My iPhone 7 Screen Just Went Black, What Should I Do [Solution]

The other day I woke up and as usual picked up my iPhone 7 to check my email and messages. Suddenly I realized that iPhone’s screen won’t turn on even though the home button was clicking, which means the device is powered on. My iPhone screen was black and nothing seemed to be working to bring it back to life. I tried repeatedly pressing the home button, removing the charging cable and putting it back on charge. It seemed like my iPhone 7 was experiencing the black screen of death.

Even though my iPhone 7 was displaying the black screen it was still on, so I decided to try the force restart method on it. Thankfully it worked, my iPhone 7 restarted and after a few seconds booting time I was able to use it again. If you are having the same problem with your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus with it have black screen but being still on, perform the following steps on it.

Solution to iPhone 7 Black Screen Issue

  1. Hold your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with two hands, and simultaneously press the power and volume down buttons.
  2. Keep the buttons pressed for at least ten seconds.
  3. You will see the Apple logo, at this point you can let go of the buttons.

There you go folks. That’s how you quickly solve the ‘black screen of death’ iPhone 7 and 7 Plus error at home in under a minute. If you have any questions, then do let us know in the comments section below.

In one of our previous articles we detailed how users of older iPhone models such as iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 and SE can solve the black screen of death issue. The guide also details how users can iPad and iPod touch users can bring their device back to life if their iOS device is frozen or stuck.

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1 comment
  1. Today I had my Lock Screen and Home Screen go black
    which has lost/ mislaid a rare photo. I followed the advice on the internet push the up and down volume buttons and the power button on my iPhone 8. To be fair
    The photo returned but disappeared again quickly.
    I had the idea to check for an update and found 16.2
    waiting for me although I had not seen the update red dot on the settings icon. I downloaded 16.2 and boom
    The Home Screen is back to normal, this was today
    so let’s hope it’s still here in the morning, fingers crossed.

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