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How To Fix Apple iPhone XR Black Screen Won’t Turn On

iPhone XR black screen: Even though your iPhone is still new, there’s always the possibility of you getting errors which could be a symptom of low memory, outdated software and many more. The thing is, even those with a powerful device that runs on Apple’s latest iOS 12 or iOS 13 still experience this see issues.

Here at Techyloud, we aim to help those with a similar problem and below, we will be showing you how to fix iPhone XR, iPhone XS, Phone 11, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone SE 2020″ Black Screen won’t turn on issues.  So before taking your iPhone to a repair bar, try and follow the steps below to see if you can fix your iPhone on your own and save yourself the times and money.


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How To Fix iPhone Black Screen

Fixing iPhone XR Black Screen or Won’t Turn On: Force Restart While Charging

This is the first solution in resolving the iPhone Black Screen. If your iPhone gets stuck on Apple logo or showing Black Screen, White Screen or it’s not responding. A simple force restart could fix the issue.

A force restart is similar to soft reset which is used to rectify system errors from random app glitches and system crashes.  It won’t affect your data or any file on your iPhone. Below is how to force a restart your iPhone.

Step 1: Press and release the Volume Up Button
Step 2: Press and release the Volume Down Button
Step 3: Now Press and, hold the Power button on the side of the phone and then release it when the iPhone restarts.

If the iPhone is still not responding, you should connect it to a charger and allow it to charge for some minutes. it could possible that the iPhone battery is down to Zero. While your iPhone is still charging, you should use the opportunity and perform the Force restart again and see if your device can boot up.

If your iPhone was able to boot up and it’s working fine, without any further delay, try and update your apps and iOS and then Reset all settings or factory reset your iPhone to clear all possible errors to prevent your iPhone from further Black Screen.

Fixing iPhone Black XR Screen Won’t Turn On: Restore In Recovery Mode

This method is most effective when a hard reset or factory reset could not fix a major system problem in iOS device. Putting your iPhone in a recovery state could repair damaged system files that prevented your phone from working fine.

You will need a computer to carry out this troubleshooting. A window or Mac that has the latest version of iTunes install will be fine. Follow the steps below and fix iPhone XR Black Screen or won’t turn on issues.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer using Apple-certified USB cable
Step 2: While connected, Press and Release the Volume Up button
Step 3: Press and release the Volume Down button
Step 4: Now press and hold the Side/Power button till it restarts. Still, hold the Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears
Step 5: Release the Side/Power button when you see the Connect to iTunes logo
Step 6: Go to iTunes and you should see a message with caption “connected iOS device is in recovery mode and prompts options to update or restore“.
Step 7: You should choose to Restore option to wipe everything from the iPhone system and then restore iOS through iTunes.

Just follow the on-screen instructions in the iTunes to complete the system restore. You may choose to restore from the previous backup or you can choose to set up your iPhone as new depending on what you want.

Fixing iPhone XR Black Screen or Won’t Turn On: DFU mode restore

The DFU stands for Device Firmware Update mode. This method will put your iPhone in a state where it will still be able to communicate with iTunes even without activating the boot loader. You should only follow this method if your iPhone is not affected by hardware damage.

Restoring iPhone that is damaged by a liquid through DFU could result to even a more fatal problem. If you are sure that your iPhone doesn’t have any physical or hardware damage, then follow the steps below to fix it.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable.
Step 2: While connected, Press and release the Volume Up button.
Step 3: Press and release the Volume Down button.
Step 4: Press and hold the Side/Power button until the screen becomes black.
Step 5: When the screen comes up, press and hold the Volume Down button as well as the Side/Power button.
Step 6: Release the Side/Power button after 5 seconds and keep holding the Volume Down button until your iPhone shows up in iTunes.
Step 7: Release the Volume Down button when your iPhone appears in iTunes.
At this point, your iPhone is now running in DFU mode. You should follow the on-screen instructions to restore your iPhone XR in iTunes. Force restart your iPhone XR to exit the DFU mode.

iPhone Won’t Still Turn On Or Showing Black Screen

If your iPhone won’t still turn on or get stuck on Black Screen, then it’s time to use a third-party app to repair it. Just like iTunes, you should look for a good iPhone repair software online. Make use of Google to search and read the reviews first. Download the software on your computer, connect it to your iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions to fix it.

Since the iPhone XR is still new, if your own still has a warranty, try and contact Apple to see how it goes. Better still, take your iPhone to a good iPhone technician for proper and thorough hardware checkup.

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James T.

James, Editor-in-Chief of the leading technology blog TechyLoud, is a smartphone aficionado turned tech guru. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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