iPhones are very reliable devices, but they are also subject to errors. And one of the most feared failures is that the iPhone does not turn on and is left with a black screen. If this is your case, we are going to tell you different ways to solve this problem.
That the iPhone stays with the black screen and does not turn on is something worrying, similar to if it stays in Apple’s apple, something that has other possible solutions. If your iPhone does not turn on, it can be due to many reasons, and some are software and can be solved by following a few simple steps.
Possible solutions when an iPhone won’t turn on
If your iPhone does not turn on, here are a series of possible solutions you can do to try to recover it:
Reboot the device
One of the fastest ways to solve any software problem with your iPhone is to force a restart, depending on the model that iPhone you have is done differently, an iPhone 6 is not the same as an iPhone 12.
Force restart an iPhone 6s or iPhone SE (1st generation): Press and hold the wake/sleep button and the home button at the same time until you see your Apple apple again.
Force restart an iPhone 7: Press and hold the volume down button and the power/sleep button at the same time until you see the Apple logo again.
- Force restart an iPhone 8 and iPhone SE (2nd generation): Press the volume up button and release it quickly, press the volume down button and quickly release it, then press and hold the side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.
- Force restart an iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12: Press the volume up button and quickly release it, press the volume down button and quickly release it, then press and hold the button side. When the Apple apple appears, release the button.
Connect the iPhone to the power
If the iPhone won’t turn on and the screen goes black, it’s likely the battery has run out. Try connecting it to the power with the official Apple charger and cable and wait several minutes to see if the iPhone turns on.
If the screen is still black after one hour of charging or you see the connect to power screen, check that you have properly connected the charger to both the iPhone and the charger and to the power and that the USB is securely attached.
Restore it from a computer
If nothing works, the last option is to restore your iPhone. It is true that you will lose all the information, but you will be able to use it again and if you have a backup copy you will be able to recover it perfectly. These are the steps to enter the recovery mode, then you must connect your iPhone to the computer and start iTunes or the Finder in macOS.
- On iPhone 8 or later: Quickly press and release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Then press and hold the side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the top (or side) button and the volume down button at the same time. Keep holding them until the recovery mode screen appears.
- iPhone 6s and earlier models: Press and hold the home button and the top (or side) button at the same time. Keep holding them until the recovery mode screen appears.
If your iPhone gets hot and won’t turn on
This is a serious problem. The first thing you should do in this case is to disconnect it from the power and let it cool down for a few minutes. You don’t need to force the temperature down, let it cool naturally. After several minutes, about 30 or so, and it has cooled down, connect it to the power and try to perform a restart as we have told you before.
If it starts up and after time it continues to heat up, try using it without being connected to the charger, it is common for the phone to get hot in this situation. If despite not being connected to the charger it continues to heat up, avoid applications that consume a lot such as games or video applications, although it is best to take it to Apple.
For charging, we always recommend using the official Apple charger, which may charge slower but take better care of the battery and prevent it from overheating.