After using iPad for a while, some iPad users have encountered a problem that caused their iPad screen to turn black and stopped responding to touch. And most people don't know what to do when something like this happens. Actually, the solution is simple. Check out the content below to see what makes iPad screen black and how to solve this iPad black screen problem.

What makes iPad screen black and how to fix it

There are a lot of factors that could make iPad screen black. The iPad screen could go black due to:

  • 1. An app crash.
  • 2. iOS bugs.
  • 3. Accidentally activating Voice Over on iPad.
  • 4. Faluty hardware.

Here's how to tackle this iPad black screen problem.

1. iPad screen goes black but it's still working.

Some people notice that when their iPad screen goes black, it's still working as they can still activate Siri or hear notification sounds. If that's the case, try to activate Siri and ask her to turn off Voice Over. According to some users from the Apple forum, accidentally turning on Voice Over on iPad could make iPad screen black and refuse to react to touch. But you can still use Siri to turn it off and the iPad screen would be back on. Also, you can try force restarting your iPad by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Home button at the same time for about 10 seconds, your iPad should restart and back to normal after doing so.

2. iPad screen goes black and won't respond to any touch at all.

If your iPad screen goes black and is totally frozen, try force restarting it by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Home button at the same time for about 10 seconds, and you should see the Apple logo appears on the screen soon. Don't underestimate the power of a reboot, sometimes rebooting your iPad can fix a lot of problems like system bugs or app crashes.

If the above methods didn't work, try charging your iPad and see if the iPad black screen is because the battery died. If it is, you should see a low battery icon on the screen. If your iPad is still black when you charge it, then it might be a hardware issue and you might have to contact Apple for tech support.

How to backup iPad in case of data loss due to the iPad black screen problem

When this iPad black screen problem occurs, there's no telling if it'll damage your iPad. To prevent things like data loss from happening, you need to back up your iPad. Normally you could use iTunes or iCloud, which backs up most of your data in iPad. But if you are looking for a way that would allow you to back up specific files instead of the whole package, there's a better choice than iTunes or iCloud.

Leawo iOS Data Recovery is the perfect choice for people who want to selectively back up their iPad. It allows users to pick files from their iPad to back up to computer. But backing up data is just a secondary feature of this program. It's designed for data recovery for iOS devices, which means if you encounter data loss when the iPad black screen problem occurs, you can also use this program to retrieve lost data.


In the content below you can find detailed steps on how to use Leawo iOS Data Recovery to back up your iPad. To prevent data loss from happening due to the black screen on iPad, this is the right program for you.

1. Launch Leawo iOS Data Recovery. You would see 3 tabs on the interface, choose Recover from iOS Device.

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2. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and the program would detect and recognize your iPad real soon. Click the Start button to allow the program to scan your iPad, which could take a while.

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3. After it finishes the scanning process, you can start to check out and select the files you want to back up. When you are done, click Recover button and a window would show up. Click the Open button on the window to set the directory for the backup and then click Go to start backing up your iPad.

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When you encounter this iPad black screen problem, just give the above methods a try before you do anything else.