You are in a situation where your iPhone won’t turn on after screen replacement. Just when you thought you had fixed one problem, another one emerges. This can be very frustrating since screen replacement can be costly and time-consuming.
In case your iPhone is exhibiting this kind of behavior, we have listed down different methods of fixing and restoring it to its original state. The methods we shall discuss include:
- Hard resetting your iPhone.
- DFU restore.
- Check whether it is a hardware problem.
- Technical repair for your iPhone.
- Buying a new iPhone.
1. Hard resetting your iPhone
Sometimes the only thing that may fix your iPhone problem is suddenly switching off and back on or restarting it. Different versions of the iPhone have different ways of hard resetting, and we shall explain in detail each model.
Hard resetting an iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR
To hard reset these versions of iPhone, you need to:
- Press the Volume Up button on the left side of your phone and release it.
- Press the Volume Down button below it and release it.
- Hold on to the side button on the right side of the phone until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Hard resetting an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus
- Press the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time.
- Hold them down until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone screen.
Hard resetting older iPhone models
These model types include the iPhone 6 and its predecessors. To fix these iPhone models, you need to:
- Press the Power button and the Home button simultaneously.
- Hold them down until the screen switches off.
- You can release them when the Apple logo appears on your screen.
2. DFU restore
DFU is an acronym for Device Firmware Update. If your iPhone screen is not working after replacement, the DFU restore erases data and software installed on your phone and restores it to the factory setting. Just like hard resetting, DFU restore varies with different iPhone models.
Below are methods of DFU restore, according to the iPhone model that you are using:
DFU restore for iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR
- Using a lightning cable, connect your iPhone to a computer that has iTunes.
- Press the Volume Up button and then release it.
- Press the Volume Down button and then release it.
- Hold the side button on the right side of your phone until the phone switches off.
- As soon as it is switched off, press the side button and the Volume Down button concurrently.
- Release the side button after approximately five seconds while still holding the Volume Down button until your iPhone shows up in iTunes.
- If it does not work, you can restart the process again.
DFU restore for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- Using your iPhone’s charging cable, connect your phone to a computer that has iTunes.
- Simultaneously press the Power button and the Volume Down button on either side of your phone.
- Release the Power button after about eight seconds while still holding the Volume Down button until your iPhone appears in iTunes.
- If the procedure does not work, you can repeat it again.
DFU restore for older phones
- Using a charging cable, connect your iPhone device to a computer that has iTunes.
- Press and hold the Power button and the Home button at the same time.
- Release the Power button after about eight seconds while you continue holding down the Home button until your iPhone appears on iTunes.
- You can repeat these steps if you do not see the results.
3. Check if your iPhone has a hardware problem
If neither the hard reset nor the DFU restore does not work, you should check if your iPhone’s hardware has a problem.
In most cases, the reason your iPhone screen is not working after screen replacement is that the replacement screen isn’t the best quality. It is therefore advised that you buy a new and better-quality replacement screen and see if it works.
Another reason behind your screen problem is bent pins. The logic board has pins that if bent, may require a new display or a new logic board. It is best recommended that you take your iPhone to a technician to fix your phone situation.
4. Technical repair for your iPhone
If you have replaced your screen with another replacement screen and it fails, then you need to take it to a technical expert for assistance.
You can take it back to the Apple Store that had initially repaired your phone and request them to fix it again. This is possible if your phone is still under a warranty.
You can also take it to the Plus store, a repair company that delivers a technician to your location. They have an upper hand in that they will fix your iPhone on the spot and give you a lifetime warranty after the repair.
5. Buy a new iPhone
If all the above techniques fail for you, it is high time that you purchase another phone.
You can go to the Apple Store to purchase a phone that has your desired specifications as well as an affordable price. You can find the latest model from the Apple website or stores.
Having your iPhone disabled after screen replacement can be hectic and stressful. With the tips above, this should be a thing of the past. Different iPhone models, however, have different methods of repairing them.
The repair methods such as hard reset, DFU restore are the easiest means of repairing your device. If these methods fail, you should take your phone to a technician or a phone repairer to get it fixed. Hopefully, your iPhone will be fixed and you can use it comfortably and freely without any stress.
Alex is an IT technician who shares his experiences with Apple devices occasionally. He has a collection of Apple devices (from iPhone 4) and has recently started trying out Android.
IG: @I M_Alex