Black Screen on my Android - How to fix it

Quick overview:

How the Android black screen appears

If you are facing the below mentioned problem in your android, then you have also encountered this issue:

  • The phone's indicator light will flash as it should, but the screen will not function.
  • A frequent freeze occurs on the phone's screen.
  • There is a recurrent issue with Android phones rebooting or crashing.
  • However, you cannot interact with the phone when it rings or makes a notification sound.
  • You cannot use buttons in your phone nor can you feel any vibration.

What could cause an Android black screen?

There are several possible reasons that may cause your android phone’s screen to be totally black. Below are the circumstances:

  • You have installed applications from unknown sources other than Google’s Play Store.
  • The app you have installed has bugs and errors that crashes the system
  • You have overcharged your phone even if the battery is 100% charged. It also causes internal damage to the android phones.
  • You have used incompatible charger to charge your phone. It is also possible if you have used very old charger or cable.
  • You have not cleared the app caches
  • The phone is exposed to an extremely hot environment such as car under sun, or on top of a heater.

How to fix black screen on Android

Here are some methods on how to fix the black screen of your android.

Force a restart

It is the easiest way to resolve the issue.

  • Press and hold down the Power, Home and Volume Up/Down keys simultaneously.
  • Press and hold down the Power and Home keys.
  • Press and hold down the Power key until the device powers off completely.

Reboot your device once it is shut down completely.


Recharge your phone after draining the battery

It is recommended to wait until the device's battery is entirely exhausted before turning on the phone. The phone should be powered on once the battery is completely charged. Check to see if the problem has been resolved.

Remove the battery

Replace your battery and start your phone after waiting 30 seconds or more. After inserting the battery, charge your phone completely and then turn it on.
If you're suspecting a battery issue, read this guide for a step-by-step DIY battery solutions.

Enable safe mode

To reboot your android into safe mode, try these steps:

  1. Start by pressing and holding down the "Power Button" until your device displays the reboot options.
  2. You must hold down the "Power off" icon until Safe Mode is selected.
  3. To enter safe mode, tap the "Safe Mode" icon.
  4. You will now see the words "Safe Mode" at the bottom of your screen, which indicates that your device is in the safe mode.

Uninstall incompatible apps

  1. Go to "Settings" menu, then tap "Apps".
  2. Click an app to view its details; now, click "Uninstall" to remove it.
  3. By pressing the "Power" button, the phone will restart in normal mode.

Clear the cache of your Android device

Android phones with black screens can be fixed by clearing the cache partition. Cached data on your device would slow down the phone and hinder its smooth operation.
You can fix the problem by cleaning the cache partition.

  1. Power off the android device
  2. Now we will enter into the recovery mode. Just to be clear, recovery mode can be achieved by several options that vary model to model of an android device.
    For Samsung devices:
    - Press and hold “volume up” + “Home” + “Power” buttons simultaneously.
    - Keep holding until the device logo appears and the phone restarts again.
  3. Use volume buttons to move to the “wipe cache partition” option.
  4. Press the “power” button to choose the “wipe cache partition” option.
  5. Progress bar will be visible at the bottom of the screen. When it get completed, restart the phone.

Android phones are not immune to all kinds of problems. Randomly, the screen on your Android device can go black, and there can be several reasons for this to happen. There is good news though, since Android devices can easily be fixed with a black screen solution. In this article, we will discuss all possible causes of your black screen issue on your Android device and then help you fix the issue.

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