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iPhone Blue Screen of Death in iOS 7/8 – Top 5 Ways to Fix It

Oct. 31, 2014 11:20 am / Updated by Andrew Coffe to iOS Data Manager
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Many iOS users have been reported to get into the iPhone 5s blue screen of death bug. They have complained and sought for help in Apple Support Communities, Mac Rumors forums, YouTube, Twitter or other Apple consumer forums. It tends to be serious. In this article, we will guide you to better know iPhone blue screen of death and how to fix it in various ways.

First of all, let's see into how to fix iPhone blue screen of death.

How to Fix iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4 Blue Screen of Death

When you find iPhone freezes, shows a black blue screen and reboots, or just meet the iPhone blue screen with lines, you can try any of the top 5 ways below until you fix it.

1. Disable iCloud syncing

When stuck in iPhone blue screen of death in iwork, one workaround to alleviate the iWork-related reboots is to disable iCloud syncing for Apple's Pages, Keynote, and Number apps.

2. Update to the newest version of iOS 7/iOS 8

iPhone blue screen in iOS 7 has been largely complained about. Apple has released new versions of iOS to primarily fix lock-sreen security bugs and and other bugs. You can update to the newest version of iOS 7 (like the iOS 7.1), or update to the iOS 8. We have reached out to Apple to comment on the blue screen reboots and will update you accordingly.

3. Try a hard reset

You can hold the Home and Power button for about 10 seconds until iPhone restarts itself. In many cases, this hard reset to reboot iPhone in blue screen of death can work.

4. Restore iPhone with iTunes

You can restore iPhone with iTunes when your device is in blue screen of death. But it will erase all data and settings on iPhone. If you have backed up iPhone previously, have a try like this:

Connect iPhone to computer > turn off iPhone by holding down Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds > release Power button but keep holding Home button until the computer beeps > when iTunes opens, click the iPhone icon, go to Summary, and click "Restore" > follow the prompts.

5. Use the freeware ReiBoot

There is an excellent program called ReiBoot. It is the freeware and you can use it to restart your iPhone in blue screen of death. It will never cause any data loss or damage to your iPhone.

Download and install ReiBoot on your Windows PC (Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista). Mac users go to ReiBoot for Mac and it works on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6.

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Connect iPhone to computer and run ReiBoot. Enter the recovery mode and then exit the recovery mode. Just 2 clicks and your iPhone will reboot and come back to normal.

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Try the ways above until you have successfully fixed iPhone blue screen of death. Share with us in your common how you do that in details, so that it can help more users get out of this troublesome issue.

iPhone Blue Screen of Death

The iPhone blue screen of death, just like the old Windows PC blue screen of death, is an error which shows blue screen on iPhone and then the device reboots. Most of users complained that the blue screen of death (BSOD) appears to be iPhone 5S specific, and largely occurs when they run ESPN Score app, open a document in Pages or when they are using some other certain apps in iWork (like Number, Pages, Keynote apps) or even Face Time, Safari, camera, etc. Sometimes double-pressing the Home button to enter multitasking mode can also trigger iPhone blue screen crash.

In many other cases, you may also meet blue screen of death on your iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, or even iPhone 4, especially when you update to iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 7.1 (or newer iOS versions), or iPhone is in blue screen after you dropped it.

It has been rumored that iPhone gets into blue screen of death due to the iOS 7 or iOS 8 update. Whatever it is, we have found and listed top 5 ways to help you fix iPhone blue screen of death. If there are other effective ways, we will update and show you accordingly.

You can also see more details about white Apple logo screen of death on your iPhone if in need.

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