10 Best Fixes: iPhone Black And White Issue

Last weekend, while sipping my morning coffee, I received a text from a friend: “Help! My iPhone screen has suddenly gone black and white. Is it dead?” Well, my dear readers, the answer is ‘No’. It’s just a bit under the weather. This got me thinking, why not share some nuggets of wisdom on how to fix this peculiar problem? So here we are, let’s dive in.

1. Check Your Display Accommodations:

Your iPhone has an accessibility feature called Grayscale, which, if turned on, can cause your screen to display in black and white. Here’s how you can check and disable it:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.
  • Now, tap on Display & Text Size.
  • You will find Color Filters. Tap on it.
  • If Grayscale is enabled, toggle the switch off.

Voila! Your iPhone should now return to its colorful self.

Check Your Display Accommodations:

2. Turn Off Zoom Filters:

The Zoom Filters feature, when set to Grayscale, can also cause this issue. To disable it:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on Accessibility.
  • Under the Vision category, tap on Zoom.
  • Scroll down until you see Zoom Filter.
  • Tap on it and select None if Grayscale is enabled.
Turn Off Zoom Filters:

3. Force Restart Your iPhone:

Sometimes, a simple force restart can clear out any temporary software glitches causing the issue.

  • For iPhone 8 and later models, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button, and then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, hold down the Volume Down button and the Power button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.
  • For iPhone 6S, SE (1st generation), and earlier models, hold down the Home button and the Power button at the same time until the Apple logo appears.

Remember, each iPhone model has a slightly different method to force restart, so make sure to follow the right steps for your specific model.

Force Restart Your iPhone:

4. Update iOS:

An outdated iOS version might also be the culprit. Here’s how you can update it:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on General.
  • Tap on Software Update. If an update is available, you’ll see an option to update your iPhone.
  • Tap on Download and Install.
 Update iOS:

5. Reset All Settings:

Resetting your iPhone’s settings to their defaults can help if a particular setting is causing the problem. Don’t worry, this won’t delete any data, but it will reset things like your Wi-Fi passwords and website logins.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on General.
  • Scroll down and tap on Reset.
  • Tap on Reset All Settings.
  • Enter your passcode if prompted.
Reset All Settings:

6. Contact Apple Support:

If the problem persists, it’s time to contact Apple Support directly. You can start a live chat or schedule a call with them. The exact process can vary by region, so visit Apple Support’s Contact page for specific instructions.

 Contact Apple Support:

7. Visit An Apple Store:

Another option is to take your iPhone to an Apple Store. Be sure to schedule a Genius Bar appointment online first. They can run diagnostic tests and inspect your device for any hardware issues.

Visit An Apple Store:

8. Consult with a Third-Party Repair Service:

If you’re out of warranty or the nearest Apple Store is too far away, consider a third-party repair service. Make sure to choose a reputable one, preferably one that specializes in iPhone repairs. They can often diagnose and fix problems that are harder to pin down.


9. Perform a Factory Reset:

As a last resort, you can factory reset your iPhone. Remember, this will delete all data and settings, so make sure you have a backup first.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on General.
  • Scroll down and tap on Reset.
  • Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Enter your passcode if prompted.
Perform a Factory Reset:

10. Time for an Upgrade:

If you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work, it might be time to consider upgrading your iPhone. New models come with advanced features, improved performance, and of course, the latest iOS. This could be a good opportunity to move to a newer model like the iPhone 13 or the iPhone SE 3rd generation, both of which I have found to be excellent devices.

 Time for an Upgrade:

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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