How To Fix The Apple iPhone 4 Black Screen of Death Issue

The #Apple #iPhone4 is one of the older generation iPhone model that is still being used today. This phone was first released in June 2010. It has a good build quality made of an Aluminum frame with glass on both the front and back. It uses a 3.5 inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels that’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. At the back is a 5MP main camera while the front has a VGA selfie camera. Under the hood, you will find the Apple A4 processor which is paired with 512MB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Apple iPhone 4 Black Screen of Death issue.

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How To Fix The Apple iPhone 4 Black Screen of Death Issue

The Black Screen of Death is one of the major issues that you might encounter with your phone. It is characterized by the phone screen not working at all. Most of the time this issue is caused by a faulty hardware component and if this what’s causing the problem then your only option is to have the phone fixed at a service center. There are however instances when the problem is caused by a software glitch in which case you can proceed with the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below.

Make sure that the battery is fully charged

You will need to eliminate the possibility of the problem being caused by a drained battery. To do this you will have to charge the phone by following the steps listed below.

  • Connect your iPhone 4 to its supplied charger. Be sure to use the original or Apple-supplied charger for your iPhone.
  • Plug the charger into the power outlet.
  • When you see a battery icon this indicates that your iPhone 4 is charging, let it charge up for at least 30 minutes.
  • While it’s charging, you can  try pressing and holding down the Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears.

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Force restart the phone

Sometimes the problem can be caused by a corrupted data. If this is what’s causing the problem then you should try to force restart the device as this will refresh its software.

  • Press and hold the Home button.
  • While holding the Home button, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button.
  • Continue holding both buttons for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

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Restore your iPhone 4S in recovery mode using iTunes

This step will revert your phone back to its original factory condition. Take note that you should have a backup copy of your phone data as this might be deleted in the process.

  • Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes. 
  • Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Connect your device to your computer while holding the Home button. Keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Update. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data. 

Check if the apple iPhone 4 Black Screen of Death issue still occurs. If the issue still occurs even after the reset then this could already be caused by a faulty hardware component. The best thing to do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

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