HELP!!! I have Red Screen of Death


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 19, 2010
Wilmington, NC
I just tried to update my 4 hour old iPhone 6 Plus 128GB and on reboot, I get the apple logo followed by a red screen followed by the apple logo followed by the red screen...


I'm holding waiting for an Apple support person as I write this, but was hoping I could reach out to the community for help. Anybody have any ideas? Anything beyond a hard reset (which is the only thing i know how to do). :)

FWIW, I did a restore from previous as opposed to treating it like a new phone when I got it.

I got an error initially when it tried to validate the update, but went through to this after second attempt.


macrumors demi-god
May 5, 2008
The Misty Mountains
My wife's iPad 2 (on a fresh start) has a red background screen behind the Apple Logo and during operation, the colors are off. I'm going to check online solutions, but thought I'd mine here for info. Thanks!

Update: Ok, I've fixed it as per Youtube videos by dropping it from about 2-12" onto the floor. What's that about? Is that indicative of imminent failure?
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