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Ways to fix your iPhone when the device won't turn on or the screen goes black

Ways to fix your iPhone when the device won't turn on or the screen goes black
The Siliconreview
18 November, 2020

In the digital world we live in; most of our time is usually spent on phones. Checking texts on WhatsApp, calling friends, or browsing the internet for hours has become the daily routine for us. Since we spend a lot of our time on phones, we must also be aware of the problems we might encounter while using the device. I can assure you that one of the terrifying experiences in life is when your iPhone is not turning on or the iPhone black screen. This is even sadder if you are not a tech guru. A million questions will race through your mind like "Why is my iPhone not turning on?" "Is the problem fixable?" "Where do I start?" It is definitely not a good thing when this happens, but the good news is that the problems can be narrowed down and bring your phone back to life. First of all, we must shortlist the phone's issue to one of three main issues that generally occur to iPhones, which are software glitch, phone is dead, and hardware problem.

Understanding the problem is very important to fix your iPhone. You must first ask yourself, "Why my iPhone won't turn on?" before you can use various methods to turn on your iPhone. Diagnosing the iPhone for issues will reveal any hardware or software issues in the device regarding turning on the device. If the iPhone was physically damaged or accidentally fallen into the water, it might be considered a hardware-related issue. There might be some problem with the lightning cable or the charger. Similarly, if the iPhone was working properly and suddenly out of the blue, if it stops responding, then the issue might be with the firmware. Suppose the phone was updated recently, and a new application was downloaded suspiciously. In that case, it might be the app trying to visit a malicious site or trying to jailbreak your iPhone, or the app is trying to change some settings on your system. Software issues can be generally resolved by going to an authorized Apple service center to fix the phone's hardware. 

Some of the ways to resolve hardware issues

Charge your Battery: Even when the phone is fully charged, there are chances for the device to suddenly turnoff. Connect your phone to a charger and wait for an hour. You should be able to see the charging battery icon on the display screen. If the phone seems alive, then everything is alright, and you just have to wait for a while. If you, by any chance, do not see the charging screen in an hour, then try to inspect the charger. 

Check your cable and charger: Chargers are usually very fragile, and it is highly recommended that you buy a new one instead of trying to repair the old one. If you notice any cracks or bends, then you must definitely get a new one. Make sure that the charger is in place and check for all the components like power adapter, jack, and USB cable. If the charger is visibly convincing and still fails to charge the device, then try to connect it to the computer. If these steps are not working, then replace the components of the old charger. If the device turns on, then congratulations — the charger was the main problem. 

Restart your iPhone: Trying to just restart the device is a well-known solution for various phone bugs. Even though the solution might seem very obvious and useless, in reality, it is a good indicator of whether the problem with your iPhone is serious or not. Press hold of the power button and volume up or down button simultaneously to restart your device. After trying this method, wait for the Apple logo to appear. 

Ways to fix Software-related system glitches

If all the above-mentioned method has failed you, you can try to use 3rd party software Dr.Fone – System Repair (iOS) to fix your iPhone's issues. One of the significant benefits of using Dr. Fone's toolkit is that it can resolve almost every software-related issue on an iOS 14 device. The software is very easy to use, and it possesses a simple click process. When I encounter any problems on my iPhone, I always turn to Dr.Fone for a solution. This is mainly because of the fact that the software has a high success rate when compared to other solutions on the market. You do not need any prior technical knowledge or experience to use the software. The steps involved are simple, launch the Dr.Fone toolkit and select system repair from the welcome screen. Connect your device and wait for the device to be identified by the application. The application will now give you basic details related to your device, and you can now choose to download the latest firmware that is compatible with your iPhone. If Dr.Fone fails to identify your device, then you must put your device in DFU mode. On-screen, instruction will be provided in the application for ease of use. Wait for the download to be completed and make sure you have a stable internet connection to speed up the process. When the download is complete, click on the "Fix Now" option to easily resolve any issues in regards to your iPhone. Restart your device, and that's it. The application is compatible with all the leading iOS 14 devices and can also resolve iPhone X/8/7/6 won't turn on as well.