How to Fix iPad Black Screen For Free

EelPhone author Alex Scott, 19 February, 2020

Summary

iPad screen goes black suddenly, press power button to wake it up; or use iTunes to update iPad if iPad can be detected by iTunes when iPad screen dark; but the quickest method is still EelPhone OSFixit, which can fix iPad went black without losing data in clicks.


“my iPad screen is black”
In fact, it's a normal problem for iPad, and we have so many tips to fix iPad black screen, according to the cause of the problem, we can select different method to fix black screen iPad.

Part 1: Fix iPad Won't Turn On Black Screen Without Losing Data


We can also have tips to fix black screen iPad without losing data, select the suitable tip to fix iPad has black screen.

Tip 1: iPad Black Screen Fix With EelPhone OSFixit


Restart black screen iPad by pressing power button for long time, if not work, EelPhone OSFixit will repair black screen iPad without losing any data on iPad.


Step 1: Free download EelPhone OSFixit on computer, install and launch the repair tool, from interface of EelPhone OSFixit, three feathers, standard mode to fix iPad black screen without losing data. Advanced mode can fix serious iOS problems, and it's free to make iPad Exit/Enter recovery mode. Just click on Standard Mode to fix iPad black screen.
iPad screen went black

Step 2: Connect black screen iPad to computer, it will be detected by repair tool immediately, according to iPad version, download iPSW data package online.
iPad screen went black

Note: if repair tool can't detect iPad automatically, put iPad into DFU or Recovery mode. Then download the iPSW data package.
iPad screen went black
iPad screen went black

Step 3: Unpack data package, then click on Repair Now to fix iPad mini/pro black screen.
iPad screen went black

Just waiting and keep connecting during the fixing process, without data losing after the fixing. Check the iPad storage, uninstall apps on iPad or use EelPhone to free up more storage on iPad. Update ios version to the latest, and check the hardware on iPad to make iPad has one nice situation.

Tip 2: How to Fix iPad Black Screen by Updating iOS System With iTunes-Free


Note: it's a free method but the black screen iPad must be detected by iTunes or Finder when we connect iPad to computer.

Step 1: When iPad has black screen, plug iPad to computer, and find iPad on iTunes or Finder from computer.
Step 2: Press and hold on Home and Power buttons at the same time until apple logo appears on iPad.
Step 3: On iTunes or Finder, pops the window Update Or Restore selection, click on Update to update ios version on iPad, iPad will update to the latest ios version, and the black screen iPad will awake black screen iPad.
iPad screen went black

Tip 3: Disassemble iPad


If you have the tools to disassemble black screen iPad, we can disassemble iPad, put it under the sunshine, check if has grey in iPad, make it dry and then build it up. Press on power button to wake it up. It's really one effective method to solve ios problems.

Part 2: iPad is On But Screen is Black-Fix It But Lose All Data on iPad


Fix iPad black screen for free has many tips, but we will lose data on iPad with some tips below.

Tip 1: Restore iPad to Fix iPad Black Screen


From part 1, we can use iTunes to update ios on iPad to fix iPad black screen, from the popping window, we have another choice-Restore button, if Update button can't fix black screen iPad, we can click on Restore to restore iPad but will lose all data on iPad.
Press and hold on Home and power buttons at the same time, release two buttons once apple logo appears on iPad, and from iTunes or Finder on computer, pops the window, click on Restore, keep connection when iPad is restoring.
iPad screen went black

Note: This method works when iPad was detected by iTunes or Finder on the situation of black screen, and you accept the data loss after the restoration process.

Tip 2: Put iPad into Recovery Mode to Repair iPad Black Screen


If you can't restore from iTunes or Finder by connecting iPad to computer, can't be detected by iTunes or Finder automatically, you should put iPad into recovery mode to repair black screen iPad deeper.

Step 1: Connect iPad to computer via USB cable, and launch iTunes or Finder at the same time, because iTunes or Finder can't detect iPad automatically, we should use the buttons o iPad to let iTunes or Finder detect iPad.
Step 2: Press on volume down button and release, press volume up button and then release, then press and hold on power, and then release it when iPad connect iTunes icon on iPad.
Step 3: On computer, pops the window, click on Restore to restore iPad. Keep the connection of iPad during the restoration process.

Tip 3: iPad screen Black But Still On-Fix With DFU Mode


If you can't put iPad into recovery mode with the guide from tip 2, put iPad into DFU mode, deeper mode than recovery mode, restore iPad directly once put iPad into DFU mode automatically.

Step 1: Connect iPad to computer, and launch iTunes or finder then.
Step 2: Press and release on volume up button, then press and release volume down button, press and hold on power button, when iPad screen goes to black, press and hold on volume down button.
Step 3: After 5 seconds, release power button but still press and hold on volume down button. Release volume down button when connect to iTunes logo appears on iPad.

iPad already in DFU mode when connect to iTunes logo appears, and after a while, tap on power button to turn on iPad.

You can try all tips below to fix iPad black screen, lose all data or without losing data on iPad, choose one suitable tip to fix iPad black screen with ease.



Alex Scott

This article was updated on 25 April, 2020