How To Fix Your iPad Screen That Is Black?

The famous Black screen is a dreaded experience for every iPad user. However, it is not a huge deal. It could just be powered off, or it might be a faulty battery. However, if a software issue is the reason for your iPad black screen, then a fast forced reset can solve the problem.

How Can I Troubleshoot My iPad If The Screen Is Black?

See the instructions to adhere to if your iPad is not responsive and has a black screen:

1. Charge The Battery


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Before anything else, you can just try to power the iPad on. This depends on the model you are using, but you can simply hold the Power button until the white Apple logo is visible on your screen.

But if after doing this, all you see is a battery icon or nothing at all, you might need to charge the iPad, be patient and confirm hours later if it was just drained. Apple advises you to only use certified charging hardware, especially when problems like this occur.

2. Adjust The Brightness

You can brighten the screen to fix this. It is a feature you can use via your iOS device’s Control Center. The reason for this is that, at times, in bright light, an iPad screen at its darkest setting will resemble black. Siri can also be told to brighten the screen if that is what you want.

3. Reboot Your iPad


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If nothing is fixed and you suspect the iPad is on, and only frozen on the black screen, just force a restart. Be aware that a forced reset is not the same as just powering the iPad off and on again, and it cannot even be done if its screen is black. A forced reset can rectify an iPad that is functioning but is slow or filled with bugs.

  1. On iPads with a Home button, hold down the Home button and the Power button till the Apple logo is visible.
  2. On iPads without Home buttons, like the more recent iPad Pros, press the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button, then hold down the Power button until the Apple logo is visible on your display.

Now attempt to power the iPad back on the way you do it normally. Keep trying this reset even if it fails the first time. If it keeps failing, go to the Apple store and tell them you tried everything. They will fix it for you.

More Information About Your iPad:

iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., which run the iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the seventh-generation iPad, released on September 25, 2019; the fifth-generation iPad mini, released on March 18, 2019; the third-generation iPad Air, released on March 18, 2019; and the 11-inch (280 mm) and third-generation 12.9-inch (330 mm) iPad Pro, released on November 7, 2018.

As of May 2017, Apple has sold more than 360 million iPads, though sales peaked in 2013. It is the most popular tablet computer by sales as of the second quarter of 2018.

The user interface is built around the device’s multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. All iPads can connect via Wi-Fi; some models also have cellular connectivity. iPads can shoot video, take photos, play music, and perform Internet functions such as web-browsing and emailing. Other functions – games, reference, GPS navigation, social networking, etc. – can be enabled by downloading and installing apps. As of March 2016, the App Store has more than million apps for the iPad by Apple and third parties.

There have been nine versions of the iPad. The first generation established design precedents, some of which have persisted through all models. The 2nd-generation iPad (iPad 2) introduced a new thinner design, a dual-core Apple A5 processor, and VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling. The third generation added a Retina Display, the new Apple A5X processor with a quad-core graphics processor, a 5-megapixel camera, HD 1080p video recording, voice dictation, and 4G (LTE). The fourth generation added the Apple A6X processor and replaced the 30-pin connector with an all-digital Lightning connector. The iPad Air added the Apple A7 processor and the Apple M7 motion coprocessor, and reduced the thickness for the first time since the iPad 2. The iPad Air 2 added the Apple A8X processor, the Apple M8 motion coprocessor, an 8-megapixel camera, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor; and further reduced the thickness. The iPad introduced in 2024 added the Apple A9 processor, while sacrificing some of the improvements the iPad Air 2 introduced in exchange for a lower launch price. In 2018, Apple released a 2018 model of iPad with Apple A10 Fusion processor and Apple Pencil support. A year later, the 2019 iPad Air is released, with 10.5-inch display and Apple A12 chip.

There have been five versions of the iPad Mini, all of which have a screen size of 7.9 inches (20 cm). The first generation has similar internal specifications to the iPad 2 but uses the Lightning connector instead. The iPad Mini 2 added the Retina Display, the Apple A7 processor, and the Apple M7 motion coprocessor, closely matching the internal specifications of the iPad Air. The iPad Mini 3 added the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iPad Mini 4 features the Apple A8 and the Apple M8 motion coprocessor. The 5th generation features the Apple A12 SoC.

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