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7 Ways to Fix Vertical Lines on iPhone Screen (iOS 17 Supported)

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“No damage was done to my iPhone 14 but it starts showing some vertical lines on the whole screen. Any idea why it happen? Anyone facing the same problem with me?”

Are you seeing vertical lines on iPhone screen and not sure why this happen? You're not alone.

A large number of iOS users reported that there are pink, blue, green, red, black lines on iPhone screen, espcially old iPhone models.

iphone vertical lines

Well, vertial lines on iPhone screen usually indicates that there is something wrong with the device, either sofware error or hardware problem.

In this article, we'll explain why vertical lines appear on the iPhone screen and what you can do to fix lines on iPhone screen issue.

What Causes Vertical Lines on iPhone Screen?

As mentioned above, both physical damages and software problems can cause vertical lines on iPhone screen. Below are some possible reasons why you're seeing lines on your iPhone:

  • Vertical lines on iPhone usually occurs soon after a device falls since the LCD cable gets disconnected from the logic board.
  • Except for bad connection between the flex cables and the logic board, vertail lines can emerge if too much ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) is produced.
  • iPhone screen has vertical lines can also be caused by hardware problems like damaged display screen.
  • Sometimes a software error can also cause the iPhone to show vertical lines on the screen.

What To Do First? Backup Your iPhone

Before going to the solution, it is important to back up your iPhone if there are lines on the screen. This may be your last chance to save the important data like contacts, photos and videos if your iPhone is seriously damaged.

  • You can make the backup using Apple's official way: iTunes or iCloud. You will need the device's lightning cable if you choose to backup via iTunes. But if you choose to use iCloud, ensure that you have adequate iCloud storage for all the data on the device.

  • Apart from iTunes and iCloud, you can also rely on third-party tool like FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) to do the backup. This program provides a flexible way to back up all iPhone data or selectively backup WhatsApp, contacts, photos, music, messages, etc. to your computer.

How Do I Fix Vertical Lines on My iPhone?

Once you have a backup, try the following solutions to fix vertical lines on iPhone screen:

Way 1. Restart or Force Restart Your iPhone

The simplest way you can try is to restart your iPhone. Restarting the device can help to fix some minor software glitches that cause lines appear on the screen.

If the lines are still there when your iPhone reboots, then you can a force restart to get rid of the issue. Here's how to force restart iPhone depending on the model you have:

  • For iPhone 8 and newer models - Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button. After that, keep holding the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus - Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down button at the same time until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • For iPhone 6 or earlier models - Press and hold the Power button and Home button simultaneously until the Apple logo shows up on the screen.

force restart iphone

Way 2. Fix Vertical Lines on iPhone without Data Loss

One of the best solutions to get rid of the pink/black/blue lines on your iPhone screen, especially if there is no physical damage to the device, is using FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. It is an ideal tool to help fixing all kinds of software related issues on your iOS device. Some of the program's features include the following:


  • It can repair many kinds of iPhone/iPad issues without data loss.
  • It is 100% safe to use and ensures higher repair success rate.
  • It is very easy to use and can quickly fix most common iOS issues such as iPhone stuck on Apple Logo, recovery mode, black screen, etc..
  • It supports all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS firmware, even the latest iOS 17/16 and iPhone 15/14.
  • A great many well-known medias think highly of FoneGeek software, such as Mobile Mall, GetDroidTips, Inspirationfeed, Techjury, Pakainfo, etc.

Here's how to use FoneGeek iOS Repair tool to fix iPhone vertical lines issue:

Step 1: Install FoneGeek iOS Sysem Recovery on your computer and then launch the program. On the main window, select "Standard Mode" to begin the repair process.

choose repair mode

Step 2: Connect your problematic iPhone to the computer using USB cable and click on "Next". Please unlock the device to allow the program detecting it.

connect ios device

FoneGeek will display the device model and provide the necessary firmware. Click "Download" to download the corresponding firmware.

download firmware

Step 3: After the firmware is downloaded, click on "Fix Now" and FoneGeek will begin repairing the device. Keep the device connected until the process is complete.


Most users have reported that the program works very well to fix the iPhone with vertical lines. But if the above procedure doesn't work for you, try using the Advanced Mode.

positive user review

Way 3. Hard Reset Your iPhone (Data Loss)

Hard resetting your iPhone is also one of the best ways to repair iPhone in various situations including this one. But this method will cause total data loss and you should only use it if you backed up your important data. Here's how to do it:

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone and tap General.
  2. Tap Reset and then select Erase all Contents and Settings.
  3. You may need to enter your passcode to confirm the action.

erase all content and settings

After the device is erased, set it up again and hopefully the lines should be gone.

Way 4. Restore iPhone via iTunes

Another method of resetting your iPhone to its original factory settings is using iTunes. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Open iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone to the computer.
  2. When the device appears in iTunes, select it and in the summary panel, select "Restore iPhone".
  3. Click "Restore" again to confirm the action. Your device will be erased and the iTunes will install the latest version of iOS.

restore ios system

Way 5. Put Your iPhone In DFU Mode

If hard resetting doesn't work, you can try ot get rid of the vertical lines on iPhone screen by putting the device in DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Connect the iPhone to computer and then open iTunes (Open Finder if you use a Mac running macOS Catalina 10.15 or newer).
  2. Now press the Power button and the Home button (for iPhone 6 and below) or the Power button and Volume Down button (for iPhone 7 or later) for about 8 seconds.
  3. Let go of the Power button but continue holding the Home/Volume Down button until iTunes displays the message "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode".
  4. Release the button and the iPhone's screen should turn black. You can now restore the device in iTunes which should fix the iPhone vertical lines problem.

itunes recovery mode

Way 6. Push Down on Your Screen Firmly

If this issue occurred soon after the device fell, it is possible the LCD cable has disconnected from the logic board. In this case, you can try pushing firmly down on the screen to re-establish the connection.

  1. To do this, place one finger on the screen and the other on the other side of the device and press down firmly, but be careful not to break the device.

  2. Once the pins connecting the LCD cables to the logic board screen are in place, the lines on the screen will disappear and the display should look normal.

press iphone screen firmly

Way 7. Get the Screen Repaired/Replaced

If all the solutions above don't work and you still see the vertial lines on iPhone, the problem might be the screen itself or other phycial damages to hardware.

In this case, you'd better get the screen reparied or replaced. If the iPhone is still under warranty, you can go to the local Apple Store and get the geniuses to repair the device or change the screen for free. If the iPhone is not under warranty, you will have to pay some fees to repair the damage.


The above solutions can all be useful to help you repair vertical lines on iPhone screen. We recommend selecting a solution that you can trust to work on your device depending on the causes and follow the instructions to repair the device.

Please note that some solutions will erase the device and restore it to its factory settings, so remember to make a backup of your important iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos and more.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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