iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 5 & 6 Display Problems – Screen Blank – Faulty?

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

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24 thoughts on “iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 5 & 6 Display Problems – Screen Blank – Faulty?

  1. margaret says:

    Thank you thank you!! It worked!

  2. Anne says:

    This saved my life! Thank you so much!!

  3. Anne says:

    got the black screen on my iPhone 6 tonight – it’s only 3 months old- this worked for me , Thank you – BUT WHY does it happen ….??????

  4. Mithra says:

    Goodness!!! You just saved my life! Thank you so much!!!

  5. jatin says:

    yes it worked…………..
    Thanks alot………..

  6. Akasha says:

    It worked!! I thought I would have had to take it to the phone store, thank you so much! :D

  7. suzanne says:

    saved my life

  8. Rion Sookram says:

    thanks worked right away , almost had a panic attack lol

  9. Brian says:

    Thank you so much! Worked instantly!

  10. tamya says:


  11. Tagel says:

    It worked for me and you saved me 150.00 ETB which I paid the first time when the same thing happened.

  12. jay says:

    It worked, ios9 messed up my phone… i swear. This fixed the black screen issue.

  13. james says:

    omg thank you so much

  14. Elijah KAvuta says:

    It worked for me!!! thank you uh!!!!!

  15. Joana says:


  16. Jillian says:

    I am so thankful for you you literally saved my life god bless you

  17. Sarthak chauhan says:

    Will all the data be lost? I dont want that to happen.

  18. Harry says:

    Wow…. Worked really well. !!!!! Thank You!!

  19. Waseem says:

    Aahh…. Finally i had some relief. it worked. whole night i had bad dreams about my iphone. :D

  20. Waseem says:

    aah,,finally i have some relief. Thanks. Whole Night I had bad dreams about my iPhone :D

  21. Nora says:

    This tip helped! I thought that I’d have to take my phone to the store or get a new one. This quickly worked!

  22. helen says:

    this fully saved me time, $$$, & loss of hair! thank you!!!!

  23. Dominic Costa says:


  24. Hailey Flud says:

    literally saved my life!!! Thank you so much I would have been crying myself too sleep

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