iPod Touch was first introduced in 2007 and has been referred to as “an iPhone without a Phone”. It can do almost all the things that an iPhone can do, like installing apps, playing music, videos, and games, etc. It runs iOS, which is the same as the iPhone, so it also shares some common problems found on iPhone, like the occasional occurrence of black screen. Sometimes users might encount the iPod Touch black screen probelm. In this case, iPod Touch screen is black and the iPod Touch black screen wont turn on. This problem is usually referred to as “iPod Touch black screen” or “iPod Touch black screen of death”.

What makes iPod Touch screen black

Below are several likely causes of this iPod Touch black screen problem:

  • 1. Battery dies or there’s something wrong with it.
  • 2. Hardware problem like a faulty screen, connector or charger.
  • 3. If your iPod Touch screen goes black during update, it may be that something went wrong during the updating process.
  • 4. iPod Touch screen black problems often occur if you operate your iPod Touch under extreme temperature conditions (like being too hot or too cold).

How to solve this iPod Touch black screen problem?

a. To solve iPod Touch screen black, reset iPod Touch.

Here reset means to perform a force restart on your iPod Touch. Sometimes a reboot of your device can fix a lot of software issues.

To perform a force restart on your iPod Touch, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for about 10 seconds and the Apple logo should appear on the screen.

iPod Touch Force Restart

b. To solve iPod Touch black screen of death, charge the iPod Touch.

  • 1.Plug your iPod Touch into a charger and let it charge for at least one hour.
  • 2. Half an hour later, try turning the iPod Touch on by holding down the power button.
  • 3. If iPod Touch does not power on, use another USB cable or charger and try again.

Charge iPod Touch

c. To solve iPod Touch screen black, restore iPod Touch in recovery mode

  • 1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
  • 2. Perform a force restart on your iPod Touch by pressing and holding the Power and the Home button at the same time.
  • 3. Open iTunes and plug your iPod Touch into your computer with a USB cable.
  • 4. A popup should appear and ask if you want to Restore or Update your device. Click Update and iTunes shall update your iOS without erasing your iPod.

iPod Touch Recovery Mode

How to back up iPod Touch in case of data loss

iOS is the most stable mobile operating system but it’s still possible that you might encounter bugs and lose your important data due to the bug or during the bug fixing process. But data loss is not inevitable as long as you are prepared for it. So it’s highly recommended to back up your iPod Touch periodically. To back up all the data in your iPod Touch, iTunes and iCloud would be undoubtedly the best choice. For people who only need part of their data to be backed up, Leawo iOS Data Recovery would be the perfect choice.

Leawo iOS Data Recovery is a program designed for iOS users to retrieve their lost data and back up data on their iOS devices. With it iOS users can back up data on their iOS devices selectively and when encounter data loss, recover lost data from their device.


Check out the content below to see how to use this data recovery program to freely back up the files you want.

1. Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery. On the interface, click the Recover from iOS Device option.

ios data recovery

2. Plug your iPod Touch into your computer with a USB cable. When the program detects your device, click the Start button to allow the program to scan your device.

ios data recovery

3. After the scanning process, you will be able to check out your files in the program. Select the files you want to back up and click Recover. On the following popup, click Open button to set the destination folder for the backup and click Go to start backing up your files.

ios data recovery

If none of the methods work for your iPod Touch which is mentioned to solve the iPod Touch screen black problem, it’s likely that the hardware of iPod Touch has a problem, typically with the LCD display connector or cable. You are supposed to ask for help from your local or online Apple Support Team or regional Apple Certified Repair Center.