iPhones are very reliable devices, but even the best smartphones can have problems.
If your iPhone shows a bright white blank display with no icons or apps on the screen, you might be facing the dreaded iPhone white screen of death.
As scary as the name sounds, it’s not a terminal issue, so you don’t have to go out and get a new one.
With the right troubleshooting steps and solutions, you can fix your iPhone white screen. Hopefully your device will be usable again.
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What Causes iPhone White Screen of Death?
The iPhone white screen appears when the device locks up due to software and hardware failures. For example, after a hard drop or water ingress that causes hardware component failures such as loose or broken cables, or software errors due to failed app or operating system upgrades.
A low battery can stop all system functions and cause your iPhone screen to turn white or blank.
Also, when you try to jailbreak your phone, the operation may fail with the iPhone white screen. Similarly, if your iPhone is old or has been in use for a long time, you may see white horizontal or vertical lines on your phone indicating that the device needs to be replaced.
Last but not least, a corrupted SD (memory) card or corrupted files in your storage can cause your iPhone to have a white screen or a frozen display showing only the Apple logo.
How to Fix iPhone Stuck on White Screen
Whatever the cause of the problem, it can be resolved using some troubleshooting steps.
1. Disable the magnification setting
Before trying other troubleshooting steps to resolve the iPhone white screen of death, check if you have accidentally enabled screen magnification. Your iPhone may appear to have problems because you’ve magnified a document or image.
To fix this, try a triple finger tap and see if it magnifies the screen. Doing this will return the screen to its normal display. If so, use the following steps to disable the magnification setting on your iPhone.