How to Fix iPhone Screen Turned Blue

Anxious about your iPhone screen turning blue? Don’t worry! Find out how to fix it in the article below!

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 31, 2021

With technology advancement of mobile devices, our phones have become very functional and thus increasingly important in our daily lives. We use our phones to contact friends and family, take photos, receive documents, track health, make payments, and so much more. Therefore, it’s often annoying and anxious to see your phone turn blue.

This article below provides solutions for you to fix your iPhone when it turned blue, so that next time when it happens, you don’t need to panic. Simply try the methods below!

What Does it Mean if your Phone Screen Turns Blue?

It oftentimes means that your phone becomes unusable and stops responding to your taps. There may be various reasons why this could happen. It can be caused by a failed software update, a hardware compatibility issue, or even a malware attack.

However, if your phone screen is just a bit blue tint, it may not necessarily mean that your phone is broken. Find about why in the section below.

Why is my iPhone Screen Blue Tint?

If you have turned on the “True Tone” feature on your iPhone, your screen may get a blue tint due to an automatic adjustment to the ambient light condition. It doesn’t mean that your phone screen has any problem. You can simply turn this feature off to solve it.

Here’s how to turn off “True Tone” on your iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings and then go to Display & Brightness.
  2. Toggle “True Tone” off.
Disable the “True Tone” Feature

Disable the “True Tone” Feature

How Do I Fix the Blue Screen on my iPhone?

However, if your iPhone screen is not turning blue because of the “True Tone” feature but actually has some real problem instead, what should you do? Don’t worry! You can try the following methods one by one to see if you can fix it.

Fix 1. Force restart iPhone

A blue screen often means that your iPhone is stuck in some state. In such cases, a force restart may release your phone from that state and saves your phone. See how to force restart various versions of the iPhone in the section below.

For iPhone X, 11, or 12:

  1. Press and hold any volume button and the side power button until you see the slider that says “slide to power off”.
  2. Drag the slider to turn your iPhone off.
  3. After it’s completely off, press and hold any volume button and the side power button together again. When you see the Apple logo, release your finger. Your phone is now back on.

    Restart iPhone X or Later Models

    Restart iPhone X or Later Models

For iPhone SE (2nd generation), 8 or earlier:

  1. Press and hold the side/top power button until you see the slider that says “slide to power off”.
  2. Drag the slider to turn your iPhone off.
  3. After it’s completely off, press and hold the side power button again until you see the Apple logo.

    Restart iPhone 8 or Earlier Models

    Restart iPhone 8 or Earlier Models

Fix 2. Restore your iPhone in DFU mode

If you are not able to force restart your iPhone or if your phone still doesn’t respond after the force restart, you can try to reset your device by connecting it to a computer. Here’s how:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a computer > Locate your iPhone on your computer.

  • For Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15, open “Finder”.
  • For Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier, or on a PC, open “iTunes”.

Step 2. Activate the recovery mode for your iPhone, while keeping it connected to the computer.

  • For iPhone 8 or later, press and quickly release the volume up button and then do the same for the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the side power button.

    Enter DFU Mode on the Latest iPhone Models

    Enter DFU Mode on the Latest iPhone Models

  • For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, simultaneously press and hold the top (or side) power button and volume down button.

    Reboot an iPhone 7/7 Plus into DFU Mode

    Reboot an iPhone 7/7 Plus into DFU Mode

  • For iPhone 6 or earlier, simultaneously press and hold the home button and the top (or side).

    Access DFU Mode on Older iPhones

    Access DFU Mode on Older iPhones

Step 3. When you see the recovery mode screen, you will see a message that says: “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored” on your computer. Click the “Update”

Now your computer will try to reinstall iOS on your iPhone without erasing any data. If this process takes longer than 15 minutes, your phone will exit the recovery mode and you will need to repeat the above steps again.

Also Read: How to Fix iPhone Green Screen Bug >

Fix 3. Check/Update/Delete the problematic apps

After your iPhone is back up either by a force restart or a reset, it’s important to make sure that it won’t get a blue screen again. Sometimes, the problem may have been caused by a problematic app. Therefore, you should try to check, update, or delete such apps.

To update an app:

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Tap the Account icon on the top right corner.
  3. Tap “Update All” to update all apps on your iPhone. Or scroll up to find the specific app you want to update and then tap “Update” next to the app.
Update All Apps or A Specific App in the App Store

Update All Apps or A Specific App in the App Store

To delete an app:

  1. Press and hold the app you intend to delete until you see a drop-down list pops up.
  2. Tap “Remove App”
  3. When a new window pops up, tap “Delete App”.

    Delete an App from iPhone

    Delete an App from iPhone

Also Read: How to Fix Android Blue Screen of Death >

Fix 4. Update to the latest iOS version

If your iPhone blue screen is not caused by a specific app, it may be due to an iOS update. You can try to update your iPhone to the latest iOS version to avoid future problems. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Settings and then go to General.
  2. Go to Software Update.
  3. When your phone finishes checking for updates, tap “Install Now”.
  4. Enter your passcode when prompted.

    Update iOS to the Latest Version in Settings

    Update iOS to the Latest Version in Settings

Your iPhone will start updates automatically after this step. You won’t be able to cancel or exit the update once your passcode is entered. This update process can take a long time sometimes. Therefore, please make sure you don’t need immediate use of your phone before starting the update.

How to Fix iPhone Blue Screen of Death without Data Loss

AnyFix – iOS system recovery is a powerful iPhone system repair tool and also a piece of good news for those who are non-tech-savvy iPhone users. With a professional team, AnyFix has helped many users solve their problems with the iOS system and received a lot of praise.

Providing with three recovery modes, AnyFix is designed to make ensure you can fix the 130+system problems on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, like iPhone stuck on Apple Logo, iPhone won’t turn on, and iPhone red screen of death, etc.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Please follow the detailed guide to make good use of AnyFix.

Step 1. You can Free Download AnyFix from our official website on your computer and launch it > Next, you need to connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cables > Then click the “System Repair ”option.

Choose System Repair in the Homepage

Choose System Repair on the Homepage

Step 2. Choose the category of “iPhone Problems”.

Select iPhone Problems

Select iPhone Problems

Step 3. AnyFix provides you three repair modes to ensure that you can fix almost all iPhone problems. Here we take the “Standard Repair” mode for example to show you how AnyFix can solve the problem without any data loss.

Choose Standard Repair Mode

Choose Standard Repair Mode

The Advanced Repair and Ultimate Repair will ease data on your device, please backup your important data before doing that.

Step 4. AnyFix can check your iPhone model > Click the “Download” button to get a matching firmware > To click the “Fix Now” button when download firmware completed > Then put your iPhone in recovery mode to let AnyFix repair.

Firmware Download Completed

Firmware Download Completed

If you think AnyFix is great please do not hesitate to Download the Free Trial to have an experience with the free features. AnyFix provides positive results and wins good feedbacks from users when it comes to fixing iOS-related problems.

Further Reading: How to Fix iPhone/iPad/iPod Won’t Turn on After Update >

The Bottom Line

Have you fixed your iPhone yet with the above methods? If you still have any problems, don’t hesitate to comment below for our customer support to help.

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

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