How To Fix iPhone 7 Or iPhone 7 Plus Black Screen – Software Solution

What should you do if your iPhone 7 or iPhone7 Plus has a black screen? We will show you how to fix it on software. We have shared how to fix iPhone on hardware once (check here:, however, sometimes the issue is caused by software issue instead of hardware faulty. Here we will show you how to fix it in terms of software.

Basically, we can divide software solution into two aspects: DFU mode and No-DFU mode. Begin with the No-DFU mode, since it is easier to operator.

No-DFU Mode Software Fix

The basic rule on phone fix industry is from easy to difficult. Now let’s follow the steps in accord with the rules:

  1. Try restarting. press and hold the power button, at the same time, hold the home button. That is, force the phone turn off, and the power on, until the white apple logo appears.
  2. If step 1 does not work, try plugging in the power supply and pressing these two keys at the same time. By doing so, we can detect whether the battery is automatically shut down due to the sudden exhaustion of the battery.
  3. If both the steps fail, it is turn to enter the iPhone’s Recovery mode. In short, connect the iPhone to a computer and press the HOME+POWER button for about 10 seconds. The recovery options will appear. Then press OK to reset the phone.

Provided that the No-DFU Mode software fix sometimes cannot solve the black screen issue, then we move to DFU Mode fix.

DFU Mode

The full name of DFU is Development Firmware Upgrade, which actually means the forced upgrade of the iPhone firmware. For example, when you downgrade iPhone firmware, if an error occurs, then you must enter into DFU mode for completely downgrade.

How to enter DFU mode? There are two ways available: normal recovery as well as black screen recovery.

Normal recovery

This recovery method is the most commonly used method to restore iPhone firmware in the most unlocking tutorial. Just do the following steps:

  1. Open iTunes, connect the Phone to a computer, and then power off,
  2. Hold down the power button until the Apple logo appears
  3. While holding down the power button, hold down the home button until the Apple logo disappears
  4. Release the power button when DFU mode connection has been enabled
  5. A recovery message should come out on iTunes, press and hold shift, select the corresponding firmware to recover.

Next we will show the black screen recovery.

Black Screen Recovery

Do black screen recovery as the following steps:

  1. Connect the Phone to a computer. When a warning tone, then it has been connected successfully.
  2. First of all, turn off the iPhone, then another warning tone will come out indicating that the phone has been disconnected from the computer.
  3. Hold down the power button and the home button at the same time for about ten second. Then release the power button but keeps on holding down the home button.
  4. At this time, iTunes will automatically start and warn you to perform recovery mode, press and hold shift, select the corresponding firmware to recover.

More often than not, the iPhone black screen issue is on hardware, such as the parts on logic board. Nevertheless, it still worth trying the software fix in the first place.

Check out the video below, which is an iPhone 7 black screen on motherboard: