How to Fix iPhone Red Screen

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

iPhone users are more familiar with black screen of death or blue screen of death. However, some users find their iPhone/iPad shows red screen after screen replacement, water damage, iOS 11 updates.

"After I got the screen changed, my iPhone 6 Plus couldn't turn on.It was stuck on Apple logo and then the screen turns red. Why is my iPhone screen red?"

iPhone red/pink screen, or iPhone red screen of death, could happen with different symptoms: sometimes the iPhone is stuck at boot loop and keeps showing Apple logo, red screen and then turn off while in other cases the blue screen shows up after red screen.

No matter what kind of red screen your iPhone is showing, here are solutions for how to fix red/pink screen on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6s/6/5s.

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Solution 1: Restart iPhone

The first iPhone Red Screen solution you need to know is soft your iPhone in red screen.

Step 1 Press and hold the Power button until you see the option to 'Slide to Power Off' shows.

Step 2 Swipe the slider to the right to power off your iPhone.

Step 3 Then, press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo. The phone will restart. Check if the iPhone screen will turn red again.

If the iPhone in red screen won't turn on, you can try to hard reset the phone.

Solution 2: Hard Reset iPhone

To fix iPhone 4/5s/5c/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus in red screen of death, you can hard reset the iPhone in this way:

Step 1 Hold down the Home and Power button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.

Step 2 Then let go of the buttons and the iPhone will reboot automatically.

However, if it is your iPhone 7/7 Plus screen that turns red, you should hold Power + Volume Down button.

And for iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in red screen, you can hard reset the iPhone in this way: press the Volume Up button and let go > press the Volume Down button and let go > press and hold the Power button.

Solution 3: Put iPhone in DFU Mode

If the iPhone still shows red screen, blue screen, boot loop after a hard reset, your next option is putting your iPhone into DFU mode and restore the iPhone with iTunes. Using DFU mode with iTunes to restore your handset could get rid of the current firmware. You can now check our previous post on how to enter DFU mode of iPhone to complete the process.

Please Note: Using DFU mode of restoring your iPhone will erase all data on your iPhone. So make sure you have backed up your devices previously.

Solution 4: Fix Red Screen of Death Without Data Loss

If you use iTunes to fix your iPhone red screen, you may lose precious data on your phone. To keep all your data, you can use FonePaw iOS System Recovery. Also, if your iPhone gets 4013 error, 9 error, etc., you should use iOS System Recovery instead of iTunes to fix iPhone red screen. This application is a powerful tool that can fix iPhone red screen, blue screen, boot loop, iPhone stuck at Apple logo, etc. with just a few clicks.

Now, get the copy of FonePaw iOS System Recovery and get your iDevice back to normal with data saving.

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Step 1: Connect iPhone in Red Screen to PC/Mac

Launch FonePaw iOS System Recovery on your computer after installation and connect your phone to PC.

Step 2: Detect Your iPhone

At this time, the program will check your mobile and recognize which situation it is stuck into. Next, click "Start" button to begin and follow the guide to put your phone into recovery mode. If you choose to use Advanced Mode, it will ask you to enter DFU mode.

Detect the iPhone

Step 3: Download Firmware Package

To fix your stuck screen, it is a must to match the phone model to get the right firmware and restore your iPhone. If you don't know what the exact model is, please check it on the back of your iDevice and choose the corresponding one.

Download Firmware Package

Step 4: Fix iPhone in Red Screen

Just wait for some time patiently. When everything is done, there is a note to inform you that you're successful in repairing your phone.

Repairing Device

Note:

  • Please keep your iPhone connecting with PC lest the process would be cut off.

  • Fixing iPhone red screen of death in recovery mode doesn't delete your data, but fixing it with DFU mode does.

  • If your iPhone screen still goes red, it is time to call Apple for screen repair service.

Did any of these iPhone Red Screen solutions help you out or resolve iPhone red screen issue? After your iPhone 8/7/6/5 is back to normal status, you can still use the program to get your deleted contents back. Hope this can help you fix your needs and let us know if they did in the comments below.

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