How to Fix Your iPhone Blue Screen of Death

Apr 17, 2023 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


Imagine you launch the camera app on your iPhone to capture a perfect moment. Maybe it’s your graduation or your child smiling or even a group photo at a fun party with friends. As you were about to tap the capture button, the screen turns blue all of a sudden. It stays like that, and you can do nothing about it. The screen remains dead, and no amount of tapping and pressing keys help. Your moment passes, but the blue screen on iPhone remains.

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Part 1. iPhone Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) – breaking it down

This is what the blue screen on your iPhone is technically known as. It’s not only the camera app; such a screen can appear for a variety of reasons.

  • • Multitasking between apps. If you are continuously switching between applications like iWorks, Keynote or Safari, such an iPhone blue screen may appear.
  • • Or it may be a fault in a certain app. Some application codes are not compatible with your processor and hang your phone in turn.

In such a scenario, you can press down the power and home button simultaneously and count to 20. This is called "hard reset". Your iPhone should light up again and reboot. If it doesn’t, you may have to fix your phone in the DFU mode. This erases and reinstalls every code controlling your phone and is the deepest form of restore. Follow the next few steps to restore in DFU using iTunes:

  1. Launch iTunes on your PC and connect your iPhone to it.
  2. Switch off your phone.
  3. Keep pressing the home button for at least 10 seconds.
  4. Enter DFU mode With iTunes

  5. After this, iTunes recovery pop up will show. Click on "OK".
  6. Enter DFU mode With iTunes

This removes all your software glitches that were previously affecting your iPhone. But the question is: are you willing to carry out such a complicated surgery just to solve the iPhone blue screen of death problem? If not, go on to the next section.

Part 2. How to fix iPhone blue screen of death without data loss

Dr.Fone - System Repair is a multi-platform software developed by Wondershare. It can be used to repair iPhone system issues like the blue screen of death, white screen or the Apple Logo screen. The unique feature of this tool is that Dr.Fone will fix your system issue without any data loss. So, every time your phone loses display, you can remain assured that all your data are safe and secure. Other features presented by Dr.Fone are:

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Another point here is its dynamic nature. Apart from system recovery, Dr.Fone allows you to back data up and restore it to your new phone at will.

Find out how to fix iPhone blue screen of death without any loss of data by following the next few steps:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the PC and launch Dr.Fone. The software will detect the phone automatically. Click on "System Repair".
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  3. Once your iPhone is recognized by Dr.Fone, hit the "Standard Mode" or "Advanced Mode" to continue.
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  5. Dr.Fone will detect the phone model and you can directly select "Start" to go to next screen.
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  7. After download, click on Fix Now, Dr.Fone will start repairing your phone automatically. The device will boot in normal mode, and no data will be lost.

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4 simple steps and no surgery on your phone. Your iPhone going dead with a blue screen is a software issue. All Dr.Fone did is repair this. But, then again, it’s always better to have options. In this view, the next few parts discuss how you can repair your iPhone without using Dr.Fone.

Part 3. Update your system software to fix blue iPhone screen

There are other ways to get rid of your iPhone’s blue screen. Reports say that this problem was not there in the earliest iOS versions. It started appearing with the launch of iPhone 5s, but Apple soon repaired it with an update. But the issue resurfaced with iOS 13. The best way to get rid of it is to update your iOS to the latest version. All you need to do is:

  1. Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to "Settings" and then "General."
  3. Click on "Software update" and hit install.
  4. Enter DFU mode With iTunes

The phone will reboot and expect the issue to be solved. You may also try the solution presented in the next part.

Part 4. How to fix your iPhone by turning off iCloud Sync

Apps working in sync with iCloud may lead to this iPhone blue screen of death problem. The most common one is iWork. You may turn off the iCloud sync to avoid any future problems.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select iCloud.
  3. Turn off "Numbers, Pages and Keynote" sync.

This may fix your blue screen issue but there no iCloud sync always keeps you at risk. Again, you can only opt for this if the phone starts after a hard reset. If both of these do not work, you will have to resort to the next part.

Part 5. Fix iPhone blue screen by restoring iPhone with iTunes

Backup your existing data before proceeding with this technique. Fixing your iPhone with iTunes involves loss of data. So, it is advisable that you create a backup file in either iCloud or iTunes. Then, go on and follow the next few steps:

  1. Launch iTunes on your PC and connect your iPhone to it.
  2. After iTunes detects your phone, go to the "Summary" section.
  3. Click on "Restore iPhone" next.
  4. iTunes will ask for confirmation. Click on "Restore" again to initiate the process.
  5. Enter DFU mode With iTunes

After this, iTunes will erase your entire phone including settings, apps and all the files. It will then download the latest version of iOS available. The phone will reboot. Follow the steps on screen to reconfigure the device. You did fix the blue screen issue but lost a considerable amount of data in the process. So, remember to back up your data before the restore. Or you can try the method in Part 2, it can fix your iPhone without data loss.


What if your iPhone did not start at all after hard reset? Then DFU method is the only way out. This way, you may lose your phone’s data in case you hadn’t backed up. Dr.Fone, in such a scenario, is the perfect key. All you need to do is connect your phone to Dr.Fone and let the software fix your device automatically. "Blue screen on iPhone" is sudden, but this easy-to-use software fixes this issue without any sort of data loss. Feel free to express your views in the comment section below.

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