How to Fix iPad Black Screen of Death(iOS 13 Supported)

The iPad black screen is not new to a number of iPad users. Sometimes the iPad will freeze up and appear to be dead and only show a black screen, which we call iPad black screen or iPad black screen of death.

The iPad black screen may appear after iOS 13/12/11/10/9 update, or when you are using iPad to send an email or playing "Angry Bird" or iPad Black Screen of Death after drop. Whatever and iPad just struck on a black screen.

I've seen a lot of people complain about iPad balck screen on the internet and here I summarize some possible ways to fix iPad/iPhone black screen of death, which, hopefully would be of some help to you.

Possible Solutions to Fix iPad Black Screen of Death

You can follow the tutorial below to fix iPad black screen. It not only works with smaller iPad Pro, iPad Air 2/Air, iPad mini 4/3/2, iPad 4/3/2, but also work for iPhone 11/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s black screen of death. In fact, it applies to all iOS/iPadOS devices.

A. Recharge your iPad

Try connecting your iPad to something that uses the iPads battery juice. Wait till it runs out of battery, and then recharge it. It might work in some accasions and it is also the easiest way to fix iPad black screen of death.

iPhone & iPod Black Screen you can also do this to fix iOS Black Screen issues.

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B. Set our iPad to DFU mode

DFU mode can be helpful (iPhone DFU mode and iPad DFU mode are the same). Hold the Power and Home buttons together (Home is the button on the front, with the square), for about 10 seconds, until you see the white Apple logo. Then let go, and allow the device a minute to reboot. It will then function as usual. When you have entered DFU mode successfully, the iPad screen will be black totally. If this does not work, you may need to connect your iPad to your computer and do a factory restore using iTunes.

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C. Using iPad Recovery Mode

Recovery mode is another workable method. First, make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes (If you click on the help menu on the iTunes toolbar you should see an option to check for updates.)

  • Connect the USB cable to your computer, but leave the other end unplugged.
  • Turn off your new iPad completely.
  • While pressing and holding the Home button, plug your new iPad to your computer.
  • Continue to hold the home button until you see a "Connect to iTunes screen" on your new iPad or until iTunes detects your device.
  • Once iTunes detects your device, you will see a message stating that iTunes has found a device currently in recovery mode. And after a while the iPad will be back to normal.
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D. Try iOS System Repair

Till now, we have found a very excellent tool which is professional in fixing iOS black screen for free. It is Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) - iOS System Repair, and it is very easy to use - only 2 clicks. According to users' feedback, all users have successfully fix iPhone and even iPad black screen of death with this free software.

Download and install this free iPhone recovery mode software. Cick "Enter Recovery Mode" and wait for a few seconds to see whether your iPad is be in recovery mode.

After this, click "Exit Recovery Mode" to put your iPad out of recovery mode. In most cases, your iPad problem can be fixed through getting in and out of recovery mode.

iphone stuck in recovery mode

Tips: If the black screen issue still cannot be fixed or it randomly happens again after a force reboots through entering/exiting recovery mode, I recommend you to fix this problem completely by repairing operating system. Click "Repair Operating System (Fix All iOS Problems)" in Any iOS System Repair and follow the program guide to fix the iOS to normal without data loss. This is a process to recover iOS system from any crash, errors and freezes, including stuck at white apple , black screen, blue screen, iPhone/iPad boot loop , etc.

Here is the video guide of fixing iPad Black Screen /Won't Turn On without data loss

E. Restore iPad to Factory Settings

Well, if you are under a severe situations and the above methods failed to help you out, then your last choice is to restore iPad to factory settings and then set up the device as a new. Before taking this step, remember to back up your iPad. Here are the steps to restore your iPad:

Step 1: Run iTunes on computer and choose "Summary", then you'll see some options.

Step 2: Click "Restore iPad" to start the process. It may take some time to complete.

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Hope this tips are helpful in fixing black screen on iPad in iOS 12/11 effectively. Any iOS Sytem Repair is the top recommended way of solving your iPad issues through system repair. Besides, this iOS fix software can fix 50+ types of iOS issues without data loss, like stuck on Apple logo, start loop, recovery mode, etc.

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/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPad Follow @Jerry Cook