I had my first iPhone “fault” today – at least I thought it was a fault. A blank, totally black or intermittently “white” screen (it’s actually just blank). Quite frightening!
The display screen wouldn’t activate and stayed blank even when I pressed the sleep/wake button on the front of the phone. With a blank / black screen your iPhone is completely useless. You can still hear text messages, music and calls coming in, but there’s no way you can do anything.
How to fix your blank iPhone screen
Don’t panic! The blank screen on your iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 iPhone 5s and 6 can be fixed, easily!
Fortunately, I worked out that you can fix this problem by resetting your phone. Here’s how:
Press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds. The screen will clear out and then the Apple Logo will appear on the black background. When the logo appears it means that the reset is done.
Afterwards you’ll see your screen light up and you’ll be able to breath a sigh of relief!
If the fix doesn’t work
This works almost all of the time, but if you’re stuck, you might want to consider ordering a new one. Here’s the best deal I could find on Amazon for the iPhone 4 and here’s another for the iPhone 5s