have ever used to such a problem. That is to make use of a tool called Joyoshare UltFix. It can fix any iOS system issue without data loss.

  7. BY Sophia

    I am on vacation so my phone won’t work the whole trip until I get to my house, wonderful😬

  8. BY Kyle

    The 2nd one worked, I didnt know u could do that.


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