How to Fix White Screen on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad


If you get stuck with the "white screen of death" on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, you may want to know how to solve it. This guide will show you three ways to make it.


May 21, 2015


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When you find your iPad/iPhone/iPad stuck with the write screen, you may not know that you have encountered "The White Screen of Death", which refers to your devices that has locked up due to the device being severely dropped, a hardware component failing, an attempted operating system or more. In this situation, you may want to know how to solve this "white screen of death" problem on iDevice.

Read this tip to fix White Screen on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.

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Method 1. Press Several Buttons Together

Hold the "Home" button and "Power" button simultaneous for a few seconds to wait until the Apple logo comes up on the screen, and then your iPhone/iPod/iPad is rebooted.

How to Fix White Screen on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

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Method 2. Using iTunes

  • Open iTunes on computer and plug in your iPhone/iPod/iPad.
  • Press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button both down for about 10 seconds.
  • After that, release "Sleep/Wake" button, and keep holding the "Home" button until a message saying "iTunes has discovered an iPhone (iPod touch or iPad) in recovery mode, you must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes" pops up.
  • Click the device icon in the left pane, and then click Summary. Find the "Restore Backup" under Backups section, and pick up a file to restore your device.
How to Fix White Screen on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

How to Fix White Screen on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

Method 3. Other small trick

  • The light sensor may lead to the "White Screen of Death". You can go to Settings and turn off auto brightness option.
  • You could use three fingers at the same time to double tap on the write screen.

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