How To Fix The iPhone White Screen Of Death?

Find out how to fix White Screen Of Death

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White Screen of Death is a term that is attributed to the display problems in devices, or rather its white screen, which causes the problem. The very name, at the very thought, gives us goosebumps. However, there is nothing to be afraid of. The problem with displaying a white screen or freezing is quite easy to fix. So how do you fix the white screen when it shows up on your iPhone or iPad? What should you do when your iPhone or iPad freezes? In the following, we show you how to deal with this problem.

White Screen of Death

What is the White Screen of Death? 
White Screen of Death (WSoD for short), or simply referred to as White Death, directly refers to a bug or problem with the operating system that causes a computer or device to stop working and display only a white screen. WSoD most often relates to problems related to Apple devices, so they are mainly iPods or iPhones that have locked up due to a serious dropping of the device, a hardware component failure, or an attempt to update the operating system or application that has failed. Anyone with an iPod, iPad, or iPhone with a WSoD error will see a completely blank white screen, or a frozen display with only the Apple logo.

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White Screen of Death

1. Why is the White Death Screen appearing on iPhone?

The iPhone WSoD problem can be caused by many factors, but the two most common reasons why it is:

  • The software update failed or jailbreak - here the problem appears when you try to update the iPhone operating system and the update itself fails, you may see a white screen. This error is even more common when you try to jailbreak your iPhone and the jailbreak attempt fails.
  • Hardware Problem - Another cause could be the software itself In this case, the most common cause of a white screen could be a loose or broken cable connecting the iPhone motherboard to the screen. Also, sometimes it happens that the problem is the result of hardware failure over time. If the phone is dropped too often, the connectors may loosen. Here are some ways to fix this, so no matter what the WSoD screen appears, you can do it.

2. Try a three-finger tap first

While this method is unlikely to get rid of the problem, it is worth a try. There is a slim chance that you are not dealing with the White Screen of Death at all. You may have just accidentally turned on-screen magnification. To fix the magnification, hold three fingers together and then use them to double-tap the screen. Magnifying the screen will return to normal view. You can also change it in the phone settings. We show how to do this below.

1. At first, go to the Settings on your device.


Choose General tab. 


3. Now, scroll down and find the Accessibility tab.


4. From the available list select Zoom. 


5. Make sure the Zoom option is turned off. 


3. Hard Reset iPhone

The best solution to your iPhone problem is to Restart your iPhone. A simple boot will not be enough here, so you need to perform a so-called Hard Reset. It's like a reboot that doesn't require you to be able to see or touch anything on the screen - which is crucial if you have a white screen that doesn't respond to touches. The hard reset itself clears some memory too, but not much. However, it is better to do this than to keep the phone inoperable.

Apple devices

Below is a list of iPhones and how to Hard Reset each of them.
You can see other devices by clicking on the tabs.

Apple iPhones  Apple iPads  Apple iPods  Apple Smartwatches   All Apple Devices 

4. Try recovery mode and restore data from backup

If the Hard Reset option did not work, the next step will be to try putting your iPhone into recovery mode. Recovery Mode is a powerful tool to get around any software-related problems. This allows you to reinstall iOS and restore your iPhone data. To do this, you need a computer with iTunes installed. A video on how to do this is attached below.

5. Go into DFU mode

Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode is even more efficient than the previous recovery method. It works by preventing the iPhone from turning on, but not booting the operating system, so you can make changes to the operating system itself. It is true that this process itself may be a little more difficult to do, but if the previous two methods did not work, it is worth trying. See our video below and follow all the steps step by step. More videos you can find HERE.

6. Contact Apple Support

If none of the above-mentioned methods work, you have no choice but to contact Apple Support.

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