How to fix vertical lines on any iPhone screen

If you are seeing vertical lines on your iPhone screen then this is article is for you. So many iPhone users have reported this vertical line issue recently. There could be an iOS update issue or your iPhone’s LCD is causing this problem. There are many possible reasons for this error.

  • Poor flex cable connection – If your LCD is not connected with the power source correctly then you can face this issue.
  • Damaged IC can also cause this problem.
  • Electro Static Discharge (ESD) is another possible reason but it is very rare.

According to user threads, they are seeing red, black, blue, or purple lines on their iPhone screen. Here is how you can fix this error.

Restart Your iPhone

Whenever you face any issue with your hardware or software, restarting your iPhone is the first step you should do.

When you see vertical lines on your iPhone screen, restart your iPhone with the power button. If you are using any app, first close it and then restart your iPhone.

This can solve your problem.

If you are using an older version of the iPhone including the iPhone 8 or older model with a home button then try to press and hold the power button to power off your phone.

For other iPhone versions including iPhone X and later, press and hold the volume button and the side button until you see the slide to power off option.

Swipe slide to power off icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone.

Then after 10 seconds, turn on your iPhone again.

If you are still seeing vertical lines then you can try the hard reset option.

Here’s how you can perform a hard reset of your iPhone.

  • iPhone 6s and older versions: Press and hold down the Home + Power button until the Apple logo appears.
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the volume down + power until the Apple logos appear.
  • iPhone 8 and Later versions: Press and release the Volume UP then the volume down, then press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo on your display. Once appears, release the keys.

Use Backup

If you have an old backup of your iPhone then restore it to fix the issue. Installing old backup files can fix vertical lines issues on iPhone. Here are the steps to restore old iPhone backup.

You can use iTunes or iCloud to backup your iPhone.

Step 1: First open iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone with your computer with a Lightning cable.

If you are using iCloud backup then you don’t need to connect your iPhone with a PC.

Step 2: Then press and hold the Sleep / Wake Button + Home Button (iPhone 6s and below) or the volume down (iPhone 7) together for a few seconds.

After 10 seconds, release the Sleep / Wake Button and continue holding Home Button (iPhone 6s or older) or the volume down (iPhone 7) until you see the iPhone option in iTunes.

Your iTunes will detect and connect your iPhone.

Once done, release the Home or volume down.

Your phone’s display should turn black if you have successfully enabled DFU mode.

Now restore your iPhone with your old iTunes backup.

Screen Repair Options

If you are still facing the same vertical line issues on your iPhone, then the issue might be connected with hardware failures.

In this condition, you have to repair your phone. Chances are you dropped your iPhone on a hard surface or there was some liquid damage. In both cases, you have to contact your local Apple Store technician to repair your iPhone.

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