5 Ways to Fix Vertical Lines on iPhone Screen

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There are always a large number of reports from users stating that they find vertical lines on the iPhone screen. This is an old problem that has been existing since iPhone 4, and the color of the lines may vary from red, black, blue or purple. It could result from physical damage and software problems. Anyway, to solve this problem, you should follow the 5 solutions below, so that you can get rid of the lines while reducing the cost of the repair to the minimum.

1. Force Restart to Fix Vertical Lines on iPhone Screen

A force restart is similar to taking out the battery and put it back on. It is going to completely shut down all the apps and programs running on your iPhone. Whenever you see there are lines across the screen, you can fix it easily by hard rebooting your iPhone. After the hard reboot, the lines on the screen may disappear. To hard restart your iPhone, follow the tutorial enclosed below.

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iPhone 6 or former iPhones: Press the "Power" and "Home" button on your iPhone simultaneously for around 13 seconds. You will feel the vibration of the phone, then it will turn on.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: press the "Sleep/Wake" and "Volume" Down buttons at the same time until you see the iPhone turn back on.

iPhone 8 and later iPhones: Press the "Volume Up" button and release it quickly, then press the "Volume Down" button and release it quickly; then hold the "Power" button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

2: Clean the Screen to Fix iPhone Screen Vertical Lines

It might seem ridiculous, but in some cases, the vertical lines on the screen are caused by things as little as water drops or dust. These things can be difficult to notice when you have a screen protector on the screen. If the water drops or dust get stuck between the screen and the screen protector, it is natural that there will be vertical lines across the screen. Therefore, you might as well remove the screen protector, clean the screen with a cloth and see if the lines have gone.

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3: Update iOS Software on Your iPhone

The vertical lines on the iPhone screen may result from the bugs of some outdated iOS versions. We understand that some users may think that iOS updates are useless in general, but that is not true. Except for the updates of new features, iOS update often contains bug fixes, which is very important to the normal function of the iPhone.

To update iOS software on your iPhone, go to "Settings" - "General" - "Software Update". If there is an available update, press the "Download and Install" button to confirm your update. The updating process will begin, what you need to do is just making sure the WiFi connection is good and waiting for the update to finish.

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4: Use Joyoshare UltFix iOS System Recovery

In some cases, system error will result in vertical lines on the iPhone screen. The easiest solution is Joyoshare UltFix. It is a professional iOS repair tool that provides two modes to repair more than 150 iOS issues. Joyoshare Ultfix fully supports iOS 15 and is compatible with almost all models of iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV.

The strongest advantage of this program is that it is able to repair iOS issues, including the iPhone Screen vertical lines, without any data loss. Besides, the software will put your iPhone into the recovery mode with one-click. If the lines on the screen are so thick that it blocks the screen, you can also use the advanced mode to restore the iPhone to the normal state.

Key Features of Joyoshare UltFix iOS System Recovery:

Resolve over 150 iOS issues

Fix vertical lines on screen with no data loss

Put your iPhone into the recovery mode with one-click

Support iOS 15 and all iPhones, iPads, iPods and Apple TVs

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Step 1: Firstly, install and launch Joyoshare UltFix on the computer. Next, plug your iPhone to the computer, and press the "Enter Recovery Mode" button. After that, press the "Start" button to proceed;

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Step 2: You are now in the mode selection window. To avoid losing data, choose the "Standard Mode" and press the "Next" button;

choose standard mode

Step 3: Some of the info about your iPhone will be displayed on the screen. Make sure all the info is correct and change the wrong parts. Then press the "Download" button to download the matching firmware package;

download and verify firmware package

Step 4: Lastly, click the "Repair" button. The downloaded firmware package will be unzipped, and the program will start to fix the vertical lines on your iPhone screen. A few minutes later, the repairing process will finish, and the lines on the screen will disappear.

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5: Find the Official Apple Support

As we mentioned in the beginning, the vertical lines on your iPhone screen are usually a sign of physical damages to your hardware. If you see the lines after dropping your phone, it is very likely the screen or the motherboard is damaged. In this case, letting the Apple technicians fix the hardware damages will be a lot safer than repairing it on your own.

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