Efficient Ways to Fix iPhone White Screen of Death

Posted by Brian Davis on Mar 14, 2019 10:52 AM

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If the screen of your iPhone is completely white and doesn't display any icons or apps, you may encounter the notorious iPhone white screen issue. Actually, the problem may occur if the software update failed to proceed or you are having a jailbroken device. Nevertheless, the white screen of death may also appear even there is no any apparent error on your device and usually shows up when the battery level is below 30%. Besides, hardware problems or software mistakes can also be the reason leading to this trouble. No more worries as the steps described in this guide can help you resolve it easily.

1. Use Professional iOS System Recovery Software

When you find your iPhone stuck on white apple screen, then it's advisable to rely on an efficient iOS system recovery tool. In this section we will show you such a compressive program called TunesKit iOS System Recovery, which is designed to fix almost all iOS system issues efficiently, whether your iPhone is stuck in recovery mode, iPhone won't turn on or other problems. This program can get your device back to normal without data loss with 2 smart modes, including Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. In addition, it's fully compatible with the latest iOS 12 and almost all models of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

Now simply download the free trial version for Mac or Windows to rescue your device suffering from white screen trouble.

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Step 1Connect iPhone to the computer

Open TunesKit iOS System Recovery and connect your device to the computer with a USB cable. Then click the Start button and select the Standard Mode from the next window. Tap on the Next button to continue. Choose the device you've connected and put it into DFU mode following the prompts from the interface. Hit Next button when done.

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Step 2Download firmware package

At this time you may need to confirm the device info displaying on the window, correct it if anything is wrong. After that, tap on the Download option at the lower right corner to let the software download the firmware package matched to your device.

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Step 3Fix iPhone white screen

When the program has completed downloading, just hit the Repair button to fix the iPhone white screen of death issue and keep your device connected until the fixing process finishes entirely. Or your iPhone may probably get bricked.

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2. Try the Triple-Finger Trick

In most cases, this doesn't fix the problem, but what if your device is not stuck on white screen at all? As a matter of fact, sometimes you may just turn on the screen magnification accidentally, that is to say, something white may be zoomed too close, making it similar to a white screen.

In this case, simply hold 3 fingers at the same time and then double click the screen. This will bring your screen back to the normal state if it is magnified. You can also disable the magnification by navigating to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom, and then turn it off.

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3. Hard Reset your iPhone

Generally the simplest step to fix common iPhone problem is to force restart your device such as iPhone stuck on apple logo or others. Even if you cannot see or touch anything on your screen, this operation can also be carried out, which is the key point when the screen of your iPhone shows completely white. By taking this step most of the memory of your device may be cleared as well.

1) To perform it on iPhone 6s or earlier models,

Press and hold both the sleep button and the Home button at the same time, keep holding the buttons for about 15 seconds. Let go the buttons once the Apple logo appears on the screen.

2) To perform it on iPhone 7, 7 Plus,

Hold the volume down and sleep buttons simultaneously. Release it until your see the screen flashes and the Apple logo shows up.

3) To perform it on iPhone 8, X, XS, XR,

Press the volume up button and release. Press the volume down button and release. Then hold down the side button until your device restarts. Release the button when you see the Apple logo.

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4. Turn off Auto Brightness

Since some users claimed that they succeeded to fix their iPhone stuck on white screen after they have turned the feature off. Therefore, as soon as the white screen disappears, usually after a period of time or after a hard reset, you may open Settings > Display & Brightness, and then slide to disable the automatic brightness feature.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB that comes with it and launch iTunes. You may need to ensure that the iTunes installed on your computer is the latest version.

Step 2. Tap on the device icon from the top of the interface.

Step 3. Find the Summary tab and then press the Restore iPhone button. Wait for iTunes to download the latest iOS if your iPhone is running an older version.

Step 4. Choose a backup file you want from the new pop-up and hit the Restore option.

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The Bottom Line

Now you've learned how to solve the iPhone white screen problem from the solutions mentioned above. Last but not least, we would like to emphasize that TunesKit iOS System Recovery is a trustworthy and professional program that can help fixing your iOS device to normal in the shortest amount of time as long as you start downloading it right now.


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