Top 5 Easy Ways to Fix iPad White Screen

Updated by Brian Davis on May 8, 2021 10:52 AM

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Q: "My iPad Mini 3 has stuck on white screen of death, and tried to hard reset it but go no responsive. I tried to put it into the DFU mode but when I connected to iTunes it asked for a passcode. What can I do? I need help!" – Imran from iFixit

It's really common that your iPad gets stuck on white screen, and many reasons may cause such problems. For example, your iPad is dropped from your hand, an error occurs during the update of iOS system, or there are the software restrictions, etc. No matter how this issue happened, now the problem is how to fix iPad white screen. You'll be relaxed after tried 5 easy methods introduced in this guide and your iPad must be working as normal then.

Video Tutorial: How to Fix iPad White Screen
Solution 1. Force Restart Your iPad
Solution 2. Try the Three-Button Trick
Solution 3. Use TunesKit iOS System Recovery [No Data Loss]
Solution 4. Restore Your iPad in Recovery Mode
Solution 5. Restore Your iPad in DFU Mode
The Bottom Line

Video Tutorial: How to Fix iPad White Screen

First, we'd like to present a short video, through which users can learn the tips roughly. In the next part, we will describe the five solutions one by one.

Method 1. Force Restart Your iPad

Generally speaking, hard reset your device is a simple yet effective method to solve iOS stuck problems. iPad stuck on white screen is no exception. You can simply hold the Power button and Home button simultaneously for about a few seconds until the Apple logo shows up. It will restart again and you can check whether the problem is solved.

Note: For iPad without the Home button, you need to press and quickly release the Volume Up button and then the Volume Down button. Then press and hold the Power button until the device restarts.

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Method 2. Try the Three-Button Trick

This method is not always working, according to the reports from many iOS users. But it is still worth a try, what if you succeed? The steps are very simple. Just press and hold Home button, Volume Up button and then Power button for a while and wait until the white screen on your iPad disappeared. 10 seconds later, the Apple logo will appear and your iPad will reboot again.

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Method 3. Use Third-Party Software to Fix iPad White Screen [No Data Loss]

After trying to hard reset your device by using the two methods above, if the white screen problem still exists, you can consider using a professional iOS system recovery tool to fix it. TunesKit iOS System Recovery is such a comprehensive and efficient iOS repair program that is specially developed to fix up to 30 iOS related issues. These problems includes iPhone stuck on white Apple logo, iPad won't turn on, iPhone black screen of death, blue screen, red screen, etc. The most powerful characteristic of this tool is that you will never worry about the data loss when using it to fix iOS system problems. What's more, it supports all iOS including the latest iOS 12 and almost all models of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

Now just download this program and install it on your Mac or PC, and then follow the simple step-by-step guide to get your device out of this trouble right now.

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Characteristics of TunesKit iOS System Recovery:

  • Fix iPad white screen without data loss
  • Repair different tvOS/iOS issues at home
  • Provide Standard Mode and Advanced Mode
  • Easy to use with friendly interface
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Step 1Launch TunesKit and connect iPad to the computer

Launch TunesKit iOS System Recovery program and use a USB cord to connect your iPad to the computer. Then click the Start button and choose the Standard Mode which will not cause any data loss. Press the Next button to continue.

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Step 2Choose a repair mode and download firmware package

Now your need to choose a repair mode. The click Next to check your device info such as model name, iOS version, etc. If nothing is wrong, you can simple hit the Download button to ask TunesKit to download the firmware package you need.

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Step 3Fix iPad white screen

Once the download and verification of firmware package is completed, you can start fixing white screen problem by clicking the Repair button. Wait until the process bar ends. Remember not plug your device during the process, or your device may get bricked.

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Method 4. Restore Your iPad in Recovery Mode

Another solution to fix iPad stuck on white screen is to try restoring your iPad with iTunes. It will reinstall iOS on the iPad, so all the data your device will be effaced. If you don't mind, you can follow the quick steps below.

Step 1. Open iTunes and update it to the latest version. Connect iPad to your computer via a USB cable;

Step 2. Since your iPad is in a white screen state, it can't be detected by iTunes. You need to put it into the recovery mode. You can first hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds, and release Power button and only hold the Home button until you see the Apple logo. Keep holding it until the Connect to iTunes icon appears;

Note: You can also use TunesKit iOS System Recovery to enter the recovery mode in one click with no cost;

Step 3. Once your device entered the recovery mode successfully, choose Restore iPad and wait until the process is finished. You can now set up your iPad as a new device.

restore ipad in recovery mode

Method 5. Restore Your iPad in DFU Mode

Alternatively, you can also put your iPad into the DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode and then use iTunes to restore it. Also, all the data on the iPad will be erased. Here is how to fix iPad white screen problem using this method.

Step 1. Connect iPad to the computer and then launch iTunes;

Step 2. Switch off iPad and hold the Power button and Home button simultaneously for 10 seconds. Then release the Power button and keep holding the Home button. If you see the "Plug into iTunes" message, you need to repeat the process; if the screen turns black, your iPad has entered the DFU mode now;

Step 3. iTunes will ask you to Restore iPad, and confirm the action. After it's done, your problem should be solved.

restore ipad in dfu mode

The Bottom Line

Now you must know how to fix iPad white screen of death problem with the solutions provided in this post. Try them one by one when you're facing such problem. It's worth mentioning that TunesKit iOS System Recovery is a reliable iOS repair tool that can help millions of users fix iOS stuck problems without data loss. If you don't want any data loss, just give it a shot.


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