How to Fix Android Black Screen Problem

Have you ever got the notification light keeps blinking without anything showing on display? Or your Android phone battery is draining very fast. If so, you are facing an Android black screen of death. Keep reading, you can find the answer to why and how about this problem.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 21, 2021

As a follower of Android phones, I like its user-friendly operating system, convenient bottom navigation bar, and top control panel design. However, I am also troubled by some Android problems, such as the black screen of death, the Android phone won’t turn on, and the failure to connect to WiFi.

Recently, my phone’s notification light keeps blinking but I can’t see anything shown on my Android phone’s screen, and my Android black screen keeps going black until the battery completely dies. After consulting the relevant information, I learned that this is an Android phone black screen problem.  If your Android phone has the following symptoms, it can be concluded that you have encountered this issue too:

  • The indicator light on the phone will flash appropriately, but the screen will not work properly.
  • The phone screen is frozen frequently.
  • The Android mobile phone is rebooting or crashing very often.
  • The phone will ring or make a notification sound, but you cannot interact with the phone.

What Causes Black Screen on Android?

There are many reasons for the black screen of death on Android phones. The following are some of the more frequent reasons:

  • Install incompatible apps or applications with errors and viruses on phone.
  • Charge the phone for a long time.
  • Use an incompatible charger.
  • There is a serious system error.
  • Some apps caches need to be cleared.

5 Solutions to Troubleshoot a Black Screen of Death on Android Phone

Sometimes, your phone just encounters a system problem, or because some applications are stuck, the phone cannot be used normally, or even get a black screen. There are a few things you can try to get your Android phone screen working again.

Solution 1. Check and Clean Your Android Phone

Make sure the buttons and port on the device are not stuck.

  1. Check the power button to make sure it is not blocked by dirt. Then try to press and release the button several times in quick succession.
  2. What’s more, check and clean whether the charging port is blocked by dust and debris that make the phone unable to charge normally. You can gently blow into the charging port, or we can use a wooden toothpick to try to remove anything stuck in the charging port.
  3. After cleaning, plug the phone into a power source and charge it for about 10 minutes. After a short charge, try restarting the phone.

    Check and Clean Charging Port

    Check and Clean Charging Port

Solution 2. Try to Recharge Your Phone

This method is recommended to try on the premise that you have sufficient free time: wait until your Android phone battery is completely drained and automatically shuts down. Then recharge the phone. When the battery is fully charged, try to restart the phone. This method may solve the black screen of the phone caused by a serious system error.

Recharge Your Android Phone

Recharge Your Android Phone

Solution 3. Remove the Phone’s Battery

If your phone’s battery is detachable and not integrated with the phone’s body, then please try this method:

  1. First, open the protective cover of the phone from the charging port.
  2. Then, find the phone battery opening port.
  3. Remove the battery and wait for 30 seconds or 1 minute.
  4. Reinstall the battery and turn it on again.

    Remove Android Phone's Battery

    Remove Android Phone’s Battery

Solution 4. Force Restart Your Android Phone

For most Android phone system problems, the easiest way is to force restart the phone to fix it.

For Samsung Galaxy s20/s10/s9:

  1. Hold down the Volume Down Key and the Power Button simultaneously for 7 seconds.
  2. Your device will restart and display the Samsung logo.

    Force Restart Android Phone

    Force Restart Android Phone

For Samsung Galaxy s8/s7:

  1. Hold the Power button then select Power Off.
  2. After you turn the phone off, press and hold Power + Volume Up + Home keys simultaneously.

    Force Restart Samsung Phone

    Force Restart Samsung Phone

For Other Android Phones:

Power off the phone and then press and hold the Power + Volume Down key until you see the Android logo.

Ensure your device has a sufficient amount of battery power, if you try to reboot your phone with a critical amount of charge it may not turn on after the reboot.

Solution 5. Try Factory Resetting

This method will restore the phone to factory settings, which deletes all your data and settings on your device. Please sure you have a backup of your device before you start this process.

  1. Open Settings on your Android phone.
  2. Scroll down and find the Backup and Reset option.
  3. Tap on Factory Data Reset.

    Factory Reset Android Phone

    Factory Reset Android Phone

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to fix the black screen of death on an Android phone. It is easier than you might think, so don’t worry when you encounter this issue. If you think this guide is helpful, please share it with your friends and family.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.