Are you suffering from the "white screen of death" problem with your iPad? If yes, then you are in the right place now. This is a common problem that can be caused by various reasons. However, no matter what the reason is, you can now solve the issue with the help of the 5 solutions explained below.

iPad white screen

Difficulty Required Time Data Loss What Can Be Fixed
Hard Reset Easy Short No A few software issues
Press 3 Buttons Easy Short No A few software issues
Third-Party Tool iMyFone Fixppo Easy Short No All system/software issues
Restore in Recovery Mode Complex Long Yes Most software issues
Restore in DFU Mode Complex Long Yes Most software issues

Part 1. FAQ about iPad White Screen

Here we collect some of the frequently asked questions from iPad users.

Q1. What Is White Screen of Death?

Generally speaking, white screen of death refers to a frozen state of iDevice such as iPad, iPhone and iPod. Once the error occurs, those digital devices will show nothing but an unresponsive and white screen. That's why people call it a kind of death.

Q2. What Causes White Screen on iPad?

As mentioned above, the reasons for white screen on iPad are various, and the common causes are showed below.

  • Hardware-related: malfunctional hardware components like bad LCD, poor circuit contact, ect.
  • Software-related: modifications to the operating system, errors occurred during iOS updating or restoring.

Part 2. Top 5 Methods to Fix iPad White Screen

Although the white screen on iPad is troublesome, some methods to solve this issue are proved effective. Here 5 top methods on this issue are offered to you, just keep reading.

1. Hard Reboot Your iPad

Hard reboot is always the first choice for Apple users to troubleshoot the iDevice issues including iPad white screen. Follow the steps below to perform a hard reboot on your ipad.

For iPad with home button:

  • Press the Home button and the Power button together for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

hard reset iPad

For iPad without home button:

  • Quickly press and release Volume Up button, and then Volume Down button. Finally press and hold the Power button until the apple logo appears.

After that, your iPad will restart and you can check if it functions normally again.

2. Press Three Buttons Together

Sometimes, the trick proposed by Apple users can bring surprise to people. You can try to press the Home button, Volume Up button, and Power button altogether. Hold them for a few seconds or until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen. When the logo appears, your iPad will reboot automatically and may functions normally then.

Pressing three buttons

3. Use a Tool to Fix iPad White Screen without Data Loss

When the iPad gets stuck on white screen, most of us want to save the data before fixing it. If the above solutions don't fix the problem, you can try a third-party tool iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Fix Tool to get an iPad out of the white screen of death. The software application is efficient in fixing the white screen problem. The following are the primary features that make it unique and outstanding in repairing iOS/iPadOS devices and recognized by the Cult of Mac, and Makeuseof.

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  • You can fix your iPhone/iPad/ iPod touch without data loss, even for the devices running iPadOS 14/13, iOS 14/13;
  • It can fix iTunes errors such as error 2, error 3503, iPhone/iPad frozen issues, iPhone/iPad wifi problem, and other OS problems;
  • It is easy to use even if you are not tech-savvy.

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Step 1. Choose "Standard Mode" Option

Start iMyFone Fixppo software. From the main interface, click "Standard Mode" from the 3 options displayed.

choose Standard Mode

Connect your iPad. Set your device into recovery mode or DFU mode according to the instruction of Other iDevices on the screen so that the program can detect the device.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 2. Download New Firmware

You have to download the new firmware to fix your iPad. The program will detect the device automatically and allows you to download the latest version suitable for it. All you have to do is press the "Download" button. Wait until the program finishes downloading the firmware.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3. Fix iPad White Screen

iMyFone Fixppo will begin verifying the firmware once you click "Start" to fix. Once the fixing process is complete, your iPad will restart and achieves the state of normalcy.

finished fixing your device

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4. Restore iPad Using Recovery Mode (Data Loss)

Restoring the iPad is a normal method to fix iPadOS problems such as the white screen of death. Since your iPad screen goes white and won't be recognized by iTunes as normal, you need to set your iPad in recovery mode and then restore your iPad with iTunes. Here are the steps:

For iPad with Home Button:

Step 1: Plug your iPad into the computer and start iTunes.

Step 2: Hold the Power button and Home button for approximately ten seconds.

Step 3: Release the Power button, but continue holding the Home button. Don't release when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding it until you see the Connect to iTunes icon or a cable pointing to the PC screen.

For iPad without Home Button:

Step 1: Plug your iPad into the computer and start iTunes.

Step 2: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button.

Step 3: Press and hold the Power button. Don't release it when you see the Apple logo. Continue holding until you see the Connect to iTunes icon or a cable pointing to the PC screen.

iPad in recovery mode

  • When your iPad gets detected by iTunes, choose Restore iPad. iTunes will try to install the latest iPadOS on your iPad by overwriting all the settings and contents on your iPad.
  • After the Restore completes, set up your iPad. And the data can be retrieved by restoring the previous backup. You can also selectively restore a previous backup to your iPad.

restore iPhone with iTunes

5. Put iPad into DFU Mode & Restore via iTunes (Data Loss)

DFU or Device Firmware Update mode is also a method that you can choose to fix the white screen of death issue. This method fixes the iPadOS errors by completely reinstall iPadOS on your iPad, so all the content on your iPad will be erased. Here are the steps on how to perform a DFU restore on an iPad stuck on the white screen of death.

For iPad with Home button:

Step 1: Open iTunes. Plug the iPad to your computer.

Step 2: Switch off the iPad by holding the Power switch.

Step 3: Press the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds. If you see the Apple logo, then you need to restart the process again.

Step 4: While holding the Home button, let go of the Power button. If you see the recovery mode screen, just restart the process again.

Step 5: If the iPad screen stays black, then the device entered successfully into the DFU mode.

iPad with home button

For iPad without Home button:

Step 1: Open iTunes. Plug the iPad to your computer.

Step 2: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button. Next press and hold the Power button until the Power Off slider appears. Release the button, and drag the slider to power your iPad off.

Step 3: Press and hold the Power button on your iPad for 3 seconds. Now, while still holding down the Power button, press and hold the Volume Down button for 10 seconds.

Step 4: Release the Power button and continue holding the Volume Down button for another 5 seconds.

Step 5: If the screen stays black, your device is now in DFU mode. And the Apple logo and recovery mode screen mean you fail and should do it again from beginning.

iPad without home button

  • After your iPad get into DFU mode, iTunes will display a message stating that it detects an iPad in recovery mode and you will be able to choose "Restore iPad".
  • Similarly, after the whole process completes, your iPad will reboot like a new device. Then you can set up it again. And the data can also be restored from previous backup.

Conclusion

Now you know the top 5 methods to fix a white screen on your iPad. Each of them are proved effective. For people who want to fix iPad in a easy and quick way, the first 3 methods are recommended. However, only the Fixppo method can promise the success rate. And for people who don't mind the data loss, the last two methods are properly suitable. Do not hesitate, just choose a method to have a try.

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