The final version of iOS 8.3 firmware was released publicly a month ago. The update arrived with new improvements and features. And it came following four beta test versions since February. However, many users reported their iPhones getting stuck on a red colored screen (Red Screen Of Death) without any reason. Follow our guide below to fix this issue.

Fix iPhone Red Screen

Fix Red Screen Of Death iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6S / 5S

Some users reported that the Apple logo flashing the screen comes out suddenly, and a few also said that the issue is resolved after the device reboots multiple times. Another group stated that the red screen of death stays even after multiple reboots. A single reboot fixes all kinds of problems in usual circumstances, but if that doesn’t work out for you, here is how to fix iPhone 6 Red Screen of Death after updating to iOS 8.3 / 9.

fix red screen iPhone 6

The first thing you need to do is perform a hard reset by holding the Home and sleep/wake buttons for your device for 10 seconds and then release it after the appearance of the Apple logo. Many problems get solved with a hard reset but if the problem continues then we mention another method you can try out. Try using DFU mode with iTunes to restore your handset, which should get rid of current firmwares and recover a new one.

DFU method involves the installation of the bootloader and the iPhone or any other device is ready to update the firmware. DFU solution is required when the user is doing a manual update with custom IPSW files. This is useful especially during jailbreak sessions.

How to enter into DFU mode with iPhone

Entering DFU mode with iPhone is quite easy. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Connect the iPhone to a PC.
  2. Switch off the device by holding the slide to power off and Power button.
  3. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds.
  4. Press and hold the Power (sleep/wake) and Home buttons for 10 seconds.
  5. Release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed for 15 seconds.
  6. The iPhone enters in DFU mode, and the screen will remain black.
  7. So when connecting the iPhone to iTunes, a popup appears telling you that iTunes was detected in DFU mode.
  8. Note: If this is your first attempt, then several attempts will be required for success. If the Apple logo appears in step 3, it shows you need to start over again because the iPhone booted normally (not inside DFU mode).

  9. Restore device by getting a new firmware.

How to Resolve iPhone Red Screen of Death issue

How to get out of DFU mode with iPhone

If you need to go out of the DFU mode, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Press the Power and Home buttons for 10-15 seconds.
  2. Release the Home button, but press the Power button till the Apple logo appears on screen.

Hopefully this should fix the red screen of death on your device. If the problem persists there should be a serious hardware issue. Visit the nearest Apple store to claim your warranty if the latter is your case.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.
  • HarrietAnneB

    saved my phone nearly threw it out thanks a bunch

  • Steve

    I fixed the red screen problem by disconnecting the front camera and restored my device.

  • UnlockBoot

    Thank you for the tip.

  • inquiry

    But can you no longer use the front camera?

  • UnlockBoot

    Reconnect it after you complete the Restore procedure.

  • Appleboy

    Will you be able to restore your phone again afterwards then? When the front facing camera is connected again

  • Henry Clarke

    What a pity! If I can see this article earlier, that I didn’t need to purchase the FonePaw iOS System Recovery, although it’s work and easy to use. The red screen bothered me for days, and I try many methods that on Google, most of them couldn’t work, and others are too complicated for me.

  • UnlockBoot

    You do not need to buy any tools. Please use iTunes to recover your iPhone.

  • BillieLourd

    Well, RecoveryTool Fix Recovery help me to fix my iPhone 7 red screen of death. But it can’t solve the red screen of death caused by hardware problems.