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iPhone Screen Goes Black: What to do?

Is your iPhone touchscreen so dark when you’re outdoors you can’t even see what’s on the display? Or is it totally black? Here’s some solutions.

Why does my iPhone screen go dark?

First, let us know that the one responsible for automatically dimming your iPhone’s display is the ambient light sensor found near the phone’s speaker right on top of the screen. If you are so keen to look for it, it can be hidden in plain sight. This one doesn’t light up like LED does but reads how much light is in the room to give your screen the right amount of brightness.

If you suspect that your iPhone’s LCD screen is really damaged, consider having an iPhone LCD screen replacement.

What would cause an iPhone screen to go black?

If you go from a dark room into a brightly lit office, the iPhone may stay dim until you lock and unlock the screen. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, other causes may be the iPhone’s case, debris on the sensor or a low battery. Restarting or resetting the iPhone can also return the screen to normal. If this doesn’t do it, adjusting the screen brightness yourself should do the trick.

How to prevent your iPhone screen to go dark?

  1. Simple Recalibration – You do this by locking the iPhone by pressing the “Sleep/Wake” button. Move the iPhone into a bright light and then unlock it by pressing the “Home” button and dragging the slider on the screen. The ambient light sensor takes a new reading of the room and should adjust the screen brightness accordingly.

  2. Get rid of that case – Try removing the case from the iPhone if you have one and then lock and unlock the screen. The ambient light sensor is not in the same place on every model, so a case designed for a model other than yours may be blocking the sensor.

  3. Clean that sensor – Wipe away any dust or debris that may be interfering with the ambient light sensor, which is located near the earpiece above the screen. Try locking and unlocking the screen again.

  4. Get your iPhone charged up – Make sure the iPhone has an adequate charge by plugging it into a wall outlet using the USB cable and AC adapter that came with it. If the iPhone is low on power, the iPhone screen may dim to the point that you are not able to see the screen. When the iPhone begins to charge, the screen should become brighter.

How do you fix the black screen of death on iPhone?

  1. Press and hold the “Sleep/Wake” button for five seconds. A red slider appears on the screen. If the screen is so dim that you can’t see the slider, as soon as you release the Sleep/Wake button, place your finger a half-inch from the top left corner of the screen and drag it to the right edge.

  2. Wait 30 seconds for the iPhone to power down. Press and hold the “Sleep/Wake” button for five seconds. The Apple logo appears on the screen indicating that the iPhone is restarting.

  3. Reset the iPhone if the screen is still dim by pressing and holding the “Sleep/Wake” and “Home” buttons at the same time for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen. If the screen is too dim to see the logo, release the buttons after 12 seconds. The iPhone resets itself automatically and powers back on again.

  4. Reset the screen brightness yourself. Launch the “Settings” icon on the iPhone home screen and then tap “Brightness & Wallpaper.” Tap the Auto-Brightness “On/Off” toggle so that it is in the Off position. Drag the slider at the top of the screen all the way to the right. This makes the iPhone screen as bright as possible. Turn the Auto-Brightness option on again if desired. Drag the slider to the left until the screen is at a comfortable level of brightness.

Why does my iPhone screen go dark?

First, let us know that the one responsible for automatically dimming your iPhone’s display is the ambient light sensor found near the phone’s speaker right on top of the screen. If you are so keen to look for it, it can be hidden in plain sight. This one doesn’t light up like LED does but reads how much light is in the room to give your screen the right amount of brightness.

What would cause an iPhone screen to go black?

If you go from a dark room into a brightly lit office, the iPhone may stay dim until you lock and unlock the screen. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, other causes may be the iPhone’s case, debris on the sensor or a low battery. Restarting or resetting the iPhone can also return the screen to normal. If this doesn’t do it, adjusting the screen brightness yourself should do the trick.

How to prevent your iPhone screen to go dark?

  1. Simple Recalibration – You do this by locking the iPhone by pressing the “Sleep/Wake” button. Move the iPhone into a bright light and then unlock it by pressing the “Home” button and dragging the slider on the screen. The ambient light sensor takes a new reading of the room and should adjust the screen brightness accordingly.

  2. Get rid of that case – Try removing the case from the iPhone if you have one and then lock and unlock the screen. The ambient light sensor is not in the same place on every model, so a case designed for a model other than yours may be blocking the sensor.

  3. Clean that sensor – Wipe away any dust or debris that may be interfering with the ambient light sensor, which is located near the earpiece above the screen. Try locking and unlocking the screen again.

  4. Get your iPhone charged up – Make sure the iPhone has an adequate charge by plugging it into a wall outlet using the USB cable and AC adapter that came with it. If the iPhone is low on power, the iPhone screen may dim to the point that you are not able to see the screen. When the iPhone begins to charge, the screen should become brighter.

How do you fix the black screen of death on iPhone?

  1. Press and hold the “Sleep/Wake” button for five seconds. A red slider appears on the screen. If the screen is so dim that you can’t see the slider, as soon as you release the Sleep/Wake button, place your finger a half-inch from the top left corner of the screen and drag it to the right edge.

  2. Wait 30 seconds for the iPhone to power down. Press and hold the “Sleep/Wake” button for five seconds. The Apple logo appears on the screen indicating that the iPhone is restarting.

  3. Reset the iPhone if the screen is still dim by pressing and holding the “Sleep/Wake” and “Home” buttons at the same time for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen. If the screen is too dim to see the logo, release the buttons after 12 seconds. The iPhone resets itself automatically and powers back on again.

  4. Reset the screen brightness yourself. Launch the “Settings” icon on the iPhone home screen and then tap “Brightness & Wallpaper.” Tap the Auto-Brightness “On/Off” toggle so that it is in the Off position. Drag the slider at the top of the screen all the way to the right. This makes the iPhone screen as bright as possible. Turn the Auto-Brightness option on again if desired. Drag the slider to the left until the screen is at a comfortable level of brightness.

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