How to Fix the Issue that My iPad Screen Turns Black


August 01, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Yesterday, I tried to unlock my iPad, but nothing happens on the screen and it stayed black, how to fix this problem?

Sometimes your iPad screen is black but it is on. This guide will tell you several solutions to fix this problem quickly.

How to Fix the Issue that My iPad Screen Turns Black

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How to Fix iPad Black Screen

In most cases, your iPad may get stuck in black screen due to a variety of factors, such as system crash, data corruption, low battery power, malwares and bugs. The worst possible cause is hardware damage. Then you need the physical repair. For software related black screen, there are a few verified methods to fix the problem on your end.

If you are an iPhone user, you can check how to fix iPhone black screen.

Solution 1: Charge iPad

Depleted battery can lead to iPad screen turns black. If the battery is too low to support the standard screen, your iPad cannot display the charging symbol.

charge for ipad

Connect your iPad to the charger with a lightning cable, and then plug the charger to a power supply. Wait for a few minutes. Then the charging symbol will display on your screen. Restart your device and it should get rid of black screen.

Solution 2: Reboot iPad

Rebooting is a simple way to fix iPad screen went black without losing data.

reboot ipad

Press the Power button until you see the power-off screen.

Move the slider over right to turn off your iPad.

Wait for a few seconds. Then hold down the Power button until the Apple logo appears on your screen.

Solution 3: Hard Reset iPad

As mentioned previously, system errors can trigger the problem that iPad screen went black. Hard-reset is the troubleshooting of system issues according to Apple.

hard reset ipad

For iPad with Home button: Press both Power and Home buttons at the same time for a few seconds. Wait for your iPad to turn black and display the Apple logo. Release the buttons.

For iPad without Home button: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, do the same on the Volume Down button. Then hold the Power button until your iPad restarts.

Solution 4: Factory Reset iPad

Even though iPad screen is black, you can perform factory reset to remove malware and third-party apps. Bear in mind that this way will delete all personal data and settings.

restore ipad

Connect your iPad to the computer with the lightning cable. Then open iTunes and update it to the latest version.

After you iPad is detected, click the Device icon at the upper left corner, and go to the Summary tab from the left-hand column.

Click the Restore iPad button under the iOS system and follow the onscreen instructions to restore iPad to the factory settings.

When it is done, you iPad will restart and iPad will not get stuck in black screen.

Solution 5: iPad DFU Mode

DFU mode can be helpful if your iPad screen is black and frozen.

set ipad dfu mode

Connect iTunes to your iPad with a USB cable.

Turn off your device, hit the Power button for 3 seconds. Then hold down the Home button as well as the Power button for another 10 seconds.

Let the Power button go while keep holding the Home button for 5 seconds to put iPad to DFU mode.

Note: On iPad Pro 2018 and later, the Volume Down button works as the Home button.

Solution 6: Fix iPad Black Screen with FoneLab iOS System Recovery

If you have tried the troubleshooting while iPad screen is still black, you will need a professional iPad recovery tool, such as FoneLab iOS System Recovery.

  • Fix iPad black screen from DFU mode or Recovery mode.
  • Keep your files and data safe while repairing iPad.
  • Rely on hardware acceleration to speed up the process.
  • Support all iPad devices running iOS 14/13/12/11/10.

All in all, iOS System Recovery is the best way to fix your iPad stuck in black screen.

How to Fix iPad Stuck in Black Screen

Connect iPad to iPad system recovery

Launch iOS System Recovery after you installed it on your PC. There is another version for Mac.

Next, hook up your iPad that gets stuck in black screen. After it is detected, click the Start button to start troubleshooting.

start iOS System Recovery

Set iPad information

Then select Standard Mode and click the Confirm button to move on. The Advanced Mode is available when Standard Mode failed. On the information window, set the firmware information based on your iPad.

iOS System Recovery select mode

Repair iPad to get rid of black screen

Finally, click the Repair or Optimize button to begin fix iPad that get stuck in black screen.

iOS System Recovery advanced mode


It is well known that iPad screen will turn black automatically if you do not touch it for a while. However, you should know what you can do when iPad gets stuck in black screen.

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