Black Screen Issue on Android Fix

How to Fix Black Screen Issue on Android Phones?

Has the screen of any of your Android phones ever gone entirely black? It is a fairly common issue with Android smartphones, which may plague them for many reasons. Bugs, malware, system issues, or faulty hardware are some of them, though the list of these reasons is not limited. If you ever find yourself stuck with this problem, taking some necessary steps before removing your device is recommended. And in this guide, we will provide you with those.

What to do if your Android smartphone’s screen goes black?

First of all, you need to check if it is the screen of your phone that has gone black or if it is your phone that has gone dead entirely. Connecting your phone to a PC is the easiest way to do that. If the PC detects that a phone has been connected, you are lucky, and it can likely be fixed. If it does not, then it is safe to say that you should get ready for a visit to the service center. It is most likely a case of serious hardware failure.

Other ways include checking if there are responses when you press the physical buttons or if any sounds are coming from the phone for notifications.

If it is not a serious hardware failure, there are several ways to get your smartphone back to work. They are mentioned below. We advise you to follow them cautiously to avoid further problems. You can start with any of these first, depending on what you think the issue is.

1. Clean the ports

The ports in your phone may stop working properly if too much dirt accumulates inside them. This may hinder the charging process, too. Clean the ports and put your phone to charge for a while. Then, try rebooting the phone and see if the problem is resolved.

2. Restart your phone

To be clear, the traditional restarting of your phone will not work. You will have to perform a forced shutdown and boot it up. Make sure that the phone has enough battery before you begin. A forced restart often fixes many issues on any smartphone, so you can expect it to work here, too.

There are several different ways to perform a forced shutdown. That depends on the set of buttons your smartphone has. You can perform a forced shutdown on most recently launched phones by pressing the Power and Volume Down buttons for a few seconds. After that, you can turn your phone back on by holding the Power button down for another few seconds. Search online for the procedure to do this on your specific model if this does not work for you.

Furthermore, if you are familiar with the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) tool, you can reboot your phone. To do that, you must download and install it on your PC first. You can refer to this guide if you want help with that. You have to perform a few specific steps as well before you can run the required command. The linked guide will assist you with that, too. USB debugging should be enabled on your phone for this method to work.

Once you are done, run the command “adb shell reboot -p” or “.\adb shell reboot -p” (whichever works), and then hit the Enter button or its equivalent, depending on which operating system your PC is running. You can also run “adb shell reboot” or “.\adb shell reboot” if you want your phone to restart after shutting down. This method is handy in cases where the physical buttons are not working.

3. Press your phone

One possible reason your phone’s screen goes black could be the loose display connectors. Believe it or not, gently pressing the phone from the front and rear can temporarily fix it. Just make sure you do not apply too much pressure. You can also take your phone to a service center so that they can resolve the issue for good.

4. Let the battery die

Letting the battery drain to 0% and then charging it up can also fix the issue. Additionally, you can wait until it fully charges since that will recalibrate the battery. Check if the problem is resolved or if it persists.

5. Boot your phone to Safe mode or Recovery mode

Safe mode and recovery mode are helpful for various tasks, including troubleshooting and fixing issues. You can look for guides online to know how to boot your particular device model to either of these modes.

Once again, you can also use the Android Debug Bridge tool to do the same. As mentioned earlier, this will require USB debugging on your phone to be turned on. All of the process from earlier is the same; you have to run one of the following commands instead of the previous ones: “adb reboot recovery” or “.\adb reboot recovery” (whichever works). It is important to note that you cannot enter save mode using ADB.

Once you have entered Recovery or Safe mode, clear the cached data and restart your phone. You can also perform a factory reset if necessary.

You can also flash a new system or system image, but that is a lengthy process, and we recommend not experimenting with that unless you know what you are doing.

6. Delete incompatible apps (possible via ADB only)

As mentioned in the heading, this method is only executable via the Android Debug Bridge tool unless your phone’s screen turns back on somehow. Incompatible apps often cause serious issues. Therefore, deleting them may help in your case.

7. Visit the service or repair center

If nothing has worked for you so far, all that is left to do for you is to visit the professionals. They will most likely be able to get your phone working again. Also, it is advisable to go to an authorized service center instead of a third-party one. If your phone is in the warranty period, you might not get charged for the repair.

About Zaid

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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