Fix white screen error on iPhone / iPad (White Screen)

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If the iPhone is blocked and can no longer be used, in this tutorial we offer a solution to the white screen error on the iPhone / iPad (White Screen)

It happens quite rarely iPhone or iPad to enterpinI have system problems. Being devices with a software (iOS) specially designed for them, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is characterized by stability and performance. But there are also situations in which these devices Apple shows its imperfections and returns to the user a series of errors and anomalies.

Among the best known and serbian iPhone errors or iPad is "white screen”/“white screen". This is kind of BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) or “blue screen” of computers with Windows, and when this error is present. apparently we can no longer perform any operation on the device.

Fix white screen error on iPhone / iPad (White Screen)
Fix white screen error on iPhone / iPad (White Screen)

Causes of white screen error on iPhone / iPad (White Screen) 

There may be many mods of which one the screen of an iPhone or iPad to remain blocked a white screen lit, without the user being able to do anything else. The most known causes are related to either a software error or a hardware problem.

Software Error

The screen remains blocked most of the time on iPhone or iPad devices that have jailbreak. This white screen may appear after a iOS update errors, a failed installation of a version jailbreak or an incompatibility between the iOS version and the device on which it was installed.

Hardware Problem

And a hardware problem can cause a white screen error on the iPhone. This usually occurs after a mechanical shock, when the phone was dropped from a height, onto a hard surface. In most cases, the connection of a conductor (wire) that makes the connection between the motherboard a is weakened or broken iPhone si display (screen). Hardware problems can only be solved in authorized service Apple.

Fix White Screen Locked on iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch

It happens in few cases like white screen to appear after a “zoom meeting”Excessively done on a white surface. This is a problem encountered on devices that have Zoom enabled on a higher than x5. In this situation it is possible press twice with three fingers on the screen to return to standard dimensions. If the "zoom" is guilty of white screen, it is best to disable this feature from: Settings →  General →  Accessibility →  Zoom →  OFF.

Hard Reset iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch

If the screen remains blocked and the white screen error on the iPhone persists, the chances are slim that pressing for a longer time on button sleep / to solve something. We need to try a slightly sooner restart, called "hard reset". This reset will not delete the data on the device nor will it affect the settings. It is a restart - a forced restart - of the iPhone or iPad if the button Sleep / Power is no longer helpful.

How do you hard reset your iPhone?

To solve the white screen error on the iPhone, a hard reset can solve the problem. For models of iPhone 6s or older, hold down the buttons simultaneously Home and Power / Sleep price of some seconds, until the logo will appear on the screen Apple. The Apple. Then the logo appears Apple, release the buttons. On iPhone 7 si iPhone 7 Plus, which no longer have a mechanical button Home, it will be replaced with volume Down si power button/Sleep.

iPhone 8, 8 iPhone Plus si iPhone X use a different technology than previous models, and to hard reset a device we follow the steps:

  • I pressed the button briefly Volume up twice, without keeping it pressed
  • press and hold the button sleep / (side) until the iPhone resets and the logo appears on the screen Apple.

If you have an iPhone 6s or older, and the above method does not work, another key combination is: press and hold the buttons: Home + volume Up + Sleep/Power. After the logo appears Apple, you can release the buttons. This method will not work on iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone 7 (even if the latter has a button Home virtual).

Recovery Mode and Restore From Backup

If the above method does not work for solving the white screen error on the iPhone, again displayremains lit in white, you can try "Recovery Mode” and recovery of the iOS system from the backup. Before using "recovery mode", you must know that the iOS operating system will be reinstalled and brought to the state of the last backup copy. To restore iPhone or iPad, you need the device to have backup enabled on the PC (via iTunes) Or iCloud.

How to restore from backup to an iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s

First you need to have the latest version of iTunes installed on the PC and a data cable at hand, through which to connect the iPhone to the computer.

  • iPhone 8 and iPhone X Restore: Connect iPhone to PC and open iTunes, then press and release the button volume Up, then do the same with volume Down. Press and hold the button Sleep (Side) until Recovery Mode appears iTunes.
  • iPhone 7: press and hold the Volume Down and buttons simultaneously Sleep/power
  • iPhone 6s or older: Press and hold the buttons simultaneously Home si Sleep/Power, until the Recovery Mode option appears active.

Once you enter Recovery Mode, follow the steps to reinstall iOS from the backup.
It is very important not to release the buttons when the logo appears Apple. It appears before Recovery Mode.

Device Firmware Update (DFU) Mode

DFU Mode, is a more complex and complicated operation than Recovery Mode, which will completely reinstall your iOS operating system. Use DFU only if previous operations did not work and this is the last solution to try.

How to put an iPhone or iPad in DFU Mode

First of all you need to be at your fingertips a PC with the latest version of iTunes and a data cable by which connect the iPhone to the computer.

  • connect iPhone to PC and open iTunes
  • close the iPhone / Turn Off.

From this step, the operation differs depending on the iPhone model you want to insert Device Firmware Update (DFU) Mode.
Read the instructions carefully, and then get the job done.

  • iPhone 8 si iPhone X: press and hold the button Sleep/Power (Side) for 3 seconds, then press and hold the Volume Down button. Hold down the two buttons (Side and Volume Down) for 10 seconds. If the logo appears Apple, you will have to restart and resume the operation. Release the Side/Sleep and keep pressing the Volume Down button for another 5 seconds. If the screen remains black and nothing is displayed on it, it means that the device has entered DFU mode. You are on the right track.
  • iPhone 7 si iPhone 7 Plus: press and hold the buttons simultaneously Sleep and Volume Down for about 10 seconds. Release the button Sleep, keeping the Volume Down button pressed for another 5 seconds. If the logo appears Apple, resume the operation. If the screen is black, it means that the iPhone 7 has entered DFU mode.
  • iPhone 6s or older models: press and hold the buttons Home si Sleep for 10 seconds, then release the button Sleep and keep Home pressed for another 5 seconds. The black screen will indicate the entry of the device in DFU.

Once the iPhone is in DFU mode, follow the reinstallation steps from iTunes. The whole process will take a few minutes.

In the event that the above solutions do not help you to solve the white screen error on the iPhone, and iPhone remains locked or does not respond to "Recovery Mode” and “DFU Mode”, we recommend you to go with the device in one authorized Apple service. Searching for the nearest address of an authorized service center Apple or a phone number to tell you the problem before the device is sent to repair / changed.

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